Daily Archives: June 3, 2013

Keyarika Diggles 25, Brutally Beaten By 2 White Police Officers In Jasper, Texas

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Source:Yahoo News

Posted: Monday June 3, 2013 @ 8:31 p.m PST

 

A southeast Texas town with a history of racial unrest on Monday fired two white police officers recently captured on video slamming a black woman’s head into a countertop and wrestling her to the ground.

“The amount of force used was abominable,” the woman’s attorney, Cade Bernsen, told Yahoo News.

The incident was captured by security cameras at the Jasper, Texas, police headquarters.

Keyarika “Shea” Diggles, 25, was brought to the jail on May 5 for an unpaid fine, according to Bernsen. He said she was was on the phone with her mother trying to arrange to get the $100 owed when Officer Ricky Grissom cut off the call.

There’s no audio on the video, but Diggles and Grissom were apparently arguing when Officer Ryan Cunningham comes in behind Diggles and attempts to handcuff her. When she appears to raise her hand, Cunningham grabs Diggles by the hair and slams her head into a countertop. The officers wrestle Diggles to the ground before dragging her by her ankles into a jail cell.

“She got her hair pulled out, broke a tooth, braces got knocked off … it was brutal,” Bernsen said.

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SISTAR (Kpop) As “Melon Premiere” Invited 300 Fans June 11, 2013

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Source: Koreaboo

Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday June 3, 2013 @ 6:04 p.m PST

 

 

Girl group SISTAR will soon make their return to the music scene.

Online music site Melon will be hosting SISTAR’s comeback showcase called “Give It To Me,” set to be held at the Lotte Art Hall in Hapjeong, Seoul on June 11th. It was also revealed that 300 fans have been invited to attend the event.

SISTAR will perform under the stage called “Melon Premiere,” which gives Melon artists a chance to perform their new tracks in front of fans.

Since their debut in 2010, SISTAR has released a string of hit tracks including “Push Push,” “How Dare You,” “Shady Girl,” “So Cool,” “Alone” and “Loving You.”

The showcase will also be available for viewing through YouTube.

Kim Junsu (JYJ) To Release 2nd Solo Album In July

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Source:Koreaboo

Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted:Monday June 3, 2013 @5:36 p.m PST

 

 

C-JeS Entertainment said, “Kim Junsu  (JYJ) is expected to make a comeback and release his 2nd album in July.

The album is set to be released in the summer and it will have a sophisticated pop feeling that will conform to a ballad idol.

It will be a stunning album with well balanced performances.”

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran At ZING Vodka

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Source: Mail Online

Media Credit: Mail Online via Nitro News

Posted: Monday June 3, 2013 @ 2:24 p.m. PST

 

They say what happens on tour stays on tour.

But Chris Brown isn’t being so coy about his shenanigans after breaking up with Rihanna for the umpteenth time.

The 24-year-old was spotted leaving a nightclub at 5am on Sunday night and he didn’t depart alone.

It looks like the girls may have taken his Twitter invite quite seriously as he asked followers to turn up to his promotional appearance in the Big Apple.

‘Come join me at the ZING Vodka after party at EVR NYC tonight,’ he had earlier

tweeted.

The musician walked out of the venue wearing dark blue jeans and crisp white trainers with a backwards cap.

He teamed it with an intricately patterned T-shirt and gold chain with flashy watch for the bash held by an alcohol brand.

Chris’ extravagant appearance obviously pulled in females of romantic interest as an assortment belly and leg-baring beauties were seen hopping on and off the mode of transport and accommodation.

His on/off partner Karrueche Tran didn’t seem too happy about the entertainment for the evening but stuck by his side and kept a watchful eye over the singer.

Apparently Chris even danced to songs by his ex as well as her mentor Jay-Z’s as well as his own.

She gave the competition just why she has been kept around for so long as she strutted around the venue wearing a fitted mini-dress and pink high heels.

Chris and pop star Rihanna broke up yet again last month with Chris revealing he would be enjoying his birthday without during an Australian radio interview.

He told the Kyle and Jackie O show: ‘I can’t really be focussed on wife-ing somebody that young.’

Unimpressed: His on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran didn't look happy about his shenanigans
Unimpressed: His on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran didn’t look happy about his shenanigans

Popular guy: Flesh-flashing ladies were spotted hopping on and off the bus

Popular guy: Flesh-flashing ladies were spotted hopping on and off the bus

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To the after party: Chris Brown forgot about Rihanna by dancing in a club until 5am on Sunday night

To the after party: Chris Brown forgot about Rihanna by dancing in a club until 5am on Sunday night

By his side: Karrueche kept a watchful eye inside EVR nightclub in New York City while dancing to Rihanna, Jay-Z and his own songs

By his side: Karrueche kept a watchful eye inside EVR nightclub in New York City while dancing to Rihanna, Jay-Z and his own songs


Ashley Perez Writes On Being Too Dark, Too Fat ,Too Tall (Narrow Definition of Beauty) In South Korea

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Source: Daily Mail

Media Credit:Daily Mail via Ashley Perez Facebook / YouTube (Lee Won)

Posted: Monday June 3, 2013 @1:54 p.m. PST

 

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South Korea, which last year overtook Brazil as the plastic surgery capital of the world, is now home to the highest number of cosmetic procedures performed per capita.

And for one young writer, the country’s extreme emphasis on appearance and immersion in western celebrity culture was so overwhelming that she decided to quit her teaching job and move back to America.

In an essay for Buzzfeed, Ashley Perez, who identifies as Cuban, Filipino and Korean-American, reveals how during a year teaching English to fourth-graders in Daegu, she was ridiculed for her ‘very big’ U.S. size 8 body, ‘too dark’ skin tone, and ‘plain face’ features.

‘I quickly learned that despite sharing the genetic traits of many Koreans (round face, high cheekbones), I would not be accepted as a true fellow Korean,’ wrote Miss Perez, who is in her twenties.

 

‘In a culture where so many people strive to look the same way, any slight difference in appearance rapidly singles you out.

 

‘In my case, I was too tall, too fat, and too dark — traits that are not typically considered beautiful by Korean standards. In many ways, being partially Korean actually made my experience more difficult than that of my foreign white friends.

 

‘Whereas Koreans admired their white skin, small faces, and upturned noses, I remained a vaguely Korean-looking girl who didn’t quite stack up.’

 

Recently it was revealed that in South Korea, double eyelid surgery, which creates the Caucasian crease many Asian women do not naturally have, has become as common as going to the dentist.

 

Going behind the scenes of Seoul Fashion Week for Vice magazine’s online series Fashion Week Internationale, host Charlet Duboc last year uncovered the country’s quest for a stereotypical vision of a western face – something Miss Perez is now very familiar with.

‘I also sat next to a crying student and tried to comfort her after all the boys in her class called her the “mayor of Africa” for having slightly darker skin than the rest of the students,’ Miss Perez recalled.

‘I watched my 28-year-old co-teacher (who is already smaller than I’ll ever be) starve herself every day on a diet of black beans, grapes, and weight-loss shakes. And I saw high school students get handed pamphlets on plastic surgery as they left school.’

While she described her experience as ‘largely positive,’ after being ‘thrilled to live in a place where I expected my heritage to make me feel like I belonged,’ she said that ultimately, the year was ‘soul-crushing’.

 

She explained: ‘I tried to fit in. I made multiple trips to Korea’s seemingly endless makeup stores, only to find there was no makeup for me: My skin was too dark. “No, no — very, very dark,” the saleswomen would say.’

And despite having access to large quantities of ‘cheap, trendy clothing,’ Miss Perez found it impossible to find anything that fit her.

‘Whereas in the United States I’m smaller than the average woman — size 8 bottoms, medium tops, and a size 8.5 shoe — in Korea, I truly felt like a whale.

‘Walking into shops where everything was “free size” (one size fits all), I felt like I was playing Russian roulette with my waist size. Nothing will destroy your confidence faster than a store clerk shouting at you from across a crowded store, “no, no — very, very big” as you hold a dress up to your body in the mirror.’

Though she attempted to try on clothes in department stores, she said it was hard to find places that carried her size.

‘In the U.S. I fit very comfortably into a medium-size shirt; in Korea I was always an extra-large. Always.

‘And though I understand the system of sizing is different in every country, the fact that clothes bigger than a U.S. medium were mostly unavailable means even larger Koreans can have a really hard time finding things to wear.’

In a bid to change their looks, 20per cent of women between the ages of 19 and 49 in Seoul, the country’s capital city, admitted they had gone under the knife.

According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the most popular surgical procedures include double eyelid surgery, lipoplasty – which uses high-frequency sound waves to eliminate fat – and nose jobs.

I think South Korea has a very rigorous and narrow definition of beauty because we’re an ethnically homogenous society and everyone looks pretty much the same, said Joo Kwon, the founder of JK Plastic Surgery Center – one of the country’s largest clinics.

Tired of living in a culture she ‘literally couldn’t fit into,’ Miss Perez said that she eventually had had enough of ‘getting looks of disgust from strangers if I walked two blocks from the gym to my apartment in my workout clothes,’ and was ‘sick of feeling of ugly in a country that was once home to my ancestors.’

Before she decided to sever her teaching contract and return to America, Miss Perez, who felt that she ‘couldn’t be beautiful or fully accepted as Korean because [she] had fallen short of mainstream Korea’s unattainable beauty standards,’ said she tried to dissuade her forth-graders from falling into the same beauty-standard traps.

But in the end, Miss Perez said that her attempts were futile.

‘When I told my students they were all beautiful on the inside, I was met with nothing but blank stares. Eventually I realized they couldn’t understand what I was saying, they had no idea what “inner beauty” even meant.’
Inadequate: Ashley Perez, who identifies as Cuban, Filipino and Korean-American, reveals how during a year teaching English to fourth-graders in Daegu, she was ridiculed for her 'very big' U.S. size 8 body, 'too dark' skin tone, 'plain face' features

 

Soul crushing: For Miss Perez (pictured), the country's extreme emphasis on appearance was so overwhelming that she decided move back to America

Soul crushing: For Miss Perez (pictured), the emphasis on appearance was so overwhelming that she decided move back to America

 

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BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS OF DOUBLE EYE-LID SURGERY
Beauty standards: An advertisement in a Seoul subway encourages women to have double-jaw surgery in order to have a smaller, more ‘delicate’ face shape

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Supernova “okaeri” (Welcome Home In Japanese) For Yoonhak’s Return

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Source:Koreaboo

Media Credit:Koreaboo

Posted: Monday June 3, 2013 @1:21 a.m PST

 

 

 

Supernova will be releasing a new Japanese song and corresponding music video soon, as a short teaser video was uploaded earlier this week.

The song, called “okaeri.” which means “welcome home” in Japanese. While each limited version has a different cover picture, the DVD contains the music video for its title track, as well as the making of “okaeri.”.

The MV teaser ends with the message that leader Yoonhak will soon be returning, making this release a “welcome home” track for the group’s oldest member. Yoonhak enlisted in the army in October 2011, and will soon be discharged.

Supernova’s newest single will be released on August 7th. More details haven’t been revealed yet.

Will you be anticipating the return of Yoonhak, as well as the release of the new single?