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Horan, the bookworm author
by | March 13, 2008 | 15 Comments
Did you know Clazziquai vocalist Horan was a book lover? Well she is, and now she’s got a book coming out. But before you disparage her move outside her native kpop (or, k-alternative or k-electronica, rather), first consider the following: Her dream in younger days was in “serious” literary writing; in adolescence her attentions leaned... More »

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Mighty Mouth, featuring Yoon Eun Hye
by | March 3, 2008 | 71 Comments
  As previously mentioned, actress and former pop singer Yoon Eun Hye has recently collaborated with new hip-hop/pop group Mighty Mouth on a track that’s just been released on their first single album. The song has been released in time for White Day, that Sadie Hawkins equivalent of Valentine’s Day (falling a month later) created... More »

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Even sex symbols can be self-conscious
by | February 18, 2008 | 27 Comments
Another celebrity with an upcoming ten-year anniversary is pop singer, widely renounced actress, and all-around sexpot Lee Hyori, who first debuted as a member of the questionably named girl group FinKL (Fine Killing Liberty? Really? That’s the best you could come up with) in May of 1998. She talked about her career milestone in an... More »

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Shinhwa turning 10
by | February 17, 2008 | 26 Comments
Pop group Shinhwa has had an amazingly successful career — eight full-length albums (a ninth on the way), four compilation albums and one best-of, one Japanese album, numerous CFs, a large and devoted fanbase, and successful spinoff projects for its members. Each member has a busy career on his own, whether in acting, music, or... More »

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Rain, watch out for that — *thunk!* — glass ceiling
by | February 11, 2008 | 132 Comments
Forewarning: This is a rant. Some facts, mostly opinions. So the latest Rain/Bi news is that he is newly repped by Hollywood’s William Morris Agency, lending perhaps some legitimacy to his Plans To Conquer America, aka Rain’s Delusions of Grandeur. I’ve got nothing against Rain and I call his ambitions delusional with no malice —... More »

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Ivy resurfaces
by | January 28, 2008 | 9 Comments
Where’s pop singer Ivy‘s “Leave Britney alone” guy when she needs one? She’s had a pretty tough year, what with the allegedly violent and angry ex-boyfriend blackmailing her regarding an alleged sex tape that never materialized, and the subsequent airing out of the relationship’s dirty laundry, including accusations of cheating with fellow pop singer Wheesung.... More »

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Jang Geun Seok rocks Black ‘N Jean, “Black Engine”
by | January 27, 2008 | 78 Comments
Seriously, if there’s one thing Korea knows how to do right, it’s branded entertainment. They did it with the Anycall series (Anyclub, Anymotion, Anyband), and many of their commercial ad campaigns and music videos are high-profile and large-scale, practically like mini-movies in and of themselves. This time, the male cosmetics line Black ‘N Jean has... More »

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Tablo on school, family, and possibly quitting the biz
by | January 10, 2008 | 19 Comments
More factoids about Tablo, the ever-eloquent lyricist of hip-hop trio Epik High (and of two-person side project Eternal Morning) — The rapper and songwriter recently appeared on the OBS TV program Watch a Show, Watch a Movie [쇼도 보고 영화도 보고] with his Eternal Morning partner Pe2ny in “The Interview” segment (the episode will air... More »

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The future of kpop
by | December 25, 2007 | 36 Comments
The “Oricon Comet” Younha The Korean pop music industry, like the recording industry worldwide, has been in a constant downward slide in recent years. The reasons for that are all the usual suspects: General sales slump for the CD market, rise of digital media, and, oh yeah, suckiness of the product. Personally, I think kpop... More »

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Here’s one way to jump to conclusions
by | December 16, 2007 | 14 Comments
  Well, now this is just all sorts of fucked up. Does a car accident prior to album promotion result in early sales success? In July, on their way for a shoot for their third album “Bad Love” [aka Screwed-up Love, Awful Love], the group Taesabiae was in a sudden car accident and had to... More »

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Tablo’s Eternal Morning controversy
by | December 11, 2007 | 33 Comments
Eternal Morning, the project group between Epik High’s Tablo and producer Pe2ny, just released its first album and its first single, “White” — which has just gotten slapped with a 19+ (adults only) rating from the three broadcast networks. (Which effectively curtails the video’s airing on mainstream television.) The restricted rating comes because of the... More »

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