song's a lil generic but i still like the overall tone of their vocal delivery
Netizens have recently noticed Dynamic Duo’s Choiza bringing up the topic regarding his lost wallet scandal on TV shows, leading them to wonder if he isn’t aware of the difficulties it might have upon his rumored girlfriend, f(x) Sulli.
Currently, f(x) is promoting their latest title track, “Red Light,” on various music shows, achieving much success. Upon the song’s immediate release, “Red Light” reached an all-kill on nine music charts, and just won 1st place on MBC’s “Show! Champion.” Although the previous news of Choiza’s lost wallet spread rapidly throughout internet portals around June 24th, Sulli still experienced a successful comeback on July 3rd. Besides Section TV’s brief investigation into the scandal, not much was spoken about the issue throughout variety and news shows otherwise.
But then, there came the news that Sulli would not be performing on M! Countdown due to a flu diagnosis back on Friday, July 18th. SM Entertainment had stated shortly, “Sulli had received a terrible case of body aches and the flu. She is feeling better now, but will be absent from any promotions until the end of this week.”
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Article: Is Choiza not reading the flood of hateful comments towards Sulli?
Source: Mydaily via Nate
Article criticizes how Choiza has talked about his 'lost wallet' on three different variety shows already, fueling the negative rumors surrounding him and Sulli.
1. [+724, -33] He can't even protect his young girlfriend... He's out there on TV laughing about it.... I can't stand him....
2. [+618, -26] The article hit the nail on the head. He must be full of himself after talking about it and getting a few laughs the first couple times he talked about it. I really wondered what he was thinking talking about it on SNL like that.
3. [+612, -23] Choiza probably doesn't have a single thought in that head of his at all
4. [+80, -5] He has no sense of respect at all for Sulli. On top of that, he's a celebrity soldier. He's the worst in all extremes. Sulli can do 100000000 times better.
5. [+76, -1] Every time I see him, it just feels like Sulli's image is... getting dirtier?
1. [+4,505, -157] Choiza's enjoying this. I get that they're dating but in a situation where there are all sorts of sexual comments and pregnancy rumors floating around, did he really have to do that on SNL? What is he going to do about their images once they break up?
2. [+4,358, -160] Why does it feel like Sulli's the victim in all of this?
3. [+3,346, -112] Everything's just too much with him
4. [+2,885, -198] Still can't believe they're denying it with all of this evidence around
5. [+679, -24] Choiza's living the dream as someone 14 years older than her while Sulli's seen as some weird person now and is the victim in all of this, really. She's a woman, let her have some confidence by going public officially or at least not get caught if you're not going to do that. I can't believe he's using their scandal as a gag on a TV show ㅋㅋㅋㅋ He's a joke
6. [+680, -37] This is the final straw for me with Choiza. Why does he keep mentioning it? Does he enjoy the attention?
7. [+687, -44] At this point, I'm even thinking that they've broken up because there's no way a man could do this to his girlfriend.
8. [+642, -43] 100% agree with the article;; He's doing this on purpose. Who does he think he is to ruin a young person's future like this? It's completely his fault that he lost his wallet right as rumors were quieting down. Does he not know the state of comments on f(x) articles? He's a disgusting man.
Source: MyDaily via Nate News, Asiae Economy, Jose Ilbo, Hankooki Seoul Economy, and E Today (E Star) & koreaboo + NetizenBuzz
Tonight - Jiwon & Narae
they did so well with 2Bo's parts I'm so proud of them!! ;~; pity the raps (Narae & Narae+Jiwon) couldn't be heard as clearly..
[+ Jiwon solo]When Love Passes By - Jiwon
[don't you wanna see predebut Narae](too lazy to post the translations of their captions but they're all here)
아빠의 2g폰으로 ㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/EO4j3N9jrS— 박주현님 (@p_joo) July 12, 2014
스물아홉살이 되도 우리는 늘 15세.ㅎ— 박주현님 (@p_joo) July 20, 2014
판박이 하나에 신나고 어울리지도 않는 꽃핀을 하고 좋아한다. 사랑해 내 친구들 ♡ pic.twitter.com/muHCY23aW6
에펠탑의 페인트공 같나요? ㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/qfGevOHbEO— 박주현님 (@p_joo) July 21, 2014
sauces: @cindy_9 | @carlachang920 & Turn Up Speaker 1 2 | @carlachang920 1 2 3 | Jiwon 1 2 3 4 | Narae 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Bohyung 1 2 3 4 5 | Juhyun 1 2 3 4 5 | Boa | @woosung0909
in other non-news, B2M still hasn't said anything about KCON or the delayed comeback and their schedule is pretty much empty rn so this JiRae event was pm heaven for my Mercury tlist tonight. THE SPICA THIRST IS REAL
who do you want in a Spica subunit omona (and why)? I'd take any combination of members tbh
Rookie boy group HIGH4 is making a comeback on July 29 with their new song, “Just Do It” (working English title). Just as the group worked with popular female singer IU for their debut track “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms,” this new song will be a collaboration with a female singer, as well.
On July 21, the group released some shots of their new music video set, showing just the back of their second featured guest artist, yet unnamed. Do you think you might know who it is?
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Source: soompi, zulakire
I'm excited for this, their debut song was SO good (although that may have been IU's impact). Anyways, who do you think is the mystery singer? Popular guesses have been Suzy and Lim Kim.
Jaejoong "secret gf? Even if I had one, she'd run away. I'm shooting dramas all night & preparing for JYJ album...— dadada (@inheaven_wJYJ) July 21, 2014
...my team joke about never having to pay for lodging. We always film all night. We are busy getting washed up at saunas" (laughs)— dadada (@inheaven_wJYJ) July 21, 2014
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Source: dadada @twitter
I want to hear more of the song BUT AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE A MV TEASER, IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING
Yuchun “I like group activities better than individual activities, to be honest…I enjoy it. I don’t know how fans would feel. There may be fans who support individual activities more. But sometimes I feel that the fans would place more importance and show more interest in group activities.”
Jaejoong “I agree.”
Junsu “When we first started our activities, I think fans also thought that it was a reasonable and good thing for a member to do something for another member. But at some point in time, fans started to be sensitive about things that we thought nothing of doing for each other. There are fans who become fans because of Jaejoong’s acting, or fans who like my musical, not JYJ. It goes same for Yuchun’s drama. I think that’s what their positions are. But, I hope that they would keep in mind that we are JYJ before that.”( Collapse )[JYJ GIF SPAM BECAUSE OF ALL THE BROMANCE]
[Bonus: Parents reacting to Balloons, Love in the Ice and Mirotic]
Source: ARIRANG KPOP
Episode 204: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Broadcast Date (Filming Date): July 1th 2014 (June 30th 2014)
Guest: Ryu Seung Soo (2nd time guesting - Ep 192 & 193 & 194)
Recap from Dramabeans
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[Winner (Spoiler)]Solve the witch's curse and save the princess! = Song Ji Hyo wins
myksn | runmanclub | RM Wiki page 1 2
Sorry sorry! Internet issues. I haven't even watched this episode yet :C
Park Shin Hye & Yoon Seok selected as cover models of 'CéCi' August edition
Source(s) : en.starnnews ; j contentree M & B Magazine
Nine Muses, ‘9－3＋2＝?’
Ahead of their scheduled comeback, girlgroup Nine Muses is having repeated difficulties with recruiting new members.
With the official announcement of "graduation", Lee Sem and Eunji left the Nine Muses team in January. Sera, too, left the group when her contract with Star Empire expired in June. Following these events, Nine Muses is now a 6-membered group comprised of the remaining Hyuna, Euaerin, Minha, Hyemi, Kyungri, and Sungah.
With regards to this, Star Empire has stated that the present situation is "1~2 members will be added to fill the positions and to prepare for a comeback in August". However, until a new member is able to be added, there are plenty of other factors that need to be taken into consideration and the final decision is being delayed.
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Sources: Sports Donga, pyoblem
In summary: 1) SE knows that the fans are angry and is ignoring them entirely. 2) SE is pulling the 'rotational members concept' shtick out of nowhere to justify the coming and going of members 3) Comeback is implied to be delayed.
Nine Muses' original comeback was supposed to be in July (stated by Erin on 140402 ShimShimTaPa) and they've been preparing for their comeback since May/June-ish (Hyemi vaguely alluded to the comeback concept on 140603 ShimShimTaPa) so it really does seem that the delay in their comeback is because of the lineup still being tinkered with. :/
Kara has just revealed a teaser picture for their August comeback “Day and Night.”
The group will definitely be receiving a lot of attention for this comeback as they are now a four member group with departure of Nicole and Jiyoung, and the addition of new member Youngji.
After the “Kara Project” finale earlier this month on July 2, it was reported that the group had already started filming music videos in preparation for an August comeback.
One source was quoted as saying, “Kara will be making a comeback with a new collaboration with [music producer and song writer] Duble Sidekick. They filmed the music video on July 9 at a location somewhere in Gyeonggi Province.”
This will be Kara’s first Korean comeback in 11 months since last September’s “Full Bloom.” After promotions wrap up in Korea, the group will head to Japan for the start of a new tour.
The seven membered boy group BTOB successfully wrapped up its Japanese solo concert.
BTOB launched its solo concert in Osaka on July 19, followed by Tokyo concerts on July 21. The group gathered over 2,000 fans in each of the four concerts, presenting performances to a total of 8,000 fans.
The concert titled Summer Vacation with BTOB was led by the members themselves in Japanese from the beginning until the end, allowing closer interaction with the fans. The members also surprised both the fans and the staff members with their overwhelming vocals and performance.
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Park Seo Joon & Baek Jin Hee deny the rumor about their romantic relationship
Actor Park Seo Jun denied the rumor about his romantic relationship with Baek Jin Hee.
On July 22nd, a representative of Park Seo Jun's management agency said, "According to our confirmation with Park Seo Jun, he is not in a romantic relationship with Baek Jin Hee."
The representative also said, "It is true that they became close friends while working together. However, they are only close friends, not lovers."
A representative of Baek Jin Hee's agency also said, "It is true that they are close friends, but they are not in a romantic relationship."
Meanwhile, a magazine reported that Park Seo Jun and Baek Jin Hee are in a relationship earlier in the day.
On July 22, EXO’s Sehun posted a warning message to ‘sasaeng’ fans on his personal Instagram account, “This is the first and last time I will say this. Why is it that I receive so many text messages every single day when I haven’t done anything? Messages saying authorization number..password change..logged in with a different ip [address]..If you continue this ridiculous behavior, I will not stay put.”
It has been reported many times in the past that the members of EXO face serious invasion of privacy by their sasaeng fans, not only in Korea but overseas as well. Just last month, fellow group member Luhan also left a warning for sasaeng fans on his Weibo, telling these fans to stop chasing him.
In other news, EXO will be performing at the fourth “SM Town Live” world tour concert on August 15 at Seoul World Cup Stadium
4Minute’s Hyuna cried while talking about her family.
During July 21’s broadcast of SBS MTV’s Freemonth, Hyuna expressed her love for her family.
After decorating her love house, Hyuna said, “I really miss my mom and dad. My younger brothers probably think they don’t have a sister.”
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Girl’s Day’s So Jin revealed how many hours she sleeps per night.
During July 21’s broadcast of SBS Power FM’s Old School, the Girl’s Day members were asked if they are too busy these days. So Jin answered, “To be honest, we’ve been really busy recently.”
So Jin revealed, “For the past three weeks, I’ve been sleeping for about one and a half hours to three hours.”
Announcer Jo Jung Sik, who revealed himself a fan of Girl’s Day, commented, “But you still have such a good skin” and So Jin shyly said, “No. Our skin is really not that great.”
It has been revealed that Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Sunny has injured her eye.
SM Entertainment spoke with Newsen on July 22 and said, “Sunny got hit by the car door on July 20, injuring her left eye. The eye is red and since some of the capillaries have burst in her eye, she has been directed to wear an eye patch.”
SM rep shared, “The injury has not been interfering with her daily life activities. She is filming MBC’s Star Gazing at the moment. She will be carrying out all of her schedules as planned.”
Meanwhile, Sunny attended filming for MBC’s Star Gazing along with Super Junior-M’s Henry and actor Ahn Jae Mo. The episode will air next week.
International star PSY (Park Jae Sang, 36) is working again with the director of his music video for the global hit "Gangnam Style" to film his latest song "Daddy."
According to the music industry, PSY who is working on his new album is holding a meeting for ideas for his upcoming "Daddy" music video with director Jo Su-Hyeon who worked on both PSY's "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman." In the near future when plans are finished, the details of the filming date will be released.
One entertainment official stated, "PSY's unique blend of humor and wit shows in his music videos as he includes the members of 'Infinite Challenge' and Hyuna in 'Gangnam Style' and Ga-in in 'Gentlemen.' The cameos resulted in some comedic and sexy scenes so they have become a hot topic. But this music video's song title is 'Daddy,' so I'm anticipating that it might also feature an emotional father-son relationship."
The expectations for PSY and Jo Su-Hyeon's collaboration are high. If they can keep up with their previous hits like Gangnam Style's 2 billion views and Gentleman's 700 million views and make another breakthrough, they'd be making history.
Previously, Snoop Dogg featured in "Hangover" which released last month and was directed by Cha Eun-taek. By July 22nd, it has surpassed 100 million views.
Source: Yonhap News via Naver; moonROK
It's been awhile since I've held a pen. I was worried of what to write as a letter for our fans. I became a singer so I can sing with my heart and make people happy. But after debuting, I learned that Jung Taekwoon is a person who is small, lacks a lot, and is full of mistakes. I hear (receive) a lot of undeserving love from fans where I don't even equalize (giving back the received love). I promised myself that I would not become a singer that will not embarrass my fans. Therefore, I increased my practicing and singing time. I cannot show my emotions easily so I am trying to make an effort to repay the love I am given. We were given 1st place because of everyone which I believe we didn't deserve. I have a lot I want to return. I will work hard so you are not embarrassed to love VIXX. I will never forget this love. Thank you for making us shine.
I was nervous about writing a letter for VIXX's first solo concert. This is my first time writing a lengthy letter so I have so much to say that I wrote everything down and isn't very organized. I am always thankful and regretful that I can't see you guys often. Although the words "thank you" lacks meaning, thank you so much. I will show a cool and handsome side as much as you guys love and cheer for us so please watch out for us. Please remember this time as a happy time. VIXX exists because of Starlights, VIXX can shine (because of Starlights). Starlights, who I will always love, let's continue to have a happy mind/heart. Although it's cliche, I will give this to you in a special and unique way. I love you. (Ken became emotional and couldn't read his letter properly) I didn't even cry when we won 1st place (laughs)
Hello Starlights. I’m not sure what to start with as I suddenly have been asked to write a letter. I am worried if my thoughts will be said correctly.
It’s very nerve-wrecking to write a letter for someone but now that I know it’s for all of you, I am more anxious, nervous, and worried.
2 years ago, from May 24th to today’s first solo concert, I believe that I have developed a lot by experiencing a lot of events and learning from them. It is because of Starlights’ love and attention that I was able to start with the members without possessing anything and experiencing many performances and opportunities. I also believe that we were able to win 1st place against prominent sunbaes and other artists, gain confidence, and relieve our shoulders (from harships) because of you again, although we still lack a lot.
For the past 2 years, I have learned about being thankful. Initially, I was a fool that I didn’t know about thankfulness. From now on, I will become more knowledgeable about being thankful and being able to love. Truthfully, I am the kind of person who likes to express with honesty but in front of your poisonous existence, I become very shy and cannot express myself very well. That is why I have many moments where I regret not expressing my thoughts well. But today, I really want to say “I love you” to everyone.
I love you.
Although there is a long ways to go, we will become a VIXX with good music and a cool appearance that you can be proud of.
I always say this but I want our fans to be proud of being a fan (of us).
I put in a lot of thoughts in a small letter but I don’t know if you received them well.
Starlights, who I am always thankful of and sorry, I love you.
♫♪ Bbam bbabam bbabam, bbam bbabam bbabam ♫♪ Hello everyone.
I thought the letters were anonymously read but here I am reading it. I am VIXX’s maknae, Hyuk.
It’s been already over 2 years since I’ve met Starlights. During the 2 years, I have had many exceptional events that always had a meaning to me.
There were so many valuable events over the 2 years that you can experience only once such as being 18 years old and in the 2nd year of high school, graduating school, and turning 20 years old and celebrating the day of coming of age.
I was able to debut with a short time of preparation and lack of appearance. There were many times where I was disappointed in myself for being very greedy and am always sorry for the fans who support me. I am usually the kind who cannot really express what I feel so I cannot express all my thoughts to the fans. But whenever I see it from my point of view, you worry and take care of me like a friend or even sometimes like family so thank you. Most importantly, thank you for believing in me and supporting me.
I haven’t said this directly but today, I want to say that Starlights’ existence is very precious.
You may not know this but when I read your letters or some kind of message book, I become envious when reading about family, friends, and sometimes when fans want me to become jealous, relationships. There are also fans who write personal thoughts and because of you, I become envious and sometimes when I’m in the mood, I keep reading them. You feel surprisingly closer to a person when you read a letter.
Therefore, what I’m trying to say is that you are somewhere very close to me. I know very well myself that I have a long way ahead of us and lack a lot. In the future, I will become a singer Hyuk who will repay Starlights with good songs and performances through my hardworking and developed appearance.
Lastly, thank you very very much.
I love you.
Hello Starlights. VIXX's first solo concert has arrived like this. Before debut and after it, of course, I've watched many concerts of senior artists and really wanted to have a cool concert with our music and our fans who like our music. Also, 2 years have slipped away and we are having a concert with our Starlights who we are proud of. Therefore, this moment makes me so happy. I know very well that we were able to stand on this cool stage with our cool appearances because of your support and love. My thoughts are that you guys were able to make this concert happen. I repetitively say that we will repay back the love you give to us by our performances but I'm not sure if you received our hearts well today. Although I am always thankful, I am giving you another "thank you" again. We have a lot more to show you until the concert ends so I hope everyone has more fun and happily enjoy it. My last words are, thank you for staying with VIXX all the time. Stay with us forever!
[N (prepare your tissues for this one ;; )]
I still remember the first time you came into the practice room, you didn’t know what to do with yourself. You held out your hand for a handshake and smiled awkwardly. Taekwoon-ah, thank you for being my friend who is similar to me in different aspects.
Our Jaehwanie who bragged about his older hyung that he looked like actor Ha Jungwoo sunbae and his younger hyung that he looked like actor Wonbin sunbae. You are full of curiosity and so playful but you have a reversal to your personality. I was surprised with your singing and how you, someone who has never danced before, learned a dance in a couple of weeks. I thought a lot about working harder as a hyung. Our cute dongsaeng (younger one/brother), Jaehwan-ah, this is a secret but I think you look handsomer than your older and younger hyungs.
Wonsik-ah, I can never forget the first time I met you when I felt (took impression of) your aura and eyes. You have really cool dance skills and rap skills. You also have a very lovable and warm heart that no one has. You are my dongsaeng (younger one/brother) who has been a big strength deep inside of me. Thank you. I need you so I have my strength.
You have taught me that people teach others that they shine. How is your name Lee Hongbin also? A handsome appearance and strong confidence. You are the best of the best “cold city man” I have ever met. We were practicing for over a month to prepare for our showcase when you suddenly wanted to quit, running out of the practice room and wandering around for a while. Although you were the one whose inside was decaying and burning, thank you for always knowing hyung’s mind. My dongsaeng (younger one/brother) Hongbin-ah, hyung is so so happy that we were able to do this together. Out of all of us, you are the one who has worked the hardest and coolly made your dream come true. I am so proud of your confident appearance. Thank you so much.
Our maknae who is unfamiliar with everything, I still remember that side of you so clearly. Our Hyukkie reminds me of myself when I first started my practice. When you were experiencing a rough time and had the possibility of not being able to debut with us, we couldn’t have seen that performance with Ravi today, right? Don’t you think that VIXX couldn’t have received this much love? Our maknae Hyukkie, you have a limitless amount of potential.
As we have met each other with different appearances, we passed by so many (kinds of) relationships (with each other). Nobody could have predicted this miracle of VIXX comprising of us 6 people. Whenever we want to give up or occasionally want to let everything go, we encourage each other and have loving members, therefore we are able to endure it.
Taekwoon-ah, Jaehwan-ah, Hongbin-ah, Wonsik-ah, Sanghyuk-ah. Thank you and thank you so much for following me and being with me to become the VIXX that we are today, standing in front of so many Starlights who are looking only at us at our solo concert. Also, my mom and dad who I love as much as I love Starlights, I love you a lot and thank you.
Lastly, my Starlights who can understand me by just looking into my eyes and vice versa and who are always on my side, thank you so much and I love you.
I love you!
[Extra article about Fan-babo VIXX :)]
Fan-babo VIXX, tears up at first concert "Thank you for letting us shine"
Idol group VIXX shed tears while reading their written letters to fans.
In the afternoon of the 18th, VIXX held their first solo concert ‘VIXX LIVE FANTASIA-HEX SIGN’ at the Olympic Hall in Seoul Olympic Park. During the stage of LOVE LETTER, VIXX read letters of words they always wanted to tell the fans.
First was Leo “I want to be a singer who warm the hearts of people. But after debuting I know that it is not easy. I was small and lacking in many areas. After which it seemed to occur that the only ones who believe and support me without any consideration was my family. Thank you for letting me sing, I am grateful to be a singer. I will be a singer that you will not be ashamed of.”
"I thought that I should work harder on stages for the people that support me. However, I believe that we are still lacking and do not deserve to receive the gift of being placed 1st. As compared to the amount of sweat we received a lot of awards, I would want to give back the same amount. Therefore it would be good if VIXX would be together for a long time. VIXX in the future will work even harder to be singers that everyone is proud of. I will not forget the love that everyone gave us. VIXX will shine even brighter in the future. Thank you for letting us shine."
Next was Ken “I was always grateful for Starlights but we were always unable to meet often. Wherever we go we would always hear the loud cheers behind until we leave. Thank you Starlights. I’ll be watching over the love and support that you gave us coolly. It would be great if everyone can remember today. Please remember this happy time. I know that because of Starlights, VIXX can shine.”
At this point, Ken became emotional and could not say his words properly. Fans who were also sheding tears cheered for Ken.
Meanwhile VIXX will hold their concert on the 19th and 20th. They are confirmed to head to Japan for the start of their world tour.
cr.: letters: translated by Erica @withVIXX.com 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
article: original by Naver, translated by baconbangtan
(picture below @RealVIXX)
Aren't they the sweetest... XD
I love you too VIXX. *imagines hugging them all*