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Archive for February 6, 2010

►►100204- Top Male Idol Groups ranking by 30 entertainment reporters


This list, to me, is a lot less biased than the Female Idols edition..

Public Recognition

#1 TVXQ
#2 Big Bang
#3 2PM
#4 Super Junior
#5 SS501
#6 2AM
#7 SHINee
#8 FT Island
#9 U-Kiss, BEAST


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►►100204- Top Female Idol Groups ranking by 30 entertainment reporters


TVN interviewed 30 reporters about this so I guess this is pretty accurate. Not really, but you get the idea.


INCOME

1.Girl’s Generation
2. 2NE1
3.Brown Eyed Girls
4.KARA
5.Wonder Girls
6.After School
7.Jewelry
8.4Minute
9.T-Ara
10.f(x)

DANCING SKILLS

1.Girl’s Generation
2. 2NE1
3.After School
4.4Minute
5.Brown Eyed Girls
6.Wonder Girls
7.KARA
8.f(x)
9.Jewelry
10.T-Ara

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►►Netizens accuse C.N BLUE and FNC for plagiarizing Ynot’s name again?


Y, why…Ridiculous is ridiculous. Why would C.N BLUE copy EVERYTHING from Ynot like the netizens say? It’s not like Ynot is all the inspiration an artist can get anyways :-(

Only hours have past since the album-title controversy has surfaced over the web, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better. Well this time, it’s a song title.

After discovering the shocking similarities between the two titles between Bluetory and Blue Bird by CNBLUE and Ynot, various netizens have brought up another accusation against FNC Music, CNBLUE’s agency. The third song of CNBLUe’s Bluetory album is entitled Y, Why…. Coincidentally or not, ‘Ynot’ and ‘Y, Why…’ not only both include the letter Y in the title, but they are used identically to define the word ‘Why’. Neither side of the conflict has yet to bring up any statements toward this accusation.

In my opinion, the number of plagiarism accusations that have been made regarding these two fellow indie bands is becoming ridiculous. Although it’s pretty common for artists to condense a word into a single letter (for example, U Got It Bad by Usher) to bring out the crafty effect in their titles, after being pointed out for numerous other “coincidences” CNBLUE had in relations to Ynot, no excuses seem like they will get FNC Music out of trouble now.

Cr: Allkpop


►►2AM’s JoKwon, “The voice that I am able to sing with is not mine”


What does diva JoKwon means by this? 2OneDay’s translators have come across a few untranslated Cyworld entries of Jokwon to find out some ‘secrets’ he wants to tell his fans:

2009.10.11 11:55am

The voice that I am able to sing with is not mine.
The arms and legs that I am able to dance with are not mine.
The brain that I am able to think with is not mine.
The money that I am able to use to buy things that I want is not mine.
Even the precious people that surround me are not mine.

Everything…
Belongs to the Lord..
If the Lord takes away my voice, I am not able to sing.
If the Lord breaks my arms and legs, I am not able to dance.
If the Lord takes away all of my money, I am not able to buy.
If the Lord takes away my precious people to Heaven, then they are not able to be by my side.

Because everything is not mine, but a gift from the Lord.
That is why on stage, or anywhere, I am able to accomplish everything with all that the Lord has given me.
That is why I have no worries over what I must accomplish in the future.
And that is why I have no greed over the skills that the Lord has given me.

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►►Big Bang: Seungri to help SNSD’s Yuri gets a blind date + New BB album to come soon


Plenty of Big Bang goodies in one article but OMG I’M EXCITED FOR BB’s COMEBACK!!

Seungri, member of 5 member group Big Bang revealed that he wanted to “introduce Girl’s Generation Yuri to a cool man”.

Seungri has attracted much attention when he said those words during an interview with the members at a CF shoot that aired on KBS 2TV’s ‘Entertainment Relay’ yesterday

He revealed his excitement of being a university student this year, saying “I’m mostly looking forward to those meetings that are part of a university student’s lifestyle. Especially with students that major in dance” (T/N: ‘Meetings’ are like the Korean version of group blind dates)

In addition, he said “Girl’s Generation Yuri and I have the same major. I’d like to take responsibility and find her a really handsome/cool boyfriend” and conveyed his greetings to her by saying “Yuri-sshi, let’s become closer. I’ll see you at school. Bye”

Cr: korean article ; translated by sparkskey @ omona_prection

On the other hand, Big Bang plans to make a comeback by releasing a new album in the later half of the year.

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►►[VID] U-KISS’ cut on “Ulzzang Generation 2″ episode 1~ subbed


I’ve always wondered what this show is about because I think it’s popular among Korean teens..

From what I understand ulzzang (얼짱), translated as “best face”, is used to describe a person who (through the use of makeup, camera angles, and computer programs) takes beautiful selcas to post online.

Ulzzang Generation (얼짱시대) is a variety show that follows some of the more (in)famous ulzzangs.

Cr: etapv@YT + legens_legentis@omonatheydidnt


►►[Interview] Super Junior tells The Philippines Star about hobbies, girls, SHINee + more


Super random interview in my opinion but hey, at least the E.F.Fs (and SHINee World too?) can get their daily dose of Super Junior ;-)

SuJu outnumbers Slipknot by four members. SuJu membership equals the members of Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and April Boys put together.

Observed a KPop fan, “The (SuJu members) sing and dance, and kiss flowers, and giggle, and apply astringent,” and even dress up in girlish attires but make no mistake about it, they are not gay. “They are just whiny people screeching songs about heartbreak and pain,” added the KPop fan. “They just want to give out love and free hugs…”

Initially known as Super Junior 05, the group took a bow on Korean television in 2005 with its debut album SuperJunior05 (TWINS) that sold over 28,000 copies.

The group’s second album, Don’t Don, was released in 2007, followed by the third, Sorry, Sorry in March 2009.

Good news for SuJu fans: The group is coming to Manila as part of its Asian Tour: Super Show 2 set for April 10 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Your third album, Sorry, Sorry, is well received all over Asia and with it you also have gained a bigger fanbase which makes you the greatest boy group in Asia. So what can we expect from your fourth album?

“We are really glad to have an opportunity to reach as many listeners as we can all over the world with Sorry Sorry. It drew huge support from the fans as well as other music lovers. We will try our best to live up to that enthusiasm. Please be ready for our new album which surely will show another best performance and colorful music styles. Thanks.”

(For all the members) Do you guys ever sleep? A lot of you regularly attend and record shows, fly to different countries for guestings, film dramas. But you all still manage to smile and look happy. What’s your secret in having such a positive outlook in life despite all the hardships?

“We consider the tight schedules as the proof of the fans’ love and support. We are enjoying it. We sometimes feel exhausted and yet as soon as we feel the fans’ encouragement, we forget about all the fatigue. Definitely, the love and support of the fans are the motivation for us to run and smile more.”

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►►G-Dragon’s controversial “Shine A Light” Concert DVD to hit Japan soon


I’m guessing it’s gonna be released in Japan only because of all the issues we’ve all heard about G-Dragon’s concert..which is quite unfortunate for many international fans :-(

For those waiting to watch G-Dragon’s first solo concert Shine A Light in clear HQ clips, here’s to good news. The concert, which took place in December 09, is due to be released in Japan this February. The DVD does not include subtitles and can only be played on a region 3 DVD player.

And to the people expecting to see the controversial too hardcore for netizens songs (Breathe, Korean Dream, She’s Gone) in clear HQ clips, I’m sorry to disappoint you. They deleted the songs to avoid any law infringement that may happen.

I’m sure this whole post is disappointing for non Jvips, but hey! There’s something in it for us too. The Japanese channel TBS is going to broadcast the whole DVD February 13th, 10:00pm (Japanese Time). So you can tune in to watch it live stream.

Here’s the promo:

Cr: ibigbang + bbteam


►►KARA reveals their hidden talents in their first Japan visit


Although these girls have been out of the spotlight for a while, here they are again…spotted in Japan!

Popular girl group KARA flew to Japan for their first showcase, and yesterday, February 6, we had the chance to interview them at Tokyo’s New Otani Hotel.

With around 100 people attending the event, the KARA members greeted everyone in Japanese, expressing that “We are very nervous for our first showcase here in Japan.”

When asked what their charm is, leader Park Gyuri answered “A lot of people tell us that we’re warm and fresh and lively.. I guess we are like the girlfriend who lives in next door”

The showcase to be held today, February 7, was originally supposed to be a one-time showcase only. But because of the number of fans that had wanted to attend the event, another showcase was added, making it 2 showcases, with around 3000 fans attending. Han Seungyeon, who spoke in fluent Japanese, said “We’re really happy. Its our very first showcase but a lot of fans are supporting us, so we are very thankful for that. All the members are nervous and excited.”

When asked about their individual talents, leader Park Gyuri answered “My mom used to dub for Japanese Manhwas, so I got her talent of voice impersionations”, and went on to show her cute talent. Maknae Kang Jiyoung said “My strongest trait is that I’m the youngest.” Meanwhile Jung Nicole stated that “Its dance and cooking. I really like to cook.”

Han Seungyeon went on to say that “I’m not young anymore, but my talent is looking younger than my real age”, while member Goo Hara said that “My free-spirited nature is my strong point.”

source: NAVER NEWS
translated by coffeebeanie@KARAholic
tip-off: anne@KARAholic
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►►Secret’s SunHwa is so nice that she almost comes off as being stupid?


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Secret’s Sunhwa, most known for her spot on Invincible Youth, was recently named “the easiest idol member” on today’s episode of Star Golden Bell.I think in context, ‘easy’ means someone who is easy to trick and easy to approach.

The members of SHINee all chose her as “the easiest idol member” which led her to receive the #1 spot. The boys reasoned, “She’s so nice that she almost comes off as being stupid,” and “I saw Sunhwa’s brain map online. It was very blank.”

Sunhwa replied, “This is the first time I’m getting named #1.”

Check out Sunhwa’s now infamous brain map:

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►►[VIDs] Close-ups on Hae Lim performing with the Wonder Girls @ Sanya Hotel


These are clearer fan cams focusing on Hae Lim so Wonderfuls can have a feel of the girl. But to be honest, her voice is too soft to replace SunMi’s..

Nobody

Tell Me

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►►KARA’s Jiyoung, “New mini-album will release mid-February, everyone please give us lots of love”


Mid-February = ALMOST HERE!! I wonder what concept KARA will take on this time ^^ I really like their last album so hopefully it won’t disappoint me ;-)

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In 2009 Kara became a popular “girl group” with the 2nd album [Revolution], gaining popularity with the “butt dance” in the song “Mister.” Kara’s cute maknae JiYoung, who is now a second year high school student, was nicknamed “Ong Al” and “Ooh Jjoo jjoo” due to her appearance. In a broadcasting, she seems to talk with a sucked-in mouth like a child asking for food, which led to her nickname “ooh jjoo jjoo.”

Meeting JiYoung in the latest company DSP media rehearsal, we asked her feelings of 2009, and she answered, “At the time of ‘Pretty Girl’ and ‘Honey,’ I was only known as the new member of Kara, but as people saw my performance in ‘Wanna’ and ‘Mister,’ my fans and popularity increased. Especially when people danced our “butt dance” throughout the televisions, our popularity grew.

Kara’s popularity also increased throughout talent programs and radio shows. With various cable shows like “Kara Bakery” and “Invincible Youth Season 4,” Nicole’s appearance in premier of “Star Golden Bell,” and in other programs like “Joh ah suh (Good)”, “Infinity Challenge,” and “Intimate Note,” they became very famous.

As the male idols comment how JiYoung is going on the “right” direction with her cute and pure image, it seems like she have a potential to appear in other programs like drama and musical.

To conclude, Kara JiYoung states her plan for 2010, “since around mid-February Kara will present a new mini-album, I wish for everyone to give lots of love for us, and since I am now a second year in high school, I will study harder, I will listen to my parents more, and I hope to get along well with all my member unnies. Since I am now one year older, I wish to become more mature… even now I am trying my best to be mature. You will see me as a mature girl, right?” As she babbles about how she does not wish to be treated as a child, one can’t help but adore her.

In other various star stories “The Star,” 5 star idols who shined 2009 will give 2010 a new year message and a hand-written letters of “Moleskine” (www.moleskine.co.kr) diaries will be on the event. To participate, go to The Star site and to the event page. Available until February 17th.

Source: thestar.chosun.com
Translated: holyknight@KARAholic
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►►Caught on Cam: SNSD’s Jessica hugs Suju’s Kyuhyun + Shindong is a green monster


Who would’ve thought KyuSica existed?! The evil Suju maknae is getting his well-deserved love from his noona- SNSD’s Jessica @ the High1 Seoul Music Awards ^0^

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Cr: as tagged + baidu

and surprise! Shindong turned into a hairy and green monster for the kids’ show “Popopo Aija” he MCs for!

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►►AVEX’s president Max Matsuura wishes DBSK’s Yunho a Happy Birthday!


AVEX is DBSK’s 2nd company in Japan ^^ and…

~HAPPY 24/25th BIRTHDAY TO THE CARING LEADER YUNHO~!

Although things are tough nowadays, keep your faith and strength up!

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Cr: In東方神起 and eternity. ~Toko?wantebaku~

At 5.40pm today, Max Matsuura, CEO of AVEX Entertainment, wished Yunho a Happy Birthday on his twitter!

Translation: It’s his birthday! A 24-year-old man this year! Congratulations!

Source: [max's twitter]
Translation credits: mandasoh@tohosomnia.net
Shared by: tohosomnia.net
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►►BEAST’s photos caught netizens’ attention for their unique friendship


BEAST’s awesome friendship..let me show you it :-)

Photos Displaying Friendship, “These Friends Are Different”

The photos bringing out the friendship of the members of the boy group, BEAST, has been opened to the public through the internet, becoming the topic of discussion.

Now, a variety of notice boards of online portal sites say that the teamwork displayed by Yoon Doojoon, Lee Kikwang, Son Dongwoon, Yong Junhyung, Jang Hyunseung, and Yang Yoseob through the pictures is causing netizens to focus attention on them.

Either wearing hats and having fun like kids at a birthday party, eating together at meals while taking photos, and even pouring each other water have revealed the daily lives of the members, pleasing the hearts of the BEAST fans.

Netizens who have seen the photos said “The fact that the flower boys are getting along is refreshing to the person who is looking at the photos” “Looking at the close relationship between the six members gives a feeling of relief”, and they showed extraordinary attention to the photos.

CREDITS: TV DAILY (SOURCE); annayang3195@B2ST Rising (TRANS)


►►All C.N Blue members prefer older women (noona’s)?


“I like noonas because they can buy me yummy things” – Minhyuk is so effing cute!! I LMAO’ed so hard at that XD..although I do feel sad cause I’m younger than all of them >.<

The CN Blue members, who are sweeping the charts in less than 2 weeks of their debut, stated that they all prefer older women.

On the second of February at 12pm, on Choi HwaJung’s Power Time radio, the DJ asked them if they are more attracted to older or younger women to find out their personal styles, and all the members replied, “older women.”

Lee JungShin stated, “People who are younger than me I think won’t be able to lead me, so I’m a bit scared about that.” Lee JongHyun replied, “Maybe it’s because all the women I have dated until now was older, I think my ideal girl is someone sophisticated that I lean on to.”

Kang MinHyuk said, “I like noonas because I have a sister and since I don’t have that much money, I like noonas that buys me yummy things.” The leader Jung YongHwa stated, “Actually I don’t really mind older or yonger women, but I will choose older women for our teamwork.”

For the “love at first sight” types, the CN Blue members choose a feminine style, but Jung YongHwa said that he preferred, “feminine, but still someone who I can feel the cuteness,” and Lee JungShin said, “feminine, but still having that made up mind.”

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►►New Releases: 02/06/10


MBC Music Core live performances are all up!


MVs: Dick Punks’ “Cheerleaders” + DP ft. Knock’s “Do you remember?” + Daybreak’s “Good” + Kiroy Y ft. KCM & Nonoo’s “The stars of the night” + The The Band’s “Tears are falling” + Bubble Sisters’ “Kashiri” + J.ae ft. MBLAQ G.O’s “I Can’t Tell You This Is The End”

CFs: Big Bang for Cyon Crystal (re-edits)

Special Spotlight: f(x)’s funny/cute cut in Africa

Live perfs (Music Core 100206): U-KISS’ “Round and Round” + SNSD’s “Star Star Star” + SNSD’s “Oh!” + C.N BLUE’s “I’m a loner” + TRAX ft. SNSD Seohyun’s “Cold hearted man” + After School’s “When I fall” + Untouchable ft. BEG Narsha’s “Living in the heart” + SeeYa, Davichi, T-ara’s “Wonder Woman” + Kim Jong Kook’s “It’s this person” + ZE:A’s “Mazeltov” + Min Kyung Hoon’s “It hurts because it’s love”

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►►[VID] Jaebum dancing @ NW Sweet 16 Bboy Battle!


Looks like 2PM’s leader is doing just fine in Seattle doing what he loves – B-boying. I’m actually glad that he’s continuing to shine wherever he goes ^^

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►►[VID] 2AM’s Jokwon & Seulong parody Baek Ji Young & Taecyeon’s “My Ear’s Candy”


On the February 6th episode of the show “Sebakwi”, the two ‘Dirty Eyed Girls’ JoKwon and SeulOng attempts another parody at Baek Ji Young & 2PM Taecyeon’s song “My Ear’s Candy”…these dorks will knock your two front teeth off! LOL

Cr: Unknowncarrot@YT


►►[VIDs] SHINee, SNSD, and Super Junior have pillow fights on Star King!


SM Town going all out on each other! What a sight XD

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►►2AM, “We have better bodies than 2PM!”


That may be true but too bad their image and songs just won’t allow those shirts to be ripped like 2PM :-P

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2AM members are receiving a lot of attention for saying that they have better bodies than their “brother group” 2PM.

On the night of the 6th, 2AM were the guests of KBS 2TV “Entertainment Relay-Guerilla Date.” They walked on the streets with a reporter, meeting different people, and led an exciting mood.

While talking about 2AM’s nicknames, Seulong replied, “We have better bodies than 2PM,” causing the other members to say, “Now, we are “Beastly Idols” too.” In real life, 2AM has also perfected chocolate abs through exercising, which was once a big topic.

2AM and 2PM both grew up in the same company ever since their trainee days. They became so close that they can now call each other a “brother group.” Consequently, 2AM shared many stories about 2PM in the interview.

Changmin confessed, “2AM and 2PM get jealous of each other,” and “They seem to want what we have rather than the other way around.”

Seulong playfully added, “I wish Taecyeon would stop saying that he wants to be in 2AM,” showing how close they really are.

On the other hand, “What if Changmin joined 2PM?” Changmin replied, “If I join 2PM, that will be the one moment where I mess up,” which caused a lot of laughter.

2AM is now energetically promoting their new song, “Even If I Die, I Can’t Let You Go.”

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Credits: My Daily (Source), love-yun@2ONEDAY (Trans)


►►[Interview] MBLAQ’s Valentines Day Questionaire with Trendy Magazine


How would the MBLAQ members spend their Valentine’s Day? What are their ideal types of girl? Let’s find out through the February issue of Trendy Magazine!

I love the individual questionnaires better, actually, because it shows that 1) leader Seungho really wishes the best for his group. 2) maknae Mir loves his family best. 3) tough guy G.O actually cares a lot about everyone’s health. 4) cutie Thunder is desperate for an image change. and 5) Chic guy Joon loves himself…lol

See the picture scans HERE.

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►►[VID] 4Minute performs + interview on Filipino show “Wowowee”


It has been reported earlier that the 4Minute girls were visiting the Philippines this weekend. On February 6th, they appeared on the Filipino show “Wowowee” to perform “What a girl wants” and also answered a bit questions as well as introducing themselves to the audience.

Mariel (girl host): From TV to MTV, they [Koreans] have amazed us. After Boys Over Flowers, Wonder Girls, and 2NE1, here’s another Korean girl group who’s sure to invade [catch] our hearts; please welcome, 4Minute!

(They perform What a Girl Wants)

Mariel: Yay, thank you so much 4Minute! Thank you so much. And can we please call their interpreter, Angela. Hi, Angela! Welcome to Wowowee.

4Minute: *does the Wowowee gesture

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►►DBSK’s Xiah Junsu and his twin Junho to visit Singapore in April


It seems that Singapore K-pop fans are in for a special treat (adding to many other treats they’ve received already…) from the Jun brothers this upcoming April!

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Quest Model Management (part of Quest Group Holdings) announced on 3 February, via social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, that Kim Junho, fraternal twin of TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu, will be holding a mini-concert in Singapore in April 2010.

Xiah Junsu is set to make an appearance for this mini-concert.

More details will be made available on a later date.

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