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A New “Day By Day” For T-ara

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In an earlier article, I mentioned that my entire K-pop persona can essentially be boiled down into two basic rules: (1) Im all about the girl groups, and (2) SNSD eternally holds the extremely coveted title of Favorite Girl Group Evahhh while all other girl groups get to duke it out for second placea position that actually changes quite frequently.  Its hard to say who is the current #2 (although Im probably leaning towards miss A), but news of T-aras impending comeback have recalled to me the days in which T-ara was untouchably second best.  Sadly, such nostalgia has this time been accompanied by maudlin speculation on where, exactly, T-ara went wrong in my eyesfor even though other groups have captured my interest, T-ara has kind of dropped the ball since the I Go Crazy Because of You days with me.

A lot of proverbial ink has been spilled over T-ara, due in large part to what many people perceive as extremely poor marketing and management decisions over the past few years.  First, there was the seemingly unnecessary addition of Hwa-young, a rapper whose contribution to the group was essentially dwarfed by the fact that T-ara already had two rappersboth of whom were coincidentally also lead vocalists (problem).  Then there was the release of two music videos that are collectively nearly as long as is one episode of an American drama or soap operaand though the songs were pretty decent, they had almost nothing to do concept-wise with either of the videos.  And then there was the news that even after Hwa-youngs questionable debut, T-ara would be getting yet another two new members, which was accompanied by that extremely bizarre comment made by Core Contents Media CEO Kim Kwang-soo in which he essentially accused the T-ara members of being lazy and sluggish idols.  And then (are you tired yet?) it was revealed that not only was one of the new members all of 14 years old (thereby creating a 10+ year age gap between T-aras oldest and youngest members), but that she had been chased down by Kim Kwang-soo after he saw her on the street while he was drivingoh, and by the way, she had no prior experience or interest in singing, dancing, or acting prior to signing with CCM.  So naturally, she was a perfect candidate to add to a group in desperate need ofyet another rapper or main vocalist?

All of that considered, T-aras been a bit of a head-scratcher lately.  As someone who has always thought that T-ara could very plausibly and successfully survive as a four-member group (preferably including Eun-jungHyo-min, So-yeon, and Ji-yeon) the consistent addition of more unnecessary new faces did nothing to curry favor with me, and it seems that many former fans are of similar minds.  However, aside from the inclusion of one of the worst raps breaks of all time in Roly Poly, T-aras music has admittedly been fairly solidand hey, believe it or not, some of us do stay in the K-pop fandom for the joy of the music alone.  If nothing else, that is reason enough to give the new 8-member/kind of 9 member T-ara a fair shot for their next comeback.

Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, it has been revealed that were in for yet another music video of epic proportions: a twenty-minute long mini-drama, this time of the science fiction variety.  Though new member Dani will not lend her untested vocals to the song Day By Day nor participate in the promotions, she will play a prominent role in the music video alongside the senior members.  Promotional posters for the music video look almost as though they could be advertising Final Fantasy 57  (or whatever number of that game theyre up to by this point), featuring the members dressed aswhat I can only guess are futuristic interpretations of bounty hunters, given that the story is set 300 years in the future (though why theyre brandishing swords and not light sabers is really anybodys guess).  Although only Hyo-min, Ji-yeon, and Eun-jung are featured in the posters, their radical style transformations suggest similarly dramatic hair and wardrobe choices for the other girls.

Additionally, CCM released a minute-long MV teaser on June 28, which sheds a bit more light on what we can expect when the single drops on July 3:

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the teaser is the almost seamless blending of old and new, of medieval and futuristic.  Though the music video ostensibly takes place in a devastated city of the 2300s, T-ara seems to be fusing both worlds; the props, the scenery, and the wardrobe all seem to suggest a seriously updated world of kings, queens, castles, and knights.  The actual song, too, begins with a soft flute and lyre combination (well, admittedly, its probably a guitar) that swells to include a pretty awesome beat and some of the best rapping Ive heard out of T-ara in awhile (is that Eun-jung I hear?).  While I actually cant claim to be terribly excited about yet another centuries-long (hyperbole intended) music video from T-ara, this teaser has actually got me decently excited for the release of the album.  A 20-minute music video is actually a serious investment in my day, but great new music is welcome anytime.

The most perplexing thing, however, is that just as it was in the posters, a good half of the new T-ara is justnot there.  Like, not anywhere.  I know that not all members starred in Lovey Dovey and Cry Cry, but given that this is the comeback that is supposed to introduce us to the two newest membersand, by that token, somehow convince us that these new members are not superfluouswouldnt it make sense to actually include both of them?  Not only is slightly-less-controversial new member 18-year-old Ah-reum left out, but veteran members QriBo-ram, and Hwa-young dont make an appearance, either.  As someone who already felt that even the 7-member T-ara could be easily shaved in half without serious repercussion, leaving out exactly the members that I thought could be done away with it doesnt do much to inspire confidence in the absolute necessity of making T-ara as large as is SNSD.

Overall, while I am not completely thrilled with the new member additions or the fact that I must choose either a 21-minute episode of 30 Rock or T-aras new music video as my way to spend my limited free time on July 3, I am somewhat anticipating T-aras comeback.  Maybe I just look forward to seeing how CCM actually plans to explain or execute all of these recent potential debaucheries, but I do believe that some part of me deep-down still thinks of T-ara as part of my homegurl crew.  Ill be tuning in on July 3; will you?

Lee Jong Suk Receives Top Compliment For HEFTY Donation To UNICEF Korea

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Lee Jong Suk Receives Top  Compliment For HEFTY Donation To UNICEF Korea

When asked about his huge sum of donation to charity, Lee Jong Suk replied, I would like togo backthe massive love that I have gained from all of my fans. Even from now on, I wont omit my resolution to lend a hand out and be with the folk in need.

It has been reported that one hundred million won can be spent in making houses for Korean immigrants all around theglobalwhilstthe remainder of the cash will be sent to UNICEF China for childrens education.

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Lee Jong Suk Receives Top Compliment For large Donation To UNICEF Korea

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Lee Jong Suk Receives Top  Compliment  For large Donation To UNICEF Korea

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17 T_T_T My husband Jong Suk T_T_T_T Why is he this type ofbeneficiant guy T_T So great T_T_T__T How may just we no longer like you when your acting this fashion T_T

Netizens Can’t Accept as true with Their Eyes After Seeing Rainbow’s Attractive Frame Suit Photos

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Netizens Can’t Accept as true with Their Eyes After Seeing Rainbow’s Attractive  Frame Suit Photos

The photos integrated all seven of the members dressed in sexy yetnow not too revealing one piece and long-sleeved body suits. Each and every member, dressed in bathing fits in the colours of the rainbow, showed off their sexiness with their flawless bodies.

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Finally their comeback!!!Jaekyung unni looks so hot in red hahahaha Im so jealousRainbow fighting!! Please move daebak for your album! Source: Dispatch

Follow A Pink's Eunji on her new Instagram!

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Follow A Pink's Eunji on her new Instagram!

She posted two selcas for her first actual upload and already has practically 60,000 fans on Instagram.  The imagewas oncesubmit just these days and her account is verified, so if you do no longer need to fail to see her next uploads, be certain youpractice @artist_eunji!

Watch: TWICE’s Jungyeon and Veteran Singer Insooni Are a Dream Team in “Muscle Queen”

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Watch: TWICE’s Jungyeon and Veteran Singer Insooni Are a Dream Team in “Muscle Queen”

Watch: TWICE’s Jungyeon and Veteran Singer Insooni Are a Dream Team in “Muscle Queen”notclaira February 9, 2016 0 TWICE’s Jungyeon and veteran singer Insooni currently proved on KBS’s pilot form program “Muscle Queen” that you'll be ready toglancehave compatibilityregardless of how old you are.

The pilot episode aired on February 9, featuring 8ladystaffcontributors and singers who partnered up with well known fitness enthusiasts. TWICE’s Jungyeon used to be paired with veteran RB singer Insooni, who is type of 40 years her senior.

Although the pair’s first assemblyturned into awkward because of the age difference, in the endthe 2 of them were givenrelaxed around every other. At the finish Insooni told the production staff, “She’s like my daughter.” Jungyeon said about her partner, “She’s larger at exercising than me and she has a neater body.”

Kim Bum Soo and Lim Chang Jung Fight It Out for the overall Crown on “Fantastic Duo”

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Kim Bum Soo and Lim Chang Jung Fight It Out for the overall Crown on “Fantastic Duo”

Kim Bum Soo and Lim Chang Jung Struggle It Out for the general Crown on Great brace notclaira February 9, 2016 0 On February 9, Park Myung Soo, Jang Yoon Jung, Lim Chang Jung, and Kim Bum Soo participated in the SBS pilot kind program Fantastic Duo. The display operates belowthe basisthat anybody alongside a mobile phone can stand onstage with a nationally identified singer, pairing amateur singers and non-celebrities with the 4 singers to sing a duet editionin theirmost renowned songs.

The partners for the lastfunctionality were selectedvia a 1 vs. 3 random competition. Park Myung Soo used to be paired with the four-member team Four Ssaem. In combination they sang his song To Idiot From Fool, appearing off a sexy orchestral arrangement in addition amazing harmonization.

Jang Yoon Jung turned into paired with the 74-year-old Chilsoon Taxi, whose genuinecall was Seo Byung Soon. Together they sang her song First Marriage and Jang Yoon Jung burst into tears all through the performance. I cried because I felt the lyrics reflected his story, she stated later. My spouse comforted me with his eyes. Im so sorry to him for crying during the song.

Spoiler Added episodes five and six captures for the Korean drama 'Madame Antoine'

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Added episodes fiveand six captures for the Korean drama "Madame Antoine" (2015)Directed through Kim Yoon-cheolWritten by Hong Jin-ahNetwork : jTBCWith Han Ye-seul, Seong Joon, Jinwoon, Lee Ju-hyeoung, Hwang Seung-eon, Jang Mi-hee,...16 episodes - Fri, Sat 20:30SynopsisA romantic comedy about a pseudo fortune teller named Ko Hye-rim who believes in myth of love and Choi Soo-hyeon who cannot let love in.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/01/22

Sooyoung is now on Tumblr and she's sharing a boatload of cool birthday pics!

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The singer, who just grew to become 26 (27 in Korea), shared a number of cool, celebratory birthday images on her newly created Tumblr. Sooyoung is taking a look as gorgeous--if now not more so--as ever in those bright, attention-grabbing photos. She is admittedly darling in the ones oversized glasses--leave it to this woman to make the restglancesublime and fashionable.

The way a guy murdered his son on Lunar New Year will disgust you

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On Lunar New Year, Lee's cousin, who had dropped by Lee's house to carry holiday greetings, had witnessed Lee committing a crook act against his 9-year-old son. The cousin saw Lee's son with a plastic bag over his head and also saw Lee slash his son's leg and then fall asleep as despite the truth that he did not anything wrong. After seeing Lee devote the crime, the cousin straight away dialed the authorities.

The cousin explained, "Even although ITbecame Lunar New Year, the front door was locked and there has been no signal of life, so I went over the wall to head into the home and discovered them mendacity down together."

Lee was reported to have testified that once his son looked for his mom and bothered him, he fed him a sound asleeptablet and suffocated him with the plastic bag. He extrasaid that he had also swallowed a sleeping pill. Lee, who suffers from intellectual disorders, was acknowledged to had been living on my own amongst his son after his wife left the family.

How to get dressed for a K-Pop concert, the EXO way

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When going to any K-Pop concert you shouldrealizethe significanceof favor at this infrequent lifetime event! In preparation for EXO's upcoming North American tour, we now have compiled a couple of EXO encouraged concert looks that can lend a hand you get fashionably ready!