January 12th, 2015

ELMOCALIPSIS

Mnet to Launch Korea’s First-Ever Female Rapper Survival Show “Unpretty Rapstar”



Brace yourselves for Korea’s first-ever female rapper survival show program!

On January 12, cable network Mnet revealed that “Unpretty Rapstar” will be a spin-off of their sensational rap competition program “Show Me the Money.” Eight talented female rappers will be battling it out starting January 29.

Mnet also released the profiles of four members of the eight rapper line-up, featuring Lucky J’s Jessi, AOA’s Jimin, Tymee, and Cheetah.

Jessi recently made headlines with her collaboration with Ailee and Hyorin at an end-of-year awards ceremony. She debuted in 2005 under the name Jessica H.O. and was a featured female vocal for hip hop group Uptown. She soon became known as the second Yoon Mi Rae. She has been featured on a variety of songs and is currently active as a member of hip hop group Lucky J.

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source: soompi

THE VISUALS OF SHINEE

The five members of SHINee gathered together to go all out on a series of funny group selcas. On January 12, Jonghyun posted on his personal Twitter account, “Visual ‘morajoogi.’

After making weird facial expressions, trying to act pretty and getting boosted feels somewhat strange.” ‘Morajoogi,’ which can be translated to mean ‘visual boost,’ is a recently trending way of taking photos in groups to boost one person’s looks at a time. In the series of uploaded photos, Jonghyun, Onew, Key, Taemin, and Minhocan be seen taking turns as they try to make each other look beautiful, one member at a time.

Check out the hilarious selcas below!
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trans; withjonghyun408 @tw
soompi for article
and of course realjonghyun90 @ tw
kang minkyung's reply: twitter

dispatch wrote an article on it and as of right now there are over 1000+ upvotes on the comments
chanyeol | laughing

Third installment of “Reply” drama series to occur in 1988


The producer of the popular drama tvN series Reply 1997 and Reply 1994 Shin Won Ho has hinted that a new and third installment is currently being prepared.

According to a staffer, the producer had “worried about which year he was going to base for the drama. There were years like 2002 and 1988 and many more to be used. However, it had been decided that 1988 will be the year for the new series. As for the season premiere,” he continued, “we are currently expecting July 2015.”

In fact, Reply 1994’s art director Seo Myung Hae had previously given hints to the public regarding the new installment during a previous interview.

Talks of Reply 1988 reportedly began last year. At the time, few agencies had met with the staff for casting reasons and other actions were also taken in preparations for the new installment However, for some reason, the making of the drama was stopped.

Shin Won Ho had also mentioned that “many discussions were made, but we have a situation that need us to stop everything. We need to continue to take our time to look carefully at the situation. Reply 1988 is not a certain thing yet. I am reconsidering everything so it may take a long time.”

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koreaboo via ilgan sports

screaming pls be better than reply 1994 tho
sasaki

Mad Clown's #Hashtag Interview + "Fire" Gets an All-Kill!



Mad Clown has become a blockbuster rapper after achieving an all-kill on 10 music charts with “Fire.”

His third mini album, “Piece of Mine” featuring the title song “Fire,” was released on January 9 and has quickly moved up to first place on many music charts including Melon, Mnet, Genie, Soribada, and more. His other songs which include some collaborations with Palo Alto, Joo Young, and others are also doing favorably.

“Fire” was written by Kim Do Hoon and Mad Clown; it features Jin Shil from Mad Soul Child. The catchy rap and sensual singing has contributed in making the song popular. The song sounds like a dialogue between a man who is struggling with a bad girl, but can’t seem to leave her. EXID’s Hani is also receiving attention for her part in the music video.

Featuring a narrative style and catchy hooks in every song, the talented rapper’s songs are leaving a strong impression on listeners. The rapper is being praised for his unique style and diversity amongst his songs. While “Fire” discusses a difficult romantic situation, his other songs tackle societal issues affecting female office workers, people in their twenties, and population control.

While Mad Clown’s song “Fire” continues to rapidly ascend music charts, he will be busy with appearing on music programs.

[BONUS! Pictures with Hani and Jinsil]

하니클라운 #매드클라운 #하니 #화

A photo posted by 조동림 (@anythinggoes85) on






cr; 1thek // soompi // mad clown's twitter & instagram

I really love Coffee Copy Girl and Flower!
yb

K-Pop Night Out Showcase Returns for Third Year at SXSW



The annual KOCCA presented K-Pop Night Out returns for its third year at SXSW. The showcase will take place on Thursday, March 19 at Elysium (705 Red River).

This March, Hitchhiker, Epik High, Crayon Pop, The Barberettes, Asian Chairshot, EE and Eastern Sidekick will make the trip from Seoul. Once again, you’ll find your perception of Korean music challenged with the most engaging KPNO lineup yet.

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Don't miss the third annual K-Pop Night Out showcase at SXSW Music! Badges and hotel rooms are still available. Schedule is subject to change.

Source: SXSW.com

Any lucky Omonians going to SXSW?
ha neul oppa

Eddy Kim to Make Comeback in January with Self-Composed Mini Album



The romantic singer-songwriter Eddy Kim will be making a comeback in January with a brand new album.

According to Mystic Entertainment on January 12, Eddy Kim will be releasing a self-composed mini album in January. Having received recognition by writing his own songs at the time of his debut, Eddy Kim participated in producing the album this time as well.

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source: mwave
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Kwon Sang Woo and Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko Welcome Baby Daughters into the World

With only a day’s difference, Kwon Sang Woo and Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko became daughter-dummies.



On January 10, Kwon Sang Woo shared the good news of his daughter’s birth on his Weibo, “My lovable daughter, Ri Ho. It’s nice to meet you and I’m so, so thankful you were born healthy. Tae Young-ah, thank you. Thank you for everything.” He added a picture of himself, carefully holding his baby’s hand.

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source: mwave, amoeba culture
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Bangtan (BTS) release teaser pictures taken in The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin



BTS posted teaser photos on Twitter recently, which is great! But, uh, then people recognized the location as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

So … yeah that’s a bad idea. Like horrible. Pictures is one thing, but a fucking photoshoot, apparently for a photobook? Come on.

Anyway, after being inundated with tweets, BTS’s official Twitter finally took the pics down (which is why I don’t have all of them), but it’s a bit late for that anyway.

I trust I don’t have to explain the problem to oppa apologists here.

OP UPDATE:

A spokesperson of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe had previously commented on a similar situation:

"We only give permission to projects that have a connection to the memorial, the Holocaust or some aspect of commemoration."

This raised concern amoung fans that BigHit either didn't attempt to get permission or were denied and followed suit anyway.

It's also been noted by some that Rapmon had previously worn a hat that bears Nazi symbols (swastika, eagle, and skull). Specifically, the insignia of the SS, who were responsible for running the concentration camps all over Europe.

BigHit has yet to release an official statement.

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Source: AsianJunkie, Jezebel

This is disgusting. No words.

I don't really like linking AsianJunkie since their "articles" are not really "articles" but it's the only one I could find that isn't Allkpop.
JackJi2

Roommate S2E12-14




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Sources: kshowonline and dramafever

BTW, smile Omona!! Your "Year in Entertainment 2014" awards caught Roommate's Park Sanghyuk PD's attention. He tweeted about it (with link) and Youngji (yes that Youngji) RT'd it. We made it y'all!!
RMomona1
Park Sanghyuk PD tweeted "Thank You". Youngji RT'd it and wrote "he he roommate jjang!! ♥"
minzy
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Korean Musical Actor Hong Kwang-Ho as Thuy in the West End, London reboot of Miss Saigon



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sources: MissSaigonOfficial, 2; ARIRANG NEWS; Claude-Michel Schoenberg - Topic, 2, 3, Miss-Saigon; The Guardian; Inveterate; seenandheard-international.com; britishtheatre.com; Miss Saigon - Musical, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

I saw this on Saturday and tried to omona search him only to realise we don't really post a lot of the musicals side of k-entertainment unless idols are in it, haha, and my k-google fu is weak so I came up very short. So here's an overseas-musical-activities post!
Other than in reviews, I've seen lots of people on social media talk about his accent, which I agree was a little heavy (but then I always struggle to understand deep&rich singing voices), regardless of that he definitely seems to be slowly growing a UK fanbase which is great! The recordings really don't do him (or any of the cast) justice imo.
He will be stepping down from the role at the end of this week.

Han Ye Seul and SM Entertainment’s Lee Soo Man Accused of Illegal Foreign Exchange



Financial Supervisory Service revealed a list of celebrities and chaebols who illegally dealt with foreign exchange. The revealed 44 people were accused of illegally dealing with foreign exchange totaling to about 13 billion won (around 12 million USD). SM Entertainment’s Lee Soo Man (founder and chairman) and actress Han Ye Seul were included in this list.
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Source: Soompi
gorgeouskyu

This is a Cat Funeral + Kangin post

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I thought his interviews were cute/sad/matured like i always do with all kangin interviews. Also Yay for Park Se Young + Kangin for the release of Cat Funeral!! o.o that did take a while

source: mwave 1, mwave 2, mwave 3
photo source: mwave article1, mwave article 2 (Credited to Newsen)
video source: starrie bear@Youtube