July 29th, 2014

Song Ji Hyo : Sassy

Running Man Ep 205 discussion post

Episode 205: Part time jobs
Broadcast Date (Filming Date): July 20th 2014 (July 7th 2014)
Guests: Baek Ji-young (1st time guesting), Fei (1st time guesting), Hong Jin-young (1st time guesting), Kang Seung-hyun (1st time guesting), Lee Guk-joo (1st time guesting)
Red Team: Yoo Jae-suk, Ji Suk-jin, Lee Kwang-soo, Song Ji-hyo, Kang Seung-hyun, Lee Guk-joo
Blue Team: Kim Jong-kook, Gary, Haha, Baek Ji-young, Fei, Hong Jin-young
Recap from Dramabeans

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[Winner (Spoiler)]All team members succeed at throwing the rings into the bar = Blue Team

myksn | runmanclub | RM Wiki page 1 2


“Fashion King Korea 2″ Releases Its Celebrity Lineup, Including Zico, P.O, Sunmi and Kwanghee

SBS variety program “Fashion King Korea 2” finally revealed its star-studded lineup.

In a group cast picture released by SBS were Clara, Sunmi, Yoon Jin Seo, Hong Jin Kyung, Kwang Hee of ZE:A, Jung Joon Young, and Block B members Zico and P.O. It is interesting to see how each cast member’s own unique style comes through with just this one photo.

“Fashion King Korea 2″ will see these celebrities pair up with a fashion designer to compete with each other. The fashion designers who will be on the show are Choi Bum Suk (General Idea), Ko Tae Yong (Beyond Closet), Han Sang Hyuk (Heich es Heich), Song Hye Myung (Dominic’s Way), Kwak Hyun Joo, and Vandal. The show will be hosted by Shin Dong Yup.

“Fashion King Korea 2″ will start airing on August 16.

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source: soompi|Fashion King Korea|fysunmi

Looking forward to more interactions between Sunmi and Block B and I need a new fashion show to watch after Style Log.
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a ☆Spica☆ post (including unconfirmed digital single cover)!

140728 Kim Bohyung - Seoul Woman @ Lee Sora's Music Plaza

she got bbangs! sooooo cute :3

note: posted on dcgallery with no source, so it's unconfirmed. the OP said it's the US digital single cover, and that Spica will be making a comeback in August. B2M hasn't said a word about anything, not about the comeback or even KCON (10 Aug)...

smh @ this lazy Photoshopping, they basically used the same template for Juhyun and Narae's legs (before & after comparison)

[B2M really needs to switch up their positions on their covers]BtjS8nSCMAAlP_1

[could this be the song?]if anyone is interested in useless speculation: I think Boa may actually be singing I Did It in this instavid.. what do you hear?

[clicky]부럽지롱 ~난 스피카랑 논다~~
Are you envious ~I'm playing with Spica~~

#스피카 서로의 문을 여는 두드림
#SPICA knocking on one another's doors and opening our hearts (alternative translation: #Spica opening each other’s doors through slapping ??)

#셀스타그램 이라고 하는건가 이걸! 5시간넘게 연습실! 잠시 군것질 타임! 난 너무 힘들어서 #레드불
#Selfstagram is that what this is called! Over 5 hours in the practice room! Quick snacking time! Since I’m tired #RedBull

140728 Boa's fancafe message

Is everyone doing well.. ?
I think you guys are!! KYA KYA!!
It's been a while since there's news about me right?? Sorry..~~
It's because I don't have any personal schedules...
(Ah, really in. personal. schedule... haha) [OP: not sure what this means?]
How do I say this? Today I especially miss you guys..
No matter if you call me unnie!! unnie!! .. Or Boa-yah!! Boa-yah!!
Or Boa-ssi !!~~ Boa-ssi~~!!! I miss you all~~
Hmm..~ Actually..~~ I've been well, because I miss you guys..~~~~and I wanted to come by [the fancafe] and take a look..~~~so I'm leaving a message..~~
Goodnight!!! I'll always work energetically!!!!
Be careful of catching a cold... [OP: by overexposure to air-conditioning I think?]
My brother.. He fell sick a few days ago and went to the hospital....
In such hot weather...
He actually caught the flu......ㅎㅅㅎ...fool.....
After being sick for three days...he's better...but still not fully recovered....
So everyone must be careful not to fall sick!!!
Be careful of cars!!! Be careful of people!!!!!! Be careful of air-conditioning!!!!


[better quality recordings of JiRae's perfs from the last post]
Narae & Jiwon - Tonight

Jiwon - When Love Passes By

sauces: KBS CoolFM | dcgallery | @VeronicaH280 | @spickimboa | @wldnjs62 1 2 | everythingspica | Turn Up Speaker | rightclick5ave 1 2

tl;dr: baby Bbo remains as precious as ever, Boa has a punctuation problem, and I hate B2M for their silence and that awful hack job of a cover

Bbo & her bbangs tyfyt


BtoB got their first scandal?

Hyuna’s “from When And Until When”, Composed By Btob’s Hyunsik, Accused Of Plagiarism

Hyuna’s “From When and Until When” off her most recent release has been under speculation of plagiarism.

Hyuna’s song, “From When and Until When” was composed by BTOB’s Hyunsik, and has been accused of plagiarism due to the fact that a set of lyrics from g.o.d’s “Opposite Attraction” are included in the song word for word.

The lyrics “am I attracted because you’re the opposite, because you’re different from me, does that capture me even more, because this is the first time” are exactly the same, word for word, and thus has confused fans of “From When and Until When” of being a plagiarised song.

However on the 28th of July, Hyunsik explained on his personal Twitter, “the song “From When and Until When” is an hommage to g.o.d’s comeback” and expressed that both Hyuna and Hyunsik wanted to show that they were fans of g.o.d.

[netizens]1. [+1,306, -41] It's mine if I don't get caught, it's an hommage if I do get caught ㅋㅋ What a joke

2. [+1,020, -36] If it's an hommage, shouldn't the original lyricsts know? They never mentioned it before or even got permission and now they're calling it an hommage? Do they not know what an hommage is? How is it an hommage if the original producers didn't even know? It's plagiarism if they didn't get permission for it ㅋㅋㅋ A tweet clarifying it won't just make it okay. ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+907, -29] Should've said hommage to god when the album was released so misunderstandings don't happen.

4. [+104, -2] It wasn't until god fans mentioned it that they said it was an hommage on Twitter. An hommage is an expression of respect, how is that respectful at all? They never mentioned the original singers or what part they're taking as an hommage. Especially in a situation where it's being promoted as being written by Hyuna and Hyunshik-ssi.

5. [+96, -2] Plagiarize first, call it an hommage second. An hommage that even the original singers never heard of... If they were really fans and respected them, they wouldn't have done it in this way.

source: koreaboo, e-daily, netizenbuzz, nate
🎯 Red Velvet: lit

GOT7 to make official debut in Japan in October

GOT7 will be making their official debut in Japan some time in October.

JYP Entertainment revealed on the 29th of July that GOT7 will be releasing their deut single in October, which has been produced by someone who has worked with music in Korea, America and Japan.

Also, they revealed the 2PM’s Jun.K had written the lyrics for and produced their song “So Lucky” which will also be included in their Japanese debut single.

Furthermore, GOT7 already have a Japan tour planned, called “GOT7 1st Japan Tour 2014 TOUR”, in which Jun.K will be a special guest at their last show in November, planned to be held at Makuhari Messe Event Hall.

Source: Osen via koreaboo
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{Ferry Disaster} College admissions for Danwon students draw fire

A recently proposed bill that will grant special college admission to students at Danwon High School ― which saw over 200 of its students perish in the deadly ferry accident in April ― is sparking criticism in education circles.

The bill, currently pending at the National Assembly, will allow the third-year students at the school, siblings or lineal descendants of those who lost their lives in the ferry accident to enter colleges via a special admissions program. Over 300 were left dead or missing when the Sewol ferry sank off Korea’s southwestern coast on April 16.

“Some say this is overcompensation (for Sewol victims), but most of the colleges have already confirmed their admissions for the following school year. This means only a handful of colleges will be available for these students,” said Rep. Yoo Eun-hae of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy, who proposed the controversial bill.

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By Yoon Min-sik (minsikyoon@heraldcorp.com)

Source : The Korea Herald
Source Image : AP


Five minutes everyday for five days! OVEN RADIO~
SISTAR who touches tired mind (?) in hot summer!
Girls sweeter than the summer vacation, SISTAR is here as DJs for Oven Radio to meet you!

Ep. 1 - Touch My Body
SISTAR's fun unconsciousness test?!
Dasom, becomes the most temperamental one of SISTAR?

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Loving Sistar's oven radio. It's a great way to promote the girls and their personalities for new fans. These girls are funny and interesting. I would love for them to get their own show.

Jo Bo Ah and Song Jae Rim Share an Underwater Kiss for “The Mermaid” + photoshoot, interview, teaser

drama “The Mermaid” revealed an underwater kiss scene between actors Jo Bo Ah and Song Jae Rim.

“The Mermaid,” which has its first broadcast on August 7, is based on the fairy tale of the same name and replicated the romantic kiss scene, which is already moving the hearts of women.

In the picture, you can see the mermaid (Jo Bo Ah) sharing a electrifying kiss with a normal human male (Song Jae Rim) in the water. Song Jae Rim is sure to make fans’ hearts flutter come the first episode when he grabs Jo Bo Ah’s waist and pulls her in.

“The Mermaid” director Baek Seung Ryong revealed his feelings, saying, “Jo Bo Ah had to do quite a bit of underwater scenes, so she has worked hard. Despite shooting for over 14 hours, she continues to film with a bright expression. Thanks to the actors, a good drama will come out despite the difficult filming.

“The Mermaid” is a story about a mermaid who begins living in Seoul to find love in order to become a human. Jo Bo Ah plays the role of Hani, the bubbly mermaid who falls in love at first sight with her “prince,” and comes to Seoul to find him. Song Jae Rim plays the role of Shi Kyung, a genius chef.

Meanwhile, “The Mermaid” will air a special on July 31 at 11 PM, a week before the premiere. The special will contain what the actors think of the drama and behind-the-scenes material.

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source: soompi|sunnytown|kmagazinelovers|tvn drama (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
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Girl's Day's Minah achieves WAG Status

It is being reported that Girl’s Day member Minah is dating soccer player Son Heung Min. (OP: Song Heung Min plays for the South Korean national team and for the German premiere football club Bayer Leverkusen. He's one of the most popular Asian player in Europe right now.)

On July 29, news source The Fact released a report and photos of Minah and Son Heung Min holding hands and enjoying an evening date.
[Rest of article]

The Fact reported that the two made time for each other despite their busy schedules to go on evening dates on July 16 and 17. During the dates they were careful not to be too physically affectionate when they were outside, but held hands and links arms when they were alone. On one of their dates, Son Heung Min bought Minah a lovely bouquet of flowers.

In response to these photos, Girl’s Day’s agency DreamT Entertainment told The Fact over the phone, “Minah and Son Heung Min were fans of each other before and starting meeting because of their interest in each other. The two are just in the dating phase so they are being very careful and aware of the relationship now that the news is out. They want this to be a relationship where they both support and help each other. Please support this couple.”

According to OSEN, a representative of DreamT Entertainment told them, “The two only met about two times out of curiosity.”

Son Heung Min’s sources were more cautious about confirming the news. Son Heung Min’s father, Son Yong Jung, told The Fact that it was his first time hearing about this relationship.

[Dating Pictures]

[Netizen's reaction]
Article: Minah reps, "Dating Son Heung Min for two weeks... has met twice since deciding to date"

Source: Mydaily via Naver

1. [+9,111, -57] Surprised they got caught in just two weeks

2. [+6,645, -119] Son Heung Min's in big trouble with his dad

3. [+6,304, -149] Well Minah's hit the lottery

4. [+3,360, -274] Is that so... have a happy life

5. [+1,619, -127] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Heung Min-ah, where are your standards... she's below your level ㅋㅋㅋ and I don't think she's going to be waiting for just you while you're away in Germany ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+1,507, -91] This is so wrong... she's an idol and I get that she's pertty and all but her dating world class Heung Min? ㅋ Wow, fu*king impossible... Please wake up;;;

7. [+1,287, -47] Dating for two weeks ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ So they met up straight after Son Heung Min broke up with his ex ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Way to ruin your image that fast ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Manage your image

8. [+1,131, -50] Minah's hit the lottery... Girl's Day got popular thanks to Hyeri and Tony and now Minah's going to get popular off of our Heung Min...

9. [+1,138, -16] Wow... thanks to Son Heung Min's level, Girl's Day's company is off confirming it right on their own

10. [+1,077, -47] Son Heung Min doesn't match Minah, he can do so much better

11. [+767, -40] What does Son Heung Min lack to date someone like Minah ㅡㅡ

12. [+701, -20] Not even two months but two weeks ㅋㅋㅋ Couldn't you have waited a bit longer,  journalists?

13. [+616, -22] Heung Min-ah, wake up...


Source: Nate

1. [+192, -9] Wow daebak ㅋㅋㅋ I guess idols all date on their own ㅋㅋㅋ I had a feeling Son Heung Min had someone who knew it'd be an idol.. ㅎㅎㅎ

2. [+174, -8] His ex-girlfriend and current girlfriend are both Dongduk Uni students ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+179, -58] Son Heung Min has low taste in girls

4. [+24, -0] His ex was really pretty... they already broke up??? And yet it's still Son Heung Min who could do better;;

5. [+24, -2] Son Heung Min's heart ceremony was apparently for his ex-girlfriend... both his girlfriends are Dongduk students


Article: Son Heung Min and Minah's dating rumors, the two trending stars meet

Source: X Sports News via Naver

1. [+1,807, -104] Son Heung Min could do so much better

2. [+1,442, -85] He can do so much better

3. [+1,021, -53] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ This is going to be a mess, it hasn't even been that long since they both got popular and they're already dating. Have a good relationship.

4. [+786, -21] This was worthy for The Fact to release a teaser for, what a mental breakdown

5. [+124, -8] It's been barely a month since Son Heung Min broke up with his ex, what's going on ㅋㅋ

6. [+117, -12] Anyone can see that Son Heung Min could do better..

7. [+112, -9] Well Minah's set for life

8. [+109, -7] Minah is not a trending star~

Source: The Fact, Soompi, Netizenbuzz

Get it, Minah!
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Shin Bong Sun and Heo Kyung Hwan Leave “Happy Together 3,” Kim Shin Young and Jo Se Ho Join

Comedians Shin Bong Sun and Heo Kyung Hwan will be leaving KBS2TV’s “Happy Together 3.”

According to KBS2TV, the two MCs filmed their last episode on July 26.

Shin Bong Sun has been a member of the “Happy Together” family since 2007, and she will thus leave the show after entertaining the viewers for seven years. As for Heo Kyung Hwan, he joined the show in 2011 as a member of gag group G4.

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Source: Soompi

I'm not enthusiastic about Kim Shin Young :/
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Couple Comeback II : Monday Couple

Gary: "Did you ever like me for even just a day?"
Ji Hyo: "I did think you looked cool once."

Ji Hyo: "Oppa, have you ever viewed me as a woman?"
Gary (heart rate going up): "I have."

Ji Hyo: "If I confessed to you then, oppa, would you have accepted it?"
Gary: "I think we would've met like the wind."

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[Gifs + Video]

Running Men reaction:


Source: Netizenbuzz, SBSNow1, mondaycouple--jjang 1, 2

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Block B "HER" - The Show Performance

Source: HelloFlora

Those fan chants are intense! This has to be my favourite round of lives by them, they sound great and seem to be having a blast. Loving the styling, esp Zico, Jaehyo and Taeil, although I miss the Mickey ears. And some really nice shots of Jaehyo! P.O.'s thighs should be classed as weapons of mass destruction, though.
Slay, my bbs!

KARA Reveals Seungyeon’s Teaser Images For “Day & Night”!


Following teaser pictures of Gyuri and new member Younji, KARA’s official Facebook page has now revealed Seungyeon‘s teasers.

Labeled as the “Day” concept, she poses in front of a window while wearing a lace bandeau strap top and silky matching skirt.

With three members revealed, we will likely see Hara‘s teaser pictures tomorrow.

KARA plans to release their sixth mini album, “DAY & NIGHT” on August 18. KARA will also be holding a large scale show case to reveal their newly re-assembled group for their first official public appearance.

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Source: Soompi

The History of K-pop, Chapter 6: How the Internet Almost Killed K-pop, and...

Excerpts from
The History, Development, and Future of K-pop and the Korean Music Industry
By: Hannah Waitt

The History of K-pop, Chapter 6: How the Internet Almost Killed K-pop, and How Idol Advertising and Acting Saved It

While SM Entertainment and its rival companies JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment continued to perfect their training systems throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Korean music market took a turn for the worse because of one major development: the Internet.

In the late 1990s the Korean government mandated and funded the development of a domestic IT industry that would result in Korea becoming the most advanced country in Internet penetration in the world, boasting the world's fastest broadband connections. The Internet swept through the nation, transforming it almost overnight. Internet cafes popped up by the thousands, and because Seoul residents typically live in highly concentrated populations in huge skyscraper apartments, it was easy for Internet providers to get massive numbers of people online quickly.

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Previous Chapters:
The History of K-pop, Chapter 1: The Politics of K-pop
The History of K-pop, Chapter 2: Video Killed the Radio Star
The History of K-pop, Chapter 3: Seo Taiji and the Boys
The History of K-pop, Chapter 4: How Lee Soo Man's First Big Fail Resulted in Korea's Modern Pop Star System
The History of K-pop, Chapter 5: H.O.T, BoA, and the Rise of the Idols

source: moonROK

Jun.K composing GOT7's Japanese debut song!

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Jun. K to provide a musical piece for GOT7!!

Jun. K will provide a musical piece which was written, composed, and produced in total by him for GOT7 whose Japan debut in October has been decided.

The song “SO LUCKY” that Jun. K created will be recorded as the coupling track for their debut single album.

"Jun. K’s comment"

My self-composed song will be recorded for GOT7’s Japan debut single album as the coupling track. The title of the song is “SO LUCKY”!! The recording direction for GOT7 was for the first time, but it was good that I could teach them with groove feeling, breathing and how to put emotions into it while applying my experience. I created the track mainly by the line of acoustic instrument such as piano, guitar and strings. It’s the musical piece that the melody making use of the energetic image of GOT7 and the rap stand out.

This one has the meaning of “Even if people all over the world turn their back to you, I’ll always be there for you. I’m always on your side, so trust me”. That sounds very positive, right? Please look forward to GOT7’s “SO LUCKY”! This was Jun. K of 2PM!

In addition, it has been decided that Jun. K will appear on the final performance of “GOT7 1st Japan Tour 2014” at Makuhari Messe on November 5 (Wed), 6 (Thu). Please be excited about “SO LUCKY” that Jun. K’s songwriting power was fully exerted!

Source: Sony Music | Jpn > Eng trans by rikakotsu @JunkayStreet

edit: sorry! i realized the title of the post is a bit misleading. he's not composing their debut title track, but just a song that will be on the single.

🎯 Red Velvet: lit

Red Velvet Debut Schedule and Additional Teaser Photos Revealed

SM Entertainment has revealed more details about the imminent debut of its new four-piece girl group, Red Velvet. The new act will make its television debut on the August 1 edition of KBS music show, “Music Bank.”

The girls will then begin on a busy schedule to promote their debut track, “Happiness,” with appearances on MBC’s “Music Core” slated for August 2, and SBS’ “Inkikayo” planned for August 3.

The performances will be followed up on August 4 with the digital release of “Happiness” though sites such as Naver Music, Genie, Melon and others.

“Happiness” is described as an urban Euro-pop number which fuses synth sounds and African drum beats.

SM has also gone live with a website for the new act, which will contain details on the girl group’s upcoming schedule, news and official messages from the group, as well as a guestbook and an array of individual and group teaser photos.

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source: soompi + redvelvet

'Pirates' & 'Haemu' VIP Premieres



[SM ppl supporting Sulli]







Park Yoo Chun


Han Ye Ri

Redheaded(???) Junsu

Baek Ji Young and Jung Seok

Lim Ji Yeon

Jung Joon Yeon

Han Ji Min

Park Yoo Hwan

Yoon Kye Sang

Lee Byung Hun

Joo Won

Kang Hye Jung (Haru's mum), Kim Yoon Seo and Kim Hee


Sources: onehallyu, SMSHINee25, sonems, yada chan, 세계일보 동영상 채널, kpopstarz 1 2 3 4 5 6, ExoDoThailandFanclub, itswgsnsdfx

*FIXED* Sorry, there was a massive confusion. I'm REALLY SORRY

*cries bcs Sulli* Let us all have a little of Pirate Sulli for our pirate lives