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Amber reveals photo taken together with YoonA, “Happy birthday YoonA unnie”

By spcnet.tv on May 31st, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

Girlgroup f(x) member Amber reveals a photo taken together with So Nyeo Shi Dae YoonA while posing affably.

Amber posted up the photo on her me2day on 30th May and wrote a message to congratulate YoonA on her birthday. Amber said, “Everyone, have you congratulated unnie on her birthday? If not, do it with me. YoonA unnie, happy birthday. Thank you for always taking good care of me. I hope you have a good one today on your birthday.”

Meanwhile, f(x) is promoting their 1st album title song ‘NU ABO’.

S: TVReport

Source: K-Bites

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K-pop group Super Junior’s concert causes stampede at Shanghai Expo, one death reported

By spcnet.tv on May 31st, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

A Korean pop concert held yesterday at the Expo Culture Center caused something of a stampede – reports of how bad it got vary, from the Epoch Time’s rumor that someone died to Shanghai Daily’s blithe announcement that the streets were “blocked by fans.”

If anything, this event was a warning about the power of K-pop: South Korea had planned a “classical and pop” concert that included insanely huge acts – Kangta, BoA and Super Junior, whose Shanghai shows sell out at 10,000+ seated stadiums each year they come. They’re so insanely huge that it almost makes you wonder what organizers were thinking when they arranged that show.

To get in, all you supposedly had to do was get an Expo ticket and line up at the center, an act which, if you’re a student, costs 90RMB. That’s way less than the Super Junior 2009 show’s ticket prices at Yuan Shen Sports Center, where the cheapest you could get in for was 480RMB. Unfortunately, there were only 5000 tickets available, and half of those had already been given to South Korean groups – a fact that eager Chinese K-pop fans hadn’t been made aware of.

By midnight on Saturday, according to Lianhe Zaobao, there were already 2000 people waiting outside the Expo’s Pudong door. Night watch people were blindsided. By the time the limited amount of tickets sold out (The Standard reports there were less than 500), roughly 5000 people were waiting around.

When the crowd realized all tickets were gone, they began to get violent. A witness on the internet said that “several girls were stepped on and over by several guys. So messy, so messy, All the crying and yelling turned into one big wave. There were so many shoes. One girl even fell from the second floor.” The original post has already been harmonized on Tianya. Lianhe says the rumor that this girl died hasn’t been confirmed, though Hong Kong’s Apple Daily seems to be reporting it as fact (watch the YouTube video in that link or below, it has some images of police guards frantically running to contain the crowd).

What they both agree on is that hundreds of people were injured, whether from the pushing and shoving or from heatstroke. The Expo official report itself said that “In the event, several tourists suffered from heatstroke and abrasions and were rushed to nearby medical facilities at the park.” That’s a little more than “blocked by fans,” isn’t it?

Which actually makes me wonder – it seems that Shanghai Daily is still the only China-based paper that’s picked up on the news and their version was way more sanitized than the dozens of Mandarin reports in Chinese media. It almost feels like Chinese media controllers, for the first time I’ve noticed, are more scared about what the outside world thinks than what their own people think.

S: Shanghaiist

Source: K-Bites

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MBLAQ, “Rain always refrain us from from revealing his stories”

By spcnet.tv on May 31st, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

MBLAQ confesses that they are always been watched over by Rain.

MBLAQ Lee Joon and Mire were on MBC ‘Elegant Life’ to be aired on 1st June when they revealed that they have been revealing a lot of their agency president Rain. With their continuous revealing of their president, their manager is getting a little nervous about it and have to stop the boys from doing it.

Mir said,  “If we don’t talk about Rain, we would get edited out, so we started revealing Rain’s stories. Rain always ask us, ‘Were you going to use my stories as broadcast content again?’.”

S:Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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Photo Of The Day! Uljjang rapper E.via poses with world star Rain

By spcnet.tv on May 31st, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

Recently back with new song ‘Shake’, uljjang rapper E.via reveals a photo taken together with singer Rain backstage.

E.via posted up the photo on her minihompy on 30th May, and amongst other photos she posted up are photo taken together with singers like Hwayobi, Lyn, f(x) Amber, Sulli and Rain etc.

The one that caught the attention of many netizen is the photo taken with Rain. The 2 had looked like they are close friends. In addition, Rain was seen with a tank top showing his toned muscles, much to the contrast of E.via’s sweet and cute image.

E.via wrote jokingly, “World star Rain seonbaenim, really standing next to him, I almost wanted to ask ‘Can I touch those muscles?’. Really cool really cool.”

Netizens’ comments were, “She took a tour backstage?”, “Envious”, “I want to touch the muscles too” etc.

Meanwhile, E.via performed the song ‘Shake’ on 28th May on KBS Music Bank.

S:Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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SS501 releases full MV for ‘Love Ya’!

By spcnet.tv on May 31st, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

Back with the new album ‘Destination’, SS501 released the full music video for the title song ‘Love Ya’. Coming back even stronger than before with a mix between strong instrumentals and a powerful beat, they plan to be appearing on the various music shows with the new hit this week. What do you guys think about the new music video and concept?

Source: K-Bites

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After School JooYeon, f(x) Victora and Kim SoRi to be new members on KBS Invincible Youth

By spcnet.tv on May 30th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

The new members to take over the position of So Nyeo Shi Dae YuRi, Sunny and 4Minute HyunA on KBS Invincible Youth have been revealed.

KBS announced on 31st May, “The new members to Invincible Youth are After School JooYeon, f(x) Victoria, musical singer Kim SoRi.” Known to be one of the big 5 uljjangs together with Goo HyeSun and Park HanByul, After School JooYeon said, “I will shed all the pretending and show my real features.” It is planned that JooYeon will show her tough image on the show.

Victoria will also show her fresh charms through appearance on the show. Victoria has showed off great variety sense and aegyo image through her appearance on various variety shows recently.

As for musical singer Kim SoRi, she is the female lead to recent musical ‘The ballerina who loved the b-boy’. She also previously released her first album as a singer and has received great acknowledgement for her capabilities.

S: Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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GaIn to make guest appearance on Family Outing 2 not as ‘Adam Couple’ but as close friend to Jo Kwon

By spcnet.tv on May 30th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

Brown Eyed Girls GaIn will do guest appearance on SBS Family Outing 2.

From 31st May till 1st June, GaIn will be participating in the filming of Family Outing 2 for 2D1N. GaIn has appeared on the show last year with the other Brown Eyed Girls members, but this will be the first time she appears on the show alone.

There is great interests to her appearance since her made-believe husband Jo Kwon on MBC We Got Married is a fixed appearance on the show. The 2 are nicknamed the ‘Adam Couple’ on the show, and on 30th May, Jo Kwon even showed off their couple ring on a broadcast show.

Meanwhile, Family Outing 2 official said, “GaIn will not be appear on the show with Jo Kwon as Adam Couple but just as close friends.”

The official also added, “Stars like Yoo JaeSeok and Lee Hyori also appeared in other shows even though they have earned the image of the ‘Nation’s siblings’ on Family Outing 2. Hence there should be no problem for GaIn to appear on the show.”

Meanwhile, KARA Nicole, actors Shin HyunJoon, Gong HyungJin and singer Tae JinAh and Jang Yoon Jeong will also make special appearance on this episode of the show.

S:Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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IU and Im SeulOng speculated to be the singers to upcoming song ‘We Fell In Love 2′

By spcnet.tv on May 30th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

There has been speculations amongst netizens that 2AM SeulOng and IU will be singing the duet ‘We Fell In Love 2′.

News of ‘We Fell In Love 2′ was first released last week by the production team of We Got Married. The song is the follow up song to ‘We Fell In Love’ sung by Jo Kwon and GaIn last year. The song is said to be produced by hit song maker Lee MinSoo and Kim EeNa.

Amidst the hype for the new song, there has been speculations that SeulOng and IU will be singing the new duet. Some netizens have been sharing captures of the new song registered on the site of Korean Music Copyright Association, and on the capture, IU and SeulOng are the listed singers for the song titled ‘Nag’. The listed composers to the song are Kim EeNa and Lee MinSoo.

Meanwhile, the production team to ‘We Fell In Love 2′ commented, “We will reveal the singers to the song soon.”

The song is set to be released early June.

S:Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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WonderGirls SoHee-YooBin, “Sorry that we did not treat new member HyeRim well enough”

By spcnet.tv on May 30th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

WonderGirls SoHee and YooBin reveals their apologies to new member HyeRim.

The girls were recently present for the filming of MBC Yoo JaeSeok Kim WonHee Come To Play with the Super Junior (HeeChul, Lee Teuk, ShinDong, DongHae and KyuHyun) for a special episode of the show. The MCs then asked HyeRim, “When you first joined, it must be pretty awkward, who was the one who treat you the best?”

HyeRim then answered, “They all treat me very well, I can’t just pick one person.” With that the Super Junior members joked, “I guess there is none.” The MCs then asked the WonderGirls member, “Is there anyone who thinks ‘To be honest, I didn’t treat HyeRim well enough’?” And member SoHee and YooBin raised their hands.

Meanwhile, on the show that day HyeRim did a personal talent show which showed off her unique charms. And the ‘maknae love line’ between her and Super Junior KyuHyun also shone on the show.

Stay tuned to the show to be aired on 31st May at 11.15pm.

S:Newsen

Source: K-Bites

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Jay Park fanclub name poll attracts over 80K votes in a day – ‘Bumblebee’ is leading vote

By spcnet.tv on May 30th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

2PM ex-member JaeBum’s official fanclub name has been determined through a poll.

JaeBum revealed the 4 final fanclub names through his Twitter on 30th May. They are ‘Beyond the Top, ‘Bumblebee’, ‘JayEffect’ and ‘JayWalkers’. As of 8.30KST on 31st May, there are over 82.3K votes from fans.

And leading at ‘Bumblebee’ with 31.5K votes and at #1 is ‘JayEffect’ with 26.66K votes. JaeBum recently wrote on his YouTube, “Fans said they wanted to come up with a fanclub name, I didn’t know hwhat name to use. That is why I signed up for Twitter and asked for fans to choose.”

Meanwhile, JaeBum will be back in Korea in early June for the filming of upcoming movie ‘Hype Nation’.

S: StarNews

Source: K-Bites

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