Thursday, June 28, 2012

"[INFO] Big Bang going to China for Alive Tour, 3 cities confirmed!" plus 24 more

"[INFO] Big Bang going to China for Alive Tour, 3 cities confirmed!" plus 24 more

[INFO] Big Bang going to China for Alive Tour, 3 cities confirmed!

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 08:59 AM PDT

Update from Big Bang's Weibo: Big Bang fans have been waiting for a long time! Big Bang is confirmed to have concerts in China. July 21 in Shanghai, July 28 in Guangzhou and August 4 in Beijing. More concert information will be available at Big Bang's Weibo.

This is such a great news for Chinese VIPs. Enjoy the concerts of Big Bang in China!

Translated by realjiyong @

[NEWS] Lee Jong Hyun Surprises ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’ Audience By Borrowing Jang Dong Gun’s Attitude!

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 08:28 AM PDT

Lee Jong Hyun grabbed the attention of viewers as he borrowed Jang Dong Gun's infamous attitude.

In episode 9 of SBS 'A Gentleman's Dignity' aired on the evening of 23rd (screened by Kim Eun Sook, produced by Shin Woo Chul), Colin (played by Lee Jong Hyun) spoke with his motherKim Eun Hee (played by Park Joo Mi) on the phone.

Colin said to his mother, "It's so nice here in Korea, why did you leave? I called because I'm still alive. Is that why you suspended my credit card? Because of that, I embarrassed myself in front of a pretty girl."

He continued, "If you continue to suspend my card, I know a person to go to." By speaking in the selfish tone unique to Kim Do Jin (played by Jang Dong Gun), Colin surprised much of the drama's viewers.

Source: koreaporta

[NEWS] Media and fans unanimously saying “XIA HOLIC!”

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 08:16 AM PDT

Media and fans unanimously saying "XIA HOLIC!"
Highly praising, saying, "Songs of Treasure Island" … Taiwan's response to Kim Junsu's solo concert

'Perfect! Never seen such a singer!'

After successful 'XIA 1st Asia Tour in Taiwan' concert on June 23 at the Taiwan University Stadium, the local community has shown enthusiastic response to Kim Junsu(XIA).

Taiwanese major media including the Liberty Times, the China Times, the Apple Daily, and the Associated Times put significance on news of Kim Junsu's concert. The Taiwanese media said in chorus, "A splendid and gorgeous man Kim Junsu has captivated Taiwanese fans on the day of Dano."

The local media summed up his concert with emotional words – 'conduct with a wand,' 'songs of treasure island.' In particular, they introduced in details his profile such as his age, body size, and awards career and statistics concerned to the current concert, raising the pubic's interest.

Journalist watching his concert on the spot also unanimously praised his concert.

Editor Yo Peryung of Hanryugam said, "I was able to confirm again that he is a talented singer by witnessing him do live performances, without any error, which is equalled with what I saw from his music video." And he added, "Beautiful voice and perfect harmony between songs and performances. His concert was a series of surprise and admiration. I've never seen such a concert. I'm very happy seeing such a star like Kim Junsu on the spot."

Reporter Ri Lyupyung of the same journal said, "Kim Junsu's voice has a wide range of emotion. Only with his voice, music can be completed." And he added, "Today's concert was same. His deep and broad spectrum of emotion was conveyed to the audience and they received and absorbed his emotion."

Journalist Gang MUnsun from the Taiwan Gakchun said, "Kim Junsu's merit is his astonishingly explosive ability of seizing the stage." He acknowledge Kim Junsu's capability, with saying, "Yesterday he was a mild and pure boy at the press conference but today he gave greatly different impression with very powerful performances. It is rare to see such a singer who have mixed image – both pure and powerful."

Another reporter from other media complimented, by saying, "It is hard for me to understand how sexiness and charisma can coexist in a man. During the concert I was fully fascinated by him. I was greatly inspired by him controlling the stage from the beggining to the end and throwing himself completely without overlooking trivial things."

Fans were showing the same response. Wang Yujung said, "His great merit is that he always shows perfect performances regardless of genre, from dance music to ballad song and to musical number. And he really has a wide spectrum of charm."

Hanna from Taichung said, "As time goes by, he gets much stronger, and shows anew aspect that we've never seen. He has attraction that we cannot escape from. He has a remarkably surprising ability from singing and performance to writing lyrics and composing."

Huh Yunjung was close to tears, mentioning the video showed during the concert, "I was deeply touched by him constantly trying and preparing for the best performances even at the time we cannot see him. I made up my mind to put full effort in everything I do as he does."

Meantime, Kim Junsu is on his Asia tour after releasing his first solo album, and now mobilized as many as 26000 audience in four countries.

Source: TodayKorea
Translated by: Chocolat of XiahPress

[NEWS] TaeTiSeo wins ’20′s Trendy Music’ award on Mnet’s 20′s Choice Awards

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 07:18 AM PDT

At recently concluded 2012 Mnet 20′s Choice Awards held on June 28th, the successful Girls' Generation subunit TaeTiSeo won the '20′s Trendy Music' award, which nominees include Big Bang, SISTAR, FT Island and miss A.

Besides that, Girls' Generation were also nominated for '20′s Global Star' award, '20′s Style' Award (Sooyoung) and '20′s Drama Star (Female)' award (Yoona).

Prior to the award presentation ceremony, which was held annually in South Korea, TaeTiSeo walked the blue carpet and turned many heads with their glamorous fashion. The trio also performed their hit single 'Twinkle', which has swept multiple wins for many consecutive weeks from the weekly music programs.

After receiving the award, Tiffany was interviewed by reporters and she said, "We are very happy to be able to receive so much love while something that we love. It feels really great and we are honored to receive such an award (20′s Trendy Music). We shall repay with more great music in the future."

Taeyeon said, "In Girls' Generation, it's the first time we tried to promote as a unit and we are thankful for the hot response towards the very different and unique challenge that we took on."

Seohyun added, "We are very thankful to all Girls' Generation's fans who continue to shower us with lots of supports even though we're promoting as a unit and not Girls' Generation as a whole. There are still performances to come. Since we're going to show you our best side, we shall work hard in order to achieve that. In the future, we shall repay the award we received with more great songs."

Check out the girls on the blue carpet, their award acceptance speech as well as their lovely performance on tonight's 20′s Choice Awards.

Check out the full list of winners here.


[VIDEO] International trailer for 2PM Nichkhun’s ‘Seven Something’ released

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 06:46 AM PDT

The official international trailer for the upcoming Thai film 'Seven Something' has been released.

2PM member Nichkhun will be starring in the 7th anniversary film for GTH titled 'Seven Something'. The Thai film is in an omnibus format and will feature three love stories. Nickhun is set to appear in one of the episodes.

'Seven Something' will make its premiere in Thailand on July 26th.

[NEWS] Yoon Sang Hyun handpicked as a shopping mall model

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Actor Yoon Sang Hyun was selected as the new face for a Japanese department store.

On June 28, MGB Entertainment, Yoon's agency, said, "Yoon recently finished filming the advertisement for Design 89, a Hallyu shopping mall in Tokyo, to open in July."
It also added that "Design 89, the eighth 'Hallyu Mall' in Japan, is the largest department store in its size so far."

The shopping complex representative stated that, "Yoon has already become a Hallyu star in Japan as a singer and an actor; as a model, he can connect well with local consumers."

Yoon will hold a signing event for local fans at Design 89 on June 30.

Meanwhile, Yoon will make his first appearance on the big screen with the movie "Tone Deaf Clinic" in theaters later this year.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Lee Da Hae shows her fluent English skill

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 06:11 AM PDT

Actress Lee Da Hae, who is known for her fluency in Mandarin, is getting attention for her flawless English.

On June 27th, Lee Da Hae's agency, Foresta Entertainment stated, "Lee Da Hae visited Thailand in mid-June and participated in a charity event in Thailand."

Over 100 local medias attended to interview her, and Lee Da Hae finished all interviews in fluent English without getting any helps from a translator.

Lee Da Hae also expressed her thanks for the fans who gathered to see her even though she was tired because of exhaustive schedules.

On the other hand, Lee Da Hae's new Chinese drama 'Love Recipe' will start to air in late August.

Source: StarN News

[NEWS] Choi Ji Woo returns to Chinese drama

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 05:56 AM PDT

Hallyu actress Choi Ji Woo is set to make her Chinese drama comeback after a nine-year hiatus.

Choi's agency announced yesterday that after considering several proposals from Chinese companies, she has decided to take part in "City's Lovers" alongside Chinese heartthrob Qin Hao.

Choi will leave for China in July for three months of production.

The romantic melodrama starring two of Asia's prominent actors centers on a love story between a female CEO and a new male employee.

As much as Choi is a renowned actress in Korea, Qin is a superstar in his own right in China. The 32-year-old has been nominated for awards three times at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Choi said she was excited to take part in another Chinese drama at long last.

"There were various proposals, but due to certain reasons, I couldn't take on any of them," she said. "I'm so excited and can't wait to show another side of me as you've never seen before."

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Performances from Mnet’s 2012 20’s Choice Awards

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 05:54 AM PDT

On June 28th, Mnet held the one and only summer awards ceremony for youth, the '20's Choice Awards' which took place at The Oasis in Banyan Tree Club & Spa.

The 6th 20's Choice Awards was packed with a fresh wave of top stars which battled out in a variety of categories, including Male/Female Drama Star, Male/Female Movie Star, Trendy Music, Online Music, Variety Star, Global Star and Social Artist, among many others.

In addition, several top stars delivered their amazing performances including, f(x), 2PM's Wooyoung, Ailee, The Koxx, SISTAR, Park Jin Young, Busker Busker, miss A's Suzy, TaeTiSeo and Super Junior.

Check out the performances below!


2PM's Wooyoung

Ailee, Daybreak & Monni & The Koxx


miss A's Suzy

Suzy and Busker Busker


Super Junior

[NEWS] Winners from Mnet’s 2012 20’s Choice Awards

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 06:24 AM PDT

On June 28th, Mnet held the one and only summer awards ceremony for youth, the '20's Choice Awards' which took place at The Oasis in Banyan Tree Club & Spa.

The 6th 20's Choice Awards was packed with a fresh wave of top stars which battled out in a variety of categories, including Male/Female Drama Star, Male/Female Movie Star, Trendy Music, Online Music, Variety Star, Global Star and Social Artist, among many others.

The winners were chosen by combining 50 percent of online votes, 30 percent research results among those in their 20s and 20 percent from expert judge scores.

Check out the full list of winners below:

[20′s Drama Star] (Male)
Kim Soo Hyun*
Song Joong Ki
Uhm Tae Woong
Lee Seung Gi
Ju Won

[20′s Drama Star] (Female)
Shin Se Kyung
Jung Ryeo Won
Ha Ji Won
Han Ji Min*

[20′s Movie Star] (Male)
Ryu Seung Ryong
Park Hae Il
Yoo Ah In
Lee Je Hoon*
Ha Jung Woo

[20′s Movie Star] (Female)
Gong Hyo Jin
Kim Go Eun
Kim Min Hee
Im Soo Jung

[20′s Trendy Music]
Big Bang
FT Island
miss A

[20′s Online Music]
Busker Busker*

[20′s Performance]
Ulala Session
Hyuna & Hyunseung (Trouble Maker)*

[20′s Band Music]
Glen Check
The Koxx*

[20′s Sports Star]
Kang Jung Ho
Koo Ja Cheol*
Park Chan Ho
Son Yeon Jae
Jung Chan Sung

[20′s Variety Star]
Kim Jun Ho
Han Hye Jin*

[20′s Gag Character]
Emergency Planning Committee
Brave Guys

[20′s Style]
Go Joon Hee
Yoo Ah In
Jang Yoon Ju*

[20′s Global Star]
Kim Hyun Joong
Girls' Generation (SNSD)
Super Junior*
Jang Keun Suk

[20′s Booming Star]
Lee Sang Min
Lee Jong Seok
Im Si Wan
Jo Jeong Suk*

[Upcoming 20′s]
Kang Seung Yoon
Kang Ji Young
Kim Yoo Jung
Yeo Jin Gu*

[20′s Social Artist]
Kim Jang Hoon
Park Jin Hee
Lee Hyori*
Cha In Pyo
Choi Siwon

[20′s Click]
You've Got an Ugly Girlfriend
Sound of the Heart
Reverse! Weird Cooking
Who′s on First
Fashion King - Kian 84*

[20′s Do Don'ts]
Park Jin Young*

[20′s Sexiest Performance]

[20′s Choice Blue Carpet Volkswagen Scirocco Popularity Award]
Kim Soo Hyun*

[NEWS] Kim Soo Hyun to leave for Japan to promote his TV series

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 05:41 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Hyun will be heading to Japan to capture the Japanese public.

Kim Soo Hyun will fly to Japan to promote the upcoming broadcast of his drama series, "The Moon That Embraces the Sun" on the Japanese cable channel KNTV. He will meet his fans and local media outlets in a conference in Tokyo on July 4 and 5.

A representative of Kim Soo Hyun's Japanese agency stated, "We believe that Kim Soo Hyun's unique charms that are different from other current Hallyu stars will win the hearts of the Japanese public. His great performance in TV dramas and attractive voice has helped him earn credibility with the people."

"The Moon That Embraces the Sun", which reached 42.4% viewership rating, will broadcast its first and second episode in July while the whole show will begin broadcasting in August.

Source: Sports Korea

[NEWS] Jang Dong Min hospitalized after hit-and-run

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Comedian Jang Dong Min was hospitalized after a hit-and-run accident about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near Sangam-dong in western Seoul.

Koen Stars agency told the media on Tuesday that Jang's car was hit from behind and his injuries were not critical. Nevertheless, he has been admitted to a hospital in Ilsan in Gyeonggi.

"Luckily, he wasn't badly injured, but he is suffering from mild body aches and whiplash," said a spokesperson from the agency.

Jang was on his way home after filming the "Comedy Big League" when the accident occurred. He had to cancel commitments for that show and the music variety show "Beatles Code" on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Leading up to the accident, the 32-year-old had a busy weekend performing at the "OngDalSam Show" from Friday to Sunday at Olympic Park in eastern Seoul.

Jang made his debut in 2004 on KBS network's comedian search and then rose to fame by appearing on shows such as "Gag Concert" and "Unbelievable Outing".

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Gaon Chart releases rankings for June 17‒23, 2012

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 05:11 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 June 17 - June 23, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Busker Busker : "If You Really Love Me"

2. f(x) : "Electric Shock"

3. Busker Busker : "It's Hard to Face You"

4. 8eight's Lee Hyun : "My Heart Hurts"

5. Wonder Girls : "Like This"

6. Busker Busker : "Showers"

7. Big Bang : "Monster"

8. Busker Busker : "Neon Sign"

9. Hyungdon & Defconn : "The Gloomy Song"

10. Shin Bora : "Cry Because I Miss You"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker Finale" [Special Album]

2. Boyfriend : "Love Style" [1st Mini Album]

3. After School : "Flashback" [5th Single]

4. f(x) : "Electric Shock" [2nd Mini Album]

5. Big Bang : "Still Alive" [Special Album]

6. Wonder Girls : "Wonder Party" [2nd Mini Album]

7. CROSS GENE : "Timeless: Begins" [1st Mini Album]

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

9. Teen Top : "aRtisT" [3rd Mini Album]

10. B1A4 : "THE B1A4 I IGNITION" [Special Album]

[NEWS] Gag Concert’s Heo Min in a relationship with The Cheers’ Robin

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 04:56 AM PDT

Comedienne Heo Min, 26, has been dating Robin, 25, of the electronic-rock duo The Cheers, for a year, according to an exclusive report by Sports Donga.

Heo, a performer, and Robin, a producer, first met on stage, according to the sports daily. Heo also once performed in a band with Ahn Young-mi, one of Robin's mentees.

Heo and Robin's relationship was no secret among fellow comedians at KBS 2TV's comedy program "Gag Concert."

"Robin frequently drives Heo to the set and enjoys going on dates publicly, much to the envy of Heo's colleagues," a program spokesperson said on June 26.

Before joining The Cheers, Robin was a member of the band Did You Know that Robin was a Rabbit?, which won third place at the MBC Campus Song Festival in 2008.

Heo made her debut as a KBS comedienne, appearing on "Gag Concert" in segments "Yes or No" and "Full House." Recently, Heo and others introduced a new segment on the program called "Tiger Sisters."

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] EXO going worldwide with Tumblr

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 04:41 AM PDT

Newbie boy group EXO has already made a name for itself – even overseas.

Recently, the social network Web site, Tumblr, released the list of the 10 most searched tags on the site in the past 30 days. EXO, which made its debut in April, marked second place after the British pop sensation, One Direction.

The top 10 searched tags were "One Direction," "EXO," actor "Tom Hiddleston," "Love," "Harry Styles" of One Direction, "Quotes," "Larry Stylinson," "Legend of Korra," "Loki" from the Avengers and "Funny," in that order.

Tumblr and Twitter, both microblogging social platforms, are already popular among worldwide users; through the Web site, K-pop related posts were gauged to be reaching every part of the world.

Previously, EXO attended the "MBC Korean Culture Festival in London 2012" on June 23 and was received well by local fans there.

Despite the fact that EXO has only been active for three months, its popularity abroad showed the group's potential as a future Hallyu group.

EXO consists of EXO-K in Korea and EXO-M in China, and the group recently finished its acts with its debut song, "Mama," in those countries.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[INFO] Big Bang reveals venue for ‘Alive Tour 2012’ in China

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 04:26 AM PDT

After Big Bang confirmed that its ongoing 'Alive Tour 2012' will make a stop in China, the boys have now revealed the venues of their concerts.

According to YG Entertainment on June 28th, Big Bang will be performing at the Mercedez Bez Center in Shanghai on July 21st, at International Sports Arena in Guangzhou on July 28th and at the Mastercard Center in Beijing on August 4th.

Big Bang's 'Alive Tour 2012' is set to take over Asia, North and South America and Europe with performances in 25 cities in a total of 16 countries.

[NEWS] Super Junior’s Shindong transforms into fashion designer

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 04:11 AM PDT

Super Junior's Shindong, who captured the audience as a singer, entertainer and radio DJ, has added fashion designer to his resume as well.

On June 28th, a staff from Mnet's Beatles Code 2 revealed, "Shindong, who is one of the MCs for the show, decided to make the costumes for the show because he knew his way around such styles and he's recently been learning how to sew."

Shindong will stitched up some costumes for Beatles Code 2 which will be revealed on the July 2 episode of the show. He will show his designing skills with the 'marine look' costumes.

Shindong expressed, "It's an honor to be making the clothes for the MCs. Please look forward to the new The Beatles Code 2."

Source: TV Report

[NEWS] Boyfriend celebrates 400th day anniversary

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 03:56 AM PDT

Idol group Boyfriend, who recently made a comeback with 'Love Style', is celebrating their 400th day anniversary since debut.

Leader Donghyun posted a celebratory photo via the group's official Twitter page and wrote, "It has been 400 days! All these precious moment spent together, I have realized how precious our fans and staff members are to me, and I'm so thankful to them. This is just the beginning and we'll work harder so please continue to watch over us. This is also a special bonus picture sent by oppa (me)!"

Boyfriend debuted on May 26th, 2011 with their 1st single album 'Boyfriend'. With a short period of the time, the group has achieved a lot including 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Rookie' awards.

[NEWS] EXO-K chosen as new models for “The Face Shop”

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 03:41 AM PDT

Rookie group, EXO-K has been selected as the new endorsement models for the naturalistic cosmetic brand, "The Face Shop".

On June 27th, an official from The Face Shop stated, "EXO-K members have good looking and powerful singing ability that overwhelm young people, so we expect that they will play a big role in making the brand-image younger and fresher."

Even before their debut, EXO-K had been selected as the models of Calvin Klein jeans. However this is the first time they've been selected for a makeup brand. The group hopes to show another side of them through their endorsements and promotions.

Meanwhile, EXO-K will focus on overseas promotion and preparation of their new album.

[NEWS] YG Entertainment & Cheil Industries launch glbal fashion line

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 03:26 AM PDT

YG Entertainment and Samsung's Cheil Industries have joined hands to launch a new global fashion business. The partnership will officially be signed on June 28.

According to YG Entertainment, a new global fashion brand will be launched that will target individuals in their teens through 20s all over the world. The overall concept of the brand hasn't been revealed yet, but the two groups plan combines Korean and K-Pop's culture and fashion.

A representative of YG stated, "By combining YG Entertainment's fashion style and marketing ability with Cheil Industries' global network, we'll be able to create a completely new style of brand. We will not rest with all the developments we've made until now, and using our creative strength, we will create a new boom in hallyu that will spread out to not only Asia, but the whole world."

[NEWS] SNSD’s Yoona, Seohyun and Yuri top poll for gorgeous bare faces

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 03:11 AM PDT

SeoHyun, Yoona and Yuri were chosen by the netizens as first, second and third places for 'cosmetic models who do not need cosmetics because their bare faces are prettier' and proved that it is indeed Girls' Generation's era.

On the community portal site, DC Inside, a survey titled "Who are the cosmetic models who do not need cosmetics because their bare faces are prettier?" took place from June 19th to 26th. In this survey, YoonA placed first, SeoHyun second and Yuri third.

YoonA, who got 13,549 votes out of 31,076 votes (43.6%), have been Innisfree's model since 2009 and came to be known as 'Skin Beauty'. Yoona's unique bright and pure image matches very well with the brand and her clean and bright skin expresses the brand's concept very well.

SeoHyun, who received 13,014 votes (41.9%), became widely loved as the face of The Face Shop since 2011. She was praised that her pure and intelligent image suits the brand very well. She also sang the theme song for The Face Shop and is working ardently as their model.

Yuri, who received 1,602 votes (5.2%), started working as a model for Mamonde since this March. Yuri, who was chosen to be Mamonde's model due to her outstanding talents as well as her friendly image, is known to have been using Mamonde's product for a long time.

These three were followed by actresses Park ShinHye and Koo HyeSun as well as Miss A's Suzy.

Source: via bestiz

[PICTURE] f(x),TaeTiSeo & SISTAR walked the Blue Carpet of the MNET 20's Choice Awards!

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 03:04 AM PDT

 f(x),TaeTiSeo and SISTAR walked the Blue Carpet of the MNET 20's Choice Awards a moment ago.

The girls posed elegantly at the blue carpet,stay tuned for more updates!

[NEWS] Bridal Mask Goof: Jin Se Yun Smooth Skin Despite Bloody Torture!

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 02:56 AM PDT

KBS2 drama "Bridal Mask" has a goof scene which is provoking laughter.

In episode 3 of "Bridal Mask", in order to capture Bridal Mask, Lee Kang To (Joo Won) captures Mok Dan (Jin Se Yun) to torture and interrogate, and penalizes her openly.

After Bridal Mask saw the Mok Dan who is covered with blood, he appears to rescue Mok Dan, and places her in Namsan before leaving. Mok Dan who is covered with blood manages to find Namsan Primary School with efforts, and seeks help from Kimura Shunji (Park Ki Woong). Shunji brings Mok Dan home, and encounters Lee Kang To at home. In critical situation, he lets Mok Dan hide in the closet.

Lee Kang To saw Shunji has been standing next to the closet, refusing to leave, and asks puzzlingly, "Is there a woman inside the closet?" And he suddenly opens the door of the closet. In the moment of crisis, Lee Kang To saw the bare back of Mok Dan who stripped off the clothes. He mistakenly thought that she is the lover hidden by Shunji, laughs and shuts the closet. However, the audience is not convinced at the scene.

Mok Dan was tortured and was covered in blood, but why her back is as smooth as ever like applying with a skin care oil. Like an actress shooting star pictorials, the skin is fair, without slightest injury.

Viewers questioned, "Why there is no trace left when covered in blood after torture?" "Where got such thing? Very funny," "Hope producer can pay more attention," and so on, the response was overwhelming.

Source: Ilgan Sports
Cr: Drama Haven

[NEWS] The reasons why we just have to love Shinhwa Broadcast!

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 02:43 AM PDT

Shinhwa Broadcast broke its own ratings record when it achieved a rating of 1.87% for the Seoul Metropolitan Area (figures from AGB Nielsen Media Research) for the episode aired on 23rd June. With this, Shinhwa Broadcast has broken the 1% ratings mark for the 4th consecutive week, and with viewer ratings for general programming channels averaging 0.3-0.5%, the program has established itself as jTBC's flagship variety program.
The 23rd June episode of jTBC's Shinhwa Broadcast featured Shinhwa leader Eric being the victim of a hidden camera prank by his fellow members. Though it was fun to see Eric thoroughly humiliated by the embarrassing punishments, viewers were also moved by the Shinhwa members expressing their faith in, and affection for their leader Eric via their video messages. So what are the key reasons that keeps us looking forward to Saturday nights with Shinhwa Broadcast?
1. Humiliation without hesitation – Shinhwa's "letting-go" variety
"Letting-go", as defined by Shinhwa's little prince Shin Hyesung, means "letting go of myself (my inhibitions)". Shin Hyesung, who melts female hearts with his delicate features and emotive voice, wore a Tarzan suit for Shinhwa Broadcast, and drew laughter for his unexpected physical comedy. His "bad acting" and "bad emceeing" – as assessed by the members – is a new side to him that can only be seen on Shinhwa Broadcast.
However, more than anyone else, Eric – who played a chaebol in 'Phoenix', an arrogant top star in 'Spy Myungwol', a ruthless killer in 'Bittersweet Life' – has proven to be the greatest character reversal. His striking features and his deep voice have created a perfect misunderstanding as the public thinks of him as a man of few words.
In Episode 1, Eric managed to still look sharp as he transformed into the 'Six Million Dollar Man', but by Episode 15 his'stupid hyung' image was established as he did the pelvic dance in flowery pants, and strutted down the marketplace wearing a short lacy skirt.
They may be thinking, 'do we have to embarrass ourselves to this extent', but the two of them – known for their oil-and-water relationship – have thrown aside their image, and have drawn laughter for being "unexpectedly" candid and black-hole. With variety veteran Junjin, and fellow members Lee Minwoo, Kim Dongwan and Andy, naturally working themselves into the plot, this episode drew even greater laughs.
2. 'Pretend if we have to' – The perfect 14-year teamwork
Apart from the time they spent as SM Entertainment trainees, the members of the longest-running idol group Shinhwa have already spent 14 years together, and during the filming process, they know what one another is thinking – "he's really angry", "he's sulking now" – just by looking at one another's faces. Such impressive teamwork seems even more exceptional with the members uniting to make Eric's hidden camera episode a success. Eric, who's usually quick on the uptake, couldn't see through their ploy right until the end.
The performers working together, the performers' reactions and the characters they create, these are the most important things in variety. To these 6 guys, it seems that they don't need the 'variety adjustment period' to be in sync with one another. When Kim Dongwan pulls one of his childish gags, his cut gets spared from getting edited out when he earns either a hit or a reprimanding reaction from Eric; while Andy gives it his all in 'over-dancing' and creates the new variety character of 'O-dance Master'. As they understand one another's character, they are unpretentious and don't try to force laughs.
In the 'MT Channel' episode, although Shin Hyesung makes a potentially fatal blunder when he mentions the upcoming game (which they are not supposed to know about yet), the other members cover up for him by slyly and naturally changing the topic to divert Eric's attention. This 'pretend-if-we-need-to' chemistry among the members enabled the hidden camera conspiracy to conclude successfully.
But even with such perfect teamwork, they're still hopeless at soccer.
3.  Endless possibilities with 'OO Channel'
The final reason why Shinhwa Broadcast is receiving a lot of love, and will continue to do so in the long run, is that it doesn't have a fixed format, and thus there are many different challenges they can take on.  Shinhwa is able to bring laughter with every new theme and challenge they take on.  Shinhwa fans who are familiar with Shinhwa as 'idol singers' will be able to see a new side to them, while the public can get to see the real Shinhwa, and thus the number of Shinhwa Broadcast viewers are also steadily increasing.
Of course with the many 'real variety' programs out there,the material shown on Shinhwa Broadcast isn't exactly original either. But the main concept is to capitalize on Shinhwa members' understanding of one another's strengths and weaknesses to draw laughs, thus making it subtly different. PD Yoon Hyun Joon highlighted this very point during the press conference in March. "I believe that even if it's something that has been done on other shows, Shinhwa will be able to give it a new lease of life."
In addition, Shinhwa Broadcast's production team is now accepting ideas from viewers via the guestboard on the show's official homepage. With a wide range of ideas and suggestions being collected from the guestboard every week, it looks like there won't be a lack of materials for the time being.

Overcoming the limits of general programming channels, Shinhwa Broadcast is now starting to make its presence felt and leaving its distinctive mark.  Not only does it rank among the real-time top-searched keywords before and after the show, it has also leapfrogged over its lowest ratings of 0.3% for its first episode to be given the honor of being labeled as the 'Infinity Challenge' of general programming channels.
To Shinhwa, who is prepared to fight to the end with Shinhwa Broadcast, "Do you hope that Shinhwa Broadcast can become a long-running program just like Countryside Diary? As long as you can keep this up, it will happen. Don't you worry!"

Credits: TV Report + Absolut Shinhwa

[NEWS] “Dr. JIN” Kim Jaejoong comforted the upset viewers!

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 02:26 AM PDT

"Dr. JINKim Jae-joong comforted the upset viewers.

On the tenth episode of the MBC drama "Dr. JIN", viewers' stepped forward to save Kim Kyeong-tak (Kim Jae-joong) who lost his best friend Hong Yeong-hwi (Jin I-han) and had nothing else left behind for him.

Fiancé Hong Yeong-rae (Park Min-yeong) cancelled marriage with Kim and he outraged with despair and anger but put that aside and focused on catching a secret organization. On the day of the palace ball, he noticed the head of the organization who tried to kill his father Kim Byeong-hee (Kim Eung-soo) and chased after him after having shot him.

After a tense sword fight, the face revealed under the ripped mask was no other than Yeong-rae's brother and his best friend Hong Yeong-hwi. Trembling with shock, Kim Kyeong-tak didn't shoot his best friend but fired his gun into the air.

He lost his best friend even before he could recover from losing his lover he waited 20 years to marry. Netizens say, "Make it 'timeslip Kim Kyeong-tak'", "He lost everything he had, this is unbelievable", "Make him a couple with Chun-hong at least", "Poor thing" and more.

Kim Jae-joong claimed, "I haven't seen the scene with Hong Yeong-hwi yet. It was the saddest scene I've ever made".

Source: TV Report 
Credit: Hancinema