DF-Wave News Splash #73 – North Korean Beauties, Robot Phones, C-CLOWN Disbands, Eye Smiles, Heirs Movie, and Rubbermasking!

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At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever and share them with you!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week!

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Romanian Photographer Spotlights North Korean Beauties

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Mihaela Moroc, a Romanian photographer quit her job to start a photo series of women in various parts of the world. Mihaela visited more than 37 countries and was able to capture exquisite photos from one of the world’s most reclusive countries, North Korea. Her goal is to prove that beauty is everywhere, and the photographer hopes to provide unity through diversity.

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Sunny confirms that the “Girls’ Generation Diet” is not real

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On the October 7 episode of Serial Shopping Family, Sunny of Girls’ Generation was asked, “How do Girls’ Generation maintain their bodies?”

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INFINITE’s 8 most breathtaking dance practice videos

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INFINITE is a talented 7-member boy group known for their catchy tracks and excellent dance moves. Members Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woohyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, L, and Sungjong debuted in 2010 and have established a name for themselves in both the K-pop and K-drama worlds.

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Heirs movie expected to premiere in late 2016

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Big news for Heirs fans! Your prayers may have been answered. The original production company of the 2013 hit drama, Hwa & Dam Pictures, has signed a deal with a Chinese studio to jointly produce a Korean movie version of Heirs.

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K-drama Confessional: What are your favorite K-drama cliches?

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Welcome back, everyone, to the third instalment of K-drama Confessional! This time, KD Bonbon and Rara Pop will be discussing a topic that often divides drama fans: K-drama clichés! From wrist grabs to contract relationships, the K-drama-loving friends dish out their thoughts on these Dramaland staples.

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Yoo Seung Ho selects Imaginary Cat as his K-drama comeback

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Yoo Seung Ho has officially chosen his first K-drama after completing his military service last year! *Throws confetti* In an interesting choice, he accepted the lead role in the webtoon adaptation Imaginary Cat.

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Move over iPhones — robot phones are set for release in 2016

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Robots and hi-tech smartphones are just two of the many things that Japan is known for, so it comes as no surprise that starting next year, Japanese consumers will be able to own a personal tiny robot that talks, sits, walks, dances, AND doubles as a full-on smartphone.

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CNBlue’s Jong Hyun confesses to getting plastic surgery on his ear

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Orange Marmalade star Jong Hyun’s cauliflower ear compelled him to go under the knife.

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Video shows man accidentally burning down his own room during live stream

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A not-so-sharp man in Japan was live streaming a video blog of himself showing off a new lighter he purchased when he and his viewers were accidentally treated to a lot more fire than they though they’d get.

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K-pop group C-CLOWN has officially been disbanded

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Rumours have been spreading over the possible disbandment of the K-pop group C-CLOWN since April of this year, and as of October 5 these rumours have been confirmed. After only a short three years since debut, Yedang Entertainment has officially announced the disbandment of C-CLOWN.

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TVXQ’s Yunho has embarrassing wardrobe malfunction during military performance

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Yunho suffered an unfortunate wardrobe mishap while performing at the 13th Ground Forces Festival on October 5. During his performance, his pants ripped, revealing a sizable and noticeable hole. Oh no!

Check out pictures and video of the incident below!

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Battle of the Eye Smile: Cheer Up’s Jung Eun Ji vs. Lee Won Geun

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Cheer Up! premiered yesterday with a solid first episode. I laughed, I cried, and I cheered along with Jung Eun Ji as her character Kang Yeon Doo battles injustice at her school. Eunji is just so likable that you can’t help but root for her characters, and the beautiful eye smile that lights up her entire face is a big part of her charm.

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JYJ’s Junsu confirms title track

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“Had to Be Yesterday” will be the name of Junsu’s new mini-album’s title track!

C-JeS Entertainment revealed, “‘Had to Be Yesterday’ has a lyrical ambience, and Junsu’s voice emphasizes the lyrics and melody well. We’ve finished the preparations for this ballad track to make its mark this fall.”

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11 Times Anime Rivals Were Totally Cooler Than the Main Character

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The battle between a lovable protagonist and his hated arch-enemy is the basis for some of the best anime in existence, going all the way back to the mangas by Shakespeare-Senpai. But once in a while, a rival comes along that is so much more awesome than the main character that you actually want the lead to lose. So, to forever throw your loyalties into whack, here are 11 times anime rivals were totally cooler than the main character.

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Check out iKON’s heartbreaking new M/V “Airplane”

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Bobby and B.I are high school friends sharing a crush in iKON’s newest M/V.

Dropped only a few days ago in anticipation of their debut, “Airplane” by iKON weaves a heartbreaking tale of holding in your feelings until it’s too late. Watch it again and try and figure out if it’s Bobby or B.I holding hands with the girl behind the curtain!

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K-pop primer: B1A4

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Your favourite boy band of blood types is cute, talented, and small enough to remember all the members’ names. The sole boy group of WM Entertainment, B1A4 has five members — four blood type A and one blood type B, hence the name.

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QUIZ: Are you Choi Si Won’s soulmate?

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Choi Si Won stars as Shin Hyuk in the newest MBC romantic comedy series She was Pretty. As ELFs start watching the last Siwon TV drama before his military enlistment, we can have some fantasy fun too!

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Get Your Glow On: Everything you need to know about rubbermasking (and a bonus giveaway)!

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Rubbermasking is the latest trend in Korean skincare! Haven’t heard of it? Our experts from Glow Recipe are here to tell you everything you need to know and demonstrate their latest creation — charcoal rubber masks! You stand to win your own charcoal rubber mask too — stay tuned till the end of the video for giveaway details!

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2NE1’s contract with YG Entertainment to end in 2016

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During an interview on October 3, YG’s Yang Hyun Suk revealed some news about 2NE1.

Yang Hyun Suk relayed, “At the moment, we are focusing on CL’s debut in America. After her debut, we will think about future plans for 2NE1. 2NE1 will be under contract with YG Entertainment until next year.”

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That concludes this week’s DF Wave News Splash! 

Come back next Monday, when we will be once again sharing the best DF stories from the last 7 days!

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All article images and clips in this post, aside from JaK Wave Logos, are courtesy of DramaFever.com. All rights reserved.

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Published by SurfinHaruru

SurfinHaruru is Sub-Editor, Head Graphic Designer/Coordinator, and Resident Photographer at JaK Wave, and manages the Korean Language section of the site. He loves Asian culture - living with Chinese culture day-to-day, and studying Korean in his spare time. He has a passion for Asian cookery, dramas, and music, and enjoys attending Traditional and Modern cultural events frequently.

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