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Friday, February 12, 2016

TV show delves into the realm of sponsors for investigative special

Article: The whisper of a sponsor... "Don't be so stiff"

Source: No Cut News via Nate

An investigative TV show got into contact with a CEO and former sponsor who dropped a tip about a sponsor list that only the top 1% of the richest and most powerful in Korea are able to access. Under protection of his anonymity, producers were shown the list which had a bunch of names from famous actresses all the way down to trainees. He provided recordings, files, and bank statements as evidence.

Producers then got a hold of one actress on the list who agreed to talk about how she got involved. She revealed, "A sponsor once told me, 'Do you think anyone will recognize you for acting with pure intentions? Don't be so stiff, learn when to bow surrender.' I still want to stop this sponsor relationship even now and I hate myself for even agreeing to it in the first place."

A broker also revealed, "It's unfair for me because I've never once made an offer first to a female celebrity. They're always the ones coming to me first, saying, 'Oppa, I'm down on cash. Introduce me to someone nice.'"

An actress trainee revealed in her interview, "When I went to an audition, they told me directly that I could become a star if I gave my body to a sponsor." Another singing trainee said, "They told me that whenever the sponsor wanted me, I had to run to him. Whether that was night or day, I had to go if he called me and I had to listen to whatever he wanted from me."


1. [+816, -11] "I could become a star if I gave my body to a sponsor"

2. [+762, -14] Investigate all you want, this stuff is never going to go away

3. [+757, -25] This has been in talks for so long... people say that the advertising industry is the worst for it. When a random nugu shoots a big name CF, it's usually because they're involved with the CEO of that company.

4. [+129, -2] These investigations are pointless unless actual names are revealed. Stuff like this is already a hush hush fact known by everyone.

5. [+97, -7] As they say, celebrities are just expensive prostitutes

6. [+93, -4] We always tend to think of top stars "no way that she'd ever do something like that" but it's highly likely that she has done it in the past or is currently doing it now

7. [+93, -2] Call them prostitutes or whatever you want to put them down but they still make more money in one deal than any of us can imagine. Even the unpopular ones end up getting married to chaebols in the end too.

8. [+84, -2] Investigations for this will probably end with us coming no further than we were before. Huge companies and politicians are linked with this, no way they'd let it out... like Jang Ja Yeon...

9. [+53, -1] I know someone who is trying to become a celebrity and I think she's involved with sponsors too~ her Facebook updates are always about luxury restaurants, luxury hotels~ and she's not even from a rich family ㅋㅋㅋ She's so stupid to be sharing pictures of her sponsor dates on SNS, it's going to come back to bite her later on

10. [+52, -1] It's not even shocking anymore, it's stuff everyone knows. 70% of the stars do it, right? All those kids who can't even act but get lead roles, all those kids who get on shows without even doing anything..

11. [+48, -3] Probably one of those girl group members who get all the support and attention in their groups

12. [+46, -0] 100% sponsor is involved when some nameless star starts getting in the media for useless crap and lands dramas, varieties, and CF deals. This stuff will never go away. Only the brave like Jang Ja Yeon would attempt to escape it...

13. [+45, -5] All those times I wondered why someone like her would be an MC or why someone like her would be the lead role when there are so many other beautiful stars out there... "sponsor" answers all of those questions.


AOA Cream take their debut to the stage

Article: 'Music Bank' AOA Cream, the birth of a cute + sexy new unit

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+525, -53] I think this one's a fail...

2. [+504, -64] Maybe because I'm a woman but... I really don't know about that black haired girl
- She's a rapper
- Not liking the black or blonde ones.. the pink hair has the best face out of the three
- I'm a man and I find her pretty
- I agree!! She's so average, doesn't look like an idol at all
- She looks so bland, she doesn't have any charms
- Chanmi can't sing or dance and has the worst looks and body out of the group. She always has a cloud over her facial expressions too. I wonder how she became an idol.
- The group has Jimin, why does AOA need another rapper? She just never looks confident with herself, all skills aside
- Of course you "don't know about her", she's the least popular member in AOA, even most men don't know about her

3. [+439, -49] This is just something fans would enjoy. All three are singing out of their noses... I don't even know what they're singing about in the lyrics. They can barely keep my attention without Seolhyun.
- You realize Seolhyun can't sing either? ㅋ The only one who can really call themselves a singer in AOA is Choa
- You only care about Seolhyun for her looks ㅋㅋㅋ
- As long as their fans are enjoying it, I guess..-

4. [+37, -9] Oh, so they were AOA. I thought they were a new girl group because I didn't recognize the faces ㅎㅎㅎ

5. [+35, -4] They're so nugu that people would think they were a rookie group if they didn't have AOA in their name

6. [+26, -5] Kind of feels like a Wedding Peach concept..

7. [+30, -8] So this is a unit with their three least popular members? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ There's one member in AOA who is so bad at singing... and she's in this unit.....

8. [+21, -7] Yuna's voice surprised me, didn't expect her to sing that well.. I don't know about the rest. Hyejung's hair doesn't suit her and I don't even know what Chanmi's position is.

9. [+20, -9] That pink haired girl is pretty... looks like she's been overshadowed by Seolhyun and Choa all this time.

10. [+19, -3] This unit is like some cabbage vendor trying to sell me the left over leaves that fell off another cabbage

11. [+16, -8] Hyejung is prettier than Seolhyun, I wonder why Seolhyun gets supported as the main.

12. [+15, -0] There's a reason nugu members are nugu

13. [+14, -1] They have a long way to go. It's not like their song is super good or their concept is fresh or different or the three are disgustingly good singers...

14. [+13, -1] If AOA never had that hit song, they'd still be running on all fours on 'Dream Team'... Girlfriend, A Pink, AOA... proves that a hit song is all it takes. Looks don't matter ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ


Conan O'Brien reveals he's visiting Korea thanks to a letter and snacks sent by a Korean student

Article: Conan reveals, "I was touched by a letter and box of snacks sent by a Korean high school student that I decided to visit Korea"

Source: Mydaily via Naver

1. [+4,281, -37] I can't believe Conan is coming ㅋㅋㅋ I can't wait

2. [+3,411, -51] Koreans really are good at giving snacks though

3. [+1,531, -31] Conan hyung is love

4. [+248, -5] A student named Lee Seung Gyo sent them but his English name is Sunny so Conan assumed that he was a girl and kept calling him 'she' ㅋㅋㅋ I heard he's meeting him in real life this time, it's going to be funny to see his reaction to Seung Gyo being a boy!

5. [+201, -3] Now Koreans are going to get their fandom power on and send him even more boxes ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I remember even English Man said thanks for some snacks he got sent and then got sent a few boxes more ㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+177, -3] He wrote a letter on the back of his test ㅋㅋㅋ I wonder what made him want to send Conan all those ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+132, -2] It's this high school kid who is bringing Conan to Korea but Park Jin Young gets the glory of meeting him ㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+125, -3] Please don't feed Conan kimchi when he's here;;; and don't ask him about Park Ji Sung or Psy or chocopies;;;

9. [+103, -0] Conan is America's best MC

10. [+53, -1] I thought he was coming for some project with JYP... but it looks like JYP is just an extra


CL takes a proof shot with Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane

Article: CL takes a proof shot with Saint Laurent's head designer 'provocative outfit'

Source: X Sports News via Naver

1. [+752, -75] So when exactly is her American advancement already?

2. [+762, -104] After all that talk about an American advancement, all she's been doing is taking pictures with people. Hurry and release your album already.

3. [+665, -99] If any other idol had given an interview calling Asian women submissive and talking herself up as if she changed the for the better, she would've been exiled from the industry ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+528, -82] So when's her American album coming out? Or is it being delayed because 'Hello B*tches' had such a poor response? They've been hyping it up for a year already and what has she been doing? Is she in America just to take pictures with famous people?

5. [+268, -25] She really loves taking proof pictures with famous people ㅋㅋㅋㅋ The only articles ever released about her are about her American advancement or some picture she took with a famous person ㅋㅋ

6. [+119, -15] She is a professional proof shot taker

7. [+93, -10] They don't look all that close

8. [+68, -6] Just get back with 2NE1 and release an album, what is she in America for

9. [+45, -6] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ They really don't look close at all, she looks like she's trying hard to look important ㅋㅋㅋ

10. [+58, -11] It's so funny to me how stars upload proof pictures with other famous people, do they think it puts them in the same tier as them? ㅋㅋ It reminds me of little kids wanting to get close with the iljins because they're so cool

11. [+26, -6] CL looks really cool in this picture... the power of make up

12. [+15, -3] She went to America to take 'proof pictures' guys~ ㅋ


Article: CL attends LA fashion show in America... only Korean celebrity

Source: X Sports News via Naver

1. [+5,391, -320] Seems like most of YG's jobs are going to fashion shows... and networking with foreigners... while releasing songs like once a year...

2. [+3,340, -195] "The only Korean" -_-

3. [+2,651, -300] So what even is her job anymore

4. [+317, -21] The ultimate tryhard... claims to have changed Asian women for the better and used cellphone cases as an example. She's been media playing about her American debut for two years now and the only thing she has to show for it is "my butt is bbang bbang bbang"... and even Americans didn't like the song.

5. [+367, -38] All she ever does is take pictures at fashion shows...


Hyosung joins as the last member of 'Real Men' female soldier 4

Article: [Exclusive] SECRET's Hyosung to join 'Real Men' female soldier special 4 as the last member

Source: Sports Chosun via Naver

1. [+744, -26] Imagine the surprise when they all get in the shower together... ㅋㅋ

2. [+469, -22] But military uniforms aren't tight enough to show off her body

3. [+348, -48] Wow... I'm getting a nose bleed imagining Jun Hyosung in a military uniform

4. [+243, -30] Quite the line up of visuals this time

5. [+54, -1] Looks like Hani's dongsaeng will enjoy this special

6. [+43, -6] A lot more idols this time around but the usual line up of a foreigner + gagwoman + mother + actress + idol hasn't changed

7. [+27, -3] Yay!!!! Finally a reason to watch

8. [+28, -5] Hul... the soldiers won't be getting any sleep.. ^^;

9. [+14, -1] So many girl groups;

10. [+10, -1] I personally like Jun Hyosung's cute image more than her sexy image, I hope she shows more of her cute image on varieties