A SHINee showdown at 2PM!

Although this video was released a few weeks ago, we are bringing it to you now with English subs, thanks to Madam2PMsubs!

MBC Magazine1 compared two popular gems of K-pop, idol boy groups SHINee and 2PM, who both debuted last year. You can clearly see the differences, and maybe even some similarities, between the two groups in this comparison video below.

The video gets a bit more interesting near the end, as the Vogue Girl's editor shares that the boys of SHINee always show their polite side, while the boys of 2PM fool around a lot and enjoy themselves. While the 2PM boys could be a bit more professional, these uptight SHINee boys need learn to let loose once in a while.. honestly, after watching them, I have a sudden urge to go streak and run with the wild...

Hmm.. so basically the poll is between the feminine SHINee and the masculine 2PM. Take your pick

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Kim Sun Ah to quit as actress?

No, but she recently revealed that there was a time in her life when she seriously considered quitting her job as an actress.

During the recording of KBS 2TV Entertainment Relay, actress and model Kim Sun Ah revealed, "Whenever I finished one of my works (dramas), I would feel so empty afterwards," and that, "When I didn't have work, I felt like a scarecrow, which made me want to quit acting."

Kim Sun Ah

Being that Kim Sun Ah is actually my favorite actress, thank goodness she didn't make the rash decision to quit!

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Yoona and Nichkhun In Love

Nichkhun (2PM) and Yoona (SNSD) are in love - on the most recent episode of Star King that is. I guess Hyun Ah and Jaebeom were not the only ones that got together!

The little musical was based around the "Water Screen Show" which is basically water falling from ceiling, making all different types of shapes and even writing. Watch it, and you'll see what I mean. This Water Screen Musical titled "Love in the Rain" shows two young (very young) kids falling in love in the rain. They perform SNSD's "Gee" and Tiffany's "By Myself", and you actually see the lyrics falling down behind them!

Now, let's skip to the important part! Basically, the boy leaves to study abroad and leaves the poor girl in the rain. 10 years later though, the girl appears as SNSD's Yoona, and the boy appears as 2PM's Nichkhun! Nichkhun enters through the falling heart and reunites with his love, Yoona. Kang Ho Dong, the MC, does not let this chance go, because he interrogates Nichkhun about how he feels towards Yoona. He simply replies by saying, "GOOD!"

Musical starts at 3:36

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Girls’ Generation does Dancing Queen

Not the most energetic rendition of ABBA's classic hit song "Dancing Queen," but the vocals were spot on as usual. And besides, it's Girls' Generation, who are looking finer than ever, so I'm not complaining! Actually I do have one complaint, Yuri needs some more camera time.

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Lee Dong Gun postpones enlistment again

After deferring once in May and scheduled for enlistment in July, it was revealed today that Lee Dong Gun will once again be delaying his duty to serve his nation.

The revised date for Lee Dong Gun (29) to begin serving his nation was 26th July but he had applied earlier to defer his enlistment for a year because of health reasons and has already been approved by the military recently. This will be his second deferment in the year where he was required to enlist to serve his mandatory military service.

With his enlistment being delayed for another year, there's a high chance that Lee Dong Gun would be appearing in either a drama or movie before his next call-up. He is also scheduled to have a meet the fans sesson on 20th July in Korea.

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2PM in Ceci Magazine

It's 2PM Ceci Sexy Time!

Although Ceci magazine celebrated their 15th year anniversary with SNSD / Girls' Generation, what's a party without some sausages? For this August edition, the boys showed off their overflowing dorky side as well as their sexy and masculine side.

2PM Ceci

There are seven boys in this pic, yet my eyes are only seeing Chansung.
2PM Ceci

And for the last picture, .........O_O
2PM Ceci

Calm down, don't get too excited now.
G-Dragon excited

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Park Eun Young has a crush on 2PM’s Nichkhun

On the July 17th episode of KBS 2TV 여유만만, announcer Park Eun Young announced to the world that she has a crush on barely legal 2PM member Nichkhun and wouldn't hesitate to accept if Nichkhun asked to be his girlfriend.

Park Eun Young, who was appointed MC for KBS Music Bank earlier this year, confessed that "if Nichkhun asked her to date him, I would immediately accept." Another announcer, Jeon Hyun Moo poked some fun and added, "If Nichkhun asked announcer Park Eun Young to marry him, she'd probably say yes right away."

Park Eun Young

Park Eun Young continued, "Even though Nichkhun is young, during Music Bank, the way he dances and sings is so sexy."

When asked on what she feels about age range in dating, Park Eun Young stated, "My parents are 9 years apart, so I think up to 7 years is possible."

I've never understood the whole concept of publicly announcing your love for another celebrity. Not only does it sound like a desperate love call, it's practically asking for a one night stand! But if that's Park Eun Young she was aiming for, she might get lucky, as Nichkhun has expressed, more than once, his interest for older women.

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Most wanted star to go on summer vacation with is..

On an online survey done by Bugs from July 6th to the 13th, netizens voted SNSD / Girls' Generation's maknae Seohyun as the No.1 "star most wanted to go on summer vacation with", gathering almost 50% of the total 4130 votes casted.

To be exact, Seohyun garnered 46.83% (1934 votes), or which, in other words, means that half the voters were byunts. The runner up for this poll was Super Junior's leader Lee Teuk, not too far behind, with 31.07% (1283 votes). Third place was given to Korea's Thailand sweetie, 2PM member Nichkhun, with 13.44% (555 votes).

The remainder of the votes went to 6-year old Wang Suk Hyun (NOONA PEDOPHILES!!!), actress Shin Min Ah, and Lee Yo Won, respectively.

This is quite a random group of celebrities, from the ages ranging from 6 to almost 30! But then again, who knows how the minds of these netizens work..

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Rain vs. Minwoo?

With their similar appreciation for the urban hip-hop dance style, fashion, producing / scouting talent, rumored romances to diva Lee Hyori, and attention-grasping performances. Many people would like to believe that former Shinhwa member, Lee Minwoo, and world star Rain / Bi are rivals in their craft. However, the two have cleared up this rival nonsense, stating that they're actually close friends.

The two acknowledge the successes and accomplishments both have achieved and throughout the years, developed a senior-junior relationship. Minwoo revealed that at times, whenever Rain starts feeling the heat for being the "world star" that he is, he would often encourage him. Rain would often share and state his appreciation to his sunbae saying, “Hyung when I see you, it’s like seeing Yang Hyun Suk hyung or Park Jin Young hyung. And he encourages me to become the best producer there is. Soon he will be trying his hand at being a producer too, and I hope we can both make use of our experience to become good producers.”

As always, it's nice to see two stars in their own right encouraging one another in their careers. Both have contributed quite a lot to the kpop community and deserve all the recognition they get. But, who do you think rocks it better?

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SHINee’s New Nanas’B CF

After heating up noonas panties everywhere, SHINee continues to please with their latest CF for nanas'B BB Cream. Noona fans would have been satisfied with just a simple new CF, but the boys up the ante with a new song and new choreography! Rapper Minho even drops the beats for a second and sings a sweet melody.

The CF was pretty strange. Seemed like an animated comic book, but hey whatever sells, I suppose. The next "episode" ad will come out next month. Much love to randy19973 for the CF and behind the scenes video.

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SNSD’s 2nd Miero CF

Girls' Generation filmed their 2nd CF for Miero health drink which sees them dressed up in all sorts of different outfits, showing their cute and bubbly charisma. And as a tie-in with their new mini-album promotion, they are using Tell Me Your Wish as the background music. The CF is yet to be released but you can view the BTS clip which gives you a glimpse of what the CF would be like anyway.

SNSD's 2nd Miero CF

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Wonder Girls to make an appearance on The Wendy Williams show

The Wonder Girls will make an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday July 20th. There isn't any confirmation on this but many people have sent in tips that they saw the Wonder Girls on commercials and also Wendy Williams herself talking about The Wonder Girls on today's (July 17th) episode. According to the tips, she said something to the effect of "Wait till you hear them." From my understanding, I believe they'll have a performance but I don't know if they'll be doing an interview session.

The Wendy Williams Show first had a trial run on local Fox TV Stations in the New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Detroit markets. The show has been recently picked up by BET and can now be seen in more than 95% of the households in the United States. This is wonderful for the Wonder Girls, it's good to see them on mainstream TV. Thanks to all of you who sent in tips.

Update with Link See Monday on Wendy: “Late Night” host, Jimmy Fallon, plus “Wonder Girls” perform

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2NE1 Emerges Victorious on Music Bank

So the stage was set. Now don't get me wrong - I love Lee Seung Gi (who finished in third place), but this week's Music Bank was definitely all about the epic girl-group duel involving 2NE1's "I Don't Care" and SNSD's "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)". This time, the YG four defeated the SM nine by the slimmest of margins, 12013 to 11881. It only makes sense that 2NE1 won this week, as this is their first week on the K-Charts for "I Don't Care", so of course their track is currently hotter than "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)", which came out a while ago, and peaked at 17995 friggin' points last week. Anyway, have fun comparing & criticizing & praising & defending, everyone, and congratulations to 2NE1 on their victory!

Here's the victory/encore:

and their "I Don't Care" performance (both videos courtesy of CodeMonmonSeason2)

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Kim Bum for High Cut

The anti-less man (...is that possible?), Kim Bum, features in the upcoming issue of High Cut magazine, following in the footsteps of fellow hunk-a-lunks Rain, 2PM, and Boys Over Flowers co-stars Lee Minho & Kim Hyun Joong. Enjoy.

Kim Bum for High Cut

Kim Bum for High Cut
The wink, though charming, looks rather painful. Ease up on those eye muscles, KB.
Kim Bum for High Cut

Kim Bum for High Cut

Kim Bum for High Cut

Kim Bum for High Cut

Kim Bum for High Cut

Kim Bum for High Cut
From cute...
Kim Bum for High Cut
to hot.
Kim Bum for High Cut

Versatility, a smile that could melt Stonehenge, skinship scenes with Kim So Eun... this 1989-er has it all.

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Han Hyo Joo denies she’s in love

Han Hyo Joo has finally clarified the rumor of her being in a relationship with Kang Do Han today. She expressed that they were only good friends and were not dating at all.

Han Hyo Joo said in an interview that she got to know Kang Do Han through acquaintances four months ago. They could relate with each other very well because they were both in the acting field. Hyo Joo herself also often confides in Kang Do Han whenever she gets frustrated during her work. But it's only a oppa-dongsaeng relationship and the thought of going steady with Do Han has never once crossed Hyo Joo's mind.

As for the delay in clarifying the rumor, Hyo Joo said that because of her busy schedule (filming for Shining Inheritance), she could only do it today and apologized to her fans for making them worried.

Hyo Joo also expressed her worry that this scandal with Kang Do Han might affect their friendship and also create a negative impact on her drama, Shining Inheritance. She said, "I believe that this rumor will make people take even more notice of my performance in the drama. In order to thank everyone for their concern and not let the production crew down, I will work even harder for the final 4 episodes."

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