July 23rd, 2015

Nine Muses reveal they make just enough for food

Source: OSEN via Naver

"We make enough to buy food. It's hard to answer this question because it's different every month. We basically make enough to be able to afford food. Money comes in just as it feels like we're about to die."

[netizens]

1. [+7,624, -173] Being a celebrity is such a painful job if you're not popular ㅠㅠ find strength

2. [+4,867, -200] Do well, Nine Muses!

3. [+4,005, -253] I wonder what kind of food they can even afford...

4. [+3,320, -174] It's that bad for them? ㅠㅠ Must be hard. Proves that singers have it hard unless they have a hit song ㅠ

5. [+3,059, -196] I like them... why aren't they popular? ㅜ

6. [+468, -28] After dividing among the 8 of them, what would they even have left? There are tons of celebrities that make less than they do. Only the naive ones believe that celebrities all make lots of money. The majority actually make less than your regular office job.

7. [+448, -19] I'm sure they make a lot performing at off-screen events but I guess it doesn't amount to much since they have a lot of members or the division rate with the company is bad.

8. [+354, -48] I'd still call them a success, don't most people know their name at least?

9. [+290, -17] I'm sure they're joking when they say they get paid just as they feel they're about to die but it's still sad to hear ㅋㅋ..

10. [+275, -31] I like their new song... and wouldn't a group at their level be considered a success? Most at least know their name when they perform at events



source: netizenbuzz

dang...
cheetah

'Cheetah' to release a new song early August + MV Filming Completed




Cheetah, Announces First New Song After 'Unpretty Rapstar'... Music Video Filming Finished

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Sources: theseoulstory, osen, onehallyu, naver

FINALLY!!

There isn't an article out yet, mods, so I just embedded the tweet and sourced everything. Hope it's ok.
usagi

YG confirms 2NE1 comeback is in the works



After 17 months, YG Entertainment offered a glimpse of hope to many fans of the K-pop girl group 2NE1.
Since the release of the album "CRUSH" in February 2014, 2NE1, once major players in the K-pop game, have been absent from the scene as a whole. Between members' solo activities and personal lives, the girl group has been inactive in 2015, but a Korean media outlet received good news from YG Entertainment, 2NE1's management agency.

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Kpopstarz

Classic YG trolling or blessed return of the prodigal girl group?
iu

Ji Chang Wook masterpost

Soompi revealed my future husband Ji Chang Wook is already shooting along Shim Eun Kyung a crime-action movie named "Manipulated City".



"This film centers around a guy named Kwon Yoo who is falsely charged with murder and tries to dig for the truth in the manipulated case. He is the leader of Team Resurrection in a fantasy game world but is nothing but an unemployed man in reality. He is later blamed for someone else's murder and his life takes a complete tur.

Shim Eun Kyung will play the role of genius hacker Yeo Wool working together with Kwon Yoo on the case"


According to JCWK : "The cast includes Ji Chang Wook as Kwon Yoo, Shim Eun Kyung as Yeo Wool, Oh Jung Se as Min Chon Sang, (second row, left to right) Kim Sang Ho as Ma Dok Su, Kim Ki Chon as Beauty of Blank Space, Ahn Jae Hong as Demolition, and Kim Min Kyo as Guru Yong"

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Sources: Soompi & Naver, JCWK, Entertainment Weekly, Star Talk, kpopbuddy, his instagram, and jichangwookkitchen for doing the lord's work and translating the videos.

Hope this time's okay, mods!
maggeysparklingeyes

Koreans vs. Foreigners, as explained by your average Korean guy.

By Choi Shi-yong

We can see numerous foreigners from English speaking countries around the country that have come to Korea to teach English. Living in a foreign country is so challenging and they may confront unexpected difficulties caused by cultural differences. However, I have met so many devoted foreigners who are willing to teach Korean students English with enthusiasm and kindness. They also hope to learn Korean culture and the Korean language, which is laudable and respectful.

As I have made a remarkable friendship with many foreigners through a variety of activities over the past three years, I noticed some differences between Koreans and foreigners that have resulted in a “culture shock."

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Source: The Korea Times

Imo the writer is not so much being insensitive or derogatory as he is purely naïve.. a lot of Koreans think in this way. But still not sure I cared for him clumping "Western culture" into one big thing, as every country can be quite different.. Assuming he meant people from the US, Canada, Australia, etc. as he did say "English teachers." Nevertheless his deductions made me lol.
KanJun
  • yejun

Fetching F.CUZ releases stuff in Japan, we all forgot about them

F.CUZ released their 8th (gasp) Japanese single "Two of Us" in Japan yesterday.
Here's the Music Video

"Two of Us"


[Coupling track MV]Coupling track "Don't touch (Korean version)" MV



Sources: FCUZJPOfficial, fcuz0108

My (ex-)faves can't even afford to release songs longer than 2 mins now.
5 years and still no fame, it's time to call it quits bbs.
soy

After School members beg for a comeback on social media



After School member Jungah reminisced over her group’s past music promotions and shared her yearning to return to the stage on a recent Instagram post.

Posted on July 22nd, Jungah posted a photo of After School on the set of their “Flashback” photoshoot and wrote, “Our After School needs a comeback as well~ Every night, Lizzy sends me concert videos heuheu we fall asleep like that.. ^^ we’re pretty cool hee hee ☺️☺️☺️☺️ #AfterSchool #Comeback.”

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koreaboo, jungahs ig, @zjnzjn2304
TH: you look like a real babe today

Stellar were uncomfortable with their outfits - no one is surprised



"At first, our company suggested us to dance in thongs. We were strongly against it because we knew it was impossible to dance in them. We thought it was a big no. We strongly told them it was impossible because the thongs will be rolled up as we dance. If they didn't consider our opinions and force us to wear them, we were going to pack our stuff and go home. We told each other that we were gonna drive off. Thankfully, it settled well so we got to dance in more clothes."
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source: kpopkfans + pann

now I'm gonna need all idiots parroting the bs about them ~*being meta and owning their sexuality*~ to first pipe down and then start calling it like it is: four girls exploited by their company and forced to perform concepts decided on by gross company men and that the girls themselves find degrading. or you can continue to sugarcoat things and blabber on about ~*sex positivity*~ something something ig
jaechun, only one

Yoochun to narrate documentary for a visually-impaired piano child prodigy for free

Park Yuchun doing no-guarantee narration for a visually-impaired piano child prodigy



According to multiple film industry representatives on July 22, Park Yuchun – who is in the middle of being active as JYJ’s member and actor– is undertaking the narration for documentary film ‘Miracle Piano’ that will be released up ahead in September. He is attracting attention over opting to participate in the narration work and not accepting a fee for his voice appearance at all.

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JYJ3 Note: Yoo Ye-eun is the same little girl who had appeared on SBS’s ‘Kim Jung-eun’s Chocolate’ in 2008; and in the very same broadcast, the original-5-member TVXQ –with Yuchun, as well as, Jaejoong and Junsu– appeared too.
There were footages of them visiting Ye-eun’s home and eating with her; and also, they sang with and to her.
[See gifs below]





Source: JoyNews24 via Daum translated by rilanna of JYJ3, gifs by @onlyJYJ_kana.

He must have remembered her. I'll definitely be crying when I watch this T_T
junhyung

BEAST megapost! 'Ordinary' album audio preview, comeback goodies, and photoshoots

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'Ordinary' album audio preview


[Tracklist]

BEAST 8th Mini Album [ORDINARY] Tracklist

1. 예이(YeY)
2. 일하러 가야 돼 (Gotta Go To Work)
3. 스위트 룸 (Suite Room)
4. 그곳에서 (There)
5. 가져가 (Take It)
6. OH HONEY

+ BONUS TRACKS (CD ONLY)

7. I THINK I LOVE YOU (KOREAN VER.)
8. ONE DAY (KOREAN VER.)


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SOURCES@cubeunited (1, 2, 3); Yoseob's Instagram (@yysbeast); @GuardYoon; @taijiheaa; @captain_gyeomd; Dazed; BEAST 비스트 (Official YouTube Channel); BeautifulSubs; Jolly Bee; wooonmin1; @voguegirlkorea (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
gashina

T-ara coming to snatch Apinks and Snsds sailor hats + reveal title song, chinese album??


T-ara announced that it will be working with popular composer Brave Brothers for the title song.

T-ara was debating between a song by Brave Bothers and another by Shinsadong Tiger, and in the end, chose “Completely Crazy” [working title] by Brave Brothers. While the composer has worked with member Hyomin on her solo song “NICE BODY” in the past, he has never worked with the complete six-member T-ara before. Meanwhile, Shinsadong Tiger’s song “1, 2, 3” will be included in T-ara’s Chinese album.

Meanwhile, member Jiyeon revealed a photo of herself during a costume fitting for the girl group’s upcoming comeback, allowing fans to get a glimpse of the concept for the new album. Jiyeon hints at a marine look for the group, as she is wearing a sailor’s cap and a striped shirt.

Are you excited for T-ara’s comeback?

source: soompi, starin.edaily


hmmmT @ brave bros, i hope its not recycled but it will most likely be. i thought it was called so crazy?
at least we will get the shinsagod bop later! slay me Park JiSus!

The 8 Best Korean Face Washes For All Skin Types

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It seems like all Korean stars have been blessed with beautiful, gorgeous skin. While some of that is certainly due to their amazing genes, it’s also due to detailed and faithful skincare. While most of us can’t afford to go to expensive dermatologists however, we can certainly take advantage of the many wonderful products available to the general public.

Like many countries in Asia, South Korea is home to some of the most advanced skincare companies in the world! These great companies offer products for a variety of skin types and ages. While many of us splurge on decent makeup or quality BB creams, one of the areas we often cut corners on is cleansing. If you want gorgeous, glowing skin this summer, one of the first products you need to invest in is a good face wash. How do you know which cleanser is best for your skin though? Let’s check out the products recommended by our editors and writers in “The 8 Best Korean Face Washes for All Skin Types!”

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1. Tony Moly Clean Dew Lemon Foam Cleanser (Oily Skin)

This foam cleanser says it’s good for all skin types, but it actually tends to work the very best for oily skin. The lemon extract provides a very thorough, deep cleanse and instantly provides a brighter complexion as well. When washing your face, only a small amount of the product is required each time. Because of that and the affordable price, this is a great cleanser for people on a budget as well. In addition, it’s packed with Vitamin C which promotes healthier skin. (Recommended by small_smiley)

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2. Skinfood Wildberry Milk Cleansing Foam (Sensitive Skin)

I am a huge personal believer in Skinfood products. After struggling with skin issues for years, I finally tried several different products from this company and instantly fell in love! In my opinion, this foaming milk cleanser is one of the best face washes available, especially for dry or sensitive skin. It is extra-soothing and gives dry skin the hydration and moisture it needs, while still providing a deep cleanse as well. It can also be used for normal skin.

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3. Missha Near Skin Extra Renew Cleansing Foam (Dry Skin)

This product focuses more on hydrating the skin instead of a providing a deep cleanse. The reason why? Ingredients used to achieve a deep cleanse can sometimes be harsh to the skin. If you struggle with really dry skin already, then you need to stay away from ingredients which will only add to your problem. This product provides a light cleanse and deep hydration, making it a great product for people with dry skin. (Recommended by ck525)

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4. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam (Normal Skin)

For years now, Asian women have known about the benefits of using rice water as a skincare product. Used to brighten the complexion and prevent wrinkles, rice water is the main ingredient in this product by The Face Shop. Other ingredients also add to the powerful detoxifying properties in the face wash, cleansing the skin gently while leaving it soft and smooth as well. This is a great product for people who already have great skin but need a well-balanced product to maintain their youthful, natural glow.

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5. Skinfood Parsley and Mandarin Mild Foam (Acne-Prone Skin)

Many acne issues are caused by bacteria and other impurities that become trapped in the layers of our skin. As a result, we develop redness and inflammation (along with blackheads, bumps, etc). This powerful wash contains several ingredients with natural antioxidants and antibacterial properties that work together to provide a super deep cleanse. Although some people say that the spicy scent of fruits and herbs is too strong, it still remains one of the best face washes for troubled skin by managing to cleanse the skin without over-drying it with harsh chemicals. (Recommended by Soomp)

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6. Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foam (Large Pores)

While this product is slightly more expensive than most of the other items on this list, it is definitely worth every penny! This 7-in-1 product promises a lot of results such as deep cleaning your pores, balancing your skin’s PH level, controling sebum, and much more. However, does the product really fulfill all those promises? Most buyers agree that it does! Not only does it provide a thorough cleanse and immediate brightening effect, it also minimizes the appearance of your pores with time.

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7. Nature Republic Collagen Dream Vitamin C Capsule Foam Cleanser (Anti-Aging)

Did you know some dermatologists recommend that people start using anti-aging products at around 13 years of age? Before we can even see the first line or wrinkle, the aging process has already begun its work on our skin. That’s why it is so important to establish a faithful skincare regimen. If you need an extra boost to repair damage to your skin, this product is filled with tiny Vitamin C capsules to brighten your skin tone or age spots. It’s also filled with collagen to help maintain the youthful elasticity of your skin.

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8. Innisfree Apple Juicy Deep Cleansing Foam (Combination Skin)

Most people with combination skin struggle to find a product that can take care of their acne-prone areas without over-drying the rest of their skin. However, companies like Innisfree have produced some amazing items which will literally leave your skin squeaky-clean! At the same time though, it provides just the right amount of hydration without making the skin oily. The fresh apple scent is really nice as well.

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Source: Soompi

Lee Jung Hee Booked on Allegations of Child Abuse



In an unexpected turn of events, Lee Jung Hee has been booked by the police under suspicion of child abuse.

Lee Jung Hee (44 years old), who accused her husband of subjecting her and their two sons to years of sexual slavery, was booked, announced by the police on July 23, for the alleged abuse of her two sons. She is accused of brainwashing her two sons (17 and 13 years old) between September of last year till recently into testifying that they were sexually abused. She is also accused of harming their mental health. Additionally, Lee Jung Hee is accused of keeping them out of school after her two sons returned to Korea last year (in June and October 2014, respectively).

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i'm at a lose for words.

Sources: soompi, insight.co.kr (1)(2) NetizenBuzz, Naver, Nate
chanxing | ah yeah

150723 Mnet M! Countdown E434

Winners Announcement


[ Nominees & Point Categories ]
GIRLS' GENERATION

'Party'

INFINITE

'Bad'

Digital Sales (음원 판매 점수) 4489 3620
Physical Album Sales (음반 판매 점수) 571 1500
Viewer Votes (선호도 점수) 1000 818
Social Media (소셜미디어 점수) 1342 1003
Mnet Broadcast Points (엠넷 방송 점수) 1000 910
Final Total 8634 8851



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sources: Mnet, Skpb K-Music Live
jinyoung

They're on IG! Will JYPE bless us with a debut soon??


The members have all posted this; seems like they'll be out performing at an event at the end of the month!

ARE YOU EXCITED OR NO


If you're like me, you're probably confused right now too. "DAY6 WHO??" So let's backtrack a bit...
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fybriankang, t_heezy
DAY6: youngk93, jaeparklb, kkkkwp, junhyeok93, dowoon95
(PS they have more posts on their accounts if you wanna check it out one by one)