Soompi Daily Digest – June 1st, 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)   [Tribute] Chae Dong Ha (1981-2011) 

2)   [Listen] Soompi Chart Top 50 – May 2011, Week 4 

3)   Celebrity Deaths Cast Light on South Korea’s Alarming Suicide Rates 

4)   Which Idol Band’s Members Shot 300 CFs Before Debut? 

5)   Super Junior’s HeeChul Can Get Away With Anything Because “I’m Kim HeeChul.”

6)   Shinhwa’s Eric cast for Spy Myung Wol 

7)   Nichkhun Topless for New Endorsement Deal 

8)   “City Hunter” Lee Min Ho Fights With …SPOONS?!

9)   Police: Daesung Did Not Brake, No Skid Marks on Road 

10)  Park Yoochun Impresses Viewers with his English on “Miss Ripley” 


Photo of the Day:


SNSD Taeyeon’s recent magazine photos are gaining a lot of attention. She shows off her sophisticated looks while sporting an outfit that exposes her waistline and thighs. (


Tweet of the Day:


“People in the know probably know about this picture.”KARA’s Gyuri tweeted this photo of her in a cute bunny costume today. It turns out the photo was taken during the filming of Japanese TV show “Tokyo Friend Park 2” last November. (


Quote of the Day:


“Lee Min Ho is strikingly handsome but I actually like Won Bin more.” KARA’s Goo Hara chooses Won Bin over Lee Min Ho at the press conference for SBS “City Hunter.” (


Release of the Day:




Kim Hyun Joong’s first solo debut MV for “Please” was released today. The former SS501 member reportedly spent more than $200K to film this MV. His album will be released simultaneously in Korea and around Asia on June 7th. (


Best Person of the Day:


Baek Ji Young – The star singer admitted to her dating rumors with actor Jung Suk Won. It turns out the couple have been dating for eight months since last fall. What’s more shocking is their age difference: Baek Ji Young is 9 years older than Jung Suk Won. Wish the best for the new (?) couple! (