Soompi Daily Digest – May 30th, 2011


Here we bring a daily run-through of our top stories for each day. Check out the best photo, tweet, comment, release, and our best person of the day. It’ll serve as your daily digest for all things KPOP!

Top Stories of the Day:

1)   SNSD Tiffany’s Drastic Change?

2)   Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2011 – May Week 4

3)   [Exclusive] Dal Shabet Sends Special Video Message Ending Second Album Promotions

4)   Celebrities Love Polka Dots: Who Looks Hottest? 

5)   Concerns Over Asian Stars & Security Grows: Chinese Singer Slapped at Press Conference

6)   2PM Nichkhun’s Mother is a Pharmaceutical Company CEO 

7)   “Lie to Me” Kang Ji Hwan & Yoon Eun Hye Couple’s Coke Kiss?! 

8)   Wonder Girls’ Sun Ye Volunteers in Haiti 

9)   Former H.O.T Member Kangta to Play the Emperor in New Chinese Drama 

10) “Heartstrings” Completes Poster Shoot 

Photo of the Day:


These photos of KARA Goo Hara have been circulating the Web recently generating a lot of interest from netizens. Noted for her “goddess-like beauty” now, Hara looked as cute and adorable in her early days too! (

Tweet of the Day:


“Thanks for all of your greeting messages about my 10th anniversary in Japan. Wish I could be there with you, but we will see each other soon ;)” BoA tweeted this message today celebrating the 10th anniversary of her Japanese debut. Since debuting in Japan on May 30th, 2001, BoA has released a total of 31 singles and 12 albums including multiple hit songs. (

Quote of the Day:


“GD, are you watching this? We’ve debuted six years ago, yet our leader has never bought clothes for his fellow members.”Seungri after telling a story about seeing Jung Yong Hwa pay for CN Blue members’ clothes at a local department store on SBS “Night After Night.” (

Release of the Day:


Lotte Duty Free Shops – The giant duty free chain released a new commercial/music video featuring top hallyu stars: Hyun Bin, JYJ, Big Bang, Choi Ji Woo, Song Seung Hun, 2PM, Jang Geun Suk, and Kim Hyun Joong. (

Best Person of the Day:


Eun Ji Won – it turns out the rapper/entertainer has been making secret donations! “Eun Ji Won saw the donation project on his website and personally sent that large donation. Please don’t tell anyone else about this and send in the donation through the fan club’s name,” a person within his agency apparently told the organizer of the donation. We knew he came from an affluent family but didn’t know he was such a donating angel! (