Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"‘Come to Play’ airs its final broadcast without farewell greetings" plus 19 more

"‘Come to Play’ airs its final broadcast without farewell greetings" plus 19 more


‘Come to Play’ airs its final broadcast without farewell greetings

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 08:41 AM PST

After eight years of giving happiness to viewers, MBC‘s ‘Come to Play‘ came to an end without any proper farewell greetings.

The 413th episode which aired on December 24th marked the end of the long-running program. This episode was filmed prior to the show’s abrupt cancellation and as a result, MCs Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Won Hee were not shown giving any farewell messages leaving many viewers without a sense of closure.

Towards the end of the final episode,  a series of captured shots showing the MCs smiling and laughing were shown with a message stating, “Thank you all for your love and support of ‘Come to Play’ for the past 8 years”, bringing the show to an end by thanking viewers.

According to AGB Nielson Media Research, the ‘Come to Play’ finale ended with a low 4.9% viewer rating. Meanwhile, competing programs KBS 2TV‘s ‘Hello‘ and SBS‘ ‘Healing Camp‘ garnered 12.4% and 8.4% viewer ratings this week, respectively.

Are you going to miss ‘Come to Play’?

Park Shin Hye reveals her childhood dream & current ideal type

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 07:50 AM PST

Actress Park Shin Hye revealed her childhood dream and her current ideal type during the holiday season special episode of tvN‘s ‘Taxi’.

Park Shin Hye revealed that ever since her house was robbed during her childhood, she wanted to become a police officer for the justice of everyone. However, a random photo of her from a photography studio landed Park Shin Hye a role in a music video and got her to where she is today.

As for her ideal type Park Shin Hye stated she used to like someone who was fun and outgoing, but now she is more attracted to gentle guys.

When asked about her co-star Yoon Si Yoon in ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ she stated, “He is like an onion because the more you get to know him, the more charming he is.

In related news, Park Shin Hye is currently filming for her drama ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ and will continue to film through Christmas Day.

Psy ranked #8 on CNN’s list of ’2012′s Most Intriguing People’

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

With the year of 2012 coming to a close, CNN released their list of the ‘2012′s Most Intriguing People‘ and Psy grabbed the #8 spot!

CNN.com readers voted on the top 10 people of influence in the United States during this past year and among the list were Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Olympian Gabby Douglas, and US President Barack Obama topping the list at #1.

Psy definitely showed how intriguing he can be by recently becoming the first performer to hit over 1 billion views on YouTube with “Gangnam Style“.

Congrats Psy!

Source: CNN

Gary becomes the ‘Man of Christmas’ with second Christmas special win on ‘Running Man’

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 05:20 AM PST

Leessang‘s Gary took home his second Christmas win on the Christmas special episode of SBS‘s ‘Running Man‘.

The episode divided the members into teams to complete a variety of missions at ski resorts and swimming pools. The final mission was a game where the members attempted to ‘kick out’ the opposing team in snow ball fight fashion.

Gary managed to take out six members on his own, leading the red team to a final victory. As he had also won on last year’s Christmas special, the producers dubbed him ‘The Man of Christmas’.

Viewers commented, “Gary Christmas daebak”, “Gary is truly the man of Christmas”, and “Looks like Gary was meant for Christmas specials”.

M.I.B participates in the ‘Sharing Coal Briquette in Love’ event

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 04:30 AM PST

The hip-hop group M.I.B participated in the ‘Sharing Coal Briquette in Love‘ event.

The four member participated in the charity event that donated 6,000 coal briquettes and other items to those in need. They helped move the coal briquettes, and also delivered rice, toilet paper, ramen, and other items to the elderly. Even though it was cold, the M.I.B members also took the role of encouraging the rest of the volunteers into a happy mood.

M.I.B said, “It was a meaningful time for all the members because it was a community service that shared love by carrying out sharing through coal briquettes. We hope the elderly who live alone can have a warm winter through the coal briquettes and other items that we delivered.

BTOB’s Peniel releases teaser for his vlog

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 03:40 AM PST

BTOB‘s Peniel has released a teaser for his upcoming vlog!

In the teaser, he says, “Hey, so I tweeted that I was going to vlog not too long ago. Here I am“, and it cuts off before fans can see anything concrete. However, the teaser shows various outfits for the BTOB member, so many fans are hoping to see various episodes.

At the end of the teaser, the video shows Peniel rapping to introduce his new vlog.

Check out the teaser below!

Tip: Kristyn

Jo Kwon and Wooyoung snap a picture while enjoying a dinner together

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 02:50 AM PST

2AM‘s Jo Kwon and 2PM‘s Wooyoung snapped a picture during their dinner date.

Jo Kwon recently shared the above picture on Twitter and wrote, “Eating, buying, drinking, walking… But being cold.

The picture showed Jo Kwon and Wooyoung enjoying a romantic dinner at a trendy restaurant. They posed for the camera bare-faced and in casual clothes.

After seeing the picture of the two friends, the netizens commented, “Jo Kwon and Wooyoung are becoming to look alike“, “How can two guys eat such a romantic dinner together“, and “Wooyoung looks cuter in casual clothes.”

Meanwhile, 2AM plans to release their first Japanese album in January.

How does actor Lee Byung Hun feel about getting his looks compared with singer Kim Bum Soo?

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 02:00 AM PST

Actor Lee Byung Hun revealed his thoughts on getting his looks compared with singer Kim Bum Soo.

On December 24th, KBS COOL FM‘s ‘Kim Bum Soo’s Song Plaza‘ had a special Christmas episode where Kim Bum Soo tried calling Lee Byung Hun.

During the recording, Kim Bum Soo told him, “I usually go around claiming that I look like Lee Byung Hun“, and Lee Byung Hun wittingly replied, “I don’t feel offended at all. Because I’ve never thought once that we looked alike.

Kim Bum Soo pleaded with him, “But if there is just one place that we look alike, please just pick one” and Lee Byung Hun made the listeners laugh by answering, “I think our chins look a little alike.”

In addition, Kim Bum Soo offered, “Let’s have a meal together?“, and Lee Byung Hun playfully scolded him by saying, “We had several chances to meet but we couldn’t because you were busy.”

Jaejoong’s noona fans donate $10,000 USD to children

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 01:10 AM PST

Jaejoong‘s noona fans have donated 10,800,000 KRW (approximately $10,000 USD) which will be used to purchase food for children in public centers.

The fans visited the Beautiful Fund on the 22nd, and donated the money to the ‘I Refuse’ campaign. The ‘I Refuse’ campaign seeks to go against the unfair treatment to children in need who aren’t receiving proper nutrition through meals. Even though each meal has to be worth at least 3,500 KRW (approximately $3.26 USD), the children in public centers sometimes eat food that is worth not even half of the minimum standards at 1,420 KRW ($1.32 USD).

Jaejoong’s fans earned the money by selling goods that had featured a cartoonized version of Jaejoong on them. The fans decided to support Jaejoong’s ideals of supporting a fair life in sharing,

Tip: jaejoongmyhappnez

Rude Paper releases MV for “Mama, I’m Home”

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 01:10 AM PST

Rude Paper has released the music video for “Mama, I’m Home“.

The song is in honor of member Koonta‘s mother, who raised him on her own. The song expresses his promise to protect her from now on, even though he had been rebellious in the past. He tweeted, “My mother had a hard life, but she worked her best. This song is for her. I give this song to all the mothers to worked their hardest even though they were tired without letting go of their children’s hands“.

The music video was produced by Jay Factory, who had helped them with “I Won’t Believe It” before. Check out the video below!

Juniel dresses up in a Santa hat and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 12:23 AM PST

Singer Juniel bundled up in Christmas gear.

On December 24th, Juniel tweeted, “You guys, everyone Merry Christmas♥ Have a joyful Christmas! ^_^” and uploaded the above picture.

The picture showed Juniel smiling for the camera as she bundled up in a red scarf and a red Santa hat. She grabbed the viewers’ attention with her adorable girly expression.

After seeing her cute picture, the netizens commented,”Pretty“, “Juniel is lovely“, “Merry Christmas“, and “Cute.”

Meanwhile, Juniel is currently promoting “Bad Man” from her second mini-album, “1&1“.

After School and Hello Venus attend the wedding ceremony of their CEO

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 12:22 AM PST

The girls of After School and Hello Venus recently attended the wedding ceremony for the CEO of their company, Han Sung Soo.

It was previously reported that the CEO of Pledis Entertainment would be tying the knot on Christmas Day to a daughter of famous Korean designer Park Yoon Soo. The girls of both idol groups can be seen enjoying the festive atmosphere.

In a photo uploaded by After School member Jooyeon, the ladies of After School are definitely enjoying themselves on this special occasion. Notably, former After School member Bekah is also present in the picture, confirming the close bonds that exist within Pledis Entertainment.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the packed wedding hall, Hello Venus’ Yoo Ara and Lime snapped a friendly couple shot together, clinking glasses to commemorate the wedding.

Congratulations to Han Sung Soo!

Yoo Jae Suk surprises viewers with his ‘bad mannered hands’ on ‘Running Man’?

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 11:28 PM PST

Yoo Jae Suk is gaining attention for his ‘bad mannered hands’.

The December 23rd broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Running Man‘ showed Yoo Jae Suk grabbing onto Gary‘s butt.

The episode showed Running Man members and guests playing a game on top of a balance beam that was set up in the middle of a swimming pool. During the game, Gary almost lost his balance while moving on the balance beam, and Yoo Jae Suk quickly saved him by grabbing onto his butt. Yoo Jae Suk’s ‘bad mannered hands’ had appeared during this scene.

After watching the epiosde, the netizens jokingly commented, “Yoo Jae Suk’s ‘bad mannered hands’, disappointing~“, “Gary’s expression was funnier“, and “This week’s ‘Running Man’ was daebak!

Meanwhile, this week’s ‘Running Man’ aired a Christmas special featuring Jung Hyung Don, Park Sang Myun, Ryu Dam, Shindong, and JuvieTrain as guests.

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica looks like a snow princess and wishes fans a Merry Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 11:26 PM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica recently had some fun in the snow and wished fans a Merry Christmas!

Jessica wrote on Girls’ Generation’s official website, “Merry white Christmas!!! The snow rose up to my height in Sapporo~!! Wooheehing I..am..tall^^kekeke Have a warm Christmas with your family<3″, along with several photos.

The photos show Jessica enjoying her White Christmas with snowfall that matches her own height. Fans were left in awe at her stunning beauty and noticed how the snow fits well with her ‘ice princess’ image.

Fans commented, “Have fun playing in the snow!” and “Merry Christmas Jessica.”

Girl’s Day’s Minah shows off her pajamas and no makeup face

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 10:34 PM PST

Girl’s Day‘s Minah recently showed off her new pajamas and captivated fans once again with her cute charms.

Minah recently shared on her Twitter, “I bought new pajamas!!! kekekeke I feel good~~”, along with the above photos. The photos show Minah looking excited to go to bed with her new pink pajamas. Fans were also impressed by her natural beauty showcased through her no makeup face.

Netizens commented, “She looks so excited to wear her new pajamas”, “Her slippers are more eye-catching”, and “The pajamas are cute and suits her.”

Who Wore it Better: Siwon vs. G Dragon

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 10:33 PM PST

Who says winterwear has to be boring? Super Junior‘s Siwon was spotted wearing this blue, heart-patterned scarf with a brown jacket and sunglasses in his drama, ‘King of Dramas‘.

G-Dragon recently wore the same scarf with a black jacket and jeans, sunglasses, and a fur hat for Big Bang‘s performance at the ‘Stay G4 Concert‘.

The scarf is by Acne and is currently sold out, but was available here for 102 USD on sale.

So, who wore it better? Cast your vote in our poll and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!


[Source: Nate]

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun wishes fans a Merry Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 09:50 PM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun recently wished fans a Merry Christmas!

Seohyun wrote, “It’s a happy, white Christmas this year~. I am making little snowmen with my unnis~ We lay in the snow and ate the falling snow~ keke Look forward to the girls’ new appearances through the upcoming comeback~~! I hope everyone has a happy Christmas~^^”, along with several photos.

The photos show the Girls’ Generation members laying down on the snow while getting ready to eat the falling snowflakes. Seohyun also showed off the adorable snowman that she made leaving fans smiling at her Christmas spirit.

Fans commented, “So cute” and “Merry Christmas, Seohyun.”

Source + image(s): Girls’ Generation‘s official website

Yoon Do Hyun, Sooyoung, HaHa to MC for SBS’s ‘Entertainment Awards’

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 09:21 PM PST

YB‘s Yoon Do Hyun, Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung, and HaHa have been announced as the MCs for this year’s SBS Entertainment Awards‘ which will air on December 30th.

This year’s television programs on SBS have received much love, making the competition between programs extremely fierce. Strong contenders include ‘Running Man‘, ‘Healing Camp‘, ‘K-Pop Star‘, ‘Laws of the Jungle‘, ‘Strong Heart‘ and ‘Star King‘.

Don’t forget to see which of your favorite shows will win big on December 30th!

Merry Christmas from the stars and all of us at allkpop!

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 09:01 PM PST

Merry Christmas allkpop readers and fans! We hope that everyone is having a wonderful day with family, friends, and loved ones.

To celebrate the holiday spirit, many of your favorite K-Pop artists wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year: NU’EST, A-JAX, B.A.P, miss A, 2PM, Ailee, and Jay Park to name a few.

We hope you have been good boys and girls this year because Santa-allkpop has many presents to gift you all very soon!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at allkpop!

BoA adds an extra date to her solo concert

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 08:29 PM PST

BoA has added an extra date to her solo concert.

Her first solo concert titled ‘BoA Special Live 2012 ~Here I Am~‘ will be held on January 26th. Because all her tickets were sold out immediately upon going on sale, she will be adding an extra date on the 27th for fans who could not buy the initial tickets.

The concert will be held at the Seoul Olympic Hall, and the tickets will go on re-sale on December 27th at 8PM.