Friday, April 20, 2012

"[NEWS] Big Bang's "Bling Bling" Punk Look!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Big Bang's "Bling Bling" Punk Look!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] Big Bang's "Bling Bling" Punk Look!

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 08:56 AM PDT

Korean I dol group Big Bang is a daily topic for not just music, but other things, like title song selection, unique music videos and visuals, and their individual fashion style. From their music video clothing to their performance clothing, they have been gathering much interest. Their shocking hairstyles and everything in general is interesting the general public as well as fans.

TOP bleached his hair not to blonde, but a bright bluish mint color, and G-Dragon introduced his asymmetrical hairstyle, which instantly became their trademarks. Taeyang's Mohican hairstyle also looks more splendid than ever before.

Accessories are used from top to bottom, with shoes that complete the extravagant look. They are already known be fashionable, as they are top models and collaborate with the best brands, and their current fashion confirms this. 

Source: BNT News
Translated by @kristinekwak for bigbangupdates

[News] Will SHINee Be Able to Make $50 Million USD in Sales?

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 08:53 AM PDT

SHINee is embarking on a series of concerts in Japan. "The First Japan Arena Tour – SHINee World 2012" will start on April 25 in Fukuoka, and will be performing in Hokkaido, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo, and Hiroshima. This arena tour consists of 20 concerts and SHINee is expecting to attract approximately 250,000 people in the audience.

SHINee made their debut in Japan only about a year ago in June 2011. However, the expected revenue from their first arena tour concerts surpasses any other K-Pop idol groups. The tickets to these concerts are all 122,000 Korean Won (8,800 Yen). SHINee is expected to make up to 30.7 billion Korean won (2.2 billion Yen) only in ticket sales. In addition, many character products will be sold at these concerts. Experts are anticipating 15 billion to 20 billion Korean won in sales of these products, bringing up the maximum expected total revenue from "The First Japan Arena Tour – SHINee World 2012″ to approximately 50 billion Korean won (nearly $50 million USD).

Previously, SHINee released their Japanese debut single "Replay" in June 2011. Around the same time, they garnered much attention internationally when they successfully hosted a showcase in England's Abbey Road Studio, which is known as the Beatles' studio. SHINee successfully placed all three of their singles, "Replay," "Juliet" and "Lucifer," on the top 3 of Oricon Singles Chart. It was the first time for a foreign artist to be placed in the Singles Chart for three times in a row in the 44 year long history of Oricon Charts.
During "The First Japan Arena Tour – SHINee World 2012," SHINee is to release new single "Sherlock" on May 16.

Check out the special trailer of SHINee's upcoming Japanese single "Sherlock" below!

Source: Soompi
Shared by hellohazel @ SMTownJjang 

[NEWS] Daesung reveals his skincare secret, "GoDae Cleansing Technique"!

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 08:43 AM PDT

Big Bang's Daesung, revealing "GoDae Cleansing Technique," supported by beautiful-skinned Go Hyunjung

Big Bang's Daesung surprisingly revealed a special skincare tip to Go Hyunjung, who is known for her beautiful skin.

Big Bang is featured as the third guest of SBS TV's talk show "GO Show," to be aired on the 20th.

In a corner called "G File," Daesung's bad skin was noted on an HD screen.

Daesung said "I've been working harder with my skincare since HD became more popular and generalized."

The skincare secret that he revealed was actually a tip the MC Go Hyunjung had shown in the past. They did not just end it here, but combined ideas to create a better way for skincare, titled GoDae (Go Hyunjung + Daesung.)

Go Hyunjung stated that the "GoDae Cleansing Technique" actually does have good results and Daesung's delicate skincare was applauded.

Translated by @kristinekwak for bigbangupdates

[NEWS] After School’s New Ameba Mobile Game “Mori Girl”!

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 08:30 AM PDT

After School's new Ameba Mobile Game "Mori Girl"!!
Starting today, After School items will be on Ameba's mobile game "Mori Girl"!!
Ameba's mobile game "Mori Girl" is a mobile game where the player becomes a cabaret club girl and aims for the no.1 spot.
Sexy After School outfits will be specially available!!
Change your outfit and become an After School member.

Credit: AfterSchoolJP
Trans: pledisAStrans

[NEWS] Big Bang, 2NE1 and SHINee on MTV "Music Meter"!

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 08:16 AM PDT

KPOP Idol groups Big Bang, 2NE1 and SHINee on MTV Music Meter.

Genre Up & Coming, Big Bang, 2NE1 and SHINee made it to top 10 and beat other singers. Big Bang ranked number 1 while girl group 2NE1 in number 3, the only KPOP girl group in the list and lastly, SHINee got the 6th spot.

These groups are really amazing. To know what is MTV Music Meter, you can read it below.

What is the MTV Music Meter? 
The MTV Music Meter is a music discovery experience. Our front door is a daily list of the top 100 artists trending right now.

How is the ranking determined?
The ranking is determined by the real time buzz across the Internet. We look at tweets and other social mentions, blog posts, news articles, streams, and purchases for over one million artists. Then every day we show you the top 100 artists that are trending upwards in these categories.

What can I do on the MTV Music Meter? 
We provide access to over one million artists. The Top 100 is a great starting point – click on any "artist card" to get a quick snapshot of a particular artist. If you like the artist, share them, favorite them for quick access later on the same browser, or hit the "similar" button to get the same discovery experience for more artists you'll like.

You can also search for any of over one million artists. This is great for getting a snapshot of a band you just heard of but want to know more about, or for finding similar artists to bands you already know you love.

 Source: MTV Music Meter
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[NEWS] Ha Ji Won’s ‘fridge kiss’ with Lee Seung Gi is the most memorable

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Won confessed that her refrigerator kiss scene with Lee Seung Gi in "The King 2Hearts" was the most memorable.

In order to promote the movie "Korea", the cast members appeared on the April 19th broadcast of KBS 2TV's "Happy Together 3". Ha Ji Won, who had a busy filming schedule, made a brief appearance as well.

During the show, Ha Ji Won was asked who she liked the most when acting together among Hyun Bin, So Ji Sub, Kwon Sang Woo, and Jo In Sung and she answered Lee Seung Gi, with whom she is currently shooting "The King 2Hearts."

In addition, Ha Ji Won admitted that the refrigerator kiss scene that she filmed with Lee Seung Gi as the most memorable kiss scene, gathering much interest from the viewers.

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu

[NEWS] Internet sensations Sungha Jung and Megan Lee Want to Work with YG Family

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 07:47 AM PDT

They may seem as different as chalk and cheese, but Korean-American singer Megan Lee and Korean self-taught guitarist Sungha Jung have more than just their love for music in common.

For one, both shot to fame after their videos on video-sharing platform YouTube went viral.

Megan and Sungha were the opening acts for the MFW 2012 yesterday, performing three covers, which included Adele's Someone Like You and Korean singer Narsha's I'm In Love.

The duo also shared common interests in their favorite singers — all of whom are from Korean entertainment company YG Entertainment — which should not come as a surprise.

Sungha had made guitar covers of Big Bang's hits and shared them on YouTube, while Megan had won a 2NE1 'Lonely' cover contest held by YG Entertainment last year.

Speaking in separate interviews, Sungha let on that if there were any singers or groups which he would most love to collaborate with, it was definitely Big Bang.

"I like them because they write their own music, and they have very different colours (personalities). I recently recorded a rearrangement of their latest song 'Blue'," the 16-year-old answered in fluent English.

Megan selected Big Bang's labelmates 2NE1 as the group she would like to work with in future.

Reminiscing her first meeting with the four-member group in Korea, after she won the cover contest, the 17-year-old gushed, "It was overwhelming, and crazy. They're super sweet. I almost died. I was shaking and didn't know what to say. I had rehearsed my lines, but completely forgot when I finally met them. I love 2NE1!"

"She was in the elevator with T.O.P (from Big Bang) at YG Entertainment, and she couldn't breathe," Megan's mother quipped beside her daughter.

We quizzed the pair if they had met solo singer SE7EN — also a performer at the MFW 2012 — from YG Entertainment.

"No," both Megan and Sungha answered, adding that it would be great if they could meet him.

Megan said excitedly, "I'm going to try to talk to him and not die."

Later that night, both Megan and Sungha MET SE7EN at the after party and shared photos of them with the singer on Twitter.

Source: XINMSN


[NEWS] Gaon Chart releases rankings for second week of April

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 07:45 AM PDT

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week April 8 - April 14, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Busker Busker : "Cherry Blossom Ending"

2. 4minute : "Volume Up"

3. Nell : "The Day Before"

4. SISTAR : "Alone"

5. Busker Busker : "First Love"

6. Busker Busker : "Yeosu Night Sea"

7. Huh Gak : "The Person That Loved Me"

8. Yangpa, Davichi's Haeri & HANNA : "Love Is All The Same"

9. Girls' Generation's Taeyeon : "Missing You Like Crazy"

10. Busker Busker : "The Flowers"


Weekly Album Chart

1. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

2. Super Junior : "Mr. Simple" [5th Repackaged Album]

3. CNBLUE : "EAR FUN" [3rd Mini Album]

4. Shinhwa : "The Return" [10th Album]

5. Super Junior : "Mr. Simple" [5th Album]

6. 4minute : "Volume Up" [3rd Mini Album]

7. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker" [1st Album]

8. SHINee : "Sherlock" [4th Mini Album]

9. Girls' Generation : "The Boys" [3rd Album]

10. Big Bang : "ALIVE" [5th Mini Album]

Source: Gaon Chart
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[NEWS] JYJ’s Junsu sells out solo concert in 5 minutes

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 07:30 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu has proved his belting strength by selling out the tickets to his first solo concert in just five minutes.

According to JYJ's agency C-JeS Entertainment on April 19th, "Tickets for Kim Junsu's solo concert began selling at 8PM tonight, and within five minutes, all 17,000 seats were completely sold out."

The agency added, "As soon as we put the tickets on sale, our server had crashed due to the sudden influx of traffic, so the tickets were likely sold out in just 3 or 4 minutes."

Kim Junsu will hold his first solo concert at the Olympics Stadium in Seoul on May 19 and 20. He will be releasing his first solo album in May as well, with most of the tracks will be composed and written by Junsu himself and other JYJ members.

Source: OSEN
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[NEWS] Ryu Si Won cancels Japanese tour

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 07:15 AM PDT

Ryu Si Won, who is on the verge of a high-profile divorce, has canceled his Japanese tour. Ryu made the announcement on his Japanese Web site JP Prince, asserting that the "2012 Spring Waltz with Ryu Si Won" could not go on as scheduled due to conflicting filming commitments.

"We are sorry to make the announcement and ask for your understanding," Ryu's agency said.

The tour was set to follow the theme of the drama on which Ryu is currently working. Yet despite the official statement, fans are speculating about whether Ryu's personal life was the real reason for the tour's cancellation.

"Our stance is that through mature dialogue and understanding, divorce may not be imminent. As Ryu loves his daughter so much, he is currently doing all that he can to keep his family together," Ryu's representative said on the star's official Japanese Web site after news of Ryu's possible divorce broke on April 9.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] SM releases new trailer for “I AM” movie

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT

SM Entertainment will be releasing a biographical movie titled "I AM". After releasing series of teaser and characters posters, the agency released new trailer for the upcoming film.

The new trailer features some cuts and highlights of SM Entertainment's artists during their training period. It showcases past rehearsals, auditions and some behind the scenes.

"I AM" movie documents the performances and daily lives of SM artist at the previous "SMTOWN Live in New York" held at Madison Square Garden. The biographical movie, directed by Choi Shinsung, features Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, f(x) and SHINee.

The movie is set to be released this May.

[NEWS] Brave Brothers to debut new boy group

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT

The famous producers, Brave Brothers will be debuting their own male idol group!

On April 20, Brave Entertainment, headed by Brave Brothers and home to Electroboyz and Brave Girls, announced that they will debut a new male group this summer which they have been readying for four years. However, the musical style or concept have not been confirmed yet.

A representative from Brave Entertainment, "We have prepared a team that has gone through numerous tests and evaluations in the areas of vocal, rap and choreography. You can expect great things."

[NEWS] TOUCH to make comeback with new members

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

TOUCH has announced that they will be making a comeback with two new members. On April 18th, the group finished the shooting of music video for their new song, which will be released in early May.

Directed by BoA's older brother, Kwon Soon Wook, the music video will feature child actress Kim So Hyun, who played the role of young Kim Min Seo in MBC's hit drama "The Moon That Embraces the Sun."

TOUCH debuted in 2010 with "Me" and promoted actively with "Rockin' the Club" in October last year. Original members, Junyong and Younghoon decided to leave the group due to military enlistment and personal problems.

Source: Star Daily
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[NEWS] SISTAR’s Bora is hotter than Megan Fox?

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 07:36 AM PDT

SISTAR's Bora emulated Megan Fox of 'Transformers' in the sizzling hot advertisement for Hyundai's "Veloster Turbo."

On April 20th, Hyundai released new advertisement shots featuring Bora. The charismatic rapper is shown wearing short pants, showcasing her honey thighs and sexy charms. She leans over the front of a yellow Veloster Turbo, in reminiscent of a scene with Megan Fox in the film 'Transformers.'

Netizens who saw the ad have commented, "She's much sexier than Megan Fox!", "I wanna become that car", "Only Bora! She's a true beauty"

A representative of Hyundai Motor Company stated, "SISTAR's Bora is both sexy and easy going. She also has the charms and eyes of a female warrior. Throughout the photoshoot, she captivated the male staff members with her charms."

Written by: jhezwafu

[NEWS] JYJ Jaejoong and Song Ji Hyo confirmed for ‘Jackal is Coming’

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Back in February, Song Ji Hyo and JYJ's Junsu were reported that they were cast in the upcoming movie 'Jackal is Coming'. However, their agency C-JeS Entertainment denied the reports stating Junsu's casting was utterly false and shocking. The agency also explained that Song Ji Hyo indeed received the script but she didn't confirmed anything.

On April 20th, C-JeS Entertainment released more details and confirmed the casting of actress Song Ji Hyo and Junsu's fellow JYJ member Kim Jaejoong. They also announced that the two stars completed their first script reading on the 18th and are preparing to begin filming for the movie.

'Jackal is Coming' will be directed by Bae Hyung Joon, the man behind 'Too Beautiful To Lie' and 'Once Upon a Time in Seoul.' The comedy film is about a goofy female assassin who kidnaps a popular idol singer and tries to kill him in a weird way while keeping back the police.

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu

[NEWS] Sunny Hill dominates the charts with comeback

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT

After leaving quite impression with their latest single "The Grasshopper Song", Sunny Hill has once again received a hot response with comeback track, shooting atop of various music charts.

On April 20th, Sunny Hill has reorganized themselves as a 4-member girl group and released their new single "Is The White Horse Coming?" Upon its released, song immediately rose to the top of realtime music charts Soribada, Naver, Mnet, Bugs, MelOn and others.

"Is The White Horse Coming?" was produced by composer Lee Min Soo and lyricist Kim Eana, the one behind their previous track "The Grasshopper Song." The song asks the question whether the prince charming on a white horse exists.

Meanwhile, Sunny Hill is currently promoting as a girl group after the sole male member Jang Hyun left the group for mandatory military service last January.

Source: Music Charts
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[AUDIO] Kan Mi Youn releases “I Lose You” feat. 8eight’s Lee Hyun

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT

On April 20th, singer Kan Mi Youn continued her 'Feeling Project' and released the Part 3 single titled "I Lose You."

This single is the follow-up to her 'Feeling Project #1' with the single "Good Love"  featuring Seo Jun which was released back in June. The next part 'Feeling Project #2' included the track "The Day The Light Disappeared" was released in December.

Kan Mi Youn's latest release "I Lose You" was accompanied by 8eight's Lee Hyun. The new song features sorrowful vocals and tells the story of painful memories. The track was written and composed by 8eight's Baek Chan.

[NEWS] Shinhwa thanks fans for their first win with “Venus”

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:15 AM PDT

After nearly four weeks since their long-awaited comeback, legendary group Shinhwa finally won their first trophy for their latest track "Venus" on the April 19th episode of Mnet's 'M! Countdown.' The boys sent out personal messages to thanked fans for their support.

On the same day, Shinhwa updated their official Twitter with a message saying, "1st place! Made possible by all of you~! Thank you!" The group also attached the above photo, showing the members having their celebration.

Each members also left personal messages to their fans. Eric wrote, "We know everyone was determined to give us 1st place this week~ Gratefully receiving it, thank you♥". Hye Sung also wrote, "Thank you all very very much for the 1st place present that you gave us~ Shinhwa forever♥"

Jun Jin added, "I felt the members tearing up onstage. I was holding back my tears but thank you to all the fans from the bottom of my heart for letting me feel such emotions^^". Andy said, "Thanks to everyone, we got first place. Always grateful and we will present ourselves even better from now on. I love you~"

MinWoo also wrote a message saying, "Everyone's heart, Shinhwa's heart, are the same^^ Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the kanji fans and we will remain as your Shinhwa right until the end! I love you♥" while DongWan wrote a simple yet sincere, "Thank you~!!"

Source: AbsolutShinhwa
Written by: jhezwafu

[NEWS] Male idols who are prettier than girls

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:10 AM PDT

[Nanum News=Reporter Park Jung Ah] Shinee Taemin, Nu'est Ren, Led apple Hanbyul have all been making topics being male idols who are prettier than girls.

In recent online portal sites and internet communities, boy group members Shinee Taemin, Nu'est Ren, and Led apple Hanbyul are all at the center of netizens' eyes for being prettier than girls.

These are male idols who have beautiful appearances and slender bodies even better than girls. Shinee's comeback won 1st place with their mini-album 'Sherlock' where Taemin had long hair and showed more beauty than flowers.

Nu'est Ren also has a beautiful face and slender body boasting with white skin. Ren had to explain "I'm not a girl" because of how he looks on his debut photo teaser which cause rumors of some sort.

Also, performance-band Led apple's Hanbyul has entered the rank of flower boy idols thanks to his slender body, clear facial features, and killer smile. Apart from Hanbyul's visual, he is also superior in 4 languages – English, Korean, French, and Latin. Also known to have studied dentistry, he is one of the "Next generation EomChinAhs".

The netizens expresses their thoughts when they saw these idols who are prettier than girls, "Girl groups would hate to be next to them", "they are so pretty it makes me feel ashamed to be a girl". Those were some of netizens' reponses.

(photo credits: pleadis, startory)

Credits: nanumnews | jerism @ LEDAfied
Translation: jerism @ LEDAfied

[NEWS] Daesung reveals his skincare secret, "GoDae Cleansing Technique"

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:03 AM PDT

Big Bang's Daesung, revealing "GoDae Cleansing Technique," supported by beautiful-skinned Go Hyunjung

Big Bang's Daesung surprisingly revealed a special skincare tip to Go Hyunjung, who is known for her beautiful skin.

Big Bang is featured as the third guest of SBS TV's talk show "GO Show," to be aired on the 20th.

In a corner called "G File," Daesung's bad skin was noted on an HD screen.

Daesung said "I've been working harder with my skincare since HD became more popular and generalized."

The skincare secret that he revealed was actually a tip the MC Go Hyunjung had shown in the past. They did not just end it here, but combined ideas to create a better way for skincare, titled GoDae (Go Hyunjung + Daesung.)

Go Hyunjung stated that the "GoDae Cleansing Technique" actually does have good results and Daesung's delicate skincare was applauded.

Translated by @kristinekwak for bigbangupdates

[PICTURE] G-Dragon's "Star Shot" Polaroid for High Cut

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:02 AM PDT

High Cut is giving away the polaroid to a lucky commenter here. Only open to those in Korea/with Korean ID.


[NEWS] Big Bang's TOP going to FUBU party

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:01 AM PDT

TOP of group Big Bang will visit Busan next month to attend the FUBU club party.
Casual brand FUBU will host a party on the 1st of next month at the Busan Paradise Hotel Club Elune. It was revealed on the 20th that model Big Bang's TOP and creative director Suh Sangyoung will be there.

It is planned that he will have a fun "party time" with fans. He will also show his awesome DJing and performance.
Fubu's project manager Jung Myunghoon has stated "This party is being held for the renewal of Fubu and its 20th anniversary."
Tickets to enter the part will be given out first come first serve starting the 21st at the Fubu retail store in Gwangbok with purchase. Only adults at the time of entry will be allowed. Check Fubu's official home page ( and Facebook ( for details.
Source: Daily News
Translation: @kristinekwak for bbu

[NEWS] Core Contents Media announces official name of new girl group

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT

As reported earlier, T-ara recently held a contest in naming the Core Contents Media's new seven-member girl group. The group promised to give away signed photobooks for the fans who came up with good names. It seems they have finally decided on its official name and revealed it to the public.

From nearly 37,500 submissions, T-ara and its agency decided to name them, "Gang Kids." The meaning behind "Gang Kids" is that the girls are cute bad girls.

"Gang Kids" will be comprised of actresses Hwang Jihyun, Choi Sooeun, Lee Haein, supermodel Kim Hyeji and Somin, Eunbyul and Esther. The group recently traveled along with T-ara across Europe in Italy, Austria and Switzerland to film their music video.

The group is expected to make debut in May.

[NEWS] JYJ Junsu’s twin brother Kim Juno to make acting debut

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 04:45 AM PDT

Kim Juno, the elder twin brother of JYJ's Junsu, is set to make his Korean debut as an actor on TV Chosun's "Ji Woon Soo's Stroke of Luck."

According to the production company on Thursday, Juno will play the role of Donghee, a wannabe singer and brother of the protagonist Ji Woon Soo.

The comedy drama centers on Ji Woon Soo, who wins 12.5 billion won ($10.9 million) but pretends to live in poverty in order to avoid paying for things for his family members and friends.

The drama will begin airing from Saturday. Actor and singer Lim Chang Jung plays the stingy protagonist.

"It's such a privilege and honor to work with such respected actors for my first piece. I think it will be a fun and enjoyable program for all viewers," Kim said.

Although it's the first go at acting in Korea for the 25-year-old entertainer, Juno has been active as a singer in Japan since August last year.

His last single "Believe" reached the third spot on the Oricon chart back in December. He has also made appearances on Japanese dramas.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Park Shin Hye shares stunning selca's while in Hong Kong

Posted: 20 Apr 2012 04:30 AM PDT

Recently, actress Park Shin Hye flew to Hong Kong for a modeling endorsement activity. On the 20th of April, She updated her twitter and said, "Im having a good time here in Hong Kong and I will be returning home soon. I'll see you next time Hong Kong" and shared a couple of selca's.

On her selca, Park Shin Hye boasts her beauty as well as her straight nose and milky white skin. She flaunts her prominent jaw line and her stunning appearance all in all. Netizens commented, "She seems to be getting prettier everyday", "She's so pretty", "She looks so innocent and beautiful".

Source: Nate
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