Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"2PM’s Jun.K to sing OST for movie ‘My Little Hero’" plus 19 more

"2PM’s Jun.K to sing OST for movie ‘My Little Hero’" plus 19 more

2PM’s Jun.K to sing OST for movie ‘My Little Hero’

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 08:40 AM PST

2PM‘s Jun.K will be singing “Sunshine“, a track for the movie soundtrack of ‘My Little Hero‘.

‘My Little Hero’ tells the story of a third-rate musical director who puts on a facade with a false display of confidence. He participates in a large musical audition program for a chance to turn his life around, but gets partnered up with a child who has almost no chance of winning. The movie will follow the story of the pair as they work their best at an impossible dream.

Jun.K’s song ‘Sunshine’ is the main character’s song who enjoyed success before falling into being a third-rate director. It is an emotional song that matches the story.

‘My Little Hero’ is set to be released in theaters on January 10th.

Celebrities cast their votes on Election Day (Part 5)

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 08:03 AM PST

Just before the Election Day ended in Korea and results named Park Geun Hye as Korea’s new president, celebrities rushed to cast their ballots.

Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk tweeted, “Last spurt!!! Let’s show them the power of 2030!!“. Shindong wrote, “It’s cold…. There’s 20 minutes until the ballots come to a close, but there’s a long line.. Wow~~ It’s cold cold~~ The voting turnout is awesome ^^ I’ll come out after I vote~~“.

Block B‘s Taeil tweeted, “Finished the proof of 1 person who lives in Garakdong“. Kyung also wrote, “I came to vote~~~!“.

Mighty Mouth‘s Shorry J wrote, “Let’s vote~keke“.

Chaeyeon tweeted, “My family finished voting.. Ahaha I feel good~~~ My parents and I didn’t tell each other who we voted for, ke. Anyway, there’re three and a half hours left. People who weren’t going to vote because the voting rate was high!! Go vote“.

Simon D tweeted, “There isn’t much time left until the vote ends. As long as you go before 6, you can vote, so hurry“.

After School‘s Jooyeon wrote, “I voted ^^ Yoohoo“. Former member Kahi first uploaded a photo of herself with a thumbs-up. However, when told that was against regulations, cut off the bottom part and wrote, “If that’s so kekekeke“.

BoA tweeted, “Today’s not just a holiday! I came back from voting! I walked and it was really cold ㅜㅜ There are three hours left until the end ^^ Let’s vote! I don’t have a proof shot I’m sorryㅜㅜ“.

Sori wrote on her minihompy, “Today’s Election Day. It’s cold, so dress warmly. Let’s choose our own president by collecting each vote~^^“.

2PM‘s Junho wrote, “I’m done voting~~! You, too? Finish before 6 ^^“.

Wonder GirlsSohee tweeted a simple, “Done voting-*“.

Girl’s Day‘s Yura tweeted, “Tada~~! Everyone, go vote >_<★☆“. Sojin wrote, “Go vote~~~^^ I came all the day to Daegu, too ^^“.

Actress Kim Ok Bin wrote, “Proof“, and attached a simple photo.

FIESTAR‘s Hyemi wrote, “I was a li~ttle late because I had to run after my activities ^^;; I was so nervous because it was my first time voting at a presidential election!!!! My first voting proof sh-sh-shot☆☆“. A little later, Linzy wrote, “Ah, Hyemi was a bit faster ^^* I participated in the last-minute voting~~~!!!! It’s fulfilling because I came so far~♥ Everyone voted too, right?“. Jei followed with, “Knock knock knock…. Am I last…’-'? I voted at the right time though!! Keke. It’s late, but here’s Jei’s proof of her special vote~ Ang♥ All of our fans who voted are so cool!! ><“.

Others spotted at the voting centers include Yoo Jae SukLee Byung Hun, Hyun Bin, Kim Jong Kook, Noh Hong Chul, and Yoo Ah In.

Even though Psy could not attend because he was overseas, he tweeted, “There’s so much I can’t do because I’m overseas ㅠㅠ Everyone, please do my part as well!!!!!“. He attached a photo that read, “I love Korea“. Similarly, 4minute‘s Sohyun could not vote because she was underage. She tweeted, “everyone, make sure you vote heh. As for me ㅜ I’m not old enough yetㅜㅜ I hope you make a meaningful, precious vote heh ♥.♥

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Billboard readers choose Psy’s “Gangnam Style” as best MV of 2012

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 07:29 AM PST

Billboard readers have chosen Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” as the best music video of 2012!

In the annual poll that asks readers to vote for their favorite songs, albums, artists, music videos, and more of the year, the MV for the global hit came out on top. According to the results, “Gangnam Style” ranked 1st with 21% of the votes with Rihanna‘s “Where Have You Been” coming in 2nd with 19% and Justin Bieber‘s “Beauty and a Beat” feat. Nicki Minaj coming in at 3rd with 11%.

Billboard wrote: “Other noteworthy winners included Psy, who earned Best Music Video for his record-setting YouTube clip ‘Gangnam Style’; No Doubt, who absolutely owned the Best Comeback poll; Rihanna, who edged out Beyonce for the Best Fashion title; and Lady Gaga, whose next album is the most anticipated release of 2013, according to readers.”

Check out the full list of the results here.

Congratulations to Psy!

Jung Kyung Mi to leave ‘Comedy Actresses’ segment on ‘Gag Concert’

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 06:58 AM PST

Comedian Jung Kyung Mi will be leaving the ‘Comedy Actresses‘ segment on KBS 2TV‘s ‘Gag Concert‘.

In light of her marriage to her seven-year boyfriend Yoon Hyung Bin next February, Jung Kyung Mi explained, “I have no reason to sue anymore,” referring to the premise of the comedy segment in which ‘actresses’ air their grievances about their image.

On the 18th, a PD from ‘Gag Concert’ commented, “I think Jung Kyung Mi should graduate from the segment.” Jung Kyung Mi added jokingly, “I’ve already accomplished my goal, so there’s no reason to linger.”

However, she’s filmed on the 19th and will continue to appear in the ‘Comedy Actresses’ corner until the end of December.

INFINITE’s Sunggyu reveals he once drank all night

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 06:22 AM PST

INFINITE‘s Sunggyu shared that he once drank from dusk until dawn.

On the December 19th ‘year-end health watch special’ of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Vitamin‘, Sunggyu revealed, “I’ve drank alcohol for 12 hours straight before.”

He continued, “When I was 20, alcohol was interesting, so I wanted to drink it. And then I went to a party [with my coworkers from] my part-time job. I’m not sure what happened, but I remember that I drank until 11AM the next day.”

The studio was surprised by the idea of an idol star drinking so much when Yoon Jung Soo suddenly added, “Whenever I drink, I urinate in public. I really had to go, so I just thought that I was spreading fertilizer on the road.”

The hosts of ‘Vitamin’ then asked Sunggyu, “Do idols do that too?” He answered, “Though I don’t recall, I probably did that once as well,” causing laughter.

Kim Sori to make comeback after 2 years with digital single “Dual Life”

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 05:50 AM PST

Singer Kim Sori will be making a comeback after two years away from the music scene.

According to Sori’s agency, she’ll be releasing her new digital single “Dual Life” early next January. This will be her first music release since “Dancing Heartcame out in March of 2011.

“Dual Life” is produced by Beatamin, who’s also worked on HyunA‘s “Don’t Fall Apart“, U-KISS’ Te Amo“, and Dal Shabet‘s “Come to Me“.

Sori will be departing from her previous concepts and going for a sexier theme this time around.

Tip: Juzix

Jewelry’s Jooyeon posts a gloomy message

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 05:20 AM PST

Jewelry‘s Jooyeon shared a gloomy message with fans.

Jooyeon sounded a little lovesick or perhaps maybe even a little lonely in a Twitter post she made on the 18th. She tweeted, “‘One Day‘ is a really sad movie. I recommend it to anyone who wants to love. Have a good day today.”

In the photo she shared, the Jewelry member looked a bit sullen as she stared into the camera.

Fans commented, “I didn’t know this was Jooyeon. Why are you so cute?”, “You look good in that hat”, “Are you sad because it’s a sad movie?”, and more.

In related news, Jewelry is currently preparing for their next album.

Super Junior’s Ryeowook misses Greece

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 04:48 AM PST

It seems winter is making Super Junior‘s Ryeowook miss the sun he enjoyed on a previous trip to Greece.

Ryeowook posted to Twitter, “Taken on the well-known crazy Greek island Mykonos. I want to visit again.”

In the photo, the Super Junior member can be seen standing in front of a beautiful blue ocean. He also wore sunglasses, completing the perfect vacation snapshot.

Fans commented, “I can feel the warmth from the photo in this cold weather”, “Make a comeback soon”, “Take me too”, and more.

In related news, Super Junior K.R.Y will be releasing a new Japanese single, “Promise You“, on January 23rd.

MBC and SBS cancel Wednesday-Thursday programs due to presidential elections

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 04:17 AM PST

Television networks MBC and SBS have canceled the dramas and variety programs in their Wednesday-Thursday timeslot.

According to a press release by MBC, the drama ‘I Miss You‘ and variety show ‘Radio Star‘ have been canceled for this week. In their stead, ‘Select 2012 18th Presidential Election Count Broadcast‘ will air.

SBS is also following suit. Viewers of ‘The Great Seer‘ and ‘Match‘ will be watching SBS’ overview of the elections, ‘2012 The People’s Choice‘.

In related news, KBS‘ ‘Jeon Woo Chi‘ and ‘60-minute Chase‘ are airing as usual.

Verbal Jint reveals why he took a leave of absence from law school

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 03:49 AM PST

Verbal Jint revealed why he took a leave of absence from law school.

On the December 18th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘1 vs. 100‘, MC Han Suk Joon revealed, “Verbal Jint is famous as an ‘umchinah’ (Mother’s friend’s perfect son who children get compared to).” The rapper responded, “I graduated from Seoul University with a degree in economics, and I’m currently on a leave of absence from law school.”

He continued to explain, “I enrolled with the intent to study something related to music copyright and cultural industry. [Law school] is not a place I could withstand with my kind of mindset.”

Viewers commented, “Law school isn’t easy”, “It’s not easy to get accepted, so it’s impressive that he withdrew”, “He does music well. I guess he’s really smart”, and more.

Verbal Jint made it to the 7th round on the show. Did you know Verbal Jint was in law school?

Celebrities cast their votes on Election Day (Part 4)

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 03:10 AM PST

As the day passes on, more and more celebrities are turning up to vote! Check out Part 4 of the photos and tweets of various celebrities who voted in the important election today, and take a look at Part 3 herePart 2 here, and Part 1 here as well!

miss A‘s Min tweeted, “First vote! Finished my schedule, and [barely made it in time]. Vote goal in!”

JYJ‘s Jaejoong wrote, “I went to the wrong place. In the end, I completed my vote.”

2NE1‘s Dara: “Today’s weather is really cold. Everyone be careful of colds, and have a fresh day.”

SECRET‘s Ji Eun: “Finished voting! You all should vote too.”

B2ST‘s Dongwoon: “I’m on my way to vote right now. We have the opportunity to vote for who will lead our country, and I can’t pass up the precious chance! It’s not too late. I voted in Amsadong.”

Solbi: “I came to the polling center with my family. My parents’ know-how, my nephew who will be born next year and his education, and our future. Let’s look forward to the bright and hopeful future! If Korean society improves, it means peace for Korean families.”

Block B‘s Zico: “I voted~~~ It closes at 6PM!”

JYJ’s Junsu: “I voted. ^^ Only one hour left… As this country’s citizens, everyone should vote.”

TEEN TOP‘s L.Joe: “I feel like a real adult now that I’ve voted. There’s a bit of time left!! -L.Joe”

EvoL‘s Say: “I’ve come back after voting for the first time in my life. T.T There’s one hour left. Hurry up and vote ^_^.”

EvoL’s Yull: “This evidence shot is a little embarrassing for some reason… first time voting!! <3″

Juniel: “I took a short break in the middle of my schedule to vote! I’m proud to vote for the first time. ^^”

Simon D: “There’s not much time left until voting closes. You can vote until 6PM, so please hurry.”

Rainbow‘s No Eul: “I came to vote with my mom and dongseng!! ^^ Hehe. The evidence shot I took was so bad… I’m borrowing a reporter’s photo. ^o^ Hohoho… Also, I apologize to the reporter for having to photograph my makeup-less, bad-looking face. Thank you. T.T”

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Rainbow and Dal Shabet to hold ‘Veranda Live’ concert for Dal.Komm Coffee

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 02:37 AM PST

Rainbow and Dal Shabet will be holding their first free small-scale live concert for Dal.Komm Coffee.

The two girl groups are scheduled to perform at a ‘Veranda Live’ event at the coffee chain’s shop in Sangam Fan Entertainment on December 20th at 7PM KST. It’ll be the first time that either group will be singing for fans in such a small concert venue.

Dal.Komm Coffee representatives previously commented, "We are launching a 'Veranda Live' project in which talented musicians will perform at 'Dal.Komm Coffee' locations all over the nation with the unique theme of coffee and music at no charge. 'Dal.Komm Coffee' is currently distinguishing itself by implementing marketing strategies utilizing music to capture the attention of customers."

Rainbow and Dal Shabet have each prepared three to four of their hit songs for the ‘Veranda Live’ concert. A representative from Dal.Komm Coffee commented, “It’ll be a chance to meet Rainbow and Dal Shabet, who’ve been noticed for their impressive vocals and stage manners, close up at a live concert. The ‘Veranda Live’ project features musicians as well as idol groups, and this will be a chance to see a fresh, musical side of the two girl groups.”

Next up for the ‘Veranda Live’ is the idol group A-JAX on the 21st.

Block B’s Zico pre-releases “No Limit” from upcoming mixtape, ‘Zico on the Block 1.5′

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 02:06 AM PST

Block B‘s Zico has pre-released “No Limit” from his upcoming mixtape, ‘Zico on the Block 1.5‘.

The idol has been busy teasing fans with his self-composed, self-written songs for his second mixtape since this past September. Fans are already familiar with his 2010 pre-debut mixtape, 'Zico on the Block', as well as many other songs that he's worked on prior to his debut with Block B, so anticipation for his new release is definitely high.

Zico released “No Limit” and its lyrics on Twitter:

The song reveals the struggles Zico has gone through since his early days as a songwriter and how far he’s come despite the odds.

Take a listen to “No Limit” below!

Tip: S.Lee

2NE1′s CL wears Jeremy Scott for ‘Ketchup’

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 01:41 AM PST

2NE1‘s CL wore designs by Jeremy Scott for the December issue of ‘Ketchup‘.

The Hong Kong magazine featured the idol on its cover. The photo shoot’s concept seems to be centered around the color gold with special focus on bold highlights and accessories. CL’s bright red lipstick makes a statement as does her claw ring.

The designer himself also made sure to let his followers on Twitter know of the looks CL wore for the magazine:

Check out more photos of CL in ‘Ketchup’ below!

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JYJ’s Yoochun promises to buy crabs for ‘I Miss You’ staff if viewer ratings surpass 20%

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 01:10 AM PST

JYJ‘s Yoochun made a delicious promise at the press conference for MBC‘s ’I Miss You‘ on December 17th.

He made a public announcement that if the series raked in over 20% in viewer ratings, he’ll be treating the staff and cast of the Wednesday-Thursday drama with crabs from the province of Youngduk.

Yoochun stated, “If the ratings go over 20%, I’ll buy Youngduk crabs for everyone.” He explained, “When the drama ends, it’ll be crab season. I want to eat one that’s really big. It’s not really a promise, but it’s more something I want for myself.

He also added that he would donate tangerines and rice to people in need under ‘I Miss You’s name if the drama does well.

Check out the preview of Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye‘s kiss scene if you missed it!

Yoon Shi Yoon’s nickname is “Study King Kim Learning”?

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 12:38 AM PST

On the December 18th episode of SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘, actor Yoon Shi Yoon revealed the hilarious story behind his nickname, “Study King Kim Learning”.

Flower Boy Next Door‘ co-star Park Shin Hye shared, “Like a word addict, [Yoon Shi Yoon's] hand never leaves a book. Whenever he’s learning something, he learns from a book first. That’s how he became known as ‘Study King Kim Learning’,” which is a reference to his previous role in the drama, ‘Baker King Kim Tak Goo’.

It was also revealed on the show that Yoon Shi Yoon owns around 1,500 books. The actor opened up about incidents that occurred because of his habit of learning everything from books.

Check out a clip of Yoon Shi Yoon discussing his ‘Baker King Kim Tak Goo’ role below.

JYP Entertainment denies rumors of miss A’s Suzy hosting the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 12:05 AM PST

The rumors floating around that miss A‘s Suzy will be hosting the ‘2012 SBS Gayo Daejun‘ have finally been put to rest.

JYP Entertainment denied the rumors on the 18th. The agency stated, “The rumor that Suzy was appointed as the host of the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’ is not true.”

An SBS representative also confirmed, “The ‘Gayo Daejun’ MC has not been confirmed as of yet. It is not clear who will be appointed as the MC.”

In other news, Suzy will co-host the ‘2012 KBS Entertainment Awards alongside Shin Dong Yup and announcer Lee Ji Ae on the 22nd.

Noel’s Jun Woo Sung becomes the producer of a new co-ed vocal group UNIBLEND

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 11:37 PM PST

Noel‘s Jun Woo Sung has revealed a special new project that he’s been working on, and that new project has turned out to be none other than a new vocal group! However, this vocal group is a bit different as they are co-ed consisting of two males and two females.

The singer introduced the group he has been working on with his brother, Jun Woo In, through his twitter: “Jun Woo brothers’ big scale project. Production company: InTheSoul/Creator: JANU/Producing: Jun Woo Sung(Noel). This is UNIBLEND, a 4 member co-ed group that I’m producing for. Please give them your interest.”

Along with the exciting news, the singer-turned-producer revealed a practice clip of UNIBLEND performing Noel’s “Proposal“, showcasing some amazing high notes and beautiful harmony.

Judging by the numbers “2013.01″ in the video, it seems we can expect to see this group make their debut next month!

Check out the talented new group for yourself below!

Source + Image: Newsen

Actress Lee Si Young signs contract with J.Wide Company

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 11:06 PM PST

Actress Lee Si Young‘s future activities will now be managed by her new agency, J.Wide Company.

J.Wide Company, which is currently home to stars like Lee Sang Yoon, Go Joon Hee, and Lee Young Eun, stated on December 18th, “Lee Si Young is an actress with infinite charm and great potential. We will show unwavering support in helping her shine and progress as a better actress.”

Her agency also remarked, “She will soon be greeting fans with a new project. As she also has a strong passion for sports, we will be supporting her in that field as well.”

In related news, Lee Si Young recently impressed everyone as she made it to the semifinals of the ‘2013 Boxing National Championships‘ in the 48kg lower division.

Son Dam Bi and Kim Jae Won to host the ’2012 MBC Drama Awards’

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 10:35 PM PST

Having confirmed the hosts for their ‘Entertainment Awards, MBC has now revealed that singer Son Dam Bi and actor Kim Jae Won will be coming together to emcee the ‘2012 MBC Drama Awards‘ taking place on December 30th.

Representatives of both sides confirmed the news on December 19th. Kim Jae Won’s agency revealed, “Kim Jae Won has had a close relationship with MBC, so he gladly accepted the offer without any hesitation. We believe his appearance will be all the more meaningful.”

The actor is currently starring in MBC’s weekend drama ‘May Queen‘ while Son Dam Bi received praise for her improved acting in MBC’s special 50th-anniversary drama production ‘Light and Shadow‘, which came to an end in July 2012.

The ’2012 MBC Drama Awards’ will be taking place on December 30th at MBC located in Yeouido, Seoul.

Source & Image: TVReport via Nate