Sunday, December 9, 2012

"G-Dragon reveals a childhood photo getting kissed by…" plus 19 more

"G-Dragon reveals a childhood photo getting kissed by…" plus 19 more

G-Dragon reveals a childhood photo getting kissed by…

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 09:10 AM PST

A photo from G-Dragon‘s childhood has been revealed.

On December 8th, G-Dragon tweeted a photo from his childhood and wrote a short message which read, “Bbooing, bbooing!

As shown above, a young G-Dragon, wearing a cute bunny head band, is getting a kiss on the cheek from a childhood friend.  His cute face and strong stare is no different from the star G-Dragon that we know today.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, “He looks exactly the same as in his childhood“, “How come a boy is kissing him?  Hahaha“, “I hope that every member of Big Bang reveal their childhood pictures and not just G-Dragon.

What other member’s baby picture do you want to see?

Source: G-Dragon’s Twitter

‘Inkigayo’ reveals teaser clip for upcoming Gayo Daejun

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 08:45 AM PST

The clock is ticking towards the annual end-of-year festivities, and SBS music program ‘Inkigayo‘ has begun revealing teasers for its upcoming music extravaganza!

The first teaser clip, showcasing the different ‘colored’ teams that will be competing against each other at the end-of-year ‘Gayo Daejun‘, was aired yesterday alongside the ‘Inkigayo’ broadcast. The four different teams can be seeing practicing hard for their debut – with a few hi-jinks along the way!

Check out the video below!

Jung Hyung Don’s “amazing” singing skills from HaHa and Byul’s wedding revealed

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 08:20 AM PST

Jung Hyung Don showed off the crazy power of his vocal chords.

On the December 8th episode of MBC’sInfinity Challenge,’ the first part of the show showed some footage of HaHa and Byul’s wedding.  During the wedding, the ‘Infinity Challenge’ members sang ‘Love’s Vow‘ as a congratulatory wedding song.

Before the song even began, Jung Hyung Don started of nasally and during his part when he had to sing, “We have to walk together..” he put in his signature vibration.  Hearing this, the other members could not hold in their laughter and the happy couple themselves burst out laughing.

Netizens who watched the episode commented, “Jung Hyung Don has crazy vocal chords“, “They will never forget this congratulatory song”, and “I want to applaud Jung Hyung Don’s courage.”

Check out the full episode below (you can watch Jung Hyung Don’s “performance” at the very beginning of the episode).

Source: Kyungjae Today via Nate News

THE SEEYA is back with “Poison” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 08:05 AM PST

Rookie group THE SEEYA has performed their latest title track, "Poison"!

The mini album itself has a total of 7 songs, including the title song, "Poison", which is a collaboration song between THE SEEYA and Davichi's Lee Haeri. "Poison" was produced by the famous Duble Sidekick, and is a medium tempo pop ballad.

Check out their comeback stage below featuring Lee Haeri!

Ailee follows up with “Evening Sky” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 08:01 AM PST

Ailee has officially begun follow up promotions with "Evening Sky"!

The singer recently concluded promotions for her powerful track "I'll Show You," and after a short break, has returned to show off her sweet and soothing voice.

Check out her stage below and other performances here.

Kim Hyun Joong reveals PV for “Save Today” from his first Japanese album, “Unlimited”

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 07:37 AM PST

Kim Hyun Joong has revealed the full PV for his new Japanese track, “Save Today“!

The new track is a part of his upcoming album, “UNLIMITED“, which will be his first solo album release in Japan.

The album, to be released on December 12, will come in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a Regular Edition. The Limited Edition A will include a DVD that contains the PV and making of "Your Story" while Limited Edition B will include a DVD that contains the PV and making of "Save Today".

Check it out below!

Tip: jin

After School’s Jooyeon shows off her bewitching eyes

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 07:11 AM PST

After School‘s Jooyeon bewitched her fans with her captivating gaze.

“It’s cold, so remember to dress warmly,” she cautioned her followers on Twitter, sharing a photo of her wrapped inside a stylish, pink scarf with only the top of her head peeking through her outfit.

The sunlight reflecting off of her eyes created a dramatic illusion where they seemed to shine even brighter than usual, directing the viewers’ focus towards her bewitching eyes.

Jooyeon is currently acting in the KBS drama ‘Jeon Woo Chi‘ in the role of Eun Woo.

Kim Jong Min reveals why he refused the MC spot for ‘Quiz to Change the World’

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 12:07 AM PST

Kim Jong Min revealed why he had refused the MC spot for ‘Quiz to Change the World‘.

On the show, he confessed, “To be honest, at first I refused the offer for the MC spot. I wondered why I should be the MC. I have language problems. I always stutter. But I kept thinking about it, and I realized that it wouldn’t be that big of a problem because they weren’t asking me to be an announcer.

Lee Hwi Jae answered, “I think you mean that your stuttering can become a plus. What do you think about continuing to be an MC for ‘Quiz to Change the World’ if you have time?“. Kim Jong Min answered, “First, I have to try it out“, causing everyone to laugh.

Source: Newsen

Performances from the December 9th episode of ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:45 PM PST

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic IU alongside special emcees, B2ST‘s Kikwang and CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Ailee, THE SEEYA, 100%, Nell, and SECRET held their comeback stages.

Check out the clips below!


[ MC Cuts ]


[ Next Week's Teasers ]

< KARA’s Jiyoung Solo >


<Sunny Hill >


<Hello Venus >


Other performances from tonight included: SMASH, BIG STAR, Juniel, A-JAX, Boyfriend, Kim Jong Kook, Sunggyu, Lee Hi, Son Dam Bi, Yoseob, Epik High, and TVXQ!

Check them out below!


< IU, Yonghwa, and Kikwang > *Special Stage*


< Boyfriend >


< Sunggyu >


< Yoseob >


< TVXQ >


< Epik High >


< Son Dam Bi >


< Lee Hi >


< A-JAX >


< Juniel >


SECRET returns to ‘Inkigayo’ with “Talk That”

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:35 PM PST

A few days ago, SECRET finally unveiled their new song "Talk That"!

The girls have teamed up with producer Shinsadong Tiger, whom they worked with on their debut mini-album "Magic", after three years to bring out "Talk That", a French-electric style song featuring minor chords and emotional vocals, which is different from their usual bright and confident style.

Although the girls just wrapped up promotions for “Poison,” they’re back and more ready then ever to conquer the stage.

Check out their comeback performance on SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo‘ below!

100% makes their comeback with “Guy Like Me” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:08 PM PST

100% has released their newest song, "Guy Like Me"!

As previously reported, The song is a continuation of the "boy" or "guy" series, following after their previous track, "Bad Boy". Different from their previous release, this new song explores the softer side of the boys as it is a ballad.

As promised, the boys performed their comeback stage on 'Inkigayo'. Check it out below!

Park Han Byul reveals she wants to pair up with Hyun Bin for his 1st post-military advertisement

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:02 PM PST

Park Han Byul recently showed her interest in the handsome actor Hyun Bin, who was recently discharged from the military on the 6th.

On the December 7th broadcast of JTBC‘s ‘Entertainment Hot News‘, Park Han Byul was spotted modeling for a cosmetics advertisement while showcasing her S-line figure and milky skin.

When asked, “Which male star do you want to model with?“, Park Han Byul replied, “I heard that Hyun Bin will be returning soon. I want to pair up with Hyun Bin for his first advertisement upon his return”, showing she was no different from female fans who eagerly waited for Hyun Bin’s return.

Do you think they would make a charismatic duo for a CF?

Psy shares which international artist he enjoyed working with the most

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 10:22 PM PST

Singer Psy shared his feelings about collaborating with American pop star Madonna.

Psy appeared on the recent episode of tvN’sTaxi‘ and shared that out of all the international stars that he had the opportunity to work with, working with Madonna was the most special.

Psy, who has been working nonstop and dancing to ‘Gangnam Style‘ with numerous international stars shared, “The collaboration stage that I had with Madonna was the most special.

Also, before Psy got on the 2012 MAMA stage, he went to America, Paris, London, Australia, and traveled around the world and performed so much that his body broke down a bit and he had to be hospitalized.

‘Taxi’ will now be broadcast on Mondays at 12:00am KST rather than on Thursdays.

Does Psy’s choice surprise you?

Source: Star Today via Nate News

Big Bang, 2NE1, CNBLUE, & Block B big winners in Europe’s 3rd Annual ‘So-Loved Awards’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 09:43 PM PST

On December 8th, ‘K-Colors of Korea‘ a German magazine devoted to K-pop and Korean culture, revealed the winners of its third annual ‘So-Loved Awards‘. The ‘So-Loved Awards’ were created as Europe’s first K-pop awards, to reflect the tastes of European K-pop fans.

Although voting was open to everyone, only votes from European voters were tallied to determine the winner of each category. With over 307,086 total votes (110,984 European votes), this year’s awards were bigger than ever.

2012 saw Big Bang win the most awards taking home one solo, G-Dragon won for ‘Best Male Solo‘, and four group awards; ‘Best Male Band‘, ‘Best Mini Album‘ and ‘Best Song‘ . Block B won four awards, ‘Best Album‘, ‘Best OST‘, ‘Best Music Video‘, and ‘Best Hip Hop Group‘,  showing their popularity in Europe.

2NE1 was one of the few female winners this year.  The quartet won the ‘Best Female Band‘ and ‘Best Japanese Release‘ categories. Other female winners included G.NA for ‘Best Female Solo‘ and Ailee for ‘Best Female Newcomer‘.

Rookie group, B.A.P won not only ‘Best Newcomer‘, but also ‘Best Choreography‘ further cementing their super rookie status.  In addition, CNBLUE absolutely dominated the ‘Best Rock/Alternative Group‘ category winning with nearly 70% of the votes.

There were three special awards that were not included in the voting. Dalmatian won the ‘K Special Award‘, MYNAME won the ‘so-loved Special Award‘ and non-idol Judy Suh won the K Culture Award.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Check out the complete winners list below:

Best Band (female)
1. 2NE1 (45.2%)
2. f(x) (12.5%)
3. Secret (7.7%)

Best Band (male)
1. Big Bang (30.4%)
2. Super Junior (22.6%)
3. SHINee (10.9%)

Solo Artist (female)
1. G.NA (30.8%)
2. Ga In (29.4%)
3. Ali (16.7%)

Solo Artist (male)
1. G-Dragon (52.9%)
2. Xia (22.2%)
3. Tablo (10.7%)

Newcomer (female)
1. Ailee (42.2%)
2. EvoL (15.2%)
3. AoA (9.8%)

Newcomer (male)
1. B.A.P (42.5%)
2. EXO (22.6%)
3. NU’EST (15.3%)

1. Block B – Blockbuster (41.0%)
2. Xia – Tarantallegra (15.6%)
3. Epik High – 99 (13.6%)

EP (Mini Album)
1. Big Bang – Still Alive (23.8%)
2. B.A.P – Crash (17.2%)
3. Infinite – Infinitize (15.4%)

1. Big Bang – Fantastic Baby (26.7%)
2. B.A.P – No Mercy (18.6%)
3. Block B – Nanlina (17.2%)

Japan Release
1. 2NE1 – Scream (40.7%)
2. CN Blue – Come On (28.3%)
3. Park Jungmin/Romeo – Give Me Your Heart (12.9%)

Music Video
1. Block B – Nillili Mambo (30.0%)
2. Big Bang – Monster (29.5%)
3. B.A.P – Power (19.9%)

1. B.A.P – Warrior (47.2%)
2. Infinite – The Chaser (30.0%)
3. Teen Top – To You (13.9%)

1. Rooftop Prince (28.1%)
2. Shut Up! Flower Boy Band (27.9%)
3. Reply 1997 (21.5%)

OST Song
1. Block B – Burn Out (Ghost OST) (28.1%)
2. Daesung – Lunatic (What’s Up OST) (27.7%)
3. J-Min – Stand Up (To The Beautiful You OST) (26.6%)

1. CNBLUE (68.1%)
2. LED Apple (18.5%)
3. Busker Busker (7.6%)

Hip Hop
1. Block B (59.1%)
2. Epik High (28.2%)
3. Phantom (5.7%)

Special Awards:

K Culture Award: Judy Suh – ExamiNation
so-loved Special Award: MyName
K Special Award: Dalmatian

Tip: Jake

‘K-Drama Star Awards’ winners + Kim Hyung Jun shares his feelings on winning

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 09:12 PM PST

The 2012 ‘K-Drama Star Awards‘ took place on December 8th in Daejeon.

Kim Hyung Jun was one of the celebrities on hand for the event and also walked the red carpet and posed for photos.

This awards show was not specific to any one channel, but was a show that honored dramas that appeared on national channels as well as cable channels from October 1st, 2011 to October 31st, 2012.

At the first ‘K-Drama Star Awards’ the Daesang went to the Son Hyun Joo for the drama ‘The Chaser‘ and the Best Male Actor Award went to Song Joong Ki for ‘Nice Guy.’

The Excellent Actor Award went to Yoo Joon Sang for ‘You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly‘ as well as Kim Soo Hyun for ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun.’  Lee Sung Min won the Male Actor Award for ‘Golden Time‘ and Kim Jung Nan won Female Actor Award for ‘Gentleman’s Class.’

The child actors to win were Kim So Hyun, Kim Yoo Jung, and Park Gun Tae.

The actors for ‘Reply 1997‘ which took the nation by storm, Seo In Guk and Jung Eunji won the Best Couple Award as well as the Rising Star Award and Best OST Award to take home three awards.

Kim Hyun Jun tweeted his feelings sharing, “Something very meaningful and amazing happened to me today.  The start of my acting career feels great!  I won the award, but I would like to share it with the entire staff that worked on the drama.  Thanks to all my fans as well^^.  Kim Hyun Joon daebak!  Hwaiting!

Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan reveals he drunk dialed an ex-girlfriend on ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 08:37 PM PST

On the December 9th broadcast of JTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘, Shinhwa‘s Kim Dong Wan revealed he once called his ex-girlfriend while drunk.

Kim Dong Wan was chosen as the member with the most prevalent drinking habits including initiating skinship and shared, “I even call my ex-girlfriend when drunk.”

Shin Hye Sung then responded, “Has drunk calling ever ended up well?” to which Kim Dong Wan replied, “The result is always bad”, bringing laughter to viewers.

Catch this hilarious episode on December 9th at 7:35 PM KST!

Source + image: Star Today via Nate


Couple Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon spotted perform together at the ’2012 KARA Year-End Celebration Night’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 08:16 PM PST

Celebrity couple Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon were recently spotted performing together at the ‘2012 KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) Year-End Celebration Night‘ held on the 7th.

Fellow animal rights activist Bae Da Hae tweeted on the 7th, “Hyori unni singing a self-composed song at the KARA celebration night. Lee Sang Soon is also playing the guitar. I get to see the presence of my favorite Hyori unni who I respect. The song is bright, but because her heart is into the song. My tears are dripping”, along with a photo showing Lee Hyori singing while boyfriend Lee Sang Soon is playing the guitar.

Netizens commented, “It’s nice to see you two working together for a good cause” and “Their relationship seems to be going well. I’m jealous.”

Source + image: Bae Da Hae‘s Twitter

CNBLUE members Jungshin and Minhyuk’s tall silhouette makes fans’ hearts swoon

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 07:53 PM PST

Song Eun Yi tweeted photos of Jungshin and Minhyuk‘s tall silhouettes.

The comedian took photos of her labelmates and tweeted, “CNBLUE‘s concert: 12.15-16 at 6PM, at the Olympic Handball Court. I’m releasing the commemorative pictures!! Look at this shining, awesome height!! (Minhyuk & Jungshin)“. She had also tweeted, “Our Minhyuk is shining, really shining!!~~ I hope their concert is the best!!~ <CNBLUE Concert> 12/15-16, 6PM at the Olympic Handball Court. I’m going to go too! (Even though I wasn’t” with a cute photo of Minhyuk.

The photo of Minhyuk and Jungshin awed netizens because of their height. Even though you could only see their silhouettes, you can clearly see their long legs. Fans commented, “They look so good in suits..“, “Unni, I’ll see you there!“, and “They look like models..“.

Source: Song Eun Yi’s Twitter

SISTAR’s Dasom and Bora struggle to select their ideal types on ‘Entertainment Relay’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 07:18 PM PST

SISTAR‘s Dasom and Bora had a difficult time coming to an agreement on selecting their ideal type.

During an interview segment on the December 8th broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘, the two members participated in a ‘ideal type World Cup’, where they had to choose between some of today’s top male celebrities like Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Seung Gi, Song Joong Ki, Kang Dong Won, Won Bin, and more.

Dasom and Bora were unable to make a selection due to their differences and the two eventually played rock-paper-scissors to try and come to an agreement. But in the end, the members decided to select all three of the finalists (Song Joong Ki, Kang Dong Won, and Won Bin) as their ideal types, bringing much laughter to viewers.

Check out the hilarious clip below:

Viewers criticize MBC’s hasty cancellation of programs

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 06:52 PM PST

South Korean broadcast station MBC is receiving flak from viewers after its quick cancellations of several programs, including the variety program ‘Come to Play‘ and sitcom ‘What is Mom‘.

The station suddenly cancelled its long-running variety program ‘Come to Play’ – featuring Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Won Hee – without notifying the producers and the cast members in advance, not even giving them the time to film a final goodbye episode.  This echoes a similar move MBC made earlier this week when it suddenly terminated the short-lived sitcom, ‘What is Mom’, without prior notice.

The cancellations seem to be a direct result of current CEO Kim Jae Chul and his declaration of a new start. “To place first in viewer ratings, December is very important,” he said at a prior event. “We need to throw out what we have to, and change up what we need to change, so that we can claim first place next year.”

The majority of MBC’s programming had been suffering declining ratings throughout this year, the product of a months-long staff strike and the following dearth in new programming.

Although it is normal for stations to cancel under-performing shows and replace them with new ones, MBC viewers criticized that the station did not show proper etiquette and care towards its staff members, cast, and crew when it one-sidedly notified them of their program’s cancellation.

“What should a follow-up program do to stop being cancelled?” viewers asked. “You say you’re cancelling programs due to low ratings, but you’re losing the hearts & minds of your viewers.”

Source: MyDaily via Nate