September 19th, 2017

zuny
  • adenar

A-Jax - 'Romeo' and 'きれいだ' Short P/V's



A-Jax's last Korean single was 'Like Lovers' from 'White Letter' in 2014, and their last Japanese single was in their debut year, 2012.
The lineup currently consists of Hyeongkon, Yunyoung, Seungjin, Seungyeop, and new member Junghee, added early 2016 after the departure of Sungmin, Jihu and Jaehyung.

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A-JAX JAPAN OFFICIAL (2)

omona, how often do your old faves randomly resurrect themselves for a random overseas comeback in a country they haven't released music in for five years?

in a flashback to 2010 shipping culture: jonghyun buys key a ridiculously expensive birthday gift.


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On September 14, it was reported that SHINee’s Key shared an early birthday present from member Jonghyun. He took to Instagram to show off his amazing gift. Key wrote under the image posted, "The man who loves me and his gift for me <3 @jonghyun.948 My world!!!! Jonghyun hyung did it again!!!! #cartier”. The photo display a red fancy gift box from expensive French jewelry brand Cartier.


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source(s): koogle

capitalism???? anyway: have any members of your favorite group with a legendarily over the top shipping fandom expressed an eyebrow raise worthy amount of affection toward each other lately? would you like jonghyun to buy you a cartier bracelet, or something from dior (like he did with tiffany), or even a lambroghini?

minzy
  • adenar

Block B's P.O to debut solo later this month with a self-produced track


On September 19th, insiders stated that Block B's P.O will release a solo song this month, his first since debut.

P.O has previously been recognized as a lyricist and composed for BASTARZ albums. He plans to clearly show his own musical color through this single. His involvement in the production of this song will secure him a musical footing for the future.

P.O debuted in Block B in 2011. He is also part of the subunit BASTARZ. He recently made his acting debut in the SBS drama Temperature of Love where he plays a chef.

After initial reports came out, Seven Seasons confirmed the news.

source: tastetherainbeau @ r/kpop via naver
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Jaejoong, Samuel, Jung Hye Sung, & More To Join Photography Variety Show



Several celebrities will be taking on photography for new variety show “Photo People”!

On September 19, it was revealed that JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, Samuel, actors Lee Jun Hyeok, Jung Hye Sung, and Kim SunA, comedian Jo Se Ho, model Shim So Young, and hair designer Gunhee will be participating in the web variety show.
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Source: soompi, ontheliszt, ljunhyeok, naver
minzy
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Amber to star in American golf film 'The Eagle and The Albatross'



On September 19, reports emerged that Amber would be starring in a U.S. film. SM Entertainment confirmed the news and added, “Amber has been cast as the leading role in ‘The Eagle and the Albatross,’ which she is currently busy filming.”

“The Eagle and the Albatross” is set to be a film based on golf, and is said to be an independent film that aims to be submitted to international film festivals rather than be commercially released. Amber seems to have been alluding to her involvement in the movie in a recent Instagram post where she shared a picture of herself on a golf course with the caption, “On to the next adventure!”

The first official stills for the film have also been shared on IMDB as well, check them out!

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source: soompi via naver/osen

'the leading role' i'm not...sure i believe you sm it's been pointed out to me that this is an indie film so get those roles amber!
minzy2
  • adenar

ZE:A updates - Junyoung and Taeheon have left Star Empire



On September 18th, Star Empire wrote on ZE:A's official fan cafe, "Junyoung and Taeheon have made a new start. Please support them on their new path."

The ZE:A members' contracts with Star Empire expired in January. Since then, Star Empire has guided the members for future activities. So far, 4 of the 9 members have found new companies. Im Siwan joined Plum Entertainment, Park Hyungsik joined UAA, Hwang Kwanghee joined Bonboo ENT, and Kim Dongjun joined Gold Moon Entertainment1. Other members have had different paths. Heechul enlisted in the military in June. Kevin is a radio DJ in Australia. Minwoo is doing independent activities2.

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source: tastetherainbeau @ r/kpop (read her reply to the translation to get her thoughts on the wording of the article) via naver
minzy
  • adenar

Kim Chungha to join 'Please Take Care of My Vanity' as MC



Kim Chungha has been chosen as the MC of a variety show! On September 19, FashionN’s “Please Take Care of My Vanity” (literal translation) revealed that Kim Chungha will be joining the third season of the program.

A source from the program commented, “Chungha has the bubbly charms characteristic of being in her twenties and also distinct talents, so she will become the mood maker of this season,” and added that she has lots of interest in beauty and makeup.

Kim Chungha joins Han Chae Young and Super Junior’s Leeteuk, who were MCs for the previous season. “Please Take Care of My Vanity 3” airs its first episode in late October.

source: soompi via naver
BTS | Taehyung smile
  • mc1a

Mini BTS Round-Up Post: iTunes and Album Charts, Youtube Views, Spotify Singapore and More



BTS Breaks K-Pop Records With Amazing Results On iTunes Charts For “Love Yourself: Her”


BTS’s new mini album has topped iTunes charts all over the world!

The group’s mini album “Love Yourself: Her” featuring the title track “DNA” came out on September 18 at 6 p.m. KST. Since that time, the mini album has taken the No. 1 spot on iTunes Top Albums charts in 73 regions! This is the highest number ever for a K-pop artist.

Those regions include the United States, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

BTS’s title track “DNA” came in first in 29 regions on the iTunes Top Songs chart, including Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

In addition, BTS’s “DNA” took the No. 4 spot on the iTunes Top Songs chart in the United States. This means they have broken their previous record for K-pop groups that they set when “Spring Day” took No. 8 on the Top Songs charts in the United States in February.


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Source: Newsen via Soompi, Sportsworldi, Sports Kyunghyang via Soompi, KAS, Soompi, BTS_official, SpotifySG

Tension mounts over upcoming pro-LGBT event In Busan + Interview with Kim Ki-hong


The first LGBT festival to take place in Busan this weekend is hiking up tensions between pro- and anti-LGBT groups, according to Haeundae Police on Tuesday.

The possibility of clashes between the two groups is putting local police on high alert.

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Edited to add the Over the Rainbow link as well as italicized some important points from the interview.

The interview was such a good read! It made me think more about where the LGBT community currently stands in South Korea. It's a long read, but it's worth reading for sure!

To those going to the LGBT Festival in either Busan, Jeju, or both, have fun & stay safe!


Sources: Korea Herald, Jeju Weekly
lottie ♡ issue n°7
  • giriboy

GIRLS' GENERATION 1979 eps. 3 & 4 discussion post


SYNOPSIS: Story is set in Daegu, South Korea during the 1970's. Lee Jung-Hee is in the 2nd grade of high school. She has a bright personality and is the second daughter of a family who runs a toy factory. She and her friends go through adolescence.

  • CAST: Bona (Cosmic Girls), Lee Jonghyun, Chae Seo-Jin, Seo Young-Joo, Yeo Hoi-Hyeon, Min Do-Hee
  • DIRECTOR: Hong Seok-Ku
  • WRITER: Yoon Kyung-Ah; based upon the novel by Kim Yong-Hee
  • NETWORK: KBS2
  • EPISODES: 8
  • RELEASE DATE: September 11th – October 3rd, 2017
  • TIME SLOT: Mon. & Tues. 22:00

WATCH AT: dramafire | fastdrama.co

SOURCE: asianwiki
JW

"Buamdong Revenge Social Club" first teaser



Features three women from different walks of life coming together for revenge: a fish store ajumma who envisioned a better life for herself, a housewife who grew up an orphan, and a chaebol’s daughter who was raised like a delicate greenhouse flower. They’re an unlikely trio who would never otherwise meet, but they join forces to carry out their individual revenges. Although they start out as co-conspirators, along the way they’ll build a strong friendship.

Buamdong Revenge Social Club premieres Wednesday, October 11 on tvN.


Sources: HALLYU WORLD OFFICIAL MyDramaList


Female friendships and revenge? I'm so here for this. Adding to my long list of dramas premiering in the next month I want to watch.
BTS | Taehyung smile
  • mc1a

Tablo Says New Epik High Album Is 95% Done



As seasons (in the Northern Hemisphere) change from summer to autumn, Tablo gave a small update about Epik High’s long-awaited comeback.

A couple of days ago, Tablo had revealed simply that the group’s ninth album as “95 percent” complete.

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Source: blobyblo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Soompi