Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"A Pink’s Eunji shares a kiss on stage for ‘Legally Blonde’" plus 19 more

"A Pink’s Eunji shares a kiss on stage for ‘Legally Blonde’" plus 19 more

A Pink’s Eunji shares a kiss on stage for ‘Legally Blonde’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 09:33 AM PST

Media members were in attendance for the ‘Legally Blonde‘ press call on the 20th at the Seoul Coex Artium Hyundae Art Hall.

A Pink‘s Eunji stood on stage as Elle Woods, winning over the stage with her natural acting and extraordinary vocal ability. She showed off her mature side with a flashy outfit and various expressions.

The highlight was her kiss scene and she also pulled the scene off with ease.

‘Legally Blonde’ began it’s run on the 16th, starring Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica, Eunji, and Choi Woo Ri in a rotation as Elle Woods.

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JYJ’s Yoochun expresses misery in his new still cuts for ‘I Miss You’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 09:03 AM PST

New still cuts of JYJ‘s Yoochun in his MBC drama ‘I Miss You‘ were revealed to the public on November 20th.

Anticipation among viewers for the appearance of the adult cast are now skyrocketing thanks to ‘Han Jung Woo’s official appearance. The new still cut shows an emotional and dark side to his character, as he’s pictured in a shower stall sopping wet and locked in deep thought.

His complicated feelings of misery seem to reflect directly on his face, a true depiction of his character ‘Han Jung Woo, who believes that all of the wounds and pain were caused by him.

With fourteen years passing in the drama, ‘Han Jung Woo’ finds himself as a hot-tempered and fearless investigator who sometimes sheds tears over thoughts of his first love, ‘Lee Soo Yeon’ (played by Yoon Eun Hye). Yoochun will surely heat up the smallscreen with his emotional new role.

This week’s episode will officially mark the start of the adult cast, so be sure to tune in!

U-KISS reveals short PV for “Distance”

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 08:27 AM PST

Via tokyohive:

The boys of U-KISS are set to release their fifth Japanese single, “Distance” on December 12th.

As an early Christmas present, the short PV for “Distance” was uploaded on Avex’s official YouTube channel. The song is a beautiful ballad that fits well with the Holiday season, a great showcase song where the members can display their vocal talent.

Check out the short PV below.

Won Bin and Kim Soo Hyun film CF for ‘Tous les Jours’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 08:04 AM PST

Won Bin and Kim Soo Hyun filmed a CF together for the bakery ‘Tous les Jours‘.

The two emphasized the bakery’s campaign of ‘Read Bread‘, which encourages buyers to read the ingredients of any bread before purchase, and emphasizes that ‘Tous les Jours’ uses only healthy, natural ingredients.

Check out the CF below!

Tip: Jenny Ha

‘The Guardian’ hails Girls’ Generation as the next K-Pop act to follow in Psy’s footsteps

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 07:31 AM PST

British magazine ‘The Guardian‘ recently published a feature on Girls’ Generation and predicted that the “Korea pop princesses” will follow in Psy‘s steps as the next K-pop act to hit it big in the international market.

‘The Guardian’ wrote:

It now seems certain that he has blazed a trail. Girls’ Generation , a nine-member Korean girl group who had racked up millions of sales throughout east Asia long before Psy made ‘air’ horseriding socially acceptable, are poised to release their first album recorded entirely in English. Tentatively due for release next year by Lady Gaga‘s label, Interscope, the album will mark the group’s first serious effort to court English-speaking music fans. The women, all aged between 21 and 23, are the obvious choice to take up Psy’s mantle in the UK, where artists who sell millions of albums in Korea and Japan are known only to a small number of K-pop devotees.

Girls’ Generation previously appeared on American television with performances on CBS‘ ‘The David Letterman Show‘, ABC‘s ‘Live With Kelly‘, and NBC‘s ‘Extra TV‘ during their promotions for “The Boys“.

In other news, Girls’ Generation is set to make a domestic comeback next January!

F.T. Island’s Hongki goes blond for ‘L’Officiel Hommes’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 07:07 AM PST

F.T. Island‘s Hongki went blond for the latest issue of fashion magazine ‘L’Officiel Hommes‘, revealed on the 20th.

Hongki commented on the lighter look, “I’ve never had an ‘all-back’ hairstyle, so this is new to me.”

The members of F.T Island went with a retro concept in this issue. Leader Jonghun showed off his flawless body, which he works hard to maintain, and Jaejin went for a ’60s look, while Seunghyun opted for an edgy hairstyle and coat.

What do you think of the group’s look?

Son Dam Bi makes guest appearance on ‘Strong Heart’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 06:45 AM PST

Son Dam Bi, who made a comeback with her 4th mini-album ‘Dripping Tears‘ last week, has been raking in views on various music sites.

The solo artist made an appearance on the November 20th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘, where she wowed the audience with her amazing figure and chic, sheer outfit. She also impressed the studio with her choreography from “Dripping Tears” and sexy ‘wave dance’, which as expected, made MC Shin Dong Yup especially happy.

Viewers commented, “Her outfit definitely complements her awesome body”, “That outfit is so pretty”, “I want that body to be mine”, “Daebak choreography”, and more.

Noh Hong Chul reenacts ‘elevator scene’ with nephew of Iraq’s President

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 06:24 AM PST

Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” music video has reached an audience in the Middle East.

Comedian Noh Hong Chul revealed during the recent filming of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Story Show Do Dream‘ that ever since the MV blew up, foreign fans have begun to approach him.

One unexpected foreign fan who wanted to reenact the famous “elevator scene” from the MV turned out to be the nephew of the President of Iraq. After finding out that he was in fact related to President Jalal Talabani, Noh Hong Chul offered to get into an actual elevator for a more realistic parody.

This episode of ‘Story Show Do Dream’ will air on November 24 KST.

f(x)’s Sulli shares a “secret” with her fans

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 05:59 AM PST

f(x)‘s Sulli recently shared a “secret” with her fans.

Sulli updated her me2day on November 19 for the first time since October, writing, “You know what, you know what? I have a secret… My… My wisdom teeth are growing! Kekeke.”

Attached to the post was a bare-faced selca of herself lying on a bed, while sporting the short hairstyle she wore in the drama ‘To the Beautiful You‘.

Fans replied, “Sulli is also finally becoming an adult~“, “It won’t hurt too much“, “When are you getting it pulled out?“, and more.

Park Han Byul films soju CF while drunk?

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 05:37 AM PST

Park Han Byul is reported to have unintentionally filmed a soju commercial while she was drunk.

Recently, she filmed a CF for Good Day soju with Jung  Hyung Don and Defconn of Hyung Don & Dae Joon. Filming continued for a while, and while props were being switched out, actual soju went out in a cup instead of water. Park Han Byul, who was clueless about the mishap, drank it anyway and continued to film while she was drunk.

Meanwhile, Jung Hyung Don and Defconn sang “The Song That’s Even Worse When You Listen to it During a Bad Time“, but changed the lyrics to match the soju CF and brought laughter to the set.

Check out the CF below!

‘Personal Taste’ wins best international drama award at Japan’s ’2012 GayO! Store Awards’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 05:15 AM PST

Personal Taste‘, starring Lee Min Ho and Son Ye Jin, has won an International Drama Award at Japan’s ‘2012 GayO! Store Awards‘.

Hosted by Yahoo! Japan and video subsidiary company ‘GayO‘, the awards chose the most viewed movie, domestic drama, international drama, animation, and variety shows of the year for a total of six awards.

‘Personal Taste’ received a win in the international drama category and the honor of placing 7th in the ‘GayO! Store Annual Ranking 2012′ combined chart, proving the drama’s popularity in the country.

In related news, Lee Min Ho will be holding a fan meet in Japan on December 2.

Former SeeYa member Lee Boram makes a surprise visit to THE SEEYA’s rehearsal room

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 04:52 AM PST

Former SeeYa member Lee Boram paid a special surprise visit to THE SEEYA‘s rehearsal room.

After monitoring the girls’ debut stage on ‘M! Countdown‘ on November 15, Lee Boram headed to their rehearsal room to offer them her support. She stated, “The name SeeYa means so much to me. I spent my youth with that name; it’s a name that gives me strength. I’m glad that such talented girls are debuting with a name so precious to me, and I hope that they’ll continue to spread the name far and wide.”

THE SEEYA members responded, “We’ll always be working our hardest, so that we don’t bring shame to the SeeYa seniors’ reputation.”

THE SEEYA is currently promoting their debut track, “Be With You“.

miss A’s Suzy impresses with her drawings of Shindong and Kim Shin Young on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 04:29 AM PST

miss A‘s Suzy impressed with her drawing skills once again on ‘Show Champion‘.

For the November 20th broadcast of MBC Music‘s ‘Show Champion’, Suzy took the time to draw caricatures of MCs Shindong and Kim Shin Young backstage. Upon seeing the drawings, Shindong complimented, “[Suzy] really draws well,” while Kim Shin Young gave her a critique and commented, “Draw me again. Draw my nose a little higher.”

The idol then gave Kim Shin Young’s caricature ‘cosmetic surgery’ by re-drawing it with bigger eyes and a higher nose, leaving Kim Shin Young finally satisfied with the end result.

Suzy stated, “The drawing’s highlight are [the wrinkles at the side of her mouth],” making both MCs burst into laughter.

NU’EST holds special ‘Sweet Jeju Island Date’ fan meet

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 04:05 AM PST

NU'EST, who have been especially popular among teens, held a very unique fan meeting.

On the 17th, NU'EST held their 'Sweet Jeju Island Date' fan meeting on Jeju Island, where they rode electric bicycles with local fans.

The ECARRUS electric bicycles they rode are named after carrus, which was a chariot used by warriors during the Roman Era.

NU'EST's agency Pledis Entertainment stated, "NU'EST member Baekho's hometown is Jeju Island, and even though NU'EST have never held a concert on the island, we heard that there are many fans there. We planned this special fan meeting with electric bicycles, so NU'EST can personally meet their fans, since the fans do not have many opportunities to see them. "

Fans commented, "Lucky Jeju fans", "I wish I could have a date with those special flower boys", "To go all the way to Jeju, they must really love their fans", and more.

On another note, after successfully completing their domestic promotions, the NU’EST members are now preparing for overseas promotions and a new album.

Psy confirms Justin Bieber’s ‘horse dance’ skills

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 03:43 AM PST

After rocking the house with the legendary MC Hammer at the ‘2012 American Music Awards‘ (AMA), Psy took a friendly snapshot with labelmate Justin Bieber and confirmed his “horse dance” skills in person.

Psy tweeted:

Congrats to Psy on his ‘New Media’ award and Justin Bieber on his ‘Artist of the Year’ award!

IU spotted filming a CF on the streets of Pangyo

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 03:24 AM PST

IU has been spotted filming a commercial on the streets of Pangyo.

Photos of IU near the train station in Pangyo were recently uploaded onto online community sites. Netizens who spotted her left posts such as, “I’m at the office, but IU is nearby filming something. There are a lot of people. I thought she was filming a music video, but they said it’s for a CF.

Another netizen claimed, “Security guards are blocking the way, so we can’t get too close, but we could see her from a 20-30 meter distance. She must be filming a CF. They’re filming her walking with a cell phone. She won’t smile at all once the camera stops filming. A staff member fell behind her, but she didn’t turn around to ask if she was okay and didn’t give her a glance… Her image that the uncles developed for her seems to be breaking. It’s because you’re tired, right? Come here, [IU]!

Netizens commented, “It’s understandable because she’s going through a hard time right now.“, “IU, fighting!“, and “It was her own mistake, but I really feel bad for her“.

Source: Korea Times via Nate

‘Wolf Boy’ draws in over 5 million viewers

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 03:07 AM PST

Wolf Boy‘ has officially become the most popular Korean romance movie.

The movie brought in 334,443 viewers on the 18th, pushing the total count of viewers to 5,093,491 and reaching far past the previous record holder, ‘Introduction to Architecture‘, which pulled in a little over 4.1 million viewers.

Moreover, it ranks at #3 in terms of Korean movies released this year behind ‘The Thieves‘ and ‘Masquerade‘, both of which brought in more than 10 million views. Because many viewers are still watching ‘Wolf Boy’, fans are anticipating even better results in the near future.

The current #2 in the box office goes to Hollywood’s ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2‘, which brought in 1,080,756 total viewers, while at #3 is ‘I Am the Killer‘ with a total viewer count of 1,538,341. Jaejoong‘s ‘Code Name Jackal‘ has sold 37,599 tickets so far.

To celebrate reaching 5 million moviegoers, actors Song Joong Ki, Park Bo Young, and Yoo Yeon Seok posed for a photo. Yoo Yeon Seok tweeted, “We got excited at 5 million so!!! Here’s a [photo] hehehe.

KARA’s Hara becomes a winter goddess for ‘Dazed & Confused’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 02:40 AM PST

KARA‘s Hara posed as a ‘winter goddess’ for the December issue of Dazed & Confused.

During the photo shoot, Hara transformed into a snow goddess, donning white dresses that accentuated her milky skin. Staff on set commented that despite her busy schedule, Hara successfully and accurately portrayed the pictorial’s concept.

In other news, KARA recently released their 3rd Japanese studio album, ‘Girls Forever‘, and will perform at the Tokyo Dome this coming January.

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Jang Woo Hyuk and Tony An dress up as women on ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 02:23 AM PST

H.O.T‘s Tony An and Jang Woo Hyuk had a cross-dressing match on ‘SNL Korea‘.

The pair cross-dressed on the November 17th episode of ‘SNL Korea’, turning into ‘sexy’ and ‘cute’ women for comedy. Jang Woo Hyuk parodied Lee Na Young‘s UNIQLO CF, naming it ‘UNIGRO’ instead and wearing a wig of straight black hair. He also pulled off a parody of the HeatTech line and even put on a garter belt for a 19+ scene.

In contrast, Tony An went for a cute ‘nation’s little sister’ image instead. He won over the judges’ hearts at the ‘nation’s little sister contest’ with cute expressions and an aegyo-filled voice. However, as soon as he started to drink water, his Adam’s apple became visible. When his cover was blown, Tony An tried to explain with a deep voice, drawing explosions of laughter from viewers.

Check out some of the clips below!


“Fan Fiction” skit:

Jang Woo Hyuk’s “UNIGRO” parody:

“Candy” stage:


SPICA releases CSI video for ‘Lonely’ comeback

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 01:55 AM PST

The girls of SPICA have released a CSI video for their upcoming second single album, 'Lonely'.

The title track "Lonely", produced by Sweetune, is described as a "retro-feeling sound with a sophisticated beat." It will be revealed along with the rest of their second mini-album on November 21.

This new introduction video was released for CSI (Coming Soon Interview), a series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at artists who are making a comeback or debut.

Check out the music video teaser for "Lonely" if you missed it and the CSI introduction video below!