Thursday, November 29, 2012

"Lee Hyori almost debuted as a member of S.E.S?" plus 19 more

"Lee Hyori almost debuted as a member of S.E.S?" plus 19 more

Lee Hyori almost debuted as a member of S.E.S?

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 09:25 AM PST

It was revealed that singer Lee Hyori almost debuted as a member of S.E.S and not Fin.K.L.

On the episode of tvN’senews‘ that aired on November 29th, Jam’s Jo Jin Soo, Two-Two’s Hwang Hye Young, Noise’s Han Sang Il, and Hello Venus’s Alice appeared and compared the music scene back in the 1990′s to today.

During the broadcast, what especially caught the attention of people was the fact that sexy diva Lee Hyori was once a trainee at SM Entertainment but even more shocking was the fact that she was cast by the manager of H.O.T.

Afterwards, it was revealed that Lee Hyori began her training at SM and was preparing to debut in a girl group.  But due to personal reasons, she had to withdraw and S.E.S. eventually made their debut.

Nostradamus prediction meme on Psy’s “Gangnam Style” receives attention

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 08:50 AM PST

An internet meme featuring a Nostradamus prediction on Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” has been receiving attention.

An online community recently shared a faux Nostradamus quote that read, “From the calm morning, the end will come when of the dancing horse the number of circles will be 9“. The quote seemed to fit perfectly with Psy – Korea is called the ‘The Land of the Morning Calm’, Psy’s dance is the ‘horse’ dance, and the circle of 9 could be interpreted as the video quickly approaches 900 million views. Additionally, there’s also a chance “Gangnam Style” will reach 1 billion views around the Mayan-calendar-end-date of December 21st.

Fans were got amused by the joke meme as they commented, “So Psy marks the end of our world?“, “This is just taking Psy’s popularity a little too far“, and “I spat out my ramen reading this post because I was laughing so hard“.

In any case, memes like this just seem to give further credence to Psy’s popularity.

Related Source: TV Daily via Nate

TEEN TOP fans donate a bathroom to Cambodian community for L.Joe’s birthday

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 08:08 AM PST

Fans of TEEN TOP have donated a bathroom for L.Joe‘s birthday.

A few photos under the title ‘TEEN TOP L.Joe Cambodian bathroom‘ were recently uploaded online. The photos show a bathroom with a plaque hanging from it that read ‘Donation by TEEN TOP L.Joe‘. The Cambodian community who received the bathroom had taken a photo with the word ‘Thank you‘ in both Korean and Cambodian.

Fans had donated the bathroom for the Cambodian community which did not have a modern one before. Because of the lack of a functional bathroom, the people in the community had suffered from various diseases. Thanks to L.Joe’s fans, the community now has a modern bathroom. The bathroom construction began in September and was finished in the beginning of November.

L.Joe’s fans had previously donated to the ‘Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation‘ last year as well.

Super Junior’s Leeteuk to star in musical, ‘The Promise’

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 07:30 AM PST

It’s been reported that Super Junior‘s Leeteuk will be appearing in a musical alongside actors Kim Moo Yeol and Ji Hyun Woo, who are also currently serving in the army.

The three stars will be acting in ‘The Promise‘, which will be sponsored by the Ministry of National Defense. The musical is based on actual historical events and figures, such as General Baek Sun Yeop and war correspondent Marguerite Higgins, and will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

‘The Promise’ is scheduled to open in January of 2013 at the National Theater of Korea. The Ministry will make an official announcement when further details are confirmed.

Tip: Lauren

SECRET releases “Talk That” MV teaser

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 07:05 AM PST

SECRET have released the music video teaser for their upcoming track, "Talk That"!

This will be the first time in three years that the group will be working with Shinsadong Tiger since their early track, "Magic". Judging by the photos that have been released so far, it seems the girls will be going for a more serious concept this time around.

“Talk That” releases on December 4th. Check out the MV teaser below.

Kim Ha Neul attends promotional events in Taiwan for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 06:50 AM PST

Actress Kim Ha Neul had a successful round of promotions in Taiwan for her drama, ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘.

The actress visited the country on November 27th for a three-day stay and was greeted by a large crowd from the moment of her arrival at the airport. Sponsored by Taiwan’s ‘Videoland‘, her promotional visit has been on the radar for many fans as they await the broadcast beginning November 29th.

At the official press conference, several local media outlets competed for answers and statements, including some from China and Hong Kong as well. Kim Ha Neul talked about her feelings on her visit to Taiwan as well as fun stories that happened on the set of filming. Despite the drama having completed its run in Korea, many were surprised to see that it still held much popularity overseas.

The final stop was at a pre-school where she attended a ‘Love’s T-Shirt’ public service event by helping kids design their own t-shirts and acting as their one-day teacher. The t-shirts were put up for auction online with all proceeds being donated to underprivileged children in Taiwan.

Kim Ha Neul stated, “Thank you so much to everyone who took an interest. I hope that ‘Gentleman’s Class’ will be a fun drama for everyone in Taiwan.”

A-JAX releases ‘dumbbell version’ of “2MYX” practice video

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 06:29 AM PST

A-JAX has released the ‘dumbbell version’ of the dance practice for "2MYX"!

This newly released version features the members holding onto dumbbells for an extra intense choreography practice.

Check out the previously released choreography practice video which featured a stuffed animal version of One Piece‘s Tony Tony Chopper, and the ‘dumbbell version’ below!

Bada shares photos of S.E.S. at their 15th anniversary fan meeting

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 06:05 AM PST

Singer Bada of original “fairy” girl group S.E.S. shared photos of their reunion at a fan meeting.

Bada wrote on her personal Twitter account on November 28th,“I hope our foreign fans have returned safely, and that everyone who came in from rural areas or other difficult places returned comfortably. We’re sending [you our love] with these purple flowers once again. Be happy <3.”

She later added, “We still play like this so we must be fairies to the bone. When we debuted, Lee Soo Man got us fairy insurance. It expires after 30 years so we still have 15 years left.  Hehehe.”

Bada, Eugene, and Shoo had a fan meeting to commemorate their 15th anniversary on the 24th and took some photos to remember the event.

Netizens commented, “Your sisterly love is so beautiful“, “How do you stay beautiful even after being married?“, “The oldest, Bada, please get married soon!“, and more.

Psy wants to see Tom Cruise do his “Gangnam Style” horse dance

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 05:45 AM PST

Psy revealed in a recent interview the person he wants to see doing his ‘horse dance’ the most is none other than Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise had also shown interest in Psy’s “Gangnam Style” by posting the music video on his own Twitter page.

In related news, Psy will be performing at the ‘2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards‘ on the 30th and return to the United States to continue his promotions. He is planning on releasing his new album early next year.

TEEN TOP gets greeted with a warm welcome from fans in Vietnam

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 05:21 AM PST

On November 28th, TEEN TOP visited Vietnam to perform for MBC‘s ‘Show! Music Core‘ special celebrating the 20th anniversary of Korea and Vietnam’s establishment of diplomatic relations.

The Vietnamese fans gathered in Hanoi wearing self-produced t-shirts and holding up purple TEEN TOP towels. They traveled with the members throughout their various schedules.

In addition, the fans handed gifts to TEEN TOP at their official press interview and had a short but special meeting with the members.

After seeing the photos from Vietnam, fans commented, “I’m proud of TEEN TOP spreading across Asia“, “Wow~ they are famous in Vietnam too“, “Let’s spread across the world, TEEN TOP!“, “Have a good performance!” and more.

Meanwhile, this ‘Show! Music Core’ special will have a total of 17 artist groups performing including, TEEN TOP, Girls’ Generation, Yoseob from B2ST, F.T. Island, INFINITE, KARA, miss A, SISTAR, and T-ara.

The special will air on December 8th at 4 pm KST.

Unedited photos of SISTAR’s Soyu gain attention

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 04:55 AM PST

Unedited photos of SISTAR‘s Soyu have gained much attention from fans.

On the 27th, Starship Entertainment tweeted photos of Soyu recording the song White Love” featuring Boyfriend, SISTAR, and K.Will. The agency posted, “K.Will, SISTAR, and Boyfriend’s healing love song, ‘White Love’. Soyu is currently recording the song! Starship Planet‘s 2nd project! The song will be released on the 29th at noon! Please show us a lot of love ^^.”

The revealed photos show Soyu in a simple dress that complemented her long, thin legs and curvy body. Fans were impressed and commented, “Wow, she’s the best“, “I’m looking forward to the song!“, “I’m so jealous of her body“, and more.

Seo In Guk opens up about album plans

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 04:30 AM PST

Singer turned actor Seo In Guk opened up about his music plans.

A staff member of MBC’s ‘Rascal Sons‘ shared a recent interview with Seo In Guk, who plays the third son ‘Yoo Seung Ki’.

Seo In Guk was asked about plans for an album, and he responded, “I am currently working hard on this drama with my seniors. I am the youngest in the cast, so I think it will be hard for me to take time out of the schedule to go and record an album.

He continued, “It is not just a scheduling problem, but I said that I would work hard to build chemistry with the cast, so if I took time off to work on an album, I feel I would be going against my word. I am continually in talks with my agency, but I think we will take it slow on releasing an album.

In ‘Rascal Sons,’ Seo In Guk plays a Yoo Seung Ki, who has a son of his own but ends up getting divorced from his wife Park Mi Rim (played by Yoon Sae In).

Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo updates fans with a charismatic selca

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 04:05 AM PST

On November 28th, Brown Eyed Girls‘ rapper Miryo uploaded a charismatic selca onto her Twitter page.

The rapper tweeted:

The attached photo shows Miryo with her hair pulled back and a pair of shades over her face, while sitting in a red chair.

Fans responded to the tweet, “You seem to have gotten prettier“, “We’re looking forward to the concert!“, “Nice to meet you, Johoney“, and more.

Meanwhile, Miryo’s teaser for Brown Eyed Girls’ upcoming 19+ rated solo concert was recently released. The group is scheduled to hold their year-end solo concert on December 24th and 25th at the Central City Millennium Hall located in Seoul.

Wonder Girls’ Yenny leaves a message for fans shocked by Sun’s marriage announcement

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 03:40 AM PST

Wonder GirlsYenny stepped in to explain some of the misunderstandings that have been brewing among fans regarding Sun‘s marriage announcement.

On November 29th, Yenny posted a message on dcinside‘s Wonder Girls gallery under the title, “It’s Yenny.”

Yenny wrote, “Some people may not listen to me no matter what I say, but when I told you guys during chat, ‘Did I ever say to not work, not study, and to just vote and go to open broadcast?’, I didn’t mean ‘It’s your fault for doing so, and it’s not my responsibility.’ I meant, ‘I can’t say something like that.’ Because work and studying are both very important aspects of life.”

She continued, “Of course, I’m very very grateful for the fans who vote and come to open broadcasts. There was never a time I took it lightly. However, when some fans can’t vote or come to open broadcasts due to entrance exams, big tests, or military service, I still consider them fans if they like our music. Sun also doesn’t consider you guys or Wonder Girls as [unimportant] because she’s getting married.”

Just like how work, studying, and Wonder Girls are important to you guys, the Wonder Girls, fans, and our personal lives are equally important to us. This Wonder Girls gallery has already been open for 6 years. It seems like just yesterday that I wrote my first post. I don’t think what you guys are saying right now are your true thoughts. I’ve seen many Wonder Girls gallery people and have thought several times that they are [purehearted people].

I know that everyone is confused, angry and hurt. So I’m genuinely sorry. But I hope you guys don’t misunderstand my heart. You have known me for 6 years. It’s been a while, and it hurts to be writing because of this kind of incident, but I hope all Wonder Girls gallery people will be happy and well.”

Source+Picture: Star Today via Nate

2AM’s Seulong is the ‘King of Seagulls’?

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 03:15 AM PST

It seems like 2AM‘s Seulong had a little bit of too much fun at the beach.

On November 28th, Seulong tweeted, “Haeundae beach after stage greeting in Busan^^!! The title of this piece, ‘King of Seagulls’ ^^.”

The pictures show Seulong feeding seagulls at the beach in Busan and enjoying a little break from his busy schedule. Although he looks scared of the crowding birds, he still called himself the ‘King of Seagulls’.

He also uploaded a few more photos and tweeted, “With my friend seagull, he knows how to look at the selca camera.. and the King of Seagulls got his hair pulled out.

After seeing the funny photos, netizens commented, “He doesn’t look like the ‘King of Seagulls’. He looks like a human getting attacked by seagulls“, “His scared expression is so funny“, and more.

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Moon Geun Young’s ‘Chundamdong Alice’ co-stars Park Si Hoo and Kim Ji Suk are her fan boys?

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 02:50 AM PST

Moon Geun Young revealed her thoughts on returning to the entertainment scene after her two-year hiatus.

On November 28th’s airing of ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, Moon Geun Young commented, “Two years seem to have just passed by me. I just hung out.

She continued, “When I was resting, my heart was really at ease, and I thought ‘acting is something I could just do easily.’ Even just today I have already heard many times that it has been two years and that made me very scared.

Her ‘Chundamdong Alice‘ co-stars Park Si Hoo and Kim Ji Suk were also present for the interview. Park Si Hoo commented on Moon Geun Young’s youthful beauty, “It was very nice to see her again. I’ve noticed while working with her that her face is unrealistic. It was like working with someone from a romantic comic, and I could not tell if this was reality or fantasy.

Kim Ji Suk also shared, ”I was always a fan of hers, so I ate everything that she did an advertisement for like vitamin drinks and yogurts. She makes me want to eat [the products].

Pre-debut photos of Victoria gain attention

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 02:26 AM PST

Pre-debut photos of f(x)‘s Victoria have gained attention online.

The photos were uploaded onto a Chinese online community under the title, “f(x) leader Victoria’s pre-debut photos“. Before her debut, Victoria had featured in CFs with big stars such as Lee Jun Ki and Rain, and also featured in music videos for Kangta, SHINee, and Super Junior.

When fans saw the photos, they commented, “Victoria is really a natural beauty“, “She’s so pretty. She really is a goddess“, “There’s nothing she can’t do“, and more.

Block B’s P.O reveals his father owns a duty-free shop

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 02:00 AM PST

Block B‘s P.O revealed that his father owns a duty-free shop.

On the November 28th episode of ‘Weekly Idol‘, it was revealed that P.O’s nickname is ‘rich idol’. P.O insisted, “[I'm not that rich].” However, the MCs jokingly responded, “If we knew about this, then we should have given P.O more screen time,” and moved P.O to the center seat.

P.O said, “It’s true my family is well-off, but this is exaggerated.” When the MCs asked what kind of business his parents ran, he answered, “My father owns a duty-free shop. I don’t know exactly what he does, but I know he works in the duty-free business.

On the show, the Block B members also revealed that Zico gets asked out by an average of 4 female idols when the group has promotions.

TEEN TOP’s ‘airport fashion’ grabs attention on their way to Vietnam

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 01:33 AM PST

Popular boy group TEEN TOP‘s ‘airport fashion’ grabbed attention as they prepared to fly out of Korea for the shooting of MBC‘s ‘Show! Music Core‘ overseas special in Vietnam.

Pictures of members L.Joe, Changjo, and Ricky surfaced on an online community on November 28th, featuring the boys’ natural and stylish looks.

L.Joe is wearing a pop art style jumper and a chic beanie along with stylish sunglasses, making him look like a cool fashionista.

The ‘maknae-line’ of Changjo and Ricky made V-signs for their fans while waiting for their flight. Changjo’s wine-colored skinny jean look was completed by a black jacket, and Ricky looked adorable in jeans and a jumper as well as a baseball cap.

In response to TEEN TOP’s fashionable outfits, netizens commented, “TEEN TOP’s ‘airport fashion’ is great“, “The airport looks so much brighter“, “If I saw TEEN TOP at the airport, I’d be so happy,” and more.

Shinhwa’s Hyesung explains the origins of his famous ‘crab dance’

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 01:10 AM PST

Shinhwa‘s Hyesung discussed his trademark ‘crab dance’.

On ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘, Hyesung explained, “When I was dancing on variety shows, the elementary school student that was passing by didn’t say, ‘It’s Shin Hyesung, [or] it’s Shinhwa,’ but, ‘It’s a crab’.

He expressed the embarrassment he had felt at the time, but it quickly became his trademark.

Check out Hyesung’s ‘crab dance’ below, and his teasers for his upcoming single “It’d Be Nice if It Were Youhere.