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Why is NU’EST’s Ren Doing the Gender Bender?

On March 15th, Pledis Entertainments male rookie quintet, NUEST, plans to be the newest and hottest guilty pleasure to spring up on the K-pop scene yet. As the date nears closer and closer, the usual has been in effect to anticipate the groups debut: profiles, concept photos, and of course, teasers for nearly every member. And Ive got to be honest with you; normally Im not a fan of rookies. Heck, Im not normally a fan of Pledis. Ever.

But, from JR to Aron to Baekho (and damn, is Baekho fine), even Minhyun, I have got to admit, Pledis did these boys right. NUESTs first official teaser for their debut single Face dropped a few days ago, and sure, the song sounds lame already, but the visual is impressive. The boys are pretty good looking, and the concept looks clean, edgy and safe for a rookie group yet to debut. In fact, when Baekhos teaser was released, I was infatuated with the dark masculinity, dubstep fusion, the samurai style, and Baekhos face. I thought to myself, huh, boy groups are really stepping their game up this year.

Then Pledis throws their wild card.

This little blonde gem is Ren. Pledis golden boy, Ren. Oh Ren, where to begin?

The first thought that struck me was why? Why a small, pouty-lipped, effeminate member? What purpose does he serve? As these questions rolled around in the back of my head the past couple, I couldnt help but be reminded of f(x)s Amber. And then it hit me.

Why is NUESTs Ren Doing the Gender Bender? Amber is K-pops lovable tomboy. She is the image of the female K-pop idol turned on its head: shes got a short, boyish haircut, she wears long shorts and jeans and varsity jackets, her aegyo is practically nonexistent and shes got a spunky attitude to boot. But the greatest irony of it all is that so many people know f(x) because of Amber. Not because of the bubblegum princess Sulli or Jessicas darling sister Krystal or the lovely and limber Victoria or even moon-faced Luna.

Though maybe a bit unconventional, Amber is the attention grabber, she is the visual, she is what makes you look at f(x) that extra second longer and wonder, wait, was that a..

Perhaps NUEST and Ren are going for the same idea: play up the unconventional stereotype to demand attention. Entertainment companies are always trying to unearth ways to make their groups seem like the best new Asian phenomenon to hit the East or something along those lines. Just think about how rookies this year are trying to keep you focused on them: EXO has 20+ video teasers so far, and they havent even debuted, but are you bored yet?  The ever delicious boys of B.A.P. all dance under the bright lights with their blinding platinum blonde hair, but have you looked away yet?

If Ren plays the part of a womanly man for this hot debut, isnt he going to be the most talked about thing? Wont his gender-bending concept for Face make people start talking about him and NUEST?  Ill admit, its a genius marketing gimmickwhile people stop and stare, somewhere in the back of their minds, the hook and chorus will linger long after, and NUESTs logo will be burned behind their eyes. You are going to remember NUEST not because the members are handsome or because Baekho looks mad fine swinging that sword, but because Ren has shafted the conventional male-idol image and gone much farther than the pretty boy charm.

And while I say more power to him, (Ren looks prettier than I do even on my good days, so hes doing something right) I cant help but wonder if this tactic will produce the full effect Pledis is looking for. Sure, hes going to pull all the attention front and center for NUEST, at least during their debut promotions, but how are fans and music lovers alike receiving this image?

Why is NUESTs Ren Doing the Gender Bender? In Ambers scenario, she doesnt purposefully impose the boy image; in other words, its not an image she has to force for us to see, its an image we perceive as a result of her consistent style. Plainly put, you dont see Amber flaunting boyish behavior or exuding male charm in anything she or f(x) does with anything other than her fashion sense.

But in Ren’s case, he’s shown in his teaser embracing feminine qualities like vanity, adorned with a gem-encrusted manicure and long blonde hair. He even plays the role of temptress in some scenes when he pulls the open mouth, look imma goddess face. Suddenly the degree of his atypical image seems a little much, as his concept practically forces the idea of him playing the part of a woman. Uncomfortable yet?

Still, its hard to gauge they ways in which K-pop fans will receive Ren and NUEST. Will fans turn away with their noses held high or will they flock to Rens feet  because of his gorgeous looks? I dont know, and part of me doesnt want to know. Why and for how long Pledis will keep Ren gender-bending are also questions I still cant wrap my head around. But for the most part, NUEST is turning heads and gaining momentum. Will Ren always look like a woman, will NUEST live up the hype, will I still be in toBaekho later or will I be defaulting back to my eternal bias Jun.k? Come March 15, I guess well find out.

EXO Making plans Ambitious Promotions For June Comeback

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EXO Making plans Ambitious Promotions For June Comeback

EXO Making plans Ambitious Promotions For June Comebackhajima Might 30, 2016 0 Boy workforce EXO, who are planning on returning as a completecommunity in June, is related to be making readythe largest comeback since their debut.

EXO plans on appearingprior to now unseen aspects to themselves through platforms arranged by Naver. The teams promotions come with plans to air the individualsday by way of day lives all all over the month of June throughout the new Naver V Livebroadcast in addition other more than a few content.

EXO could bespecializing in communicating with the loversviathose promotions. As it is the first album they are liberating every bita completeorganization this year, the members are acknowledged to be very sure more or less being even more active about participating in promotions this time around.

SHINee’s Jonghyun Dominates Album Charts With Solo Album “Good”

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SHINee’s Jonghyun Dominates Album Charts With Solo Album “Good”

SHINees Jonghyun Dominates Album Charts With Solo Album Just right an0ya Would possibly 30, 2016 0 SHINees Jonghyun is taking phase in chart good fortune with his first full-length studio liberate Good.

The album tops all main album charts for the fourth week of May just (May 23 to 29). In keeping with the charts to be had on Might also 30, Sensibleputs commencementat the weekly album charts of Hanteo Chart, Synnara Records, Yes24, and HotTracks.

Final week, the nine-track album took over iTunes charts around Asia and the United States, in addition placed first on the day by skill of day charts of leading domestic music stores, following its release on Also can 24.

Jun Ji Hyun And Lee Min Ho After all Officially Showed For “My Love From The Star” Writer’s New SBS Drama

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Jun Ji Hyun And Lee Min Ho After all Officially Showed For “My Love From The Star” Writer’s New SBS Drama

Jun Ji Hyun And Lee Min Ho In spite of everything Officially Showed For My Love From The Megastar Writers New SBS Dramacrystalcove Might 30, 2016 0 Actors Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun have officially confirmed their appearance in author Park Ji Euns new drama.

Although news has been popping outas though it was once confirmed previously, it changed intomost commonly from the mouths of industry insiders. Now there is precise confirmation from the dramas production company, in addition a agenda and broadcasting station.

The drama, with the runningname Legend of the Blue Sea, will star Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun, airing on SBS, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning in November. It's miles slated to premiere after the finish of Incarnation of Envy. The drama is a myth romance, taking its motif from the mermaid/merman tale in Koreas first historic (romance) storybook. In the Joseon-era storybook, it's recorded that real-life figure Kim Dam Nyeong returned mermaids/mermen that were stuck fisherman back to the sea.

Dal Shabet Set To check in for Lady Workforce Comeback Rush

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Dal Shabet Set To check in for  Lady  Workforce Comeback Rush

Dal Shabet Set To sign in forLadyCrew Comeback Rushan0ya Would possibly 30, 2016 0 Dal Shabet is showed to drop a new single and connect the exciting girl group comeback rush!

The four-member girl teamsfirmGlad Face Entertainment shared the scoop on May just 30. Dal Shabet is getting ready to liberate a summer-themed virtualunmarried in early July.

We are recently recording the songs and soon making plans to shoot the tune video, a representative of the agency shared some main points on their progress. Lovers can sit up for seeing a more amusing and playful side of the group, who will take a destroy from hornyideas with this upcoming comeback.

Netizens argue Seolhyun’s butt is missing when in comparison to Naeun’s

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Netizens argue Seolhyun’s butt is missing when in comparison to Naeun’s

Translation: It is Seolhyun out of 3those who holds the name for sexiness. Seolhyuns poster advertisement went viral even for enthusiasts to make parodies. Now not just men but even women folk tempt her sexy body with apple hps.

I beganlooking out Son Naeun who is legendary to have trulylovely apple hips so I made up our minds to compare them in conjunction withequivalent outfits.

Even the remark Seolhyuns fan posted claiming she has buttocks, where are her buttocks? Son Naeun merits the title for apple hips but dont attempt to force it on Seolhyun.

JYP’s new poster for JYP Country Hints At Doubtful Long term For Omit A

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JYP’s new poster for JYP Country Hints At Doubtful  Long term For Omit A

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterOn Might 30th 2:29 PM, JYP tweeted the authentic poster for JYPs concert going down from August 6th to August 7th. Enthusiasts who were to start withthrilledto peer this announcement soon startedto stressfor 2 reasons. The absence of Suzy and the reality that Fei and Min were indexed every bitfolks and now notOmit A.

With the new departure of Jia many fans were worried about the unclear long run of Miss A as a group. However, JYP confidentthose fans that Miss A will still remain together. In spite of these words of assurance fans who witnessed this poster have begun creating worried that Miss A could face an doubtful future.

KBS retracts AOA’s “Music Bank” win and awards it to Two times after recount

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KBS retracts AOA’s “Music Bank” win and awards it to Two times after recount

However, after checking the scores, many enthusiasts accused the prove of miscalculating the FNC Entertainment groups final score, as the quantity of issues given to albums sold as it doesn’t appear to correlate accurately to aspects given to other artists who sold more physical albums. And after a recount, however, the show announced that they did indeed miscalculate and retracted AOAs win, as a substitute awarding it to JYP Entertainment group instead.

We would love to tell you that there used to be an error in final weeks rankings and we would prefer to announce that the rankings for the last week of Would possibly is #1 Two times and #2 AOA.

Music Banks K Chart is composed of Virtual Download (65%) Choice of broadcasted circumstances (20%) Viewer preference (10%) and album sales (5%). And all this information is collected via the KBS Broadcast Culture Research Facility to stay things unbiased.

JTBC Confirms Finish Of “Sugar Man” And Stocks Plans For New Project

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JTBC Confirms Finish Of “Sugar Man” And Stocks Plans For New Project

JTBC Confirms Finish Of Sugar Guy And Stocks Plans For New Assignment an0ya Might 30, 2016 0 JTBCs making a songtypedisplay carbohydrate human volition end its run in July, and no longeremploying a definite plans for a 2nd season.

This was oncepublishedby potential of the displays CP Yoon Hyun Joon on May just 30. Sugar Man will air its ultimate episode in early July. The general shoot is set to take position on June 22.

From the beginning, we decided to divide the prove up into seasons. Our initial plan became to do 16 episodes, yet weve already surpassed 30 episodes. After discussing with the hosts and producers, we came to the realization that you'll need to end the show here, he explained and added how they are also starting to run out of applicants for weekly guests, or Sugar Men.

CLC Becomes Advocates For Supporting Kids With Diabetes

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CLC Becomes Advocates For Supporting Kids With Diabetes

CLC Becomes Advocates For Supporting Youngsters amongst Diabetesnotclaira Might 29, 2016 0 Dice Entertainment’s newestlady group, CLC, has develop into the ambassadors of the Korean Kid Diabetes Association.

Recently, the crowdgave the impression at an match celebrating the 7th annual Baby Diabetes Day, held at a uniquelevel in Lotte World. CLC said, “We would like to thank every person who supports children plagued by diabetes. We plan to do all we will to fortify them as well. We pray that they are going to be in a position to are living healthy lives like their fellow children.”

CLC made a comeback on May just 30 with their mini-album “NU.CLEAR. Here's their first time selling with seven individuals after Elkie and Eunbin were added to the workforceremaining year.