Soompi Daily Digest – May 18th, 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)     Check out this week’s new albums and singles preview. (

2)     KARA addresses the recent controversy and Jang Woo Hyuk gives a “finger popping” on this week’s SBS “Strong Heart.” (

3)     Battle of the Jae Bums: Park Jae Bum (Jay Park) vs. Yim Jae Bum (

4)     Super Junior Hee Chul’s grandmother thought Hwang Bo would be her granddaughter-in-law! (

5)     The teaser image for Kim Yuna and Park Jung Hyun’s special duet track has been released. (

6)     Hyori accentuates her voluptuous body line in this photo spread for the June issue of Cosmopolitan. (

7)     Goo Hara knows her acting might receive criticism. And she’s ready to accept it and improve upon it. (

8)     YG Entertainment left another mysterious message implying 2NE1’s possible TV promotions. (

9)     SHINee graces the cover of both Korean and Japanese editions of ELLE Girl. (

10)   Park Shin Hye’s new drama “You’ve Fallen for Me” took her back to school! (

Photo of the Day:


Super Junior’s Choi Si Won tweeted this photo of himself that he took before heading off to sleep! (

Tweet of the Day:


Rain and Se7en had a funny tweeter conversation last night. Se7en thinks Rain looks just like that dog. Any thoughts? (

Quote of the Day:


“Every time I finish shooting a new project, I get mentally injured. And it’s been two years since I’ve received counseling for it.”Kim Seung Woo confessed at a recent press conference. (

Release of the Day:


KBS released an official statement today regarding JYJ’s ban from TV shows. The broadcaster basically said since JYJ’s currently involved a lawsuit and under two different contracts, they could potentially hurt the entire cultural/entertainment industry. Therefore, KBS won’t allow them to appear on TV until further court decisions are made. (

Best Person of the Day:


T-ara’s Eun Jung—At the press conference for movie “White: Melody of Curse” today, Eun Jung was asked what she would be able to do in order to gain popularity. She said, “I could give up eating and sleeping. I noticed that by reducing sleeping, you can gain something.” She’s might only be 22 years old, but the girl sounds all grown up! (