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Kpop News
Artist profile and free giveaway: OLDFISH
by | May 9, 2008 | 189 Comments
All right, new Dramabeans game! Based on several suggestions made in my recent song repost thread, I’m trying out the idea of profiling some indie/underrated Korean musicians outside the sphere of general kpop music, with songs and background information and such as. I don’t know how often I’ll do these, but hopefully I can manage... More »


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Mithra Jin removes foot from mouth, apologizes on air
by | May 8, 2008 | 13 Comments
On May 7, Epik High rapper Mithra Jin issued a public apology on variety show Goldfish for rude remarks made toward Min Kyung Hoon of the ballad group Buzz. The rapper had hosted a radio show on music portal site Melon, “Mithra Jin’s Music Date,” in a special New Year’s broadcast back in January, after... More »


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Rain and Colbert: The dance(Dance Revolution)-off
by | May 6, 2008 | 40 Comments
Dance Dance Revolution! HA! Anyone who’s watched The Colbert Report for a while now will probably, like me, have anticipated some kind of shenanigans to come of Stephen Colbert‘s reported dance-off challenge with Rain in a battle to assert his kpop idol supremacy. After all, Colbert’s the guy who cultivated a mock rivalry with indie... More »


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Se7en performs at Highlands in Hollywood
by | May 3, 2008 | 45 Comments
First off, huge thanks to Luv, who, aside from making me fantastic headers for this site, is responsible for the photos above and the first clip below — which is remarkable for its fairly clear audio given how loud it was in the club. Thanks also to happyroach at soompi.com for her awesome close-up photos... More »
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There there, I’ll make it better
by | May 1, 2008 | 37 Comments
Tablo was on MBC’s Goldfish — Radio Star program on the 30th, and revealed his bad history of dating the wrong girls. He’d initially declined to answer the host’s question about bad exes, but when he was pressed to describe typical behavior, he “answered carefully,” saying, “Cheating was a given, and she lied a lot.... More »


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Horan’s mother-daughter date attracts netizen ire (sigh)
by | April 20, 2008 | 22 Comments
Singer (and essayist) Horan made a recent appearance on the April 19 broadcast of MBC’s Happy Stock Company (or Happy Shares Company), featuring a segment wherein she packed a homemade lunch and had a mother-daughter date at home. In the segment, viewers were surprised to see that her mother suffered from polio at age 5... More »


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And then there were two: Minwoo also hospitalized
by | April 14, 2008 | 14 Comments
…or maybe the title of this post should be “Are you kidding me with this? Dude let the Shinhwa guys rest in peace! (And no, not that kind of RIP.)” Because, seriously? Seriously? Another Shinwha member is hospitalized following the group’s hyped-up tenth-anniversary concert (March 29 and 30) and ninth-studio-album promotional activities? First it was... More »


Celebrity News
Ivy emerges from self-imposed exile
by | April 14, 2008 | 11 Comments
After her nightmarish past year (public scorn, sex scandals, lawsuits), singer Ivy will be making her comeback to the public eye not with another album, but onscreen in her acting debut. She’ll take a role in SBS’s Tokyo Shower [도쿄 여우비], a four-episode miniseries to follow the airing of I Love You, which just started... More »


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Kim Dong Wan rushed to the emergency room
by | April 11, 2008 | 23 Comments
Uh-oh. Shinhwa singer and sometimes actor Kim Dong Wan was rushed to the emergency room after collapsing in the studio while recording for his solo album on the 11th. On the 12th, his management issued the statement: “While Kim Dong Wan was working on recording for his second album, he suffered from abdominal pains and... More »


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“And to think, when Shinhwa started we were only yea high!”
by | March 30, 2008 | 34 Comments
Shinhwa members at their 10th Anniversary Live in Seoul concert, March 30, for which they sold approximately 22,000 tickets to their two performances. The group celebrates while boasting some questionable styling choices — I count at least three ajummas and a gigolo in their midst. Meanwhile, group member Minwoo prays for another ten years: Tags:... More »
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On your mark… [Oh snap]
by | March 21, 2008 | 34 Comments
  …get set…   Go! Jae Hee makes a break for it on the set of new vocalist Cha Soo Kyung‘s “Empty Heart” music video. Seoul, Kangbukgu, March 20. Tags: Jae Hee, music videos... More »