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Artist of the Week | Amber

This post honestly feels long overdue. Amber has done such an amazing job as a solo artist expressing herself and showing a side to her music that many of us didn’t get a chance to see. Although she’s amazing with f(x), solo she is truly incredible! Amber’s new song, “On My Own” is truly one of the most beautiful song’s I’ve heard in a long time.

I could go on and on  about her talent but I don’t think words would suffice! So check Amber’s new music in the playlist below!

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Thursday Kpop Update | Singer Yozoh Apologizes for Cartoon + Chinese MC Expresses Too Much Affection for Seolhyun + Produce 101’s Final Debut + f(x) Amber “Borders” MV

I really and honestly don’t know where to begin. After the shocking news about Sulli’s upcoming “scene” with Kim Soo Hyun and the four celebrities, who have allegedly been named on various sites, being indicted on charges of prostitution… I honestly have no words for today. So I’ll skip the chitchat and post a photoshoot of Suzy on 1st Look magazine.

Let’s talk some kpop…


Singer Yozoh recently got some serious backlash when she decided to draw a cartoon that basically called her friend ugly. It all began when Yozoh decided to upload a cartoon strip she drew and captioned it, “First in a long time. Shin Yozoh’s cartoon. What happened yesterday. I’m sorry for being so honest.”

And then… it got real.

“In nine panels, the singer portrays herself and a TV show production staff member talking. It’s the recording day for JTBC’s talk show, “Kim Je Dong’s Talk to You – Don’t Worry, Dear” and she and the female staff are waiting behind the stage. The singer notices the jacket that staff is wearing and comments that it is cute and that the staff looks like the bunny character on the jacket. The female staff responds that she doesn’t really see the similarity; the bunny character is ugly. The singer then says, “You’re also ugly.” When the staff remains silent, the singer says, “I guess you thought you were pretty.” The final two panels show the singer being called to the stage and the staff member being left alone in gloom.”

(source: soompi)

Click the link to soompi to see the cartoon strip.

Honestly, I figured for her to post something like this, she and the person she was referring to have to be pretty close. It’s probably how they joke with each other. However, it was a pretty bad idea to upload it for the public to see knowing fully well that netizens don’t take too kindly to this type of behavior. And what do you know? They attacked as soon as they saw it. Yozoh ended up having to take the post down and apologizing for it saying,

“I think the cartoon uploaded yesterday made a few people uncomfortable. I received a few complaints… As someone who is also sensitive to comments that make fun of people’s weight and looks, I feel even more miserable that I allowed that kind of room for misinterpretation. I am sorry for causing the misunderstanding. I quickly deleted the cartoon because I thought there might be even more misunderstanding. This account has been private for a long time, but I hope this message will reach the people who misunderstood the cartoon.”

(source: soompi)

You can see her full apology on soompi. It’s a bit long so I omitted some of it and just got to the apology.

That account might be becoming private again really soon…


Speaking of inappropriate…

A Chinese MC just found out that excessive affection can land you in a whole lot of trouble. And after looking at the pictures, it looks warranted. AOA was performing for an event and this MC decided to get a handful of Seolhyun. He wasn’t groping her private areas or anything but he did violate her space… completely! And the response to his actions are… well…

“In addition to complaints from netizens who saw photos of the skinship at the event in Hong Kong, Chinese media outlets have also openly criticized the MC for his actions. In fact, fan unions from Hong Kong and Taiwan have even requested an official apology from the MC for putting the FNC Entertainment singer in such an uncomfortable and awkward situation.”

(source: koreaboo)

I guess he didn’t see that coming. Maybe next time he’ll keep his hands to himself.


So Produce 101 has their final group together and have been working on a debut. While we wait for their debut song, there have been some pretty major developments with the new group.

“…the group which has yet to be determined has already received numerous CF offers… YMC Entertainment, the agency that will be managing the project group, has revealed that the group will be promoting their album in April and May… Along with music promotions, the “Produce 101″ final girl group has been confirmed to appear on future episodes of “Weekly Idol” and “Cool Kiz on the Block”…”

(source: soompi)

Not bad ladies… not bad.


And finally, check out Amber’s new single “Borders”!

 

 

 

 

Weekend Kpop Update | BIGBANG Announces Possible 10th Anniversary Concert + Production Costs for “Descendants of the Sun” + Rumor Mill Swirling over Victoria leaving f(x)

So this weekend was pretty busy! I was watching the stories as they updated as I usually do but I honestly couldn’t keep up with everything this time around. For starters, Song Ji Hyo looks stunning in the new Marie Claire photoshoot with Chen Bolin. The duo are gearing up for the premiere of the Chinese version of “We Got Married”.

And since we’re talking about looks, 4minute’s Jihyun was recently asked about hers. During a press conference for “My Little Baby”, a reporter told her how her in the drama her character looks “slim, yet curvaceous” and asked her if she were the same way in real life. And of course she answered the only way possible stating that her body is “naturally glamorous” and she was happy to be able to present herself in that light for the new drama.


BIGBANG just finished up their World Tour reaching 1.5 Million Fans in 13 countries and 32 cities! Apparently, they’ve drawn in the attention of fans and celebrities in the sold out arena at Seoul’s Olympic Park.

But with the show ending, what else are they gonna do? Well, they announced it. They’re planning their 10th Anniversary Tour!

“…Seungri says, “Before the concert, we had a meeting with YG staff members. We’re going to hold a BIGBANG tenth anniversary concert this summer here in Korea in an outdoor venue… “In return for ten years of your love, we plan to make the tenth anniversary concert an epic day-long festival,” adds Taeyang.

(source: soompi)

Not only have they made this huge announcement, but they’ve also been thanking fans over and over all over their social media for all the support and love.

I’m super happy to hear about this tour and I know it’ll be well worth it.


 

“Descendants of the Sun” is quickly becoming an all-time favorite for many viewers. The show has garnered tons of attention from celebrities as well. And with the many interviews with the actors about how they prepared for their roles and how they think fans will perceive the show, nobody ever really asked about the production costs… until the first episode.

If you’ve noticed, it looks expensive. Well no surprise here, it was!

“Set in the fictional war-torn country of Urk, the majority of the drama’s hefty budget went to creating the setting… the higher the budget, the better quality the end result will be… KBS’s “Descendants of the Sun”… cost a staggering 13 billion won (approximately $10.8 million) to produce.”

(source: soompi)

I don’t know about you guys, but my eyes got wide when I saw the final cost! That’s the amount of a movie budget! But I’m guessing it was well worth it. I mean, look at it, it’s so pretty to watch. The storyline is great too I’m sure. (I’m totally behind on all my dramas… don’t judge me! I still haven’t seen Cheese in the Trap.)

 A general producer reported, “The scenes that were filmed in Greece and the scenes that were filmed in Taebaek are all mixed in with each other. It was difficult making it so that keen viewers couldn’t distinguish between the two filming locations.”

(source: soompi)

And just add here, it’s been reported that 2 billion won was spent on just the art budget, which is a fancy way of saying CGI.

Woah.

All I will say is this, Quality is better than just a thrown together show.


And finally, the rumor mill. Is Victoria following the steps of Sulli and leaving f(x)?

Here’s the reasoning behind the accusation:

“…Recently, Victoria edited her profile, removing the portion where she had written “fx–Victoria,” simply leaving her Chinese name in its characters… She has been busy with promotions in China as of late, focusing on acting…”

(source: allkpop)

Though fans have come to her defense pointing out that f(x) is still in her introductory bio, there are still plenty who are unconvinced.

Personally, I don’t think it’s a sign she’s stepping away. If she removed all of f(x) from her accounts, then I’d be suspicious. Why? Because in all the time I’ve been blogging, that’s usually a tell-tale sign that the idol is about to leave.

But in this case, I’m not so sure.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Kpop Update | Korean-American Actress Amy Deported Back to U.S. + Sulli Instagram Hacked + April “Muah!” Video

On this day in the world of kpop:

Rain decided to postpone his official comeback onto the music scene. Why? Well he wants to release a quality album and feels the December deadline just isn’t giving him enough time to do that. So when he does make a comeback, the music is going to be top notch! Meanwhile, he’s on tour.

Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha recently said during an interview on “Radio Star” that being a sunbae in the music industry is hard work! When they go to music shows, they’re greeted by hundreds of hoobae and they can’t even go to the restroom. Of course they release it’s a lot on them as well. The hosts joked with her though teaching her a “faster” approach.

LOEN Entertainment has been investing in CUBE Entertainment. Apparently, this has been a move that has been in the making under the radar. Despite the acquisition, don’t expect to see much of a change in the name or in the artists.

TaeTiSeo is preparing for a winter comeback and have released teasers, group and individual.


 

In less thrilling news…

Korean-American actress Amy has lost her battle in South Korea. After being fined for the illegal drug use of Zolpidem, she was sentenced to deportation. This ruling came as a result of a previous charge where she was caught with the drug Propofol. After that ruling, she agreed that if she was ever caught breaking the law again, she’d be deported. And now, the court is making her stick to her agreement.

“The Immigration Office allowed Amy to stay in Korea after receiving a law-abiding covenant from her that said, “I will not object against being deported if I disobey the law again” twice. The law allows the deportation of foreigners if they are sentenced to imprisonment due to crimes such as handling drugs.

(source: soompi)

After having her case dismissed, she expressed serious grief saying: “I don’t know if I even have the energy to live on… This is tormenting me because regardless of what the papers say, I have always lived my life believing I am Korean.” Also saying in her statement that if she wanted to live as an American, she simply wouldn’t have left.

Many people are seeing her comments and telling her that she actually brought this on herself and they don’t feel sorry for her. Personally, I can understand why she would be grieved. She has a life in Korea and family and friends there too. It can’t be easy to leave a place where you want to stay.

It should also be noted that both drugs are legal in the U.S. and are used as anti-depressants as well to treat insomnia. 

It gets better Amy.

 


Sulli got an earful as well.

Apparently, she was hacked. And the hacker only took down one photo which was a promotion photo for f(x)’s comeback. She quickly took to instagram to let everyone know, it wasn’t her fault. She even showed proof that she was in fact hacked.

As usual, fans weren’t buying it and called her out on her bluff. Interestingly enough, a lot of the ones commenting and attacking her may not have even been f(x) fans. She did, however, receive some support from an unlikely source… netizens.

[+128, -31] 걍 Can’t they all just go each other’s ways? I used to feel sorry for f(x) fans but now I don’t. She left why would you go to her instagram and check to chew her out ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+86, -100] Man f(x) fans make me want to defend Sulli ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

(source: koreaboo)

Change that password Sulli!

 


And finally…

APRIL’s new video, “Muah!”