Soompi Daily Digest – May 16th, 2011


Here we bring a daily run-through of our top stories for each day. It’ll serve as your daily digest for all things KPOP!

Top Stories of the Day:

1)     DBSK continues to pile up endorsement deals as it was announced today they were chosen as the new face of Shilla Duty Free Shopping. (

2)     Official posters of the much anticipated SBS drama “City Hunterhas been released today. (

3)     Jay Park held a fan meet & greet for the launch of his photo album “Just me, Jay.” (

4)     Check out these gifted young actors and actresses under the age of 17. (

5)     In this week’s “Celeb Style File,” we take a look into the fashion style of actress Son Ye Jin. (

6)     SHINee’s Jong Hyun began filming for KBS’s new idol singing reality show, “Immortal Song 2.” (

7)     Hyori has been crowned as the female celebrity with the most beautiful lips. (

8)     A video of After School’s Na Na practicing her dance movers for “Shampoo” has been released today. (

9)     Have the Korean military been using their enlisted celebrities for profit? (

10)   IU’s agency released a photo of her in London wearing no makeup and casual clothes. (

Photo of the Day:


SNSD released photos of their new album set for release on June 1st. From May 31st, the group will travel to six Japanese cities for their Japanese arena tour concerts. (

Tweet of the Day:


 “Manager Park’s (Dara’s nickname) consumer behavior class has ended!!! I would like to thank Professor Lee and his students for listening to my lecture^^ I hope I wasn’t a bad influence to your class! +.+ My heart is still pounding!” — 2NE1’s Dara tweeted these photos on her me2day account before and after the special lecture she gave at Yonsei University today. (

Quote of the Day:


“I almost broke my teeth when it her’s (Ha Ji Won’s)”Jo In Sung talking about his kiss scene with Ha Ji Won on the set of SBS drama “What Happened in Bali.” (

Release of the Day:


After School has revealed a new MV titled “Play Ur Love.” This track is sung by Kahi, JungAh, Raina, and Nana. (

Best Person of the Day:


SNSD’s Seo Hyun – In celebration of her turning 20, an avid fan nicknamed Sweet Potato Garden put together an ad at Seo Hyun Station (no relation to the celebrity) congratulating Seo Hyun’s coming-of-age. The third Monday of every May is called the Coming-of-Age Day in Korea and is celebrated by those turning twenty that year. (