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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Heechul shares pictures of his new job as a public service radio DJ

Article: 'Public Service' Kim Heechul, whereabouts as a radio DJ revealed 'otaku proof'

Source: Mydaily via Naver

1. [+160, -8] Journalist has to be an anti ㅋㅋ Totally emphasizing 'public service' in the title ㅋㅋ

2. [+120, -20] As if public service soldiers weren't getting enough sh*t already, look at him smear poop all over their image again

3. [+94, -17] This is really too much... Serving as public service basically means doing secretarial work for civic service offices... How does running a radio show help out in any way?

4. [+94, -22] The best advice for any celebrity in public service is to just shut up

5. [+61, -13] His cell phone.... I don't even know what to say anymore because the journalist is obviously calling him out on it already.

6. [+57, -10] He had to have uploaded this knowing it would receive this response...

7. [+46, -10] Any celebrity in public service that keeps his mouth shut and completely out of the public's eye still gets hated on upon discharge but this fool is just asking for it, isn't he?


Article: 'Public Service' Kim Heechul, whereabouts as a radio DJ revealed 'otaku proof'

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+235, -39] This guy has got to be out of his mind... What the hell is he even doing? Isn't this basically neglect of duty?

2. [+157, -17] Celebrity staff member

3. [+181, -59] What a disgust... As if serving in public service is anything to be proud of, especially with a fully functioning body like his..

4. [+25, -6] Wait, Kim Heechul is serving in the army? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ This is news of the century to me ㅋㅋㅋ I always see him hanging out and doing promotional stuff so I thought he wasn't serving yet ㅋㅋ

5. [+24, -6] Oh my, look how much help he is being to our country's military. Sooooo~~~~~~ helpful~~~

6. [+23, -5] While others are losing sleep and rolling around in the dirt to protect their country, this ba$tard is sitting around playing otaku with a fu*king pillow.

7. [+15, -13] In 2006, Kim Heechul was in a huge car accident that crushed his femoral bone. He had to get metal pins implanted into his collarbone along with other surgeries. You think he's just lying to get out of service? His x-rays were already released on an SBS program. While I do get that celebrities who purposely evade service should be hated, it isn't fair for the celebrities who get put in public service for legit reasons.
- What the fu*k, I was hospitalized for 12 weeks with metal pin implants but I still served as active duty. Did the law chance since then?
- How does he dance with all those metal pins then
- Then he should shut the fu*k up and finish his service quietly, no one would even give a sh*t about him then. He's always putting himself out there like he's craving attention and hate.
- I also remember he brought his metal pin to some old program Kang Ho Dong used to do to prove himself in case people didn't believe him
- Idiot, he gets hated on because he takes selcas and goes on outings every day, not because he's public service
- I got spinal stenosis in the army and drilled two lumps of metal the size of baseballs into my body to finish service in the frontlines in Munsan. All I'm saying is that there are a lot of excuses you can make but realize that there are just as many different outcomes that are also possible.

8. [+6, -3] I can see why Kim Heechul received a level 4 on his exam now. With his apparent lack of brains, he would've been a nuisance to the frontlines if he had actually been placed in active duty.


2PM's Taecyeon to partner with Gui Gui for 'WGM Global'?

Article: [Exclusive] Taecyeon and Taiwan's Gui Gui 'WGM' world version virtual couple... 'global star couple'

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+270, -19] Just take the show off air already

2. [+213, -8] Whenever a company denies reports, it means it's true 100%. Don't act like you weren't into it.

3. [+187, -7] Didn't they say Taecyeon starring in WGM were unfounded rumors ㅋㅋㅋ This is why you can't believe companies when they deny stuff

4. [+24, -3] What the hell is a world version... Just match him up with the Naroho satellite and send them off to 'WGM Space'

5. [+17, -0] WGM seems really oblivious as to why the show is going downhill. Stop. using. idols. They seem to have forgotten what made WGM the success it became. The show was loved for taking two stars at the appropriate age for marriage and allowing viewers to immerse themselves into their virtual marriage. Now the show's just become some stepping stone for idols to gain popularity ㅋㅋㅋ It's not even about marriage anymore, it's just a bunch of kids playing house. The only solution for this program is taking it off air.


Article: [Exclusive] Taecyeon and Taiwan's Gui Gui 'WGM' world version virtual couple... 'global star couple'

TV Report via Naver

1. [+336, -10] What's the point of having a world version of they have to speak entirely in English and end their relationship after a day...? As if the Korean version wasn't noisy enough...

2. [+301, -13] Do they really have to do this? Just air another rerun of Infinity Challenge

3. [+273, -10] What a joke.. just get rid of this trashy program.

4. [+227, -7] Now that the Korean version has failed, they're banking on a world version?

5. [+106, -10] Is Taecyeon on a path to downfall now too?

6. [+87, -3] We can't even recognize half of our idols as it is, now they're expecting us to recognize some Taiwanese idol? ㅡㅡ


KARA's Seungyeon to play Kim Tae Hee's rival in 'Jang Ok Jung'

Article: [Exclusive] Han Seungyeon cast in 'Jang Ok Jung'.... to play the role of Kim Tae Hee's rival

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+861, -16] Just cast Haha's mother

2. [+777, -16] Is the writer just giving up on this drama now

3. [+705, -20] Kim Tae Hee as Jang Ok Jung, Yoo Ah In as Sook Jong, Han Seungyeon as Choi Sook Bin ㅋㅋㅋ Daebak ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Viewers will totally be able to concentrate ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+100, -3] Scriptwriter: No one digs my own grave but me.

5. [+85, -2] Okay... They're just going all out now, aren't they ㅋㅋㅋ Might as well add Dongho at this rate, why not?

6. [+81, -2] Pretty sure this drama is important for Kim Tae Hee.. ㅋㅋㅋ But suddenly my anticipation has just dropped...

7. [+73, -3] With the abundance of amazing actors at their disposal, are producers insisting on the use of idols purely for their popularity? You can tell just by 'School 2013' how many talented rookie actors there are...

8. [+65, -1] Let's go all out and just cast Lee Yeon Hee too

9. [+47, -7] Suzy, IU, Seungyeon. The three broadcast channels are really going for it, aren't they.

10. [+32, -0] I think this drama will make history as the first historical comedy


TV: Moonlight Prince

Article: 'Moonlight Prince' Kim Sooro's direct throw that helped bring the show to life

Mydaily via Nate

1. [+144, -21] It was better than the first episode~ Yeserday's episode was fun.. It's only been two weeks, let's not be too fast to jump to conclusions;;

2. [+94, -18] What was the point of having panelists who didn't even read the book when the point of the program is talk about the book? They shouldn't have agreed to guest if they weren't going to prepare beforehand. They're too focused on trying to be funny instead of holding any meaningful discussions on the book's content. Stop with the nonsense humor and make the panelists read the book before coming so that they can take part in discussions and guide viewers along. Repeat the process and the viewers will start to read along with the show and discuss their thoughts with the panelists. Humor is not everything, you know.

3. [+87, -18] I just... don't like the studio's atmosphere or the font they use for the captions.. It makes me change the channel.


Article: Changmin's 19+ rated statement "If a man has a big nose, it means fighting" Even surprises Brave Brothers

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+201, -31] Just take Shin Dong Yub out of Strong Heart and stick him in Moonlight Prince and take Kang Ho Dong out of Moonlight Prince and stick him in Strong Heart.

2. [+112, -26] The show's definitely improved compared to the first episode...


Article: Kang Ho Dong reveals bitter feelings about his low viewer ratings "Fans give me their support wherever I go"

OSEN via Nate

1. [+163, -40] I have no doubt in my mind that Kang Ho Dong is a great MC who can overcome this. He's like a friend you can rely on to give you energy and encouragement. Imagine if you were a guest on that show... how grateful would you be to have someone like him laugh at your stupid jokes and play along?

2. [+163, -47] His long hiatus is to blame. He was once the two top of the country's MCs but I believe that he has what it takes to slowly work his way back to the top again. Fighting...

3. [+109, -28] Radio Star got way too popular during his hiatus... ㅋㅋ;;


SISTAR19's comeback underwhelms netizens

Article: SISTAR19's butt swaying dance 'power of sexy dance'

OSEN via Nate

1. [+323, -49] Maybe I anticipated it too much but I wasn't too into it... And everyone keeps calling them a 'talent over beauty' group but who are you kidding? In what area is Bora talented in? Dancing? Singing? You don't mean to say rapping, do you...?

2. [+260, -29] It was basically a Hyorin solo song. Bora's not that great of a rapper. She just ends up being lumped in the talented category because she's with Hyorin.

3. [+202, -32] Obviously people responded way differently than they would've with Hyuna

4. [+48, -3] I'm not entirely sure what the difference is in the music between SISTAR19 and SISTAR. Isn't the purpose of a unit to show something different in style? The four of them could've sang this and no one would've noticed.

5. [+44, -17] Shows that they're just another group with only one decent singer that makes money by pushing a cheap, sexy image.


Article: 'M! Countdown' SISTAR19 comeback stage... 'illusion chair dance' sexiness up

Source: Star News via Nate

1. [+209, -37] The stage was a bit too sexy to watch with family..

2. [+174, -40] I'm honestly just tired of sexy concepts like this now

3. [+148, -20] Hyorin matches blonde hair better than black

4. [+47, -4] They've made enough money now so can't they change their concept already? It's getting pathetic to watch...

5. [+43, -6] They're a representative example of groups that are on a one track road to failure because their entire popularity depends on the popularity of their songs. Just because their songs are popular doesn't mean the group itself is popular. The next time they come out with a song that doesn't cut it, the group goes down with it. They're doing decent now so it's alright but it's only a matter of time before the bubble bursts and they're crashing into the cement head first.

6. [+41, -5] The song's alright but the concept is a bit... The song doesn't live up to their last song.. Or maybe I just anticipated too much. This is more just like a Hyorin featuring Bora song, not really much of a unit.

7. [+36, -2] I honestly like the song but I thought it was a Hyorin solo. Bora barely has any parts.

8. [+31, -5] SISTAR needs to switch up their songs now, their cheap sexy concept isn't working anymore. This song is basically season two of 'Alone'. Brave Brothers isn't cutting it for them anymore.


Article: SISTAR's sexy pose at the ceremony, Tak Jae Hoon stops them "Too much" (Seoul Music Awards)

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+237, -74] I like SISTAR but Bora and Dasom are so untalented... Hyorin and Soyu are alright, especially Hyorin, but Bora's rap is just.... sigh.... The new SISTAR19 song is basically sung entirely by Hyorin with a brief featuring by Bora.. And Dasom is as bad of an actress as Kang Min Kyung with no singing skills to boot. They really need to be thankful towards Hyorin for carrying their weight.. It just amazes me that Yoona, Goo Hara, and Sohee are always hated on for their lack of talent but Bora and Dasom manage to get a pass all the time..

2. [+131, -12] Tak Jae Hoon's hilarious

3. [+141, -28] Blame T-ara


2012 Seoul Music Awards: Lee Seung Gi, G-Dragon, Bom

The only individual artists I found responses for.


Article: [Seoul Music Awards] Lee Seung Gi wins popularity award two years in a row

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

1. [+92, -2] His song is seriously awesome.. I've been listening to it all winter long..

2. [+90, -2] Congratulations on the consecutive popularity award as well as bonsang! As well as the laughs you provided us in the middle of the ceremony ㅋㅋㅋ Looking forward to your drama in April.

3. [+87, -2] Total congrats on popularity and bonsang! You always work so hard on every challenge with utmost generosity... We will always be supporting you!


Article: G-Dragon wins best album award, sweeping the awards as both team and solo (Seoul Music Awards)

Newsen via Nate

1. [+312, -165] GD Haeng Shyo~~♥

2. [+304, -164] He deserved it!! Congrats♥

3. [+301, -165] Really proud that he won an award with not only a solo album, but one rated 19+ ㅠㅠㅠ GD and Big Bang, Haeng Shyo♡


Article: Park Bom's heel slips off during live performance, completes stage barefoot (Seoul Music Awards)

Newsen via Nate

1. [+448, -35] She has prettier legs than me with and without heels

2. [+433, -42] Honestly, 2NE1 excelled in their live today and Park Bom responded well to her heel accident. Very nice.

3. [+397, -51] T-ara, this is what you call a professional mindset~!! Park Bom, do well ^^*


2012 Seoul Music Awards: General

Article: 'Seoul Music Awards' Psy wins Daesang... 'digital' SISTAR - 'album' GD [compilation]

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+620, -50] Psy couldn't make the ceremony and yet they still gave him the daesang while Busker Busker wasn't given the same perk when it's obvious they deserve the rookie award over whoever those EXO BAP kids are. I genuinely thought Busker Busker, Lee Hi, and Ailee should win the three rookie awards. They're the absolute winners.

2. [+502, -47] I'm just glad Suju didn't win the daesang ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+501, -49] I'm satisfied with all of the awards, just not the rookie award. What has EXO-K honestly accomplished this year... ㅡㅡ

4. [+460, -42] All of the awards went to the right people except the rookie awards. Lee Hi and Ailee deserve it but BAP and EXO? What the hell are they? What about Busker? If Psy was eligible to receive the daesang despite his non-appearance, it doesn't make any sense that Busker didn't receive anything considering that they ruled the entire first half of the year while Psy ruled the second half.

5. [+438, -35] EXO-K obviously won thanks to their company power;;; Nobody even knew who they were

6. [+381, -56] Those Suju kids came out all the way last and was the only group to sing three songs in a row on top of promoting their damn new Chinese song. SISTAR came out with a new song that same day and didn't promote it so blatantly like that. All of these award ceremonies are just big bragging rights for SM artists to claim their songs are popular when it's really just thanks to fans bulk buying them.

7. [+323, -23] Psy should've won the Hallyu award too ㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+357, -77] In the end, YG was the solution

9. [+301, -29] What's EXO-K??

10. [+316, -56] The worst singers of our country are Super Junior, don't you all agree?

11. [+272, -19] Where's Leessang?

12. [+265, -26] I already knew SM would be claiming the ending stage

13. [+255, -47] Why did Suju win Hallyu?....

14. [+221, -19] This award ceremony was the fairest by far, it's just disappointing that they didn't give Busker a rookie awardㅜ Congratulations to everyone else, especially Psy and GD!!!

15. [+216, -29] I'll never understand how SISTAR won over Busker Busker in digital sales. I understand Psy's daesang, but come on...


Article: Psy wins daesang at the Seoul Music Awards, a complete sweep of the Korean music ceremonies (compilation)

Newsen via Nate

1. [+210, -52] Although I knew Psy would rightfully win.... I was a bit scared in case it was Suju considering the ceremony was a bit of an SM party...

2. [+117, -5] Congrats Psy

3. [+122, -16] Son Ye Jin totally all killed the idols at the end with her beauty... There's definitely something different about the top four goddesses of Korea

4. [+34, -14] If they're giving out awards even if they don't attend the ceremony, why didn't Busker Busker receive anything? The least they deserve is a rookie award

5. [+24, -3] Busker Busker should've won over EXO-K


[Pann] Mysterious stars who stay out of the limelight and never guest on variety shows

Basically a list of stars seen on the same level of "Won Bin treatment".


So Ji Sub

Won Bin

Kang Dong Won

Jang Dong Gun

Bae Yong Joon

Lee Byung Hun

Seo Taiji

Choi Ji Woo

Go So Young

Lee Young Ae

Jun Ji Hyun

Kim Tae Hee

Source: Nate Pann


"If they even starred on variety shows, our eyes will just shine forever... They're refraining from going on variety shows to let us rest our eyes."

"Truly an eye candy post."

"Lee Young Ae's aura is absolutely amazing... Even with age, she looks so graceful. Kim Tae Hee can't even compare... Won Bin's looking better with age as well.."

"Lee Young Ae makes me speechless... She's not just pretty but... she looks almost sacred or holy."

"Lee Ji Ah needs to be on this list!"

"This mysterious image is not just a concept. They just know better than to turn themselves into gossip for other people to talk crap about so they choose to live quietly out of the spotlight."

"I want Running Man to do a 'sculpted faces' special with all of them at once ㅋㅋㅋ"

"Kang Dong Won Bin, I love you..."

"Where's Hyun Bin..."


[Telzone] The faces behind the industry's top agencies

SM Entertainment's Lee Soo Man: Entered the entertainment market in 1992 with Hyun Jin Young's all time hit 'You in Hazy Memory' before producing H.O.T. in '96 and starting an idol market continued by S.E.S, Shinhwa, Fly to the Sky, Blackbeat, Milk, Shinbi, BoA, TVXQ, SHINee, Super Junior, SNSD, f(x), EXO, and more.

YG Family's Yang Hyun Suk: Originally a member of the legendary Seo Taiji and Kids, Yang Hyun Suk started a new career as a CEO with the debut of a male trio group named Keep Six in 1996 immediately after the disbandment of Seo Taiji and Kids. He then debuted other acts like Jinusean, 1TYM, Se7en, Big Bang, 2NE1, and more. His most recent hit is Psy's worldwide song "Gangnam Style", which catapulted him into the #1 idol market position with SM.

DSP Entertainment's Lee Ho Yeon: Started the company in 1996 with the hit of his first idol duo team 'IDOL' before going on to produce Sechs Kies, Fin KL, Click B, SS501, KARA, Rainbow, A-JAX, and more.

Cube Entertainment's Hong Seung Sung: Branched off from JYP to produce B2ST and 4minute. Recently, Gag Concert's Kim Giri joined the company.

JYP Entertainment's Park Jin Young: Although the company has a different CEO, there's no questioning his position as head of the company. With the success of g.o.d. in the 90s, he went on to debut acts like Rain, Noeul, Byul, the Wonder Girls, 2PM, 2AM, miss A, and more.

Core Contents Media's Kim Kwang Soo: Started as the manager for 80s superstars Jun Young Rok and Kim Wan Sun before starting his own company. Went on to produce Supernova, T-ara, Seeya, Davichi, Co-Ed, and more. A rare case of someone managing two generations of stars, considering that T-ara's Boram is the daughter of Jun Young Rok.

J. Tune Camp's Jo Dong Won: MBLAQ's CEO. Co-CEO with Rain while he's serving in the army.

NH Media's Kim Nam Hee: Produced U.N. and Paran in the past, currently promoting U-KISS. Previously headlined for marrying actress Bang Eun Hee.

FNC Music's Han Sung Ho: F.T Island, CNBLUE

Pledis Entertainment's Han Sung Soo: After School, Son Dambi, NU'EST, Hello Venus, and an upcoming 17 member boy group. He is one of the younger CEOs.

Starship Entertainment's Kim Shi Dae: SISTAR, K. Will, Boyfriend. Everyone thought he was a female CEO because of his feminine name but he's actually a male.

Star Empire's Shin Joo Hak: Jewelry, V.O.S., ZE:A, Nine Muses

Woollim Entertainment's Lee Joong Yub: Originally started as a manager for Lee Seung Hwan before going on to produce Nell, Jisun, Epik High, and his first idol group, INFINITE. 'School 2013' actor Kwak Jung Wook is also managed under him.

TOP Media's Andy: Popular member of Shinhwa. Launched his company with the debut of male duo 'Jump' before going on to the successful debut of TEEN TOP and their juniors, 100%.


Source: Telzone


'IAC' PD denies rumors of a ban list

Article: 'IAC' PD "Ban list for not attending? Unfounded rumors"

Star News via Nate [Naver]

"It's not true at all about placing idol groups who couldn't attend the 'IAC' on a ban list. From the perspective of a producer, it'd be great if as many singers could come as possible so I admit it was disappointing to hear that some couldn't make it. We've never banned them for that, however. It is true that we did check whether or not they had a concert, CF filming, or other schedule to see if they could make the recording. Nobody told us a fake schedule to get out of it and we definitely never placed anyone on a ban for refusing to come."

1. [+87, -2] What kind of PD would sit there and admit, "Yeah, we have a ban list" ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+49, -3] Idols are busy enough as it is without having to be forced to run hurdles or sprints. Just let them do something useful like practice their singing. Why do they insist on holding this so frequently when no one even cares?

3. [+22, -2] Wow... They basically admitted to checking each of their schedules ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I can imagine the idols being forced to attend when they don't want to, especially with all of the injuries


1. [+235, -19] Idols and fans alike were basically locked in the gym for 22 hours of recording... They put the idols through all that suffering to give them a few crappy minutes of screen time

2. [+219, -13] Well I guess they just won't let them on Music Core if they feel that disappointed about it

3. [+191, -13] I really don't know why they're continuing with this program

4. [+148, -12] For the amount of idols and production costs/time invested, the show is a tragedy.

5. [+131, -15] Can someone place this PD on a ban list

6. [+113, -20] How about you go and ban T-ara

7. [+104, -13] ㅋㅋㅋ Am I the only one creeped out by the fact that they went through each idols' schedule to check what they had? If an idol says they can't make it, then they can't make it... Why go and check that? That's so creepy...

8. [+85, -11] Even if they don't have a ban list, it's obvious the producers aren't going to see them the same way anymore


'City Conquest' claims KBS rejected production because of "government intervention"

Article: 'City Conquest' producers argue "Rejected from KBS from government intervention" vs KBS "Unfounded rumors"

Star News via Naver

Kim Hyun Joong's drama 'City Conquest' was originally scheduled for a time slot with KBS but was recently rejected for what the production company is claiming "government intervention". In a press release, they detail all of the demands KBS made, including switching out script writers, editing the scripts, switching out parts of the cast, etc, which they all complied with out of pressure.

In the end, KBS decided to drop the drama all together after a certain switch of power in the higher ups. "KBS officials told us that the reason they could not air the drama was because despite its superior content and business potential, the depiction of violence was not the right fit for a time when the government is making a new start."

KBS came out with their own statement saying that their claims are unfounded. "The drama features too much violence and revenge themes and makes a mockery out of the police. We thus felt that it was inappropriate for broadcast."


1. [+122, -23] Lately, I'm starting to think SBS is the only normal channel....

2. [+109, -12] If their reason is because of violence, they need to take Iris off air too then.

3. [+91, -11] I agree, they should cut production on Iris if they're really worried about all this violence... The drama's just full of gun fights.

4. [+83, -13] This is like a real life version of King of Dramas. The drama industry is so corrupted.

5. [+80, -13] Seems like the King of Dramas wasn't exaggerating...

6. [+70, -12] They should've gone to SBS... They have a lot of comics-turned-dramas like Daemul and stuff.

7. [+70, -12] Just turn everything into cable. MBC and KBS are too busy standing around on their knees for the government like little puppets.

8. [+61, -8] This is actually worse than what happened in the King of Dramas

9. [+38, -10] What a comedy... Since when did the government care about making sure all of the dramas were positive whenever someone new was elected.

10. [+29, -8] They should just give the drama up and let the actors go their separate ways... They're wasting their time holding them down for this long... They can't even do anything else while they're waiting.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hollywood: Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey

Article: Selena Gomez says she's okay after breaking up with Justin Bieber

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+122, -2] Justin Bieber did drugs and had sex with another woman;; Seriously, if he were a Korean celebrity, his career would be over

2. [+73, -2] Pity that he's so handsome but doesn't know how to manage himself

3. [+66, -1] I thought Selena Gomez just hated him for no reason at first but now I'm glad they broke up. It'd be difficult to sustain anything knowing that he did drugs and slept with another woman.

4. "The part about Justin Bieber doing drugs is just a rumor... Korean journalists really need to stop copying and pasting news from unconfirmed sources...ㅠㅠ"

5. "It'd be unfair for a hero like Justin Bieber to be satisfied with one woman."

6. "The parts about Justin Bieber are all unconfirmed rumors. Journalists, please stop copying Hollywood gossip unless you want to be reported for defamation."

7. "It's okay, she can date Psy instead."


Article: Mariah Carey 'brave exposure' fashion that exposes her chest and stomach

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+179, -5] What I'm personally jealous about foreigners is that even if they're overweight, they don't let themselves get intimidated and expose themselves confidently and freely. I'm just jealous that people are so open minded and natural about it there.

2. [+90, -4] She can only dress like that because she's in America. Try this in Korea and you'd be hated on.

3. [+25, -7] How is that stomach 'fat'? Having a fat stomach means you have rolls that slosh around when you move... Korean journalists are always calling foreigners fat when they're just glamorous ㅡㅡ

4. [+8, -0] Wouldn't she be considered skinny in America

5. [+7, -1] Only our country is obsessed with stomach fat... Nobody probably even cares about her outfit in America -_-

6. [+4, -1] Hell, we're a country that even calls Suzy fat

7. [+3, -0] Couldn't even dream of dressing like that in Korea ㅡㅡ You'd be lucky to get away without rocks getting thrown at you


Telzone: Idol singer who touches his own fan's breast like it's no problem

"America's elementary president Bieber. Here he is kissing another fan... but wait, where is his hand placed??? Why this little...! She kind of looks like an overweight Selena Gomez;; Perhaps that's why his hand moved into position out of habit....?

Although the fan clarified that it just "looks like that" in the picture... I think it's quite obvious he was touching her breast;;;"

1. [+75,] Oh yeah, sure... He's not touching her breast at all... Just momentarily holding a lump of fat for her in case it's too heavy to carry...

2. [+35] What a perverted young boy. I can now see why he was chosen as the #1 bubble star.

3. "It's obvious reading the comments here that nobody knows a thing about Hollywood. The reason Bieber is so popular is because he's known for his manners towards not only his fans, but also his paparazzis. He never let his popularity get to him and has been consistent since his debut, which is why his real fans never leave."

4. "His hand is clearly grasping the breast."

5. "The fan looks like she's enjoying it. No need for netizens to get up in arms over it if she's enjoying it."

6. "What's Kim Jong Min doing there?"

7. "Pity that he's gone from being known as a child prodigy during his debut to this.. He has so many antis now because he's seen on the same level as a Korean idol over there."


MBC caught banning idol groups who refused to attend the 'IAC'

Article: 'IAC' idols who refuse to attend placed under bans

Oh My News via Nate

Article that talks about how although the 'IAC' is a great opportunity for rookie idols to try to do their best or excel in a certain field to get their names in the headlines, it's becoming a crutch for busier idols who don't have the time to spend nearly two days recording for it.

One idol group said they couldn't attend but MBC was adamant that they come no matter what so the idol group's company lied and said they had another schedule to attend to. MBC eventually found out that there was no "other schedule" and placed them under a ban from their shows as punishment.

This basically scared the other idol groups into being forced to attend, and it's become controversial because idols are already expected to be talented in singing, dancing, acting, variety, and now on top of all of that, sports. Not everyone is obviously going to enjoy or even excel at sports so broadcast companies are being called out on their use of force/power over these idols to get their way.


1. [+349, -8] Taking the show off air is the only solution

2. [+317, -11] They're not doing the singing they were hired to do. Instead they're on variety shows, acting, and sprinting.

3. [+280, -9] Stop milking this program already. No one cares anymore.

4. [+33, -1] It's not fun anymore

5. [+32, -0] Such a trashy program


Article: 'IAC' idols who refuse to attend placed under bans

Source: Oh My News via Naver

1. [+31, -1] Aside from SM and YG, idol agencies are completely at the mercy of these broadcast channels... Complete mercy. I think MBC is the absolute worst when it comes to abusing this power. They play everything up as a Hallyu concert when they're basically running these idols overseas for free while taking all of the profits for themselves. Then they play this crap up as some athletics competition and end up injuring the kids... Aside from 'Radio Star' and 'Infinity Challenge', MBC is completely ruined... They're using their power to work these idol kids like their slaves..

2. [+30, -0] The show stopped being fun when idols kept coming out of it hurt. Has there ever been an episode where not one idol was injured? There's always one or two that come away with injuries... Let the idols rest over the holiday breaks. They don't have a chance to spend time with their parents as it is.

3. [+28, -0] The first two times was fun but now it's boring because it's all the same stuff.

4. [+27, -0] Who watches the whole thing anymore? People just watch edited clips of their favorite idols or watch other channels until it's time for their idol to come out. Nobody is going to sit there watching the entire thing.

5. [+27, -0] The most recent 'IAC' started recording at 8 a.m. and finished the next day at 5 a.m.... And three came out injured.


Yoo In Na confirms casting in 'The Best Lee Soon Shin'

Article: Yoo In Na joins the cast of 'The Best Lee Soon Shin'... to work with best friend IU

Source: Star News via Nate

1. [+614, -35] She must be pissedㅋ Her main career is an actress but she only got a supporting role ㅋㅋ while IU got a leading role just for being an idol;;;

2. [+434, -31] Another drama lost in the mountains... If they're going to use idols as leads in dramas, why do broadcast channels insist on holding open recruitment auditions for TV actors?

3. [+418, -24] Yoo In Na has never even played a leading role on public broadcast yet... I feel bad for her.

4. [+57, -5] This is basically like Yoo In Na singing on stage with IU as her backdancer

5. [+56, -6] They may say it's okay because they're best friends or whatever, but from an outsider's perspective, there's something clearly wrong with the situation. An actress is playing a supporting role while an idol with less acting experience is playing the leading role...


Article: Yoo In Na cast in 'The Best Lee Soon Shin'.... to play sisters with 'best friend' IU

Source: News 24 via Nate

1. [+80, -9] Are they sure they didn't switch the leading and supporting roles around?? Get your meds from a pharmacist, your acting from an actress.

2. [+54, -11] I'd understand Yoo In Na playing the role of Lee Soon Shin better than whatever this supporting role is. A real actress being pushed aside by a singer? I'll never understand this...

3. [+55, -12] They should've cast Shin Bong Sun if they needed a sister role for IU


Goo Hara to receive surgery for appendicitis

Article: [Exclusive] Goo Hara to go in for appendicitis surgery

Source: Joy News via Naver

1. [+243, -16] At this rate, journalists will be writing about male idols getting circumcised

2. [+179, -16] I get that she's sick and it's horrible and that we all wish her a fast recovery, but the fact that an article about this is even needed is so wrong;; What are they going to write about next? Idols getting indigestion, colds, enteritis?

3. [+179, -18] What the fu*k do these journalists want us to do about it? Go visit her?

4. [+168, -17] Eunhyuk: "Call me if you're sick."

5. [+157, -13] How is she going to cover the scar on her stomach.... She's always dancing with her stomach exposed.

6. [+126, -9] You better write an article about her farting after her recovery too.

7. [+98, -13] So this is worth an article.....

8. [+79, -5] I already know the title for their next article "Goo Hara gives first fart post surgery..."


Article: Goo Hara 'emergency surgery' for appendicitis

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

1. [+88, -7] So will Goo Hara have to fart in order to discharge too

2. [+37, -1] I hope she does well on her surgery, farts well, eats a lot of soup, and discharges safely

3. [+36, -11] Don't leave hateful comments to a sick person, seriously ㅜㅜ Hara, finish your surgery well and come back better


Actor Yoo Oh Sung feels the government is using the entertainment industry

Article: Yoo Oh Sung expresses "In Korean society, whenever a governmental scandal erupts, the controversy is covered up by entertainment news"

Source: Newsen via Nate

Actor Yoo Oh Sung was asked what he dreamt of achieving as an actor and he chose respect. "In Korean society, I often notice that whenever governmental or societal scandals erupt, there is suddenly an explosion of entertainment scandals that are released. In the end, I just don't want actors being used so easily by society for these things."

1. [+716, -120] Whenever a governmental scandal comes out, celebrities suddenly start doing drugs, getting divorces, and going on public dates.

2. [+680, -173] Isn't that why Rain and Kim Tae Hee's scandal came out... because the congressmen passed pension....... shhhh!

3. [+586, -146] I noticed this as well during Seo Taiji and Lee Ji Ah's scandal. There were several other scandals that came out at the same time. I think this goes the same in any country. The entertainment industry is used to distract the public and cover up anything else that's more important. There are way too many instances of this happening to call it a mere coincidence.

4. [+59, -22] I'm honestly tired of conspiracy theories. It doesn't make sense for a celebrity to go out drunk, get in the car, and hit someone just because someone told them to so they can cover for another governmental scandal.

5. [+49, -36] I don't believe in these conspiracy theories either. In what world would celebrities go out and do drugs, drunk drive, and murder people just to cover governmental scandals ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
- Haven't you noticed that most of the scandals were events that took place months or years ago but are conveniently released to the public at the same time as a governmental scandal?


Court rules that the letters allegedly written by the late Jang Ja Yeon were fabricated

Article: Court decides that the letters allegedly written by the late Jang Ja Yeon detailing her experience to provide forced sexual services have been fabricated

Yonhap News via Nate

1. [+649, -218] So basically power won. The higher ups raped Jang Ja Yeon and now that their names are being spread in the media, they pressured the court to swing the decision in their favor. Power always comes before the law because the world is dirty that way and because that's how Korea works. Fu*k Gangnam Style or whatever, this country is a country that makes people pay for the pension of their congressmen.

2. [+457, -94] So are they saying they can decide whatever the hell they want just because she's dead and has no say in it?

3. [+304, -91] What happened is that the first  suicide note discovered does indeed belong to Jang Ja Yeon but the hundred or so letters that 'Jun' claimed to have received were fabricated. I remember in 2011 they were doing a bunch of investigations on the handwriting.

4. [+107, -80] Are they joking? How is this fabrication? Why do they think she commit suicide? This just proves how trashy the industry is...

5. [+89, -54] Fine, let's say they were fabricated. But how could over 200 pages be fabricated?? If nothing like that ever happened, what does that make the suicide note?

6. [+77, -34] They're treating Jang Ja Yeon's death like the death of some dog.

7. [+70, -14] Fu*k, they're basically expecting people to record themselves writing their suicide notes on video camera and then uploading it to YouTube before they kill themselves.

8. [+62, -28] What a way to kill Jang Ja Yeon twice... The court is pathetic..

9. [+43, -22] What a joke ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

10. [+31, -1] How could the court think that the 'Jun' person could have written over 200 pages completely from the emotional perspective of Jang Ja Yeon so perfectly? The handwriting is obviously that of a woman's and it's consistent from the first page to the last. For a man to have fabricated the entire thing, I just don't believe it.


Article: Court decides the letters of the late Jang Ja Yeon detailing experience of forced sexual service to be fabricated

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

1. [+48, -1] And here, another scandal lays buried.

2. [+42, -1] I'm reminded of Park Shin Yang's line from the drama 'Sign'. "The dead do not lie. The living lie to live." Although it was just a drama, the line hit close to my heart. Sure, the letters could have been fabricated, or they could be true... But I don't believe this is a decision that can be made from pure speculation alone, especially since the only person that knows is no longer with us in this world...

3. [+28, -1] Dirty, dirty industry...


Is YG about to end SM's decade long reign on the music industry?

Article: The powers of the industry reshuffled... Lee Soo Man and Yang Hyun Suk

Source: Korea Economy via Naver

Editorial that talks about how Lee Soo Man/SM has ruled the music industry for the past 10 years as the undisputed #1 but with Psy hitting daebak last year, YG's stocks rose high enough to catapult Yang Hyun Suk into the #1.

The editorial ends with a look at the different "training systems" between the two companies, pointing out that YG tries to emphasize the styles that their artists already have while SM focuses on a uniform style and look for each of their artists.


1. [+248, -6] Park Jin Young would dislike this article

2. [+211, -23] I just don't find myself anticipating anything about SM's music anymore...

3. [+177, -22] SM is more like a gathering of people who just want to be a celebrity because they have a bit of talent in dancing or because they're hot. JYP is like a gathering of average kids that Park Jin Young helps find something special to put out while YG set themselves from the start as a hip hop company so anyone who applies to join are already interested in that field. What puts YG ahead is that their producers only help what their artists want to do as well as the fact that the company doesn't emphasize the importance of physical beauty. There's a difference between training kids that already know what they want vs training kids that just want to be a celebrity, whether that be a singer or an actor.

4. [+131, -11] YG's got more flair. SM artists are handsome and pretty but they're like dolls you can only look at from a glass window.

5. [+140, -21] SM reminds me of a concentration camp. Once you're trapped, it's difficult to leave and even if you manage to leave, it's never on good terms. I always end up feeling bad for their artists.

6. [+99, -3] I agree that SM is at a standstill but I think JYP is more in danger of losing everything at this point...

7. [+99, -10] Either way, I think SM would still make the most cash because they only put together pretty groups which are the best at attracting strong fandoms. Although this continues to separate them from the public, they're still creating a market from within their own fandom.

8. [+89, -9] JYP always comes out with the best artists but they never know how to maintain any of it. Park Jin Young's a great producer but his business skills are very poor. 2PM, Wonder Girls, miss A, god, Rain... They all debuted at the top and look at them now. JYP's the best at producing, SM's the best at planning, and YG's the best at management.

9. [+106, -29] SM has been in the lead for the past 7~8 years but they're no longer where they think they are position wise.

10. [+74, -10] SM needs to put out music that's actually worth calling music. Their faces can't sell these songs forever.