Monthly Archives: September 2010
Teasing fans left, right, and center this past week, Cube Entertainment has finally released the long-awaited gem of B2ST’s comeback, their “SOOM” MV.
With their brand new image and song, B2ST certainly hopes to grab your attention and leave you breathless. Stay tuned for their comeback on Music Bank tomorrow!
On September 27th, a news article by Japan’s Asahi News, titled, “DBSK’s comeback potential“, speculated that Avex dropped promotional activities with JYJ because their contract with JYJ hindered Avex’s recruitment of other Korean stars. The article specified that Avex supported JYJ, but this caused a breakdown in relations between Avex and SM Entertainment to the point where the latter signed SNSD with Universal.
In summary, Aera, the author of the article, postulates that Avex split with JYJ as an act of submission to SM Entertainment and other Korean entertainment corporations.
Aera wrote, “It is commonly accepted in Korea that companies spend millions to train and promote artists from their early childhood. Korea’s entertainment business finds it inevitable that contracts must be of a certain length to guarantee profit. JYJ’s split from SM through legal proceedings put a huge scratch on the face of SM and Korea’s business. When Avex salvaged JYJ, it was a direct confrontation with SM.”
“When SNSD and KARA signed under Universal, and 2PM followed up with Sony, Avex had to consider the lack of fresh Korean recruitment. In the end, they opted to drop the immediately, but minimally profitable, JYJ for a chance to sign the new generation’s ‘DBSK’.”
Aera continued, “Just like in Korea, where fame is but an overinflated bubble, when DBSK broke up, their fame took a massive hit. Even in Japan, JYJ’s activities drew negatives comments such as, ‘money hungry dogs’, and other severe criticisms“.
Aera concluded by questioning whether JYJ has a bright future ahead.
On September 30th, ice cream brand Baskin Robbins held a opening event for their new ice cream and dessert cafe favorite D by Baskin Robbins at the 1st favorite D shop in Kangnam-gu, Seoul.
At the event, Baskin Robbins’ new CF model, 2PM’s Nichkhun, attempted to be a dessert chef for the day. He joined the other dessert chefs to make a variety of dessert menu items such as the Kiss Me Mango, the Miss Fruits Saigon, and the Magical Avocado.
In addition, Nichkhun held a fan signing for the 100 people who came for the favorite D event.
Take a look at the pictures below!
Photos: as tagged
Ahead of the prestigious 2010 G20 Seoul Summit this November, it was revealed that 20 idol singers from popular K-Pop groups of today have been recruited to sing the theme song for the event.
The theme song titled, ‘Let’s Go‘ had been made specially for the event which will take place from November 11 – 12th at Samsung-dong’s Coex, for the discussion about the world’s economy.
The idol group members who will lend their voices include Gyuri (KARA), Seohyun (SNSD), Junsu (2PM), Changmin (2AM), Jaekyung (Rainbow), Jonghyun (SHINee), Sungmin (Super Junior), Kahi (After School), Luna (f(x)), JiEun (SECRET), Junhyung (B2ST), Gayoon (4minute), Min (miss A), G.O (MBLAQ), Bumkey (2wins), G.NA, Son Dambi, Seo In Kook, IU and Anna.
Korea is hosting this event for the first time and hopes to transfer a message through this song to youths that they should take on the world with confidence. With the growing influence that K-pop idols now wield on the young generation, there were no better candidates than them to do so.
The solo recordings were done from the 24 – 25th and all 20 of them came under one roof on the 26th to record the chorus portions.
‘Let’s Go’ is scheduled to be released in early October and footage of the idol singers recording the song will be edited into a music video.
Girl groups have undergone many changes since they first appeared in the music industry. Formerly known for their fantasy-like and unapproachable image, girl groups these days seem unafraid to bare all, as many are the driving forces behind variety programs. Their witty commentary and honest confessions have earned them countless headlines.
In those cases where they confess, what is the thing that is most often confessed by girl groups? Well, girl groups almost always confess their height and weight on variety shows, adding and subtracting from reality to fit the situation. Newsen and Sports Seoul recently surveyed the heights and weights of ten girl groups to get a closer look behind the screen.
SNSD, KARA, and f(x) were excluded from the survey, as their information was not listed in portals.
#1. What are the stats of the first generation idols?
S.E.S hold an average height of 161.3 cm, but Fin.K.L is taller by 7 cm, standing at an average of 168.5 cm. S.E.S also weighs an average of 49.5 kg, while Fin.K.L weighs 3 kg more at 49.5 kg.
The members weighing the least are S.E.S’s Shoo at 44 kg, and Fin.K.L’s Sung Yuri at 45 kg.
#2. Who is the tallest amongst the second generation idols?
First goes to none other than After School, standing at an average of 168.375 cm with their long, slender bodies. Rainbow comes in at second with an average of 165 cm, and 4minute in third with 164.6 cm.
UEE and Nana are the two tallest members of After School, standing at 171 cm. The rest of the members have similar heights, while Raina is the shortest at 166 cm.
The shortest group are the Brown Eyed Girls, standing at an average of 160.75 cm and weighing in at 45.5 kg. Secret came in second at 161.5 cm and weighing in at 45.2 kg.
Those in the 163 cm average category include T-ara (163.6 cm), the Wonder Girls (163.8 cm), andmiss A (163.7 cm).
#3. Which girl group is the lightest?
The members of 2NE1 are the lightest with a group average of 43.5 kg. They stand at 162.5 cm tall.Dara is the lightest member among all the girl groups, weighing in at 40 kg.
After School averaged 48 kg, with Secret following at 45.2 kg, the Wonder Girls at 45.2 kg, Davichi at 45.5 kg, and miss A at 45.7 kg.
#4. All of the girl groups are underweight!
Celebrities are often seen making statements such as, “I look heavier on screen than I do in real life.”
When put through the BMI calculations though, results revealed that all of the girl groups were underweight. Using 18.5~23 as the healthy range, the Brown Eyed Girls came closest to being “healthy” with a BMI of 17.61.
Secret followed with 17.35, 4minute with 17.13, miss A with 17.06, After School with 17.06, the Wonder Girls with 16.85, Davichi with 16.71, 2NE1 with 16.47, and T-ara with 16.36.
The most underweight of all was Rainbow with a BMI of 16.11.
Source + Photos: Newsen, Sports Seoul
The oldest couple of MBC’s “We Got Married” recently visited Jeju Island for their 1-year anniversary.
Although their anniversary was technically on September 20th, Jo Kwon and Ga-In were unable to visited Jeju Island until September 28th. Apparently the couple watched the sunrise together while reflecting on their past year.
As for the remaining “We Got Married” couples, CNBlue’s Yonghwa and SNSD’s Seohyun were forced to endure a prolonged separation due to their promotional activities in Japan; 2PM’s Nichkhunfinally took f(x)’s Victoria to visit Thailand with him in order to introduce his wife to his family.
DBSK’s Micky Yoochun and actress Goo Hye Sun were picked as the actors with the most charming dimples, according to a poll that was recently conducted.
Out of the 15,503 netizens who took part in the 8-day long poll, 6,510 votes (42%) went to ‘Sangkyunkwan Scandal’ actor, Park Yoochun, becoming netizens’ most favorite dimpled celebrity.
In addition, Goo Hye Sun gained 3,811 votes (24.6%), ranking her 2nd place, while actor Lee Minhoreceived 2,238 of the votes (14.4%) to snatch 3rd place.
Other celebrities who earned the top 5 spots were singer and actor, Lee Seung Gi, and fellow ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed Fox’ star, Shin Min Ah.
Source + Photo: MoneyToday
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According to this news Hye Sun will have a FM in Taiwan on Oct 6th 12PM
I will update again if i get confirmed news)
Ku Hye Sun Taiwan FanMeeting
Time/Date: October 6,2010 (Wednesday) 12.00p.m.
Venue: GTV Building 1st Floor (Hall), No. 455, RuìGuāng Rd, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan 114
1. Free to attend.
2. Queue up in front of GTV Building, instructions will be given, admission will starts at 11.30am, no overnight queuing.
3. The number of participants will be depends on the size of the venue (
recording studio), please follow the instructions given by the staff.
4. If fans wanted to give HyeSun presents please tell the staff on that day.
5. Organizer reserved the rights to change the content of the event.
Credit Soompi + cafemanolin @ twitter.
Actress Park Han Byul recently left a message for a particular netizen who has been persistently bad-mouthing her relationship with singer Se7en.
On the 27th, Park Han Byul wrote on her Twitter, “You have been tweeting a lot since a long time along. I was just going to let it pass but it seems like there are lot of misunderstandings which is the reason why I am leaving this message. I am one person who hopes more than anyone else for her boyfriend to succeed. Wouldn’t that be definite?”
She continued, “There is no way for me to boldly block journalists from writing about parts that people who aren’t even close to me are interested in. I’m saying that when articles about just one answer I say in an interview regarding that particular topic are written, I can’t do anything about how exaggerated the articles are. Your hatred toward me is also something I can’t help, but I wanted to resolve this problem as much as how you thought I was deliberately making these situations happen, or how I’m not enjoying my relationship. So let’s stop writing these tweets that only hurt each other.”
This particular netizen has actually been leaving many negative tweets on her Twitter. Example of these include, “All I can see is of you believing that you have a pretty face, and happily living the celebrity life off exaggerated articles”, “I know that even when you opened your online shopping mall, you used Se7en’s money to open it”, “Se7en is pathetic too. He’s wasting away one good life for a girl like her.”
Netizens who read Park Han Byul’s response supported her with replies such as, “Park Han Byul must be so sad”, “Don’t worry too much about the negative comments, just have a good loving relationship with Se7en”, “Have strength! Just ignore those negative comments”.
Meanwhile, a music video for Se7en’s ‘I’m Going Crazy’, of which she featured in, was released earlier on the 28th.
Source + Photo: MyDaily
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from boy group U-Kiss! They’ve held a successful concert in the Philippines and performed at this year’s 2010 Hallyu Dream Concert and are now finally ready to return to the kpop stage full force!
To kick things off, the boys have released the cover for their latest mini album “Break Time.” As you can see, the boys sure clean up nice on the cover and have undergone quite a mature transformation for their comeback! Also, to further intensify the hype, the tracklist for their mini album has also been released!
1. Before Yesterday
3. Light It Up
4. Rock ‘Ya Body
6. 시끄럿!! (Inst.)
The album will drop on October 4th and comes with a 50-pg booklet!
Thanks to everyone that sent in a tip!