- Who did Sunhwa want her husband to be instead of Kwanghee?
- Brand Stock Top Index places YG Entertainment as #1 label in entertainment
- INFINITE show their support for leader Sunggyu’s solo debut
- Oh Yeon Seo reveals how she rid herself of ‘ghosts’ on ‘Radio Star’
- SECRET’s Sunhwa believes ZE:A’s Kwanghee has real feelings for her?
- U-KISS to hold solo concert in UK
- Super Junior becomes first foreign male artists to win ‘Triple Crown’ on ‘Oricon Weekly Chart’
- KARA’s Seungyeon stays up deciding how to part her hair
- Boyfriend releases new group concept photo + ‘Janus’ album track list
- Kim Jong Kook reveals his ideal type
- Big Bang’s Seungri stands up for ‘kimchi’
- KARA’s Jiyoung accepted into Sungkyunkwan University
- B1A4 releases ‘In the Wind’ album cover + details
- SISTAR’s Bora is ‘two-faced’ for Boyfriend’s “Janus”
- miss A’s Suzy tweets a mysterious message to fans
- ‘Goodbye Leeteuk’ special of ‘Strong Heart’ ranks #1 in viewer ratings
- ZE:A Kwanghee’s thick makeup gathers attention
- President Barack Obama reveals he can do the “Gangnam Style” dance
- Which comedian seems most likely to choose random answers for college entrance exams?
- B.A.P releases making of “Stop It” MV
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 09:02 AM PST
On the ‘Radio Star‘ episode that featured the wives of ‘We Got Married‘, MC Kyuhyun asked Sunhwa, “Did you have someone who you wanted as your husband before you starred on ‘We Got Married’?” Sunhwa answered, “To be honest, I heard that actor Lee Hyun Woo was going to be my husband on the show.”
She added, “I was also hoping that Siwan would be my husband. But this happened…”
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 08:33 AM PST
YG Entertainment was determined to be #1 in terms of brand evaluation out of all the companies in the Korean entertainment sector.
The ‘Brand Stock Top Index (BSTI)‘ measures the values of brands based on models that studies stock prices and the confidence of consumers through a survey. In the entertainment sector, BSTI has determined YG Entertainment to be 1st, moving ahead of SM Entertainment.
The Brand Stock Top Index grades companies on a 1000 point scale. 700 of the points are brought from brand’s stock value as determined by stock market prices, and 300 of the points are from the consumer survey index. YG Entertainment earned 811.2 points in the survey, SM Entertainment had 808.8 points, and JYP Entertainment had 714.5 points.
Source: Osen via Nate
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 08:02 AM PST
Sunggyu recently released his debut single, “Shine“, and his fellow group members took to Twitter to show their support. Maknae Sungjong was the first to tweet, “Leader Gyu’s song is out!!!! o.o It’s the be~~~~~~st!!!!!!!! The early release song~ Listen to the song “Shine” a lot ♥♥♥“.
Hoya followed a few moments later with, ““Shine”… Sunggyu hyung’s solo album’s early release song!!!!!! It’s really good… I’m going to be his fan from today kekeke“. Woohyun followed next with a simple, “Sunggyu – Shine“, and then L with another simple message of “Shine congrats“.
Dongwoo wrote the longest support message, and even included a selca of himself as he tweeted, “INFINITE’s leader hyungnim Gyu-jiji. The master of emotions has finally had his solo invasion! The early release song is right next to me! I get refreshed just from the name “Shine”. I’m going to spend this winter with this friend..☞☜ Hyung, the second oldest is next to you, fighting!!“.
Sungyeol tweeted, “I will support INFINITE’s Sunggyu’s first solo activities for life!! Listen to “Shine” that was released early today. It’s just the best, if you listen to it, it’s the best! Sunggyu-god♥♥ Fancafe chariman: Sungyeol“.
Finally, the singer himself wrote, “Hi? I’m Gyu. My new song “Shine” was released today. Thanks to my family INFINITE dongsengs for cheering me on and thank you so much to Jong Wan hyung for giving me such a great song. I’m really excited right now!!! kekeke“. A few hours later, he tweeted, “My dongsengs who came to cheer me on – except L“, and uploaded a photo of the INFINITE members with cake.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 07:34 AM PST
Actress Oh Yeon Seo revealed her personal way of ridding herself of “ghosts”.
On the November 7th ‘We Got Married – New Brides‘ special of ‘Radio Star‘, Oh Yeon Seo discussed how she had trouble sleeping after filming the 2009 horror movie, ‘Whispering Corridors 5‘.
The actress mentioned that she was cast in the film purely because of hard work. The ‘Radio Star’ hosts then commented, “You’re qualified enough [to say that]. I heard that you even cussed out ghosts.”
Oh Yeon Seo responded, “After filming ‘Whispering Corridors’, I suffered from sleep paralysis a lot. That’s why I cursed. But the ‘ghost’ would actually leave.”
Fellow ‘We Got Married’ cast member Yoon Se Ah added, “I get sleep paralysis too,” to which Oh Yeon Seo replied, “If you curse at it, it’ll leave.”
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 07:11 AM PST
On the November 7th episode of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, the wives of ‘We Got Married 4‘ appeared as guests.
Sunhwa revealed, “I think Kwanghee oppa likes me. He told me when the cameras weren’t filming us. He tells me not to get sick when it’s cold and asked me what I want for my birthday through text messages.”
Things got uncomfortable for the SECRET member when Kwanghee prepared ‘couple cellphones’. She commented, “I didn’t accept it because it was too burdensome. I asked him why he was doing this. He said that he likes me, and that he thinks I only see him as a friend.”
Sunhwa concluded, “So I told him, ‘I still think of you as a friend.’ He said he wouldn’t rush me.”
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:51 AM PST
According to NH Media, “After U-KISS’ solo concert in South America was aired on November 2 on the BBC network, offers to hold more solo concerts have been flooding in. After receiving an offer to hold an exclusive concert in Lichfield, we’re coordinating schedules.”
It’s reported that over 100,000 international fans have registered for U-KISS’ fan club.
In related news, U-KISS will be promoting in Japan until early next year when they start their Asia tour. Afterwards, they’ll be touring in South America.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:25 AM PST
Super Junior has become the first foreign male artists to win a ‘Triple Crown’ on the Oricon Weekly Chart.
According to SM Entertainment, ‘Super Junior World Tour Show 4 Live in Japan‘ has ranked 1st on Oricon’s daily and weekly DVD charts, DVD music chart, and Blu-ray Disc chart.
‘Super Junior World Tour Show 4 Live in Japan’ was released as a DVD and Blu-ray in Japan on October 31, and includes footage of two concerts held at Kyocera Dome Osaka last December and the Tokyo Dome this past May.
In related news, Super Junior K.R.Y will hold their solo concert ‘Super Junior – K.R.Y. Special Winter Concert 2012‘ in Japan on November 19 to the 21st and December 22 to the 24th.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:01 AM PST
Seungyeon posted to Twitter on the 6th, “Changing my hair part at the crack of dawn. Look at my dark eye circles. I’ve adjusted to sleeping late, big deal! [What a big deal],” along with the set of photos above.
In one photo, the KARA member tried out a 2:8 ratio for her hair part, while in the other, she decided to split it right down the middle.
Netizens commented, “Both hair parts look good”, “Don’t spend the night worrying about silly things”, “Is this really your bare face? You’re pretty”, and more.
Which hair part do you think looks better on Seungyeon?
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 05:37 AM PST
The title track of the same name is produced by Sweetune. It’s also rumored that members Kwangmin and Minwoo helped write the rap for two songs on the album. For this comeback, Starship Entertainment revealed that fans will be able to "meet a Boyfriend you've never seen before. Boyfriend will show you a charisma that is different from other ordinary manly concepts through their stage."
Named after the Roman god of new beginnings and transitions, Boyfriend’s first full-length album will be released on November 8 KST.
In the meantime, check out the “Janus” music video teaser and track list below!
01. Excuse Me
Tip: Andrei Cain
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 05:10 AM PST
Singer Kim Jong Kook revealed his ideal type on the November 7th episode of SBS‘ ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘.
During his interview on the show, Kim Jong Kook, who recently returned with “Men Are All Like That“, commented on HaHa‘s marriage: “Not lying, when I heard the news about his marriage, I couldn’t eat for a while. Rather than feeling betrayed, I was jealous of someone getting married for the first time in my life.”
When the reporter asked him about his ideal type, Kim Jong Kook replied, “I’d like her to be around 165cm (~5’5″) tall, not skinny, and have a round face. She doesn’t have to be rich, and I prefer someone with big eyes because mine are small.”
The reporter replied that his description sounds very similar to actress Moon Geun Young to which Kim Jong Kook responded, “I used to think that I wanted a daughter like her. I saw her recently [while filming] ‘Running Man‘, and she’s become a woman.”
When asked, Kim Jong Kook added that he wouldn’t mind if she asked him out.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 04:43 AM PST
Seungri appeared on the November 2nd broadcast of Nagoya TV‘s ‘Jakiroba‘, which featured guests from Nigeria, France, Afghanistan, and Colombia who introduced food from their countries.
The Big Bang member decided to introduce what is likely the most traditional Korean dish: kimchi. He stated, "Kimchi is really delicious. Red food invigorates appetite."
However, one of the international guests did not seem impressed. The guest commented, “Kimchi is just cabbage that’s been [massaged with hands] and fermented.”
Seungri then got up angrily and joked, “What did you just say?” The guest went on to explain that cheese is better than kimchi, causing Seungri to jokingly warn him, “Don’t look down on kimchi. [Watch your mouth].”
Netizens commented, “He knows what he’s doing”, “He’s great”, “I want him to become an honorary ambassador for kimchi”, and “I support his career in Japan”.
Seungri is currently active in Japan under the name V.I.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 04:16 AM PST
DSP Media announced on the 7th that Jiyoung has been admitted into the department of ‘Theater and Fine Arts’. Due to promotions with KARA, Jiyoung delayed her college entrance exams until this year.
Though it’s suspected that she’ll be entering the prestigious university as a freshman in 2013, Jiyoung has yet to make a final decision. A representative stated, “She hasn’t decided whether she’ll be attending… She’ll make the decision after discussion with her parents.”
Congratulations to Jiyoung!
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:52 AM PST
According to B1A4′s official Facebook, the group’s third mini-album includes 7 brand new tracks and 1 instrumental. ‘In the Wind’ will release in stores on November 12 KST.
01. Intro – In The Wind
01. Jinyoung composed and wrote the title song “Tried to Walk”.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:25 AM PST
Starship Entertainment shared on their official Twitter on the 7th, “Two-faced Bora, ‘Janus’ selcas revealed!” The agency also shared, “With Boyfriend’s comeback a day away, Bora is actively promoting her dongsengs’ new song by attaching a ‘Janus’ logo sticker to her face ^^.”
Netizens commented, “Bora’s heart is pretty as well”, “It’s nice to see you all supporting each other”, and “Boyfriend’s ‘Janus’ is becoming a hot topic”.
In related news, Boyfriend will release their new album on November 8 KST!
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:00 AM PST
On the 6th, Suzy shared the photo below from a book of quotes on her Twitter that reads, “We all have filters on, so we mostly see only what we want to see. When you finally open your eyes, you may be shocked at the obscure way you have been viewing the world to suit your own little plans.”
The message seems to be leaving fans to reflect on their own perspectives as well as those of others. Some have also interpreted the message as a direct reply to anti-fans.
What are your thoughts on this message?
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:35 AM PST
SBS‘ ’Strong Heart‘ saw a boost in viewer ratings.
According to AGB Nielson Media Research, the ‘Goodbye Leeteuk’ special that aired on the 6th had a rating of 8.8%, which was 1.7% higher than last week’s episode. The show invited those close to Leeteuk such as Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA, TVXQ, SHINee‘s Jonghyun and Taemin, and other Super Junior members.
The guests discussed various topics, such as Yesung being mistaken for the late Kim Jong Il‘s son, Yunho greeting Lee Jung Hyun in a bathrobe, Jonghyun’s ‘date’ with his older sister, and Leeteuk’s controversy with figure skater Kim Yuna.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:09 AM PST
An online community posted a set of photos titled, “Once erased, the thickness of Kwanghee’s makeup is no joke“.
Kwanghee is shown getting foundation applied to his face. He surprised viewers on MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ when he appeared with a bare face, revealing just how much makeup he normally applies for broadcasts.
Netizens commented, “Kwanghee’s bare face was fine, maybe he should reduce the amount of makeup“, “Even girls don’t put on that much makeup“, and “Please try a more natural look“.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 01:44 AM PST
On Election Day, President Barack Obama revealed that he could perform the popular “Gangnam Style” dance.
In a radio interview with WZID-FM in New Hampshire, the President was asked if he was aware of Psy‘s “Gangnam Style”. President Obama responded, “I just saw that video for the first time… I think I can do that move,” revealing his knowledge of the South Korean hit.
When asked if he would consider performing the “horse dance” upon his re-election, the President replied, “I’m not sure that the inauguration ball is the appropriate time to break that out… Maybe do it privately for Michelle.”
Congratulations to President Obama on his re-election.
Source + Image: Billboard
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 01:21 AM PST
An internet education group, Seven Aidieu, held a survey from October 14 to November 5. From a pool of 420 people, 165 (39%) chose Noh Hong Chul for first place and 66 people (16%) chose Shin Dong Yup for second most likely to randomly fill in answers on the test.
Seeing the results, well-known educator Cha Gil Young said of Noh Hong Chul, “He is witty and unique in style and brings laughs to viewers with his ad-libs. Noh Hong Chul is famous for his image as an all-around entertaine, [which is why he was chosen #1].”
He continued, “Shin Dong Yup has quick reflexes and chimes in quickly during his shows and has a knack for variety programs as well as a wide range of skills. Because of his awareness level and comedic genius, [he was picked second most likely] to guess the answers.”
Cha Gil Young continued, “No cross no crown, without hardships there can be no glory. The hardships that [the students] have endured until now were to get good results on the test, so do your best until the end.”
Noh Hong Chul is known as a “con-artist” character on MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ and is receiving a lot of love. Shin Dong Yup hosts SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘ and KBS2‘s ‘Hello‘, and his gift of gab has earned him the nickname ‘god Dong Yup.’
The college entrance exams for the 2013 school year will take place on the 8th KST.
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 12:55 AM PST
B.A.P have released the making of their "Stop It" music video!
The single album of the same name includes three songs: "Yes Sir", "Stop It", and "Happy Birthday". With the single released, the members will be holding their first fan club inauguration ceremony, '1st Baby Day', on the 27th.
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