Home Date: May 9th, 2012

Novelist Shin brings Korea to forefront of world literature: critic

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Novelist Shin brings Korea to forefront of world literature: critic

HONG KONG (Yonhap) — Novelist Shin Kyung-sook has opened doors for Korean literature to the world audience, marking the start of the Korean wave in the literary community, a critic has said. . ... Read more

J.Y. Park postpones his comeback performances to a later date

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J.Y. Park postpones his comeback performances to a later date

Singer-producer J.Y. Park who was scheduled to hold his comeback performances this week on several music programs has postponed his return to a later date.

On May 9th, he alerted his fans of the unfortunate news via Twitter saying, “Because of an important project, I had to take a one-day trip to the U.S and give presentations at five different broadcast stations. By the time I got back to Korea, I had lost my voice. I had to unfortunately cancel all of my comeback performances this week. It sure is difficult to run a business and be a singer at the same time. I’ll  recover quickly and return with a much better performance.” . ... Read more

Taetiseo's "Twinkle" MV reaches over 10 million views

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Taetiseo's "Twinkle" MV reaches over 10 million views

Girls’ Generation’s first sub-unit, Taetiseo, had their first music video surpass the 10 million views.

Taetiseo first released the music video for “Twinkle” on April 30th, and after a little over a week, the video has reached over 10 million views. As of May 10th 6AM KST, the video has acquired 10.4 million views.. ... Read more

Taetiseo Seohyun's 360-degree S-line snags attention of netizens

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Taetiseo Seohyun's 360-degree S-line snags attention of netizens

Seohyun’s body figure has become the talk of netizens. Recently, an online community board created a topic titled, “At any angle, 360-degree, Seohyun looks beautiful,” and posted several photos of the singer.. ... Read more

[Fixed] Jealous Tiffany and Taeyeon’s Biggest Insecurity!~

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[Fixed] Jealous Tiffany and Taeyeon’s Biggest Insecurity!~

Recently, TaeTiSeo was guested on ‘Hong Jin Kyung’s 2 O’clock’ radio show! However the biggest news is what our favorite couple, TaeNy, revealed on the show! . ... Read more

Super Junior’s Siwon asks fans to respect his privacy

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Super Junior’s Siwon asks fans to respect his privacy

Super Junior‘s Choi Siwon asked his fans for a small favor.

Back in January, Siwon revealed that his Twitter account had been hacked. He wrote, “Someone hacked my account. I know who did it, but I will not say who. I just hope this person will not do it again. Please.” . ... Read more

Pop star Goh faces rape charges

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Pop star Goh faces rape charges

Police said Wednesday they will seek an arrest warrant for a popular singer and entertainer on charges of rape.

In a press release, Yongsan Police Station in Seoul said it apprehended a 36-year-old singer, with the surname Goh, who allegedly stripped an intoxicated girl and raped her. . ... Read more

Park Yoo Chun Voted Number 1 Actor Who Looks Most Like an Anime Character

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Park Yoo Chun Voted Number 1 Actor Who Looks Most Like an Anime Character

Park Yoo Chun, who is currently playing the role of a crown prince in “Rooftop Prince,” has recently been named as the number 1 “man jjit nam.”

“Man jjit nam” is a shortened word that literally means, “a man who looks like he was ripped out of a comic book.” This defines a man, who is pretty and handsome like a protagonist from a love story comic. . ... Read more

SHINee’s Jonghyun proves he is as tall as written in his online profile

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SHINee’s Jonghyun proves he is as tall as written in his online profile

SHINee‘s Jonghyun confirmed that the height revealed in his online profile matched his real height.

On a recent episode of MBC Everyone‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, SHINee member Jonghyun revealed he had a lot to say about his height. . ... Read more

Jpop group Sata Andagi to perform Korean version of “I Like You” on MBC’s “Show! Music Core”

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Jpop group Sata Andagi to perform Korean version of “I Like You” on MBC’s “Show! Music Core”

Jpop Trio Group Sata Andagi will be featured on the May 12th edition of MBC’s “Show! Music Core”.

Sata Andagi recently released their latest single titled “Kimi Ga Suki (I Like You)” and they will be performing a Korean version of the track on the upcoming episode of “Show! Music Core”. . ... Read more

[Concert Info] MBC Korean Music Wave in Google

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[Concert Info] MBC Korean Music Wave in Google

On May 20, top K-Pop groups will be performing for free in Northern California for  MBC Korean Music Wave in Google.

The complete lineup includes DBSK, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, Wonder Girls, Kara, BEAST, MBLAQ, SISTAR and f(x). The venue will in particular will be the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View California, near Google’s global headquarters.  . ... Read more

Big Bang's G-Dragon was an SM Entertainment trainee for 5 years prior to joining YG

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Big Bang's G-Dragon was an SM Entertainment trainee for 5 years prior to joining YG

It was recently revealed that Big Bang’s G-Dragon was a former trainee of SM Entertainment in the past.

On May 9th, Mnet’s “Wide Entertainment News” revealed idols’ stories that has never been revealed beforehand. In particular, what has caught the most attention is one of YG Entertainment’s top star, G-Dragon of Big Bang, was formerly under SM Entertainment and had been a trainee under the agency for 5 years.. ... Read more