June 13th, 2017


Seo Kang Joon and Gong Seung Yoon Cast in KBS Drama

Are You Human Too is described as a story about a “human impersonation con project,” in which a robot armed with artificial intelligence works his way into a fierce power battle within a chaebol family in a large-scale con. Seo Kang Joon will be playing the role of an android named SwindlerGod-III. The robot is initially made upon the request of a third-generation chaebol’s mother after he falls into a coma.

Sources: @KoreanUpdates/Naver | Dramabeans/Osen

Lol @ SwindlerGod-III. The article I pulled the description from was from April, so it might not be entirely up to date. I'm interested to see how they're going to play this--is it going to be a dark sci-fi thriller, a dramatic corrupt family drama or will there be some humor? Large-scale con sounds right up my alley.
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🍒 NCT 127 'CHERRY BOMB' - Tracklist & Album Details 🍒

1. Cherry Bomb
2. Cherry Bomb Performance Ver.
3. Running 2 U
4. 0 Mile
5. Sun & Moon
6. Whiplash
7. Summer 127

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Source: SMTown Vyrl via @SM_NCT 1 (Trans by @jaeminvisual) 2

💣 Announcement
💣 Title song Info
💣 Tracklist & Album Details
💣 Teaser Images: #1 | Group | #2
💣 Individual Teasers: Doyoung | Winwin | Taeyong | Yuta | Jaehyun | Haechan | Johnny | Mark | Taeil
💣 M/V Teaser: #1 | #2
💣 Special Clip
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(UPDATE) SISTAR news: Bora signs with Hook Ent., Soyu & Dasom stay, Hyorin leaves Starship

Bora has signed with Hook Entertainment, which houses Lee Seung Gi, Lee Seo Jin, Yoon Yeo Jung, and more.

A source from Hook Entertainment explained, “SISTAR’s Bora is embarking on her second journey in the entertainment industry. We will support her fully so that she can show everything she has to offer as the bright entertainer she is known to be.”

Bora wrote on her Instagram, “Hello, this is Bora! After seven years with Starship Entertainment, I have joined Hook Entertainment for a new start! From now on with the name Yoon Bora instead of Bora! I will work hard to show a good side to myself!”

Meanwhile, Bora recently finished her promotions as SISTAR and has wrapped up filming for her new movie “Sunkist Family” (literal title).

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sources: soompi 1, 2, naver 1, 2, 3, bora's insta

do bora and dasom get their own tags now?
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Nam Tae Hyun & Jung Ryeo Won swept up in dating rumors again + her agency denies

Nam Tae Hyun and Jung Ryeo Won, who were previously rumored to be dating, have been caught up in rumors once again.

On June 13, sources revealed that Nam Tae Hyun recently visited the set of Jung Ryeo Won’s upcoming movie “Gate.” He was reportedly waiting for her for a long time even though it was late into the night, and a few witnesses stated that the two stars looked like a couple.

In response to these speculations, Jung Ryeo Won’s agency refuted the dating rumors, saying, “Son Dam Bi sent a coffee truck to the set after hearing that the filming for ‘Gate’ was coming to an end. Son Dam Bi, Nam Tae Hyun, and a few other acquaintances visited the set together. It is not true that Nam Tae Hyun and Jung Ryeo Won are dating. They only shared a few meals together and were even joined by their friends.”

sources: soompi, naver

Vermuda - Dream Girl

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U (leader, main rapper and main dancer)
Nakang (sub vocal and dancer)
Choi Seon (sub vocal and dancer)
Jun (sub vocal and dancer)
Je1 (main vocal and dancer)

fandom name: Triangle

According to Melon, they're signed to a company called Pacemaker Entertainment (also home to Sixbomb) but so far there doesn't seem to be anything on their official site or Facebook about them. Their music is being distributed through Danal Entertainment and they do have a fan cafe (which appears to not be working?)

Source: Vermuda Official youtube, Melon, Pacemaker Entertainment, Pacemaker Entertainment facebook, Vermuda Daum cafe, Danal Entertainment, ThienMinh s2 KPOP
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bathroom oppa yoochun sets wedding date + agency responds

On June 13, news outlet Star News reported that JYJ’s Park Yoochun and his alleged fiancée Hwang Ha Na will be getting married on September 10.

According to the reports, they are currently busily preparing for their wedding that will take place in Seoul.

In response to this news, Park Yoochun’s agency C-JeS Entertainment stated, “We have not received any information about the date of his wedding.”

Meanwhile, Park Yoochun is currently serving in the army as a public service officer and will be discharged this August. (OP note: keep him.)

sources: soompi, naver 1, 2

Former U-Kiss Member AJ Signs with New Entertainment Company

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It has just been announced that former U-Kiss member AJ has signed as a solo artist at a new company.

The company, Rooftop Company, has just made an official statement to the media confirming the news, saying, “AJ, who formerly promoted with Paran and U-Kiss, has become a new part of our family as Siyoon.”

Rooftop Company continues, “Having promoted as an idol group member, Siyoon showed his potential as a songwriter and lyricist, and after his lengthy hiatus, he has returned having found his own color. We look forward to sharing the outcome [of that time] with the fans who loved and supported him without change.”

Rooftop hasn’t designated a specific solo debut date for AJ yet.

Sources: moonROK, Herald Pop

???? Pretty random news. He officially left U-Kiss back in August/September 2016 when his contract was up after years of hiatus. Somehow I missed the drama of him unfollowing the members on Twitter afterwards. Seems like he might have actually signed back in December judging by his IG updates showing him in a studio.
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NYAN Hates Goodbyes


It's been a while, I didn't know my continued pimping of the show every episode was good or bad, but since a lovely Omona member who I adore mentioned that they liked the posts I'm BACK IN BLACK.

This episode was recorded The friday before last friday if my memory serves so it's a little dated. It features us saying goodbye to the queens of kpop Sistar, as well as us joking about a subject that is MUCH MORE serious now. Please be aware, at the time of recording TOP had not been to the hopsital yet. We will be addressing that in the coming episode which we'll try to get out as soon as possible. ONCE AGAIN THIS WAS RECORDED BEFORE TOP WENT TO THE HOSPITAL SO WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY JOKES THAT ARE NOW IN BAD TASTE.

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in today's WTF news: Ilbe user threatens to kill Mina, later apologizes, JYPE to take legal action

On June 13, an Ilbe user wrote a post about threatening to kill TWICE’s Mina. Ilbe is an online community with far-right political views that contains disturbing and hate-filled content.

The post included a photo of the user’s hand and a large kitchen knife positioned near the wrist. The user wrote, “If you don’t slap your boyfriend and rip apart his mouth I am going to come kill you.”

While the post has been deleted, screenshots of the post have been spreading online with many worrying about Mina.

The Ilbe user later posted a handwritten apology and wrote, “I wrote the post without considering that it would be a threat to the person directly involved and cause fear. I would like to ask for forgiveness as I pathetically apologize to Mina and TWICE’s fans after belatedly realizing that this resulted in great shock.”

Previously, JYP Entertainment posted an official statement about taking strong legal action against malicious rumors, false statements, defamation, and sexual harassment towards their artists on January 5.

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sources: soompi 1, 2, nate, naver 1, 2
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monsta x's ✨ SHINE FOREVER ✨: tracklist

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i know repackages are the biggest company fanbait releases but i'm disappointed  at least “shine forever” isn't going to be a ballad. the two tracks thing makes it feel super incomplete—i wish there was instrumentals or something—but mx are the only one of my faves that give me near constant content, so

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Hallyu sets its sights on the Middle East

At the end of May, Korea’s largest media company announced it would be opening a Turkish unit to help create and promote local content for the Turkish market. They already have plans to film Turkish versions of popular Korean movies, and hope to move forward with more Korean-Turkish co-productions in the future.

CJ E&M is a Hallyu powerhouse, owning the music-oriented TV channel Mnet as well as popular cable channel tvN, responsible for several smash-hit dramas including 2016’s “Goblin.” With this move to increase its presence in Turkey, CJ is hoping to make new inroads for the Korean Wave in the Middle East.
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Source: Korean Economic Institute Peninsula blog, Republic of Korea flickr

If they can't regain their relationship with China, I bet they'll start pushing this even harder.
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Be.A charms as they embrace their past and look towards the future in their interview with BNT

What are your thoughts on shooting this pictorial?
Honggyu: We’re shooting with bnt for the first time in a while. We’re so thankful that you film with us every time we comeback and this time too was very fun.

Ato: I’m always excited when I see that we have a bnt schedule. We’ve never taken a bad photo and the atmosphere while shooting is always nice. Today as well the atmosphere was fun and allowed the members to show each of their individual charms.

MiLLY: This is our third pictorial with bnt but our first time shooting outside of a studio so it felt new and different. Also I really liked that the photos show how I’ve evolved.

Yeongkyun: I always come out better looking compared to (other photoshoots). I had fun.

BomB: It’s my first pictorial after debuting. I feel like I’ve learned a lot, so I’m thankful.

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source: bnt international / translated by be-a5 @ tumblr

i always love reading their interviews like this because they (especially honggyu and yeongkyun) can be so brutally honest about themselves and the group that, as a fan, it can be painful to read. anyways i love them and if u read this you will too <3

[Pann] The Level of Hate that a Produce 101 Trainee is Currently Getting (Clean Version)

[Pann] The Level of Hate that a Produce 101 Trainee is Currently Getting (Clean Version)

Source: 최근 까이고 있는 프로듀스 연습생을 향한 악플 클라스 (원글쓴이임) 크린버젼

This post got deleted again so I re-uploaded it again. I tried to censor the hate as nicely as possible, though it feels like covering the sky with your hands (t/n: not sure about this).
Apparently, it got deleted because it contains violence, curses, and slanderㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Nate Pann, are you joking with me? All of the posts on Pann before were this badㅋㅋ Why were those posts acceptable, but my post which compiled all of the hate deleted? Ah, now you realize that it’s actually bad? Or did you not want people to know that you allowed those postsㅋㅋㅋ Though I’m sure my post got deleted because someone reported itㅋㅋ

Produce 101 is very trendy everywhere, which is why there’s a lot of talk about the trainees that appear on it as well. Recently, there’s a lot of interest(?) around Joo Haknyeon, a trainee who prepared Open Up, a concept evaluation stage.

He’s greedy even though he’s unskilled, he made mistakes onstage, he covered another trainee’s face onstage, etc etc. For all of these reasons, he’s getting hate. I can understand constructive criticism but the problem is that the hate has crossed a line and has become excessive..;;;

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source: PANN1,2, trans: 309Nyeon1, 2