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Friday, October 28, 2016

Voting wars for the '2016 MAMA' begin

Article: EXO, BTS, Taeyeon, Twice... 2016 MAMA, the voting wars have begun

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+2,377, -96] Male groups are at a significant advantage in voting wars like this... men usually never vote for things like this

2. [+1,741, -122] Girl groups are definitely more popular though, I have no idea who any of the boy group nominees are

3. [+1,576, -247] If you think about it, every singer has worked so hard this year, it's unfair to just pick a few groups to hand out awards to and enjoy the year-end festivities with...

4. [+386, -23] Throw musicality out the window and wrestle with who has the stronger fandom ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ basically what music ceremonies are

5. [+362, -15] Ugh, why are votes even a thing... just hand out awards objectively according to how their releases did this year... Or at least find out a way to block people from making infinite accounts.

6. [+294, -9] MAMA is basically a fandom war... throwing out votes like this is basically feeding the fan wars

7. [+236, -14] I wish they'd get rid of the votes. It's just too hard. I want to enjoy the year-end festivities for what they are, I'm so tired of getting anxious over having to vote every year.

8. [+186, -3] These votes will be the death of us;;; do they not realize how many music ceremonies we have to vote for right now? My head's about to explode... and what's the point of voting if people can make multiple accounts?

9. [+249, -30] The nominees for the male rookie award is...

10. [+262, -43] Honestly, the only groups I remember from this year are BTS, EXO, and Twice... and look at how competitive the female group award is but Wonder Girls still holding their own as a 10 year girl group, amazing ㅋㅋ


Hong Soo Ah's crazy resemblance to Fan Bing Bing?

Article: "Thought it was Fang Bing Bing..." Even China is shocked at Hong Soo Ah's appearance '200% sync'

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+1,036, -66] Her past face did have a unique look to it but you have to admit she's a lot prettier now. I wish she'd stop shaving her jaw down though...

2. [+633, -50] I'll be honest, she looks prettier now than she did in the past. I was sad at first and missed her old face but... it's her job, she's a celebrity. Doesn't matter how much people like her old face when she can't make money off of it and never got any variety or drama castings. She fixed her face and now she's so popular in China, I bet she's made her plastic surgery expenses back and more. Do you really think she regrets her plastic surgery when her life has taken such a big turnaround as a result of it?

3. [+374, -47] I wonder if her face will crumble later when she gets older though...

4. [+18, -1] I'm not putting her down for the surgery... but anyone who remembers her old face wouldn't be able to recognize her without her name written anymore

5. [+18, -7] Why do the Chinese like this fake face so much! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+14, -3] The funniest comment I've ever read ㅋㅋㅋ "Who is she and why does she keep saying she's Hong Soo Ah?"

7. [+14, -3] Well she has achieved her goal! ㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+11, -3] You could cut an apple with that chin

9. [+10, -3] I want to see her in real life some day. She looks super plastic in pictures but I bet she'd be pretty to look at in real life.

10. [+10, -2] Nothing better than gunning for the Chinese market if you want to make money

11. [+10, -2] Her face will melt down when she gets older

12. [+8, -0] Even with plastic surgery, some are blessed. You could have the same doctor perform the same surgery on two people and the results will still be drastically difference and it's not guaranteed you'll end up prettier as a result...


Rainbow marks the sixth disbandment this year with more on the verge

Article: Rainbow ends without a #1 trophy... lack of competitive viability vs the members are free for other pursuits without Rainbow's shadow

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+571, -12] I'd consider Rainbow a success since they got their name out there and had events to perform at. It's the idol groups where none of us know their names that are the real failures. Almost everyone has heard of Rainbow though.

2. [+523, -14] I'd say 7 years is pretty long for a girl group. In 3 years, the members will be hitting their thirties and I think they've dedicated enough of their years for this group before moving on now

3. [+497, -24] I do have to wonder how much it must've been hard on them to see newly-debuted rookies like Twice, AOA, and IOI win #1 right off the bat-- sad to think about

4. [+23, -3] It's rare to find a group like Rainbow that has lasted for as long as they have for how unpopular they're known to be. It's sad but Dal Shabet and Hello Venus are headed down the same path too. But who knows if any of them will hit a jackpot of opportunity like EXID...

5. [+20, -3] They've never had a hit track or a member with impact or any headlining qualities. Girl's Day used to be in the same boat but look how big Minah and Hyeri got...


Article: 6 teams disband this year alone... maintaining idols are harder than debuting them

Source: TV Report via Naver

Article mentions: KARA's disbandment in January, Jang Hyunseung's leave in April for B2ST, Minzy's leave in April for 2NE1, Jia's leave in April for miss A, 4minute's disbandment in June, Sunhwa's leave in September for SECRET, and Rainbow's disbandment in October.

1. [+6,062, -103] I feel that Dal Shabet and Nine Muses are next

2. [+4,814, -177] B2ST already left Cube but Cube refuses to acknowledge it...

3. [+4,924, -266] I think 7 years is a long time... especially in an industry where groups come and go without a word. SNSD, Big Bang, groups like them are truly amazing... can't really count the Wonder Girls because they've gone through so many member changes...;;;

4. [+2,422, -78] 7 years is enough... especially when Rainbow has lost competitive viability to all of the newer rookie girl groups. It's time about time the members find a different path for themselves.

5. [+673, -74] Really amazing of groups like Big Bang and SHINee to last this long without any member changes. And of course, there's Shinhwa which needs no words.

6. [+568, -44] I wouldn't count B2ST considering Jang Hyunseung was the only one with the celebrity disease in that group... B2ST as a group hasn't dispersed

7. [+416, -23] B2ST feels stronger without Jang Hyunseung anyway

8. [+466, -51] Glad that Big Bang, 2PM, SHINee, INFINITE, etc have managed to beat the 7 year jinx! Girl groups seem to disband more often than boy groups

9. [+326, -8] When I was younger, I never thought these groups would disband. I was naive enough to think that all of the members would have great relationships with one another but now that I'm older and have experienced more of the real world, I've realized that human relationships are very complex and not so easily simplified... You can't just take a bunch of strangers and stick them in a dorm together all day and expect them to get along all the time. It's amazing that some of the older idols have lasted for as long as they have.

10. [+280, -10] It's difficult to maintain idol groups for a long time because it's not all 5 members that are popular but usually 1 or 2 and they end up thinking they can do better without the other extras

11. [+201, -3] Yup, 7 years really is a long time and definitely enough of a time. They dedicated more than half of their twenties to this.

12. [+186, -2] I wouldn't be too sad about Rainbow. If news about your disbandment goes out and people say they're sad to see them go, that means enough people know about them already. There are so many other idol groups that have disappeared without a word to their name.

13. [+135, -4] 3 simple reasons why idol groups disband: 1. problems with contracts 2. discord with members 3. they couldn't survive the competition

14. [+144, -10] AOA dropped from trend status through Kinddokkang and Zico, SISTAR dropped from summer power status with their flop song this summer... A Pink's "thing" was their innocent concept but their new innocent concept flopped......

15. [+116, -3] I'm not sure if you should count disbandment and member leaves in the same boat


Cosmic Girls' Sungso shows off her toned body in 'Cosmopolitan'

Article: Sungso, "I'm the type that gains weight if I don't manage myself... SISTAR's Bora is my role model"

Source: Sports Donga via Nate

1. [+275, -49] She's the ideal type of every man. A body that you can only ever see drawn in comic books. Even her legs are pretty. Truly a body made by exercise and working out.

2. [+216, -57] Top class body of the industry. And she's young and pretty to boot.

3. [+183, -38] Amazing.. a real bagel girl

4. [+25, -12] Definitely the type of body that men like. Although I'm sure women will think she's fat.

5. [+23, -26] These pictures seem highly edited... her body looked like that of a wrestler's on video;;

6. [+17, -0] She's cute when she speaks ㅎㅎ

7. [+16, -2] At first I wondered who Sungso was and why she was everywhere in the media... but she's so pretty ㅋㅋㅋ and cute... and sexy, she has it all

8. [+13, -5] Honestly, no man could ever put down Sungso... he beats Jun Hyosung even at her prime.


Source: Daum

1. [+228, -22] You're better than Bora

2. [+149, -15] Love her, she's my new fave

3. [+80, -13] Both Bora and Sungso have pretty bodies in different ways ㅎㅎ I like both

4. [+43, -7] Sungso, your body's great enough already that you don't have to look up to anyone as your role model

5. [+37, -7] But it's over for her the minute she loses weight

6. [+36, -8] Sungso's the best

7. [+18, -4] Sungso wins

8. [+11, -1] Sungso has the much better body, what is she talking about... ㅋㅋㅋ


Gary leaves 'Running Man' after 7 years

Article: 'Leaving Running Man' Gary, "Thank you again and again for the 7 years of love and advice"

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+503, -18] His role wasn't that big on the show but I do think that his empty space will be missed ㅜㅜ

2. [+420, -17] You worked hard for the past 7 years! Hopefully we can see you again with great music ^^!

3. [+85, -14] We have all learned that it's best to jump ship before it sinks

4. [+21, -3] You worked hard, Kang Gary!!!

5. [+18, -0] Honestly, Gary and Kim Jong Guk were the only ones worth watching on 'Running Man'... he was the physical ace too.

6. [+18, -6] Sad that we won't see the Monday couple anymore but I trust that he'll come back with great music. Great work all this time~

7. [+15, -1] There's no supporting role like him, what a shame that he's leaving...

8. [+14, -0] I noticed on older 'Running Man' episodes that he seemed to be at a loss as to what to focus on between his main career and variety shows and I guess he chose to leave variety