Wonder Girls

In the second of four retrospective articles, we recall some of the entertainment stories that caught our eye in 2015. We’ve left out a few of the more scurrilous stories. Also, a few sad deaths of people outside the entertainment industry. Entertainment Ode to My Father became the second-biggest box-office hit of all time, boosting […]

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Looking back at 2012: Hallyu and entertainment news

by Philip Gowman 24 January 2013
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In the second of four round-ups of links to news which caught our eye in 2012, we focus on hallyu-related stories from around the world, some of the local entertainment industry stories plus a quick look at the film industry. UK. The Guardian put together an entertaining photoshop when London Mayor Boris Johnson claimed he […]

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Wonder Girls rapper in top 25 beauty list

by Philip Gowman 6 May 2012
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Nice to see the Wonder Girls in the news. I wonder how JYP managed to get Yu-bin onto the list of 25 Sexiest Musicians Under 25, compiled by US website Complex Music. Yu-bin, who replaced the band’s previous main rapper Hyuna, comes in at number 20. Judge for yourself, but I think she should be […]

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The new Wonder Girls album, with new look and sound

by Philip Gowman 6 November 2011
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Just listening to the new Wonder Girls album on my iPhone. http://t.co/qAbQgs4s The new look and sound takes some getting used to.

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A last look back at 2010

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2011
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We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]

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Proving that technology can entertain…

by Philip Gowman 7 November 2010
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Here’s a great video of toy robots dancing to “Nobody” by the Wonder Girls. Someone went to a lot of trouble to program this. It’s perfection. http://bit.ly/d3FmZw #

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Wonder Girls “Nobody”: video of the year

by Philip Gowman 2 February 2010
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More Korean vote-stuffing (remember Rain v Colbert?), or is the US simply catching up with the rest of us? Wondergirls Nobody is video of the year http://bit.ly/bIMIoS #

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A belated look back at 2009

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2010
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For the past 3 years LKL has concocted a quiz of the year as a way of gathering together some of the news stories which have most caught our eye. This year, as I came to draw up the list in mid December I found it hard to think of anything amusing or diverting: most […]

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Wonder Girls One to Watch

by Philip Gowman 4 January 2010
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The Wonder Girls have been picked as ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2010, by advertising agency JWT. First Koreans to make it into US Billboard charts top 100. # The “girl group has conquered Asia and has its sights on the rest of the world,” JWT said. Source: Chosun Ilbo

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According to Gallup, my favourite singer should be Jang Yoon Jeong

by Philip Gowman 8 January 2009
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A summary of a recent poll about Korea’s favourite musicians. Youngsters prefer the Wonder Girls, oldsters like the Trot singers.

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LKL 2008 Quiz of the year – the answers

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2009
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LKL’s annual quiz about the year’s events in Korea, including plenty of celebrity trivia.

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LKL Critics’ Choice 2008: Philip

by Philip Gowman 21 December 2008
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The last of a series in which regular and guest LKL contributors nominate their CD releases of the year.

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So Hot?

by Philip Gowman 6 September 2008
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The official provider of broadband services to the LKL household has been looking East. As part of their Hot Girl Group series Virgin Media has noticed JYP’s teenage girl band Wonder Girls. Number 8 in a list containing 7 other girl groups whose average age is at least 5 years older than them, the performers […]

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That Wonder Girls song – and an antidote

by Philip Gowman 13 December 2007
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This one will be quick. Once again, Matt over at Popular Gusts has written the post that everyone wishes they’d written themselves. So, here’s Tell Me, the song and dance that everyone’s talking about, performed by the teenage girl band Wonder Girls – the creation of Park Jin-young (JYP), the man who invented Rain: Traffic […]

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