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[News] Kim Sori reveals album jacket pictures for comeback

6 Sep

Kim Sori, currently a member of the variety show Invincible Youth, revealed her album jacket pictures on the afternoon of the 6th through her official fan cafe.

The images revealed are focusing mainly on her face expressions as opposed to her overall pose.

JS Prime Entertainment stated, “Her last album, ‘HERO‘, was merely a prelude to her new album. We’ve enhanced the hip hop feel and we’d like for you to anticipate a sexier, more charismatic image.”

Kim Sori’s BLACK SUN album is set to release on the 8th through various music sites.

S: AKP

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[News] Moon Ji Eun releases the teaser for ‘Hibiye Hibiyo’

6 Sep

Singer Moon Ji Eun has released the sexy teaser for her upcoming track, Hibiye Hibiyo.

In the teaser video, she is seen sporting a military look,  funky retro look, and skin look. The skin look just means that she is showing a lot of skin, which I’m sure her fanboys are liking.

Fans commented,

“The video was memorable because it seemed dreamy and the beat was strong.”
“The provocative dancing can only be pulled off by Moon Ji Eun.”

The full video releases on the 7th with the song itself.

S: AKP & yunakimdaebak@YT (video)

[News] BEAST’s Yang Yoseob shows off a perfect live at the ‘Hallyu Concert’ despite his surgery

6 Sep

BEAST’s Yang Yoseob showed off a pro mentality. On MBC ‘Show! Music Core’ that was broadcasted on the 4th, the cuts from the ‘2010 Incheon Hallyu Concert’ that occurred on the 29th of August in Incheon Moonhak Worldcup Stadium was displayed. On that day, Yang Yoseob had gone on stage and had sung ‘Special’ and ‘Shock’ live and won a round of applause from the fans with his safe vocal ranges. However attentions turn toward him once again after that it had been revealed that Yang Yoseob was not in his regular condition. He had gone on the stage even though he wasn’t perfectly recovered from the surgery he had taken to remove the infection in his nose. Someone from Cube Entertainment, BEAST’s management, stated, “Truthfully, on that day, Yang Yoseob hadn’t been 100% fully recovered. He was mostly recovered, however since we decided that it was going to be hard for him to sing live, we wanted to cancel the schedule.” Then they revealed that Yang Yoseob had stated, “We need to keep the promise with the fans.” In addition Cube Entertainment added, “Since we knew that it was going to be hard singing live because of the surgery we decided to have background music. However Yang Yoseob told us, “I’ll give it a try,” and he was able to fully sing on the live stage.” He had been fully able to sing live successfully even in a situation where he had to control his breathing only with his mouth since it was hard for him to breathe through his nose. Meanwhile on this broadcast, Girls Generation, Super Junior, Kara, Shinee, Boa, Seven, Brown Eyed Girls, 4minute, After School, and more artists appeared and showed off a powerful performance.

Source: Sports Joseon & KU

Trans: aoistars@B2ST RISING

[News] Comedian Park Ji-seon showed her provocative side during a “love stick biscuit” game with Se7en

6 Sep

Comedian Park Ji-seon showed her provocative side during a “love stick biscuit” game played with singer Seven.

In the couple’s game corner of KBS 2TV’s “Happy Together” (MCs Yu Jae-seok, Park Myeong-su, Park Mi-seon, Sin Bong-seon) on Thursday, three couples took part in the game: Seven and Park, Park Myeong-su and Park Mi-seon, and Jin Ee-han and So Yu-jin. In the first game, the winner was the first couple to have the smallest bit of biscuit left as the man and woman nibbled from opposites side of the biscuit held in their lips. Preparing for the game, Park Ji-seon began to apply balm on her lips saying she wants her lips to feel moist and daringly asking Seven, “Will you inch up to me or should I to you?”

The MCs made fun of her “preparations” demanding that she pay to compete in this game. Despite the jokes, Park, determined, waited for the game to start in a poised girlish manner with her hands placed on her chest and eyes closed. Seven promised that he would nibble on the biscuit and move toward her side but when he failed to act on the pledge, Park, tired of waiting, moved toward him, and the entire cast laughed.

The winner of the game was the Jin-So couple whose lips nearly locked. Their remaining biscuit was a surprising 1.1cm.

s: KBS & KU

[News] Plan Korea clarifies actress A’s bad attitude

6 Sep

Representatives of International NGO Plan Korea clarified on behalf of actress ‘A,’ Lee Mi Yeon, who is currently under controversy for her bad attitude on a children’s rights campaign in Nepal last January.

On the 5th, Chosun Journal released an article titled “The Lights and Shadows of Celebrity Charity Work,” detailing an actress with irresponsible actions such as asking for sushi and bathing in mineral water while working with charity.

Park Jaehong, department head of Plan Korea, spoke in an interview with Star News and angrily expressed, “I think it’s easy for everyone to completely kill the career of one person like this. If such claims actually happened, I don’t think even I would have stayed calm about it.” Park Jaehong accompanied the actress on her four night, five day stay.

According to Park, she arrived at Nepal on the 18th of January with her stylist and managers, along with three staff members of a fashion magazine. “She arrived on Monday at the capital, Kathmandu, and moved to Sun Sari. She rested for a day and participated in the campaign on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, she returned to Kathmandu and rested a day, and returned to Korea Friday morning.

He went on to point out the difference in her stay, “‘A’ did not go there to do charity work. She was there to shoot a fashion spread with the campaign as its topic. There was no need for ‘A’ to play with the children at all. She visited a rescue location for female children that were sold as dowries and suffered from sexual abuse. ‘A’ decided to join the campaign in order to fight for their rights.”

When asked whether she made excessive requests, Park replied, “It’s considered a first class hotel but it doesn’t even have most of the facilities of lower end Korean hotels. It costs $30 to stay. I read that she made a request for sushi but even a three year old in the area knows that it’s impossible to find such food.

When asked about her bathing in mineral water, he clarified, “I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing that an actress bathes to protect her skin even in a country like Africa where water is scarce. Regardless, Nepal has the Himalayan River so the water is clean and bountiful. She wouldn’t have needed to.

Regarding her business class seats, Park went on to clarify, “For overseas charity work, we don’t converse directly with the celebrity in question. It’s between their agency and the broadcast company. Agencies have a tendency to want to give special treatment to their stars. It’s not only ‘A’ but other stars as well that request for business class seats. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the funds to pay for it so we almost couldn’t fulfill her request but she was automatically upgraded when all of the planes to Nepal became full. Out of her team, about five were upgraded to business. The upgrades cost about $1,200 per person.”

Source: Star News & AKP

[NEWS] Jaejoong, Yoochun & Junsu sign contract with Prain PR

6 Sep

TVXQ’s Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu have recently signed a contract with a Korean PR consulting firm, Prain, officially beginning their individual promotions.

On the 6th, TVXQ’s three members revealed, “We’ve always reported news to the press through a law firm but decided to go with a PR business for a more systematic and specialized expression of our thoughts. Through Prain, we will be opening a variety of channels that allow for conversing with the press and industry representatives along with our fans.”

Prain’s main area of business revolved around government organizations, some of their clients being former presidents, soccer player Park Jisung, figure star Kim Yuna, and others, managing their images and communications.

Although the concept is largely known in other countries, this is the first time a celebrity in Korea has separately contracted with both an agency and a PR agent. Prain representatives stated, “We are not TVXQ’s agency. We are their spokesperson and our responsibilities include managing their images and supporting their marketing and promotions.”

In order to promote the three members of TVXQ, Prain has set up an entertainment business team within the company. The team leader, Kim Sangwoo, stated, “We’re planning to create a transparent partnership as the spokesperson for the stars. We hope to enhance their image and quality as their PR agents.”

The three members are set to release a new album by the end of this year, produced by famous composer Kim Hyungseok and distributed by Warner Music Korea.

Source: Star News & AKP

[NEWS] Brian Joo to join the list of celebrity CEOs

6 Sep

Brian Joo will be next on the list of celebrity CEOs because he will be launching his own fashion shopping mall (www.storyman.co.kr).

According to Jellyfish Entertainment, they stated:

“Brian will be opening his male clothing shopping mall on the 6th. His fans have already begun to search for the site once they heard the news about his online shopping mall”

S: AKP