July 4th, 2014

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Kim Hyun Joong Pre-Releases Song "His Habit" Feat. Lim Kim and Kanto of Troy

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Solo star Kim Hyun Joong unveiled a new song called “His Habit” on July 4. The new track precedes the release of the singer’s new mini album on July 11, entitled, “Timing.”

The new track is penned by Mister Rocks. It features guest appearances from singer Lim Kim (also known as Kim Yerim) and rapper Kanto.

A spokesperson for Kim Hyun Joong told the media, “The attractive singing and rapping of Lim Kim and Kanto makes for a very emotional sound. It is a very unique mix of musical talent, so fans have every reason to anticipate the new release.”

“Timing” will be Kim Hyun Joong’s fourth mini album, and comes a year since his last extended play, “Round 3.”

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Sources: Soompi, Marble TeethMusic

It's a nice song, Lim Kim and Kanto stand out more than Kim Hyunjoong imo

I'm more surprised that I didn't hear about it sooner since I'm pretty much camped out in all the places that post news for my princess Yerim~

Mods, can we get a Lim Kim tag pretty please??
the gang

Trot Lovers Ep 3-4 discussion post (spoiler warning!)



Watch on Viki/Good Drama

Synopsis:

Jang Joon-Hyun (Ji Hyun-Woo) is a talented and popular musician. He looks down upon the traditional trot music genre. Meanwhile, Choi Choon-Hee supports her family by herself and she is crazy about trot music. A romantic relationship begins between these two individuals.

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source: KBS + Trot Lovers wiki + KpopMar Ost

This drama is so cheesy and predictable but I love it ;_;

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Mystic89 to Merge with Gain's label Apop Entertainment

Yoon Jong Shin’s agency Mystic89 and Ga In‘s agency APOP Entertainment are merging together to become a multi-label company.

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Sources: Soompi, Mystic89's Youtube

Idk if people know, but in March Mystic89 merged with Family Entertainment (an acting agency) to become Mystic89&Family, names you might recognize are Oh Jieun from King of Dramas or Shin Soyul from Reply 1997

Yoon Jong-shin is getting ambitious! Between all these mergers and Mystic89's first global project last month I'd say keep an eye on Mystic89 in the future! It's pretty obvious that his new show "Entertain Us" is a test run for making an idol group

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REJOICE ALL WEBTOON READERS!!!

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Naver has just released their LINE suite, and officially started translating their webtoons in English. Which is great cause finding regularly scanlated webtoons was rather hard...

You can downlad the application here (for now only android version, iOS coming soon) or read them on the website. Also you can comment and rate using facebook, twitter or line account - this is important cause the author gets their pay based on ratings ^^

source: oddsquad, linewebtoon

i heard some of the translations are pretty half-assed tho... but it's better than nothing i guess
pjy

Queen Park Jiyoon to make a comeback with "YooHoo"!!!

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Multi-talented entertainer Park Ji Yoon will be returning as a singer.
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Sources: Soompi (1, 2), Mystic89's Twitter (1, 2)

I fail as a stan because I had no idea that Mr. Lee/Beep were seasonal songs, but to be fair they didn't seem very seasonal? This one is definitely giving off a summery vibe though! I wonder why they didn't do a spring one?

May this go better than that other song named "YooHoo"

And sorry for pestering mods, but a Park Jiyoon tag would be nice?
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  • canxi

Watch B.I. & Bobby's Freestyle Auditions for Show Me the Money 3 + Translations!



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via Mnet // Youtube Commenter for Translations

Dok2 looks like the worst person to audition for, forreal. Sunglasses indoors have never been scarier and he doesn't look up. Some serious Korean Simon Cowell vibes. Anyway, I felt second-hand nervousness/embarrassment watching this but looks like they did well.

mods: Hope it works this time!
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Crime Scene ep 8 with Soyu: a housewife's murder

Your weekly dose of murder mystery role playing game is back again with JTBC's Crime Scene (크라임씬).

In this show the exceptional cast is brought to a crime scene and they take roles as suspects and use their investigative and deductive skills in various ways (observing the crime scene, group talks, hot seat, one-on-one interrogations) to catch the criminal amongst themselves.
After their investigations, the cast vote for who they suspect is the killer. If the majority of the cast is right, they get the gold prizes but if they're wrong and the killer got away with the crime, the murderer will collect all the gold.

This week we welcome the show's first female guest: Sistar's Soyu, who arrives full of confidense (like the guests always do, with not very flattering results as we all know..).
Also the return of the resident deduction idiot(s) and geniuses we all love. Highlight: Hyun-Moo in a dress (*^0^*)

Today's mystery is the murder of a succesful hospital director's wife who is killed in her own living room.
Just who committed the crime?

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Polling time:

Before the cast give their votes and the killer is revealed, who do you suspect the most?

The housemaid (NS Yoon-G)
2(5.0%)
The mother-in-law (Jun Hyun-Moo)
4(10.0%)
The husband (Hong Jin-Ho)
26(65.0%)
The friend (Park Ji-Yoon)
2(5.0%)
The chief administrator (Soyu)
5(12.5%)
The delivery man (Kang Yong-Seok)
1(2.5%)


Discussion very welcome in the comments (so if you don't want to spoil the ending, don't read them ^__^).
Next week's guest: Shinee's Key.

OP's photoshop hasn't recovered so if anyone has any great gifs (especially Hyun-Moo crossdressing...), I'd be happy to include them. Thank you :)

Video source: bumdidlyumptious
From TOP

[MISC] Brazilian Bank Tweets About Big Bang



Nobody saw that coming, Itaú Bank, one of the largest private banks in Brazil and sponsor of the Brazilian Soccer Team, proved that they also are VIP!

On July 2nd, a fan asked on their official account on Twitter, when would Big Bang's comeback happen. Itaú account, never losing its sense of humor, replied that they didn't know, but due this delay, the comeback would sure be "fantastic, baby".

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Source: @itau, @bixcachen, @monyifan, @talitaemy, @Dab_loide, bigbangbrazil
bunny!Junsu

Happy Together - Parents of Twins Special



Parents of Twins Special:
Actress Park Eunhye, S.E.S. member Shoo, Hwang Hyeyeong, and famous composer Yun Ilsang are all parents of young twins. Alongside them are twin singers Wink and twin comedians Lee Sangho and Lee Sangmin. The guests tell twin-related stories from a parents' and the child's point of view.

Source: KBS World TV

best episode of HT i've ever watched in a while. recommended watch tbh, i nearly teared up a couple of times listening to the mothers' stories. also i think Park Eun Hye's story/explanation would provide a little more insights regarding the issue of favoritism among twins by their parents; to answer those ~concerned comments of some of Superman Return viewers regarding how Seo-eon was favored more than Seo-jun by their parents.
mamimi

140704 Music Bank

This week's winner is...
[Spoiler (click to open)]BEAST - Good Luck!

Nominees: AOA - Obsession // BEAST - Good Luck



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sources: BestizNet 키리Kiri, ThanhnamKoreanTV, shu35150510, jypentertainment, BobGirls K-Much, Music Bank, crazylittlereckless

Broken links are now fixed. Let me know if any videos stop working again.

JUNE MEMBER OF THE MONTH!: VOTING



All members in the following poll received 5 or more +1 votes in the previous post.
The Member of The Month nominee with the most votes will be rewarded with a gorgeous wig.

[Nominations and Reasons]babyonions for all her winner posts
fallendaydreams for all her f(x) posts
woohyun for his GOT7 stanning and posts


[Vote]

Who's your MoTM?

babyonions
52(33.5%)
fallendaydreams
45(29.0%)
wowwh
58(37.4%)


Voting will remain open from July 4th-6th. The JUNE member of the month will be announced on July 7th.

Thank you to our sponsor ToFebruary.com
my only one yerin

Rejoice! f(x)'s comeback post!

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Tang Wei to Marry Korean Director Kim Tae Yong

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The world of East Asian cinema has been rocked by the news that Chinese actress Tang Wei is set to marry Korean director Kim Tae Yong later this year. The couple is expected to settle in Korea, after details emerged that they have purchased land in the city of Bundang, near Seoul.

The two met on the set of the movie “Late Autumn,” directed by Kim Tae Yong and starring Tang Wei. The actress won fame for her role in the 2009 film, “Lust, Caution.” Rumors had circulated ever since regarding the pair’s possible romantic involvement, although both parties had denied the claim.

The wedding is set to take place in Korea before the release of Tang Wei’s upcoming movie, “The Golden Era,” which will begin screening in China in October this year. The couple plans to finalize their wedding before the actress begins promotion for the new movie.

Tang Wei is well-known in Korea, where she has previously hosted the opening ceremony of the prestigious Busan International Film Festival, and speculation is rife that moving to her husband’s country may mean that she could appear in Korean movies in the future.

A spokesperson from her agency told the media, “If Tang Wei gets a good offer to star in a Korean film, she will certainly consider taking it.”

sources: Soompi / Naver
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Hyomin interview with wstarnews + bnt photoshoot


T-ARA Hyomin’s mini-album’s title track was released. Even before it got released, it got lots of anticipation for being the work of ‘Brave Brothers’ and gathered up even more interest as the MV teasers were divided into rated 15+ and rated 19+ versions.

The american TV show ‘Gossip Girl’ is a TV show that’s popular for its ‘gossip’ material about the stories of the american upper-class. It has a steady popularity for its constant release of seasons. On the dictionary, the word ‘Gossip’ is defined as the comments made for fun on articles. In America and Europe, it originally means the rumors made on celebrities in the fashion world.

T-ara Hyomin was no less than any other female singer when it comes to gossip, but deep inside she was a steady center of attraction that doesn’t fall apart. Easygoing Hyomin, which does doesn’t go well with the idol image. Let’s start the [Chatter of The Stars] with ‘Nice Body girl’ Hyomin who’s the loveliest and has an overflowing warm energy like that of the word XOXO(kisses and hugs)

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Source: WstarNews (1+2) | Translation: FY!T-ARA






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source: fy-t-ara 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

yesssss to her drinking at snsds dorm
she looks really good, im gonna cry
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Yoo Jaesuk involved in an accident!



Yoo Jaesuk was reported to have been involved in a partial accident while practicing on a racing circuit for the racing episode of MBC’s Infinite Challenge.

On the 3rd of July, the Infinite Challenge team practiced racing on a circuit in Songdo for the Korea Speed Festival racing special on Infinite Challenge.

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sources: Koreaboo / Segye Ilbo

I hope he's really all right and doesn't force himself too much.

sulli

T-ara’s Soyeon Responds to Recent Rumors of Plastic Surgery

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On July 2, T-ara’s Soyeon left a message on her personal Twitter account, speaking out against plastic surgery rumors.

These rumors seem to have come about when people began to point out that there is a drastic difference in the T-ara member’s appearance recently, after seeing the selcas that were posted on her Instagram account. Unlike her past cute image, she showed off a more mature beauty, drawing people’s attention.

In the explanation, Soyeon wrote, “It appears that many people have a misunderstanding due to one picture I pulled out of the fifty that I take. I chose and uploaded a photo that I looked good in, but doesn’t look like me at a glance even when I look at it, which is why I think people seem to have misunderstood. I will be careful and try to work harder to prepare better news and updates instead of selcas. I hope there will be no more misunderstandings. Also, please show a lot of interest for Hyomin’s solo album!”

[netizens comments]Article: T-ara Soyeon's recent updates, mature beauty + changed aura

Source: News 1 via Naver

1. [+5,885, -153] She looks like an alien... Stop getting work done, your face is going to slide off..

2. [+5,127, -95] ????????? Is she the one who's dating Oh Jong Hyuk?????? It's not someone else? How can she become a completely different person? She's not a plastic surgery monster yet but she looks like a different person.

3. [+4,199, -68] That's T-ara's Soyeon? Am I seeing this wrong? It's really Soyeon?

4. [+4,045, -63] She's become someone else

5. [+3,467, -57] Who...?

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Source: Nate

1. [+1,196, -13] Not even her own parents could recognize her

2. [+994, -22] She gets soo much work done..;;

3. [+926, -16] I'm not sure but is she Oh Jong Hyuk's girlfriend? If she is, then that's not the face I remember. She's totally a different person.

Article: T-ara Soyeon, "It's one picture out of the 50 I took but it brought a misunderstanding..."

1. [+168, -4] So is she lying about getting work done then? Take a look at her pictures from five years ago, see if you can tell they're the same person.

2. [+158, -6] Look at her face ㅋㅋ I guess now would be an appropriate time to use 'plastic surgery monster'

3. [+130, -5] So she's saying she did not get work done on her face????


Source: Soompi & Netizenbuzz

SHINee’s Key Explains Dating Rumors with Infinite’s Woohyun



SHINee’s Key explained the dating rumors between him and Infinite’s Woo Hyun.

July 3’s broadcast of MBC’s Star Gazing featured SHINee’s Key, Lim Ho and Song Eun Yi as the panel and Fly to the Sky, trot singer Park Hyun Bin and Jung Joon Young as guests.

About the rumors saying that Fly to the Sky’s two members are dating each other, Key commented, “I heard that rumor too. I heard there were some misunderstandings about the relationship between you two,” and Hwanhee said, “There were so many rumors saying that ‘the two members kissed,’ or that ‘they are in love with each other.’ There was a rumor claiming that we kissed in a car but that’s not true.”

Then Key asked, “What do you do when rumors like that come up?” and MC Kang Do Hong asked Key “Are you speaking from your own experience?”

The Key said, “Every time I’m promoting I hear things like that. I’ve heard rumors saying that I’m dating certain members of SHINee or Infinite’s Woo Hyun. There was even a rumor claiming that the company purposely released an album for Woo Hyun and I in order to hide the fact that we’re dating. I just took them as jokes.”

Source: mwave

Perfect Princess of 4Minute, Jeon Jiyoon, x DickPunks

4minute's Jiyoon will collaborated with DickPunks for a project which will be release on 140711.

"DickPunks and 4minute have history together as the four-member band previously performed a cover of 4minute's "Muzik" for their 'Superstar K4' audition. This also comes as perfect timing for Jiyoon who said she's been looking into trying something new as an artist. It has been revealed that Jiyoon took part in the singing, rap making, and rap melody for the new song to come.

DickPunks' agency TnC Music rep stated, "As much as this is DickPunks' first collaboration, DickPunks tried a style that is different from their previous music... It would be good to anticipate 4minute's Jiyoon and DickPunks' perfect harmony."

DickPunks and 4minute's Jiyoon will release their collaborative album on the 11th!"

source: 4minutefans @ fb

EXO′s Suho and D.O to Introduce SHINee Jonghyun′s New Songs on ′Blue Night′



SHINee fans and radio fans are in for a treat as SHINee′s Jonghyun will be unveiling his self-written songs on radio.

The songs will be introduced on MBC FM4U′s Blue Night. It is the product of a section in the show called Blue Night Music and Lyrics.

The section involves Jonghyun collecting the stories his listeners send to his radio and making them into a song.

"I wondered how I could repay the overflowing love I′ve been receiving from my listeners since I started hosting the radio show. I prepared this project to move closer to my listeners and also emphasize Blue Night′s status as a music program," Jonghyun said about the project.

The project started on June 12, and the songs will be introduced for a week from July 7.

EXO members Suho and D.O will be the ones to introduce the songs.

Source: mwave

Kai Swag

IU to Be Featured in g.o.d’s Upcoming Reunion Album

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According to a representative of the music industry on July 4, singer IU participated in featuring for a song on g.o.d’s upcoming eighth album to be released on July 8.

It has been reported that IU developed a desire to be a singer after being a fan of g.o.d since her early childhood, and was extremely happy when the group she looked up to reunited and proposed an opportunity to feature in their new album.

The rep also hinted, “IU is known to have developed her dream of becoming a singer as she attended g.o.d’s concerts during her school days. When g.o.d decided to have a reunion, [IU’s] senior, Kim Tae Woo, gave her a featuring offer, which she happily accepted.”

g.o.d, the ’nation’s group’ that dominated the music industry in the early 2000s, recently started up group activities again and achieved an all-kill on music charts with their new songs including “The Lone Duckling” and “Sky Blue Promise.”

Meanwhile, IU has continued to secure her spot as one of the best female ballad singers, after reaching successful results with a remake collaboration with great senior Kim Chang Wan for “Your Meaning,” as well as Ulala Session for “Anxious Heart.”

Source: Soompi
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EXO’s Fan Letters Mistakenly Mailed to Gangnam Police Station

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According to police officers on July 3, there have been around 8-9 containers worth of EXO fan letters that were mistakenly delivered to Gangnam Police Station, starting at the end of last year until now. A majority of these fan letters were sent from the province areas, including Incheon and Daejeon.

A lot of the fan letters were addressed to members Baekhyun and Chanyeol, and some of the fans have repeatedly mailed letters to the wrong address three or four times.

On the outside of the letters, fans wrote messages such as “I’m an EXO fan but not a sasaeng fan,” and “Please read this.”

A police official said, “We have been returning most of the letters. Fortunately, they are simple letters and not packages, so it does not interfere with our work.”

It appears that this situation arose due to an apparent joke played by a netizen. On one of Korea’s major portal sites, there is a question asking for a way to send fan letters to EXO, and in response, someone posted an answer that states the address of the Gangnam Police Station instead of the SM Entertainment building.

The police official also expressed, “We have not thoroughly looked into it, but if someone purposely spread the wrong address, it could be hurtful to young student [fans], so it needs to be stopped.”

[netizens comments]
Article: 'EXO' fans send fan letters to Gangnam police station

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+2,489, -38] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+2,105, -30] Probably spread the address around saying it was EXO's dorm, not SM since that stuff can be looked up online. What a disturbance.

3. [+1,821, -36] If you're not going to help the police, don't bother them with petty stuff.

4. [+1,472, -33] Seriously so embarrassing ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+1,361, -26] Ridiculous. People have so much time on their hands!

6. [+230, -5] Who fooled the elementary school students ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ They probably still haven't realized their fan letters are at the police station ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+167, -2] I actually saw the original prank post ㅋㅋㅋ Can't believe it's in the news now

8. [+137, -8] Does the company not take in fan letters? ㅋㅋㅋ Little kids are sending them, they should at least accept them ㅋㅋㅋ



Source: Soompi & Netienbuzz
NMi nana

Happy Birthday to uri maknae VIXX's Hyuk !!! *throws confetti*


@RealVIXX:
나는 로빅이다. #빅스 요원들의 혁 요원 생일축하 현장 모습이다. 20대 첫번째 맞이하는 혁요원의 생일을 축하한다. #HAPPY_HYUKDAY

I am ROVIX. This is the scene of VIXX Agents celebrating Agent Hyuk’s birthday. Happy birthday to Agent Hyuk who is celebrating his first birthday in his 20s. #HAPPY_HYUKDAY


[some Hyuk facts]









cr.: fyeah-vixx, VIXX twitter, tumblr kentv

Happy birthday to our brave, sassy, manly and aegyo failing maknae.
Happy Hyukday Han Sanhyuk !! *hugs* *imagines I'm Ken*

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Who wore it better? Triple treat edition!

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[POLL]

Who wore it better?

Park Hae Jin
28(18.7%)
Lee Jong Suk
86(57.3%)
both
11(7.3%)
neither
9(6.0%)
burn it!
16(10.7%)

Who wore it better?

Seo In Guk
118(76.1%)
Woohyun
11(7.1%)
both
19(12.3%)
neither
2(1.3%)
model
1(0.6%)
burn it!
4(2.6%)

Who wore it better?

Lee Soo Hyuk
54(34.8%)
Key
46(29.7%)
Jonghyun
33(21.3%)
both
2(1.3%)
neither
3(1.9%)
model
3(1.9%)
burn it!
14(9.0%)



source: solidhomme, instyle 1, 2, solid homme fb, marie claire, wooyoungmi, elle korea, pure-glow, kbykimseoryong
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  • canxi

Interview w/Sam Okyere~!

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Ghana’s Sam Okyere is making a name for himself in South Korea’s entertainment world. Based in Seoul and fluent in Korean, Okyere can be seen these days rubbing shoulders with some of K Pop’s most famous stars. He already has a pretty extensive resume of Korean TV shows under his belt, including SNL Korea and Master Chef Korea Season 3. Okayafrica contributor Jacob Roberts-Mensah caught up with Okyere to talk about his experience being an African in Korea, his current work and his plans for the future. Check out the full Q&A below [under the cut].
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via OkayAfrica and written by Jacob Roberts-Mensah // You can comment on the article if you have Disqus; please click through to the source anyway and give them hits, lol.

Good interview! It's nice to see other races doing well in the entertainment industry in Korea and it looks like he's enjoying himself. :)