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Best friends Baek JiYoung and Yuri reveal new summer bikini photoshoot!

Singer Baek JiYoung and good friend Cool Yuri released their new summer swimming suit photoshoot, garnering great interests from netizens.

The photoshoot was for the 2 close friends’ shopping mall ‘IAmYuri’. And one of their new summer fashion items is bikinis, and the 2 had personally modelled for the items in their good bodies.

An official from IAmYuri revealed that the 2 had been able to maintain a great body shap through weight training.

Go under the cut for more photos.

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Mnet unveils MAMA – Full nominee list revealed!

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From 2009, Mnet annual music event MKMF will be changed to Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).

A live program took place on 23rd October in Seoul Tower and the idea of the new music awards ceremony was revealed. Previously on 16th October, the note “This year there will be no MKMF’ was posted on Mnet’s official homepage, the change of the music ceremony was to give it a new transformation as mentioned by Mnet.

Go under the cut for the nominee list and more details!

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MBC Chuseok Special ‘Star Dance Battle’

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Ending the fiesta of idol special shows for Chuseok special, MBC aired it pre-recorded ‘Star Dance Battle’ chuseok special on 4th October.

Idols and celebrities come together to have 7 rounds of dance battles of great dance parodies and performances.

Go under the cut to see who won the dance battles.

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A glance at 2009 Chuseok special shows

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September was a month of unfateful news for Kpop. And moving on to the month of October, with Chuseok festival coming up on 3rd October, there is something for Kpop fans to look forward to at last.

With the 3 major broadcast companies doing different chuseok special shows featuring special performances by different artistes, let’s take a look at what the 3 TV channels have installed for us this jampacked weekend in a glance.

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K Bites – 12.08.2009 V (Navi-HyunA, JaeBum-Yuri, MC Mong-Joo AhMin)

4Minute HyunA to be featured for Navi’s new song

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4Minute HyunA will be helping out with singer Navi’s new song.

HyunA will be featured for Navi’s new song ‘눈물도 아까워 (Wasteful Tears)’. HyunA had volunteered for the featuring after persuasion from acquaintances and listening to the song.

The song is a electronic R&B number and is composed by Jo YoungSoo and written by Kang EunKyung. The song writes about a woman who will not forgive her boyfriend for cheating on her.

Jo YoungSoo also composed Navi’s previous hit ‘Heart Damage’.

The song will be revealed online on various music sites on 13th August.


Cool Yuri, “2PM muscleman JaeBum is right-on my ideal type of guy”

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Cool member Yuri has picked 2PM JaeBum as her ideal type of guy.

Cool members were on KBS Joy ‘Flower Boy Carriage’ recently. And Yuri asked, “Is there any idol who had captured your heart?”. She answered, “Recently 2PM JaeBum has caught my eyes. Normally idols are cute and pretty style but JaeBum is very manly and built, and that is charming – my ideal type right-on.”

MC Shin JungHwan said, “If JaeBum were to ask you out on the spot, will you?”. Yuri answered coolly, “Of course”. But on the other hand when Yuri was asked, “Is there style you like from Lee JaeHoon, Kim SeongSoo and Yoon JungSoo?”, Yuri were unable to answer but just burst into laughters.

The show will be aired on 13th August at 11.10pm.


Joo AhMin, “I do not hate the title as MC Mong’s girlfriend”

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Talent Joo AhMin who has been the topic amongst netizens after she was known to be singer MC Mong’s girlfriend, has revealed her gratitude to MC Mong.

She wrote on her minihompy recently with the title to a post ‘MC Mong’s loveer Joo AhMin’ and said, “I do not hate the title as MC Mong’s lover Joo AhMin.”

She also uploaded a photo she took together with MC Mong at the beach, “It is not an embarrassing thing to be the girlfriend of a really cool person. MC Mong is the coolest and most romantic person in this world, writing my letters, writing me lyrics and even made songs for me.”

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K Bites – 05.08.2009 II (WonderGirls, E.via, Lee SooGeun)

WonderGirls send greetings back to Korea

wg_050809Currently promoting in America, the WonderGirls sent their greetings to their fans in Korea.

The girls did that through a video posted on their endorsement Peripera site on 5th August. They did a short interview saying, “Hello everyone. We are very happy to do greetings in Korean after so long.”

They continued, “We are currently in Philadelphia. And our performance just ended. We are going everyday on stage performing for the Jonas Brothers’ concert feeling thankful. Thank you everyone for the encouragement.”

They also said, “As you can see, we are currently promoting ‘Nobody’ and as you can see our costumes, makeup and hair is not much different from when we were doing the song in Korea. And now in America, there is a crazy for the retro look too. We will continue to work hard with the encourage and support everyone gives. Let’s meet in Korea soon!”


Uljjang rapper E.via to amend album and comeback again

evia_240609Known to be banned from broadcast because of the lascivious lyrics in her songs, uljjang rapper E.via (Lee OkJoo) will have her album amended and will comeback as a singer again.

E.via released the re-recording of her album ‘Hey!’ on 4th August and will release the remix album again for comeback. Her comeback will include a new song ‘Until I get crazy’.

The MV for ‘Hey!’ will engage the same lights and filming team for 2NE1’s ‘Lollipop’ CF. E.via is known to be a fast rapper like rapper Outsider and her album sold over 5,000 copies even though it was to broadcasted, and more than 5 of her songs from the album was up on top of online music charts.


Lee SooGeun to take on Music Bank stage as singer and not as gagman

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Gagman Lee SooGeun will release a new music album after 6 months. He will release a new digital album ‘Happy Song’ beginning of August, and it is about 6 months since his last release of his 1st album in February.

He will also be performing on Music Bank for the first time on 7th August as a singer and not as a gagman.

‘Happy Song’ is produced by hitmaker Park HaeWoon who did songs for Cool and DJ DOC. And the song will be a merry song with a folk song feel from the Scandanavians.

Lee SooGeun hope to use this song to cheer everyone up in this tough times, spreading a little happiness around.

K Bites 01.08.2009 – DNT, Bada, Brown Eyed Girls

DNT ‘Crazily Pretty’ is new hot music

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4-member group DNT has received great popularity with their comeback single album title song ‘Crazily In Love’.

On 15th July after the teaser video to the song was revealed and then the full song reveal on 23rd, it rose up fast on all the online charts like Bugs, Mnet, Melon, Soribada, Dosirak etc.

The song ‘Crazily Pretty’ has a hip hop rhythm and an addictive melody, and is produced by Eun JongTae who did T-Max’s ‘Paradise’ and SS501’s ‘Because I Am Stupid’.

But it has been known that the group’s album was leaked out online on P2P website before the official release. The company revealed that they don’t know to be happy or angry about it as there are much interests from music fans for the group’s comeback.


Stillcuts to Bada’s comeback MV filming released!

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Ahead of her comeback, singer Bada has filmed for her new MV and still cuts to the filming were revealed on 31st July.

In the still cuts, we get a sneakpeek into the atmosphere of her comeback songs, Bada monitoring the MV filming and also some shots of her with her backdancers.

The MV was filmed on 13th July in a filming set in GyeongGiDo.

The veil to Bada‘s comeback will be lifted from 3rd August, and more details to her comeback 4th album will be released.

More photos under the cut!


Brown Eyed Girls ‘Abracadabra’ s #1 on illegal music download sites

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For this week, Brown Eyed Girls has overtaken 2NE1 and MC Mong to be the #1 download song on illegal download site P2P.

Downloads for the group’s comeback title song ‘Abracadabra’ makes up 24% of all the downloads on the site.

With the sexy and topic-causing MV and performance of  ‘Abracadabra’ put up by the group, their comeback was a heated on with much interests coming from music fans. There was also the ‘noise marketing’ with all the criticisms on how the performance and MV to the song was deemed inappropriate for broadcast. But that made the interests for their comeback even heated.

More stillcuts to Bada’s MV filming

K Bites – 29.07.2009 III (SNSD, KARA Nicole, Big Bang)

So Nyeo Shi Dae members gets teary on SBS Chocolate

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SBS ‘Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate’ did the filming for their ‘Summer Festival’ on 29th July. The concept for this special episode is an all-standing concert performances for audiences to enjoy the music.

And the So Nyeo Shi Dae members performed their hit song ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ together with a dance battle and also musical instrument performancse – putting in much effort for this stage.

Member SeoHyun’s mother made a special appearance on the show. And the rest of the members went teary while doing a video message for their mothers.

Meanwhile this ‘summer festival’ also feature other singers like Cool, YB, Hot Potato (Kim C, Go BumSoo) and KangSan.

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What happened to KARA Nicole?

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Female group KARA memer Nicole appearing much skinnier than before has gathered much interests from netizens.

Netizens called it ‘transformation after 14 days’, comparing Nicole’s photos before and after these 14 days – and from the photos she did looked like she has lost much weight.

KARA’s company came out to say, “To prepare for their new album, not only Nicole, the other members all went on a diet. They did it through diet control and exercise, and they all lost about 3-4kg. The members are very satisfied with their new looks.”

While KARA fans have been posted on Nicole’s minihompy messages like ‘Nicole, you must eat alright?” etc. Netizens also commented, “Nicole looked cute before her diet”, “It seems like she went through pain with this diet, but her hardworking features are pretty too” etc.

Meanwhile, KARA will release their comeback album on 30th July.


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Community site DCInside did a survey from 21st till 28th July on ‘Which female entertainer has the prettiest thighs?’.

And out of 11,657 votes, So Nyeo Shi Dae Tiffany emerged #1 with 4755 votes (40.8%). The So Nyeo Shi Dae girls recently came back with a sexy marine concept for their comeback song ‘Tell Me Your Wish’.

After School member UEE is at #2 (2455, 21.1%), and highschool singer IU is at #3. The rest of the results: Lee Hyori at #7, Son DamBi at #9, Yoo Eun Hye at #10 and Kim Ah Joong at #12.


Big Bang TV is next up after 2NE1TV

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New series of Big Bang TV will start from 29th July on Mnet showing fans the Big Bang’s current lifestyle in Japan.

The show will show a side of the boys’ lifestyle yet to be shown and also go behind the stage of their ‘Gara Gara Go’ showcase in Japan. It was knnow that the 5 members have to share 3 rooms in their Japan dormitory and member GDragon and SeungRi are known as YG’s ‘Tom and Jerry’, that they will play around even without the camera around.

There is also a follow-up from members SeungRi and DaeSung’s appearance on ‘Close Note’, and DaeSung revealed in the show, “We are really close now”.

Big Bang TV will be shown on Mnet from 29th July.

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