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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Soyu denies income rumors about 'Some'

Article: 'Ent Relay' SISTAR Soyu, "I made 1.3 billion won in digital profit? Makes no sense"

Source: Newsen via Nate

"No way, I really didn't make that much. I noticed that I was ranked even above Taeyeon sunbae-nim. That makes no sense. How could I make more than SNSD? Everyone kept telling me to buy them dinner and drinks so I have nothing left after that."

1. [+353, -35] But 'Some' really does deserve all that it made ㅋㅋㅋ it's such a good song

2. [+269, -17] You cannot make 1.3 billion won off of a digital song. It's a dumb question to begin with asked by someone who doesn't understand how distribution works.

3. [+253, -14] If Soyu's song actually did make 1.3 billion won in digital sales, then Soyu would have only made about 40 million won herself. Only 6% of it goes to the person who sang the song and Soyu doesn't have a solo since all her songs are duets so even that's cut in half to 3%... 3% of 1.3 billion won is about 40 million won. Production companies usually take about 80% with the distributor like Melon if a song hits daebak and 10% goes to the composer and lyricist...

4. [+30, -3] Shaking your finger at people is a really bad habit...;

5. [+28, -8] Who does she think she's pointing her finger at right now?

6. [+22, -0] Even if the song did make 1.3 billion won, it's not like Soyu gets all of it. What remains as fact is that she still probably makes more than the rest of us.

7. [+15, -3] The reason SNSD's income is so far ahead compared to other female idol groups is because they're practically a male idol group when it comes to the numbers they pull for sales. They have a lot of album sales and concert income.

8. [+11, -1] Out of the girl groups, I don't think they've saved or made much unless you're SNSD, KARA, or T-ara. And that's excluding personal income like Suzy or Seolhyun.

9. [+11, -3] For Soyu alone to make 1.3 billion, she'd have to be #1 on the charts all year long...

10. [+6, -0] I remember people used to speculate that 'Abracadabra' made 10 billion won and Narsha clarified it saying that if they did make that much, they would've retired ㅋㅋ


DIA busks for nearly 8 hours on 'V app'

Article: '7 hours and 30 minutes' DIA's successful busking

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+1,121, -75] You guys worked hard ㅋㅋ their agency is really overworking them aren't they

2. [+967, -87] I don't think any group is going to beat a stream record of 7 hours and 30 minutes on 'V app' for a while
- Seriously, I was watching for a while until I fell asleep too ㅋㅋ
- Block B went about 8 hours too
- They didn't stream the entire time, they had breaks and most of the performances had MR.
- It's bad to set records like this because it just puts more pressure on other girl groups to stream for even longer
- It's not that groups don't have the time for it, I just don't think 7 hour long streams are necessary ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+650, -71] Must've been hard on them, I hope they get some rest now

4. [+547, -70] They sang 20 songs too, talk about generous fan service~

5. [+483, -66] Aigoo, so difficult... get some rest ㅜ

6. [+134, -15] Is Kwang Soo trying to kill them...? Let them rest a bit... these kids aren't gods, they need rest.. ㅋㅋ

7. [+119, -22] Chaeyeon looked so tired ㅋ I guess even girl groups can stream all day long now.. It's fun for the fans but it's important to let them have some privacy and time off camera;;;; they're young kids, make sure their health is in order.

8. [+85, -15] These kids aren't machines, let them rest if you're going to work them this hard

9. [+51, -6] The girls looked like they were struggling. Promoting them is good and all but they need rest. I'm worried that Chaeyeon's going to faint one of these days ㅠㅠ

10. [+52, -7] Is their agency insane? I felt so bad for them with how hard they were being worked. They looked absolutely exhausted when they were signing autographs at the Lotte Mall, practically seconds away from falling asleep. They're going to faint at this rate... ugh at their agency


Hani gorges on potato meat stew on '3 Kings'

Article: '3 Kings' Hani captivated by the taste of potato meat stew 'eating off the bone'

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+1,132, -139] This is the kind of forced mukbang that I hate... same goes for Yoon Bomi

2. [+1,060, -73] Trying too hard

3. [+958, -62] "I know this taste"

4. [+160, -31] Representative example of a variety shows being detrimental to celebrities

5. [+159, -35] I just hate how she has to act like she's such a good eater... we all know she restricts herself to maintain her weight ㅋ it's too obvious that she's just eating like this for show...

6. [+143, -32] I really wish they'd take her off the show. I'm sure the scriptwriters give her ways to describe the food but she still can't even express herself properly.

7. [+131, -32] I used to like her for her easy going personality and how well spoken she was on 'Radio Star' but after she cried twice, everything she does looks fake now...

8. [+113, -32] She looks like she purposely got it smudged all around her lips to make herself look carefree

9. [+105, -33] At least she didn't cry today

10. [+94, -32] I stopped watching this show after Hani cried on it saying "I know this taste". I like Hani as a singer but not as a variety star.

11. [+93, -29] I've never seen someone not match bob cuts this badly...

12. [+77, -28] People who don't watch this show won't understand why viewers are so frustrated with her. I don't hate or like her but after I started watching her as an MC on this show, I've started to despise her. I have no idea why she's an MC when she overreacts to everything, speaks informally, and eats with her nostrils flaring like an idiot;; worse than when Baek Jong Won eats while smacking his lips.

13. [+67, -33] It would've been better for her image to just act like a super gorgeous but mysterious girl...


Hyoyeon touches on SNSD's secret to longevity

Article: Hyoyeon, "SNSD's secret to longevity? We don't have any difficult members"

Source: Sports Donga via Naver

1. [+9,027, -586] You mean you don't have any difficult members 'anymore'

2. [+4,769, -209] The reason they're lasting long is because they recognize that they're all individually different

3. [+3,047, -307] Hyoyeon has gotten so pretty

4. [+2,107, -253] I hope the nunas release a new song this year ㅎ

5. [+2,041, -309] It also helps that they have a lot of members similar in age so it's like having a lot of friends

6. [+786, -85] Well you had one difficult member but she voluntarily left

7. [+707, -63] ㅋㅋㅋ 1 loss for Jessica

8. [+632, -62] The 'difficult' member is gone now..

9. [+600, -76] It really is amazing that they've made it this far since they have a lot of members

10. [+339, -44] I think they're still together without trouble because the group itself is still popular

11. [+314, -42] I bet it's a jab at Jessica

12. [+323, -66] You girls suffered having to deal with that difficult member. She's gone now so let's keep the group together, even after you all get married.

13. [+124, -11] Hyoyeon's the one who introduced Tyler Kwon to Jessica ㅋㅋㅋ but Hyoyeon probably didn't think Jessica would throw away her own friends and group for him ㅋㅋㅋ

14. [+127, -17] SNSD is a long lasting group since most girl groups disband by the 7 year mark or have huge member changes. SNSD just had one member change and are promoting just fine.

15. [+126, -24] I wonder if she means Jessica is the difficult member then


Friday, June 24, 2016

Hollywood: Nicolas Cage

Article: 'Goodbye Cage Seobang'... Nicolas Cage divorces Korean wife after 12 years

Source: OSEN via Nate [original]

1. [+468, -14] Goodbye Cage seobang

2. [+383, -25] I thought it was cool that such a famous Hollywood star had a Korean wife... sad to see them break up. Goodbye, Cage son-in-law ^^

3. [+337, -10] They stayed together for a long time considering how short Hollywood marriages are usually

4. [+30, -10] For a Hollywood star, they stayed together for a long time. Nothing wrong with a divorce if you're not a match anymore...

5. [+17, -4] I bet if Nicolas Cage was a Korean celebrity, the comments would be like "how could you divorce a young woman 20 years younger than you, you don't know how lucky you had it, you'll regret it" etc... but because it's Nicolas Cage, people are insetad like "goodbye Cage seobang, 10 years was longer than I thought"... You can tell how much women put westerners on a pedestal ㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+17, -8] I bet since their age difference is 20 years old, he doesn't find her charming anymore now that she's in her thirties

7. [+14, -2] She went from waitressing to sitting on a huge divorce settlement


Source: Naver

1. [+1,136, -42] I doubt she got much out of the divorce settlement. During the 10 years they were married, he was practically bankrupt from overspending and unpaid taxes. Had to sell all his houses and work nonstop to pay off his debt...

2. [+981, -34] 12 years is actually a long time that they stayed together..

3. [+934, -27] For a Hollywood star, 12 years is a long time

4. [+802, -26] I guess Hollywood stars don't believe in lifelong relationships..

5. [+443, -23] Hul they looked so happy when I saw them on TV a long time ago...

6. [+262, -9] That woman is Korean American, not Korean... I bet she thinks of herself as American too ㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+232, -5] I think having three divorces in itself is an issue

8. [+176, -8] I have an American friend who said he was going to get married three times in his life. Once in his twenties, once in his forties, and once in his eldery stage. I think westerners have a different mindset when it comes to marriage compared to Koreans.