- Koyote’s Shinji reveals that Baekga and Rain call each other “honey”
- IU is a rebellious student?
- Infinity Challenge’s ‘I Am a Singer in My Own Way’ dominates real time music charts
- Kim Hyung Jun has a racy bed scene in ‘She’s Completely Insane’
- T-ara’s “Lovey Dovey” MV gains 3 million views in 5 days
- JYJ opens their official YouTube channel
- Gong Yoo & Jung Yumi take real ‘Crucible’ students on a two-day vacation
- Jung Ryeo Won is timeless and chic for Harper’s Bazaar magazine
- A Pink sheds tears after hearing that their dog needed surgery
- F.I.X debuts on Inkigayo with “Please Don’t Say”
- Trouble Maker wins ‘Inkigayo’ + Performances from January 8th
- T-ara transforms ‘Inkigayo’ into a club with “Lovey Dovey”
- TEEN TOP returns with “Going Crazy” on ‘Inkigayo’
- Fat Cat is back with “Is Being Pretty Everything” on Inkigayo
- NS Yoon-G performs “The Reason I Became a Witch” on ‘Inkigayo’
- After School’s UEE to be absent from “2012 Idol Star Athletics & Swimming Championship”
- Lee Hyun sings “Because It’s You” on ‘Inkigayo’
- CHAOS makes their debut performance on ‘Inkigayo’
- INFINITE’s Sungjong rebels cutely against leader Sunggyu
- T-ara is tired of eating fast food
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 08:46 AM PST
On the January 7th broadcast of MBC’s ‘Three Turns‘, Koyote’s Shinji revealed, “Rain oppa and Baekga call each other ‘honey’“.
Baekga explained, “It’s because we’ve known each other for so long and we have no one else to depend on.“.
MC Park Mi Sun continued to ask “When Rain entered the army, did you cry?“, to which Baekga nodded yes. “We both promised that we wouldn’t cry, but he cried first so I ended up crying too. I even went to visit him“.
Fellow groupmate Kim Jong Min then added, “When Rain’s leaves are overnight, he would go to see him,” causing Baekga to look flustered.
Rain entered the military last October and is currently on active duty.
Source + Photo: Star News via Nate
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 07:34 AM PST
Different from her usual, always cute and adorable appearance, a photo of singer IU looking like a rebellious student has caught fans’ attentions.
On January 7th, a photo was uploaded on a community site with the caption, “IU looking rebellious at school“.
In the photo, IU is seen in a classroom surrounded by her friends. Maybe because she had a broadcast that day, but she is seen wearing thick makeup with her school uniform which made her look like a delinquent student.
Netizens were especially talkative about the lollipop stick hanging out of IU’s mouth, which almost appeared as if she was smoking a cigarette.
After viewing the photo, Netizens commented, “Nation’s little sister IU, you look adorable no matter what you do“, “Rebellious student IU is so funny“, and “Rebellious IU, that’s too much“.
Source + Photo: Kuki News via Nate
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 06:29 AM PST
The songs performed on Infinity Challenge‘s ’I Am a Singer in My Own Way’ (a parody of ‘I Am a Singer’) are sweeping the real time music charts.
According to real time charts on music sites like Melon, Soribada, Cyworld, and Olleh Music, songs like “Tall Old Bachelor”, “A Gull Suffering From Heat”, and more ranked at the top for January 8th.
The song that took 1st place on the show, Jung Jun Ha‘s “Tall Old Bachelor” also took 1st place on the charts.
According to Soribada’s real time chart, 1st place went to Jung Jun Ha’s “Tall Old Bachelor”, 2nd to Yoo Jae Suk’s “A Gull Suffering From Heat”, 3rd to HaHa’s “To Stupid From Stupid”, 4th to Gil’s “The Charms of Samba”, 5th to Jung Hyun Don’s “Spring Chicken Soup”, 6th to Noh Hong Chul’s “A Pledge of Love”, and 7th to Park Myung Soo’s “Clown”.
Other sites showed similar rankings with the Infinity Challenge songs dominating the the top 10.
In addition, this particular episode of Infinity Challenge gained over 20.6% in viewer ratings, becoming the first time in 3 years and 4 months that the show had reached over 20%.
Source + Photo: Star News via Nate
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 05:10 AM PST
The pilot episode aired on January 7th, and fans were in for a surprise with Kim Hyung Jun’s dramatic image change into the arrogant top star ‘Kangmin’. Unlike his sweet maknae image, he carried his character with a suave flair that fans weren’t quite accustomed to yet. Some scenes saw him holding back his anger with a glass of whiskey while others saw him reacting angrily to officials that make mistakes towards him.
The scene that caught the most attention, however, was one that required a bed scene between him and his CF partner, Song Hyo Bin. Although there wasn’t any exposure, the erotic atmosphere of the set was enough to show fans how much their maknae had grown.
His company explained, “The scene was one that was needed to progress the plot so we hope that people will just view it for what it is: acting.”
Viewers praised, “Kim Hyung Jun’s acting exceeded my expectations,” and “I think he’ll achieve more success as an actor.”
Source + Photos: Chosun via Naver
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 03:59 AM PST
According to the view counts on January 7th, the video has gained over 3 million views in total on YouTube and GomTV within 5 days of release.
YouTube view count stands at 2.49 million while GomTV is reporting over 570,000 views, bringing up the total to over 3 million.
The music video also ranked #1 on GomTV’s real time music video chart, beating out IU and Trouble Maker.
The audience demographic for the video is widespread and records views from all over the world.
As reported earlier, there will be a total of 5 different music videos for “Lovey Dovey”, with the 2nd version being released on January 10th.
Source: Star News
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 02:47 AM PST
JYJ has finally opened their official YouTube page!
On January 8th, the boys welcomed fans to their long-awaited channel, which now holds their music videos, past performances, and making-of films from the MV sets.
In the video, Jaejoong encourages a lot of fans to come check out their videos on the channel and help them gain high view counts. He talks about how the number of clicks reflect the number of their fans, which cause Junsu and Yoochun to crack up controllably over his mistake. Junsu then replies, “Even if we have only 1,000 fans, I’d still be happy!“, a sentiment Jaejoong echoes with the more dramatic figure of 100.
Check out their video below!
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 01:57 AM PST
The film, originally a novel by Gong Ji Young, is a real life account based on child molestation endured by students at a disabled children’s school. The events took place in Gwangju from 2001 to 2005, and later became a novel as well as a movie to bring more attention to the case.
On January 8th, representatives of the actors revealed that they had taken the 38 students on a two-day trip to Seoul. Gong Yoo and Jung Yumi brought along snacks and gifts to create memories for the students, stopping to chat and take pictures along the way.
The event was organized by a Twitter volunteer leader named Jung Sang Soo, who first suggested the idea to the producer of the ‘Crucible’. Jung had previously taken the children to see a ‘Nanta‘ performance upon hearing that they could feel the vibrations of the performance, which was provided free of charge.
Plenty of people have stepped up to lend their support to the students, creating petitions on Daum Agora and gathering donations to provide them with school supplies and other needs. Together, they had raised about $1,400 USD.
The CEO took the opportunity to thank everyone who had helped, expressing, “YG Entertainment sent a bus over with autographed CDs of their artists, Big Bang and 2NE1. SM Entertainment also provided tickets to the ‘Open Your Eyes’ theater show starring gagman Lee Dong Woo. Lee Dong Woo performed more passionately than ever before. The company also provided autographed CDs by Girls’ Generation.”
He continued, “We received so much help and gifts, including travel bags, stylists, cosmetics companies, clothing, letters, and the B2ST members’ autographed CDs.”
Source + Photos: Star News via Naver
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 01:17 AM PST
Though she currently plays a rambunctious character in SBS’s new drama ‘Salaryman Choi Han Ji‘, actress Jung Ryeo Won showed a more subdued charm for her photoshoot with Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
In her pictorial, Jung Ryeo Won looked timeless and chic. Her outfits were simple in color, but were rescued from looking blase thanks to different patterns and textures.
For example, in one photo, the actress wore a lacy black dress with furry embellishments on top for an effect that’s both classic and luxurious. In another shot, she wore a winter day look that could be found on a college campus. A cropped tweed jacket adds a sense of fun, while her long leather jacket and quilted clutch lend a modern touch to the conservative style.
Jung Ryeo Won went for a ‘makeup-free’ look, but balanced it out by wearing a gold headband.
A representative from her label replied, “This is a 2011 December pictorial. It’s a completely different look and feel to her character in the drama, so I think she’s receiving a lot of attention for it”.
‘Salaryman Choi Han Ji’ airs every Monday and Tuesday, so be sure to check out Jung Ryeo Won acting alongside Lee Bum Soo, Jung Gyu Woon and Hong Soo Hyun!
Source + Image: bntnews
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 12:31 AM PST
While taking care of an abandoned dog named Quick for KBS’s ‘Birth of a Family‘, A Pink learned the shocking news that their pup required surgery for his knees.
The girls took him to the animal hospital after noticing that something was wrong with his legs. They explained to the vet that Quick wasn’t able to jump onto the sofa as usual, which made the vet examine Quick’s knees. He discovered dislocated knee caps on its hind legs and explained that Quick required a procedure to shave the bone, which could be painful.
Upon hearing the diagnosis, the girls shed a few tears and with a heavy heart, sent Quick in to surgery room. They waited outside nervously, and after three hours, A Pink were let back in.
Leader Cho Rong could not hold back her tears after seeing Quick lying on the table, who was whimpering as the anaesthetics wore off.
The girls were able to bring Quick back home soon afterwards.
Source + Image: TV Daily
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 12:13 AM PST
Rookie group F.I.X kicked off their 'Inkigayo' debut with a strong performance of "Please Don't Say".
The vocal quartet poured their emotions into their performance, leaving the audience spell-bound with their rich ballad. F.I.X. drew a lot of interest both local and international, thanks to the cameo Super Junior's Eunhyuk made in their music video, which you can watch here.
In the meantime, check out their performance below:
Posted: 08 Jan 2012 12:05 AM PST
SBS's 'Inkigayo' rang in the new year with a new episode of performances!
Artists of this week's 'Take 7′, which included: A Pink, Boyfriend, Davichi & T-ara, and Trouble Maker.
As for today’s winner it was Trouble Maker, congratulations!
[Next Week's Teaser]
[Take 7 Performances]
<Davichi & T-ara>
Other performances from tonight included IU, Chocolat, Dynamic Duo, AA, Park Hyun Bin, Koyote, X-5 and more.
Check them out below!
<Park Hyun Bin>
Image Source: TVREPORT via Naver
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 11:57 PM PST
Girl group T-ara brought the house down with their debut performance of "Lovey Dovey" on tonight's episode of 'Inkigayo'!
The girls hinted that they would be using the 'shuffle dance' in their choreography, but fans weren't expecting the group to bust out a 360-degree, left-to-right movement that transformed the stage into a real dance floor.
Check out their performance below!
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 11:51 PM PST
The boys of TEEN TOP are aiming to drive their fans wild with their strong comeback song, "Going Crazy"!
On January 7th, TEEN TOP returned to Inkigayo with their new song, which involved a dynamic choreography that included a hip hop influence and even a jump stunt. The members are definitely ditching their 'flower boy' image from "Don't Spray Perfume" for a harder, more aggressive image.
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 11:23 PM PST
Fat Cat is back with a new music 'Is Being Pretty Everything' on Inkigayo.
The music tackles the age-old proverb, 'Don't judge a book by its cover', but in this case, taken in the case of love. Fat Cat asks whether beauty is the only quality necessary to become loved, and does it in a video that stuns with its visuals.
Check out the performance below!
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 11:16 PM PST
As the title indicates, the singer has returned with a 'new spirit'. She's departed from her sweet pop flavor to something more edgy and loud, a transformation that's reflected in both her image and sound.
Decked in leather and spikes, NS Yoon-G proves she's made a dramatic image transformation with her title track "The Reason I Became a Witch".
Check out her comeback performance on 'Inkigayo’ below.
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 11:13 PM PST
After School‘s UEE will not be participating again in this year’s ‘Idol Star Athletics & Swimming Championship’.
The swimming component was added last year after UEE, who participated in the ‘Idol Athletics Championship’, had requested the program to include an event for swimmers. Although UEE was the driving force behind the addition, she was unable to participate in the event last year.
Fans who were looking forward to seeing the After School idol in this year’s round will be disappointed at the news that she will not take part in it once again. It’s suspected that UEE, with her on-going drama ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘ and her new MC duties on ‘Music Bank‘, will be too busy to take part.
On January 7th, a total of 14 girl group members participated in the private filming of MBC’s upcoming holiday special.
Participants this year will include Nine Muses‘ Euaerin, Eunji, and Minha, Rainbow‘s Go Woori and No Eul, Girl’s Day‘s Sojin and Minah, Dal Shabet‘s Ga Eun, After School‘s Lizzy, A Pink‘s Nam Ju, Rania‘s T-ae, T-ara‘s Hwayoung, SISTAR‘s Dasom, and many others. The only solo singer to compete this year will be NS Yoon-G.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Source + Photo: Star Today via Nate
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 11:12 PM PST
The song lyrics express the feelings of a lover who nursed a jaded heart after a painful breakup, but then he finds love all over again after his friend convinces him to go out. He doesn't know why, but all his vows to never love again go out the window as soon as he sees her, and he knows that this will be the final, greatest love.
Check out his performance below.
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 11:04 PM PST
The boys of CHAOS are ready to shake up the music industry, starting with their debut stage on 'Inkigayo'!
Dressed in funky preppy outfits and awesome felt hats, the group performed "She Is Coming" to a screaming crowd, who were impressed by both their confidence and strong talents.
CHAOS may have hit some speed bumps with the name controversy involving Park Taeyang, but thanks to their fresh sound, the group will undoubtedly right through towards the upper levels of fame.
Check out their performance below!
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 10:40 PM PST
On the January 7th broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Birth of a Family‘, Sunggyu was abandoned by the rest of the members to watch over their three dogs.
The members left without Sunggyu to watch a movie and enjoy a break from their schedules. The leader tried to call the members, but it was to no avail, as they had turned off their phones on purpose.
When Sungjong finally called him, Sunggyu barked ,”Hey, you traitors!” Laughing, Sungjong asked, “Hyung, are you holding up okay?“, to which Sunggyu replied, “Hurry up and come [home]!”
Maknae Sungjong only made Sunggyu even angrier as he relayed Woohyun‘s message to Sunggyu, “Don’t make me laugh.” He also rubbed it in further by asking Sunggyu, “Did you finish doing everything you’re supposed to?… Call us when you’re done.” Sunggyu’s voice started getting low as he threatened, “Are you playing with me right now?” To which the other members laughed as they answered, “Yes, we are.”
The phone call ended and once again, Sunggyu was left alone completing chores by himself as he struggled to feed, wash, and walk the three dogs.
You can check out the phone conversation in the video (below around the 1:23 mark):
Source: OSEN via Naver
Posted: 07 Jan 2012 10:11 PM PST
The girls revealed that they haven’t been able to eat proper meals because of their busy schedules and mostly resort to ordering delivered meals for brunch. They expressed, “We always eat delivered meals, which isn’t enough so it’s so difficult for us. We want to eat other more delicious food.”
They also expressed concerns over Eunjung‘s ankle injury, especially since she had been taking painkillers to suppress the pain on stage, and wished for a speedy recovery.
Their hard work is paying off, though, as they’ve already achieved an ‘all kill’ while still maintaining their #1 positions on Melon, Mnet, Daum, Naver, and Gom TV.
Netizens commented, “Your stage is so exciting!“, “I can’t help but following along“, “Love the song“, and “Another national dance following ‘Roly Poly‘!“.
Source + Photos: Star Today via Naver
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