April 11th, 2014

YG and Samsung Collaborates to Launch HIPHOP Street Apparel Brand NONA9ON

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YG had released a teaser image of the nonagon-shaped logo of the brand through their official blog on April 4, drawing curiosity from fans. They released NONA9ON's first teaser clip today.

YG and Samsung Everland came together to form Natural 9. Natural 9 staff explained, "A nonagon is a 9-sided shape; it signifies variety and the infinite potential for growth".

NONA9ON's first teaser clip, revealed on the YG official blog, was directed by YG's Yang Hyun Suk , telling the story of NONA9ON's birth through the performance of 9 dancers.

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source kpopstarz

Akdong Musician has a no plasic surgery clause in their contracts

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Sibling duo Akdong Musician, now officially known as AKMU after debut, explained a clause in the contract with YG Entertainment.

On April 9, SBS’ “Midnight Entertainment” released a recent interview with AKMU.

“One of the clauses in the contract states that we can’t do plastic surgery,” said member Lee Chan Hyuk. “It wasn’t originally in the contract, but we put it in. However, YG just laughed and said, " we do not force Plastic surgery clauses"

Lee Chan Hyuk continued, “But, I do want to get my teeth fixed after we finish promoting our first album. I want to fix my jaw with orthognathic surgery.”

Sister Lee Soo Hyun revealed her complex when she asked, “Then what am I supposed to do with my nose then?”

source soompi

Son Ho Young Shares His Thoughts on his first Television appearance Since 2013 suicide attempt

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However, he is determined to make a comeback and will be working as one of the cast of CJ E&M O'live's "Share House," a reality show. The said show aims to gather around celebrities who will be asked to live under the same roof for two weeks.

On April 3, the teaser for “Share House” revealed the reasons why celebrities Son Ho Young, Lee Sang Min, Choi Hee, and Woo Hee had decided to join the program. Son Ho Young mentioned, "Family, few and only friends, those very important acquaintances... these are the people we need to be with in our lives. Through this. Through the program 'Share House', I was really able to discover these new feelings.. These new experiences I had never felt before. We all became so close that I was driven to pour out my emotions, to share my thoughts, to make confessions, and to acknowledge my worries. I did not have the courage to do those before because I worry so much that I might hurt someone."

Fans of the singer had also expressed their happiness and anticipation in the hope that this will be a brand new start for Son Ho Young.

sources xsportnews, soompi, kpopstarz,

Kim Soo Hyun Donates $200,000 USD to Charity Supporting Children in China

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Actor Kim Soo Hyun recently donated 1.2 million Yuan (approximately 200,000 USD) to help support children in China.

After finishing up his fan meetings in Guangzhou and Beijing on April 4 and 6, Kim Soo Hyun attended Gucci’s flagship store’s charity fashion show in Beijing.

On April 8, he teamed up with Italian luxury brand Gucci to donate to China’s first foundation CCTF (China Children and Teenagers Fund). They aim to help improve the quality of life for children by supporting their body and mind improvement, along with enforcing national policy on equal rights for both sexes. There are approximately 1,200 children being sponsored through the program. With the additional support,
the foundation plans to build a treatment center for Chinese children who encounter hardship.

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source soompi

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YG Entertainment made the decision to include WIN’s TEAM B (B.I, KIM JIN HWAN, BOBBY, KOO JUN HOE, KIM DONG HYUK & SONG YUN HYEONG) in YG FAMILY’s Japan tour.

The agency announced on April 11 that TEAM B will be joining YG FAMILY’s Japan concerts that are to be held on April 12 and 13at Osaka Kyocera Dome.

TEAM B has been polishing their musical talents as trainees since losing by a few points to A TEAM on YG’s survival program “WIN: WHO IS NEXT.”

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Source: yg-life.com, YGEntertainment

omg yes I've been waiting for a collaboration since WIN.

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Blue Eye Masters Meet for the first time in this Dancing9 season 2 preview!

With Mnet’s Dancing 9 coming back around, Mnet finally unveiled the Blue Eye Masters after keeping them under wraps for a long time.

On April 7, Mnet released a five minute clip of the Blue Eye Masters coming together. The first to arrive was Lee Yong Woo, who shared that he recently joined YG Family.

The second master turned out to be Park Ji Eun, who was on the first season as a master with Lee Yong Woo.

But things didn’t start getting really exciting until the new master, Jay Park entered the room with Lee Yong Woo sharing that he’s a huge fan of Jay Park. Park Ji Eun also appeared to be crushing a bit on the new street dance and K-pop master.

Jay Park, being his first time on Dancing 9 appeared a bit nervous, but soon cracked through, casually asking the staff if the program was rigged. The staff replied back that it’s not with much shock that he would ask such a thing so easily.

The last master turned out to be Kim Soo Ro, who will be joining the team as the directing master with prior experience in judging Dancing 9 during the first season.

Dancing 9 season 2 begins on June 13.

cr; mnet // jpnetsubs2

Park Ji Eun celebrating being the only lady on the team was precious. Lee Yong Woo fanboying over Jay was funny. The fact that Jay didn't even know what he was the master of is kind of shocking but I hope they can come together under Kim Sooro!

Kim Soo Hyun and Yeo Jin Goo Involved in Controversy About Casting for “Kwon Bob” Movie


Earlier this year, actor Yeo Jin Goo was confirmed as the lead role in the large-scale $2 million-budget sci-fi fantasy film “Kwon Bob” (aka Martial Arts). However, a controversy has arisen concerning the distributor, CJ E&M, who offered actor Kim Soo Hyun the lead role while in the state of already having signed with Yeo Jin Goo, in conjunction with talks about Yeo Jin Goo stepping down from the role.

A high-ranking official from Yeo Jin Goo’s agency said, “On the afternoon that the news on Yeo Jin Goo stepping down from the film was released, we met with the production company and decided to step down. If they had cancelled the contract before offering the role to another actor, we wouldn’t have been this upset. This was a huge blow to the young actor who has yet to even come of age.”
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MBC scriptwriter eats fan gift sent to SHINee's Jonghyun without permission


Article: MBC scriptwriter, "Gobbled up snacks sent by SHINee Jonghyun's fan" Facebook post controversy

Source: TV Daily via Nate

"In Poland, SHINee Jonghyun's fan sent a whole bunch of snacks to MBC. That innocent fan probably thought that it would be delivered to Jonghyun if she wrote .

Unfortunately, the carefully wrapped present was delivered to our general manager who shares the same name as Jonghyun and the snacks went into the stomach of not Jonghyun but our scriptwriters...

To the Poland girl who probably feels more regretful than getting on the wrong bus, I'd like to say that we enjoyed the treats."


[netizens comments]1. [+254, -3] Did she seriously write this to show off? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+192, -1] tsk tsk, from WGM producers to this, MBC is just proving themselves to be fools;

3. [+183, -1] Such psychos ㅋㅋㅋ Is she really bragging about this? Just thinking about how excited that fan must've been putting it all together only for it to turn out like this... They're so bad.

4. [+27, -0] Couldn't she just have delivered it to Jonghyun through someone else? Why would she even brag about eating up someone else's gift?

5. [+22, -3] For a scriptwriter, she sure doesn't know how scary and powerful words are considering she wrote something up like this..

6. [+21, -1] Poor foreign fan... Imagine how angry SHINee Jonghyun would be once he finds out? Way to prove yourself to be a fool... tsk tsk

7. [+19, -0] SNS must continue to exist... there is nothing better than SNS at outing people for the true fools they are.

8. [+16, -2] What a dumb scriptwriter

Source: Netizenbuzz

New TvN drama Gapdong hightlight preview (subbed)

[synopsis]Moo-Yeom (Yoon Sang-Hyun) is a detective. 20 years ago, Moo-Yeom was a Buddhist monk, but he got into trouble with a man named Gap-Dong. To cut ties with him and cut off whatever karma would arise from his involvement with Gap-Dong, Moo-Yeom became a detective. After the statute of limitations expired, Gap-Dong appears once again. Moo-Yeom sets out to catch him once and for all.

20 years ago Moo-Yeom’s (Yoon Sang-Hyun) father was a suspect in the "Gap Dong” serial murder case. Because of the detectives’ oppressive investigation, Moo-Yeom’s father killed himself.
Now, Moo-Yeom is a detective and works to capture the killer Gap Dong. The statue of limitations has expired for the serial murder case and Moo-Yeom resigns to the belief that Gap Dong is dead. New clues though for Gap Dong appears in front of Moo-Yeom and he sets out to catch him once and for all.

Drama series is inspired by the "Hwaseong serial murder case" which occurred from 1986 to 1991 in the Taean Neighborhood of Hwaseong, South Korea. Ten women were raped and murdered during that time period. The real life case also inspired 2003 movie "Memories of Murder".

source: asianwiki, yoon sang hyun
Yoo Seung Ho

Super Junior’s Shindong confirmed to be dating model Kang Shi Nae

SM idols are now one by one revealing their relationship status. Following the recent dating revelation of Tiffany and Nickhun, now we have a Super Junior member who proudly goes on a public date with his model girlfriend.

Yes. It isn't a hidden date because Super Junior Shindong is proud to date his new girlfriend, Kang Shi Nae. Photos are taken during their date in IFC Mall in Yeouido, Seoul wherein the couple doesn't need to worry about the public eyes and freely strolling around and locking arms.

Prior to this, SM Entertainment confirmed the report and told Mydaily and TVReport, "They've become closer after they've been introduced by a common friend." Shindong's girlfriend Kang Shi Nae is known as a catalog and outdoor model who has a perfect figure of 48kg and 168cm.

However, for the Super Junior fans, it's quite surprising because the model isn't the girlfriend they have known that Shindong has proposed to in 2010. According to Shindong, his previous girlfriend Nari and him have already broken up last year.

Congratulations to the new couple!
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source: dkpopnews via nate 1, 2, 3

Cunning Single Lady/Sly And Single Again ‒ Ep 13-14 Discussion Post (Spoiler Warning!)

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A romantic comedy about Na Ae Ra who dreams of meeting a white knight after getting divorced from Cha Jung Woo when his business failed, but as soon as he becomes a successful venture businessman, she tries to seduce him back while the ex-husband Cha Jung Woo tries to date her again to get revenge.




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