Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Girls’ Generation’s Sunny invites fans to come watch her musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’" plus 19 more

"Girls’ Generation’s Sunny invites fans to come watch her musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’" plus 19 more


Girls’ Generation’s Sunny invites fans to come watch her musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 09:34 AM PST

Sunny invited her fans to come watch her musical ‘Catch Me If You Can‘.

Originally, the musical ran from March to June last year. Sunny had played the role of Brenda, but took a lengthy break as she last played the role in mid-May. The musical is set to run again from December 14th to February 9th, and Sunny will be reprising her role as Brenda again.

She posted a set of 6 selcas on Girls’ Generation‘s official board, and wrote, “It’s Gyu-renda for the first time in a while~!! You’ll all come see the new Brenda, right?! >_<♥“. She posed with her trademark aegyo and held up the promotional flyers for the musical. She was dressed as her character in the musical, which seemed to match her cute personality perfectly.

Source: Girls’ Generation’s Official Board
Tip: Alex

Taecyeon, Yubin, and Yenny celebrate J.Y. Park’s birthday

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 09:03 AM PST

2PM‘s Taecyeon along with Wonder GirlsYenny and Yubin celebrated J.Y. Park‘s birthday.

On the 13th, J.Y. Park tweeted,

J.Y. Park turned 41 on December 13th, and his fans and wished him a happy birthday. 2AM‘s Jo Kwon tweeted, “Hyung, happy birthday~!!!! ^^*“. 15&‘s Baek Ye Rin wrote, “PD, happy birthday! We were the first to wish you a happy birthday, so give us some food“.

Happy birthday to J.Y. Park!

Source: J.Y. Park’s Twitter

Photos of Girls’ Generation and KARA holding underwear gain attention

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 08:35 AM PST

A netizen collected the photos of Girls’ Generation and KARA holding up underwear and uploaded them online.

YoonA, Yuri, Nicole, Jiyoung, Seungyeon, Gyuri, and Hara posed with underwear from a company named codes combine while all smiling softly at the camera. The old photos amused fans who saw it again and couldn’t help but laugh at the awkward combination of idols holding up revealing underwear.

Fans commented, “I feel secondhand embarrassment from them…“, “I guess no matter what the products are, you have to leave a proof shot“, and “Wow, I remember seeing these photos before but it’s good to see them again“.

Image: Sports Chosun

Rookie soloist Hi.ni returns with “Legend of Tears” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 08:16 AM PST

Rookie singer Hi.ni has released her second digital single, "Legend of Tears".

The music video features actress Kim So Hyun, from MBC's 'I Miss You' as well as actor Baek Seung Hwan

Although just a rookie, Hi.ni has revealed her singing skills through her new digital single.

Check out her stage below and and other performances here.

SS501′s Kim Hyung Jun hangs out with designer Jimmy Choo in Malaysia

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 08:04 AM PST

On December 11th, SS501‘s Kim Hyung Jun met with world famous designer Jimmy Choo while attending the ‘2012 Malaysia Model Festival Awards‘.

The singer had been invited as Korea’s representative where he stood on stage as a main presenter and was later invited to a dinner party by Jimmy Choo where the two shot a celebratory photo together. The two even exchanged autographs, with Kim Hyung Jun presenting Jimmy Choo with his latest music release, and in return, receiving a special sketch by Jimmy Choo himself.

In related news, hundreds of fans were said to have paralyzed the airport upon Kim Hyung Jun’s arrival in Malaysia with fierce competition from reporters and cameramen.

He’ll be making his way over to Thailand on the 14th for the ‘2012 Thailand Korea Friendship Festival‘.

Ailee follows up with “Evening Sky” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 08:03 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.

SHINee’s Onew and Block B’s B-Bomb celebrate their birthdays

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

SHINee‘s Onew and Block B‘s B-Bomb celebrated their birthdays!

Onew turned 23 and B-Bomb turned 22 when it turned midnight on December 14th KST, and fans and friends alike rushed to wish them a happy birthday. Onew’s fans trended the “#HappyOnewDay” trend on Twitter, which shot its way up to #1 on the ‘Worldwide Trending List’. After School‘s Jungah also rushed to wish Onew a happy birthday, writing, “Jingki Jingki Jingki Jinki Happy birthday~~^^.

Block B’s Taeil also took immediately to Twitter to wish his fellow member a happy birthday, tweeting, “Happy happy birthday to Lee Min Hyuk,” and then again tweeting to B-Bomb to write, “Happy birthday >.<.” In both cases, he uploaded photos, attaching a jureumi (a character that has recently become popular on the internet) version of Block B in the first tweet and then a screencap of Minhyuk wearing a rather scanty outfit in the second. Block B fans also took to trend #BBombSelcaKingDay, which ranked right below Onew’s trend at #2.

Happy birthday to both Onew and B-Bomb!

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Se7en mourns the passing of his dog Ganji

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 07:10 AM PST

Se7en mourned the passing of his beloved dog Ganji.

The singer posted to Twitter on December 11th, “Ganji, who couldn't handle his weak body and lied down all day… went to heaven today. TT TT. It's a good thing I took a picture with him yesterday night for the last time. Ganji, play to your heart's content in a better place! I'm sorry that hyung was not able able to play with you a lot…I love you. ♥"

He also included his last photo with Ganji as a farewell.

YG Entertainment family labelmate G-Dragon responded, “Ganji… TT TT TT TT.” Se7en then advised G-Dragon, “Play with Gaho a lot~~ ^^,” referring to G-Dragon’s own pet. Park Bom of 2NE1 also offered her condolences by saying, “TT TT I’m sad too TT TT.”

May Ganji rest in peace.

Tip: WonderBinnie

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” chosen as 2012′s #1 hit item

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 06:52 AM PST

Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” was chosen as 2012′s ‘#1 hit item’.

The Samsung Economics Research Institute (SERI) ran a survey on the biggest 10 ‘hit items’ of 2012.

According to the results and SERI’s 19,701 internet members, “Gangam Style” ranked on top of the list. The institute said, “There are 193 registered nations in the UN. People in 220 nations saw Psy’s video. His ridicule of sexuality and somberness helped ease the passion of people all over the world, while they were repressed by recession.

No other celebrities or song managed to rank on the list.

Congratulations to Psy!

Say hints at EvoL comeback?

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 06:33 AM PST

EvoL‘s leader Say hinted at a possible comeback early this morning on Twitter.

Say tweeted:

She also shared a photo of the members huddled up together, wearing their winter clothes.

There were previously rumors that EvoL would be coming back in November, and some fans have been waiting for a repackaged version of their EP, ‘Let Me Explode!‘.

Are you excited that EvoL may be making a comeback?

Tip: Visan

Yoochun’s ‘I Miss You’ ranks #1 in time slot, UEE’s ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ follows closely

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 06:10 AM PST

I Miss You‘ ranked #1 in its time slot for dramas.

According to AGB Nielsen, Yoochun, Yoon Eun Hye and Yoo Seung Ho‘s drama brought in a 11.7% viewer rating. It saw a rise of 0.2% since its episode last ThursdayUEE, Cha Tae Hyun, and Lee Hee Joon‘s ‘Jeon Woo Chi‘ also rose 0.2% from last Thursday to move it up to 11.0%, pushing it into #2 for the Wednesday dramas.

The two dramas have been battling for the #1 spot, and ‘I Miss You’ has overtaken ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ only in the recent episodes. Since neither drama has reached its peak yet (‘I Miss You’ just finished episode 11, while ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ finished episode 7.), it’s still too early to tell which one will become the representative Wednesday-Thursday drama after ‘Equator Man‘ and ‘Bridal Mask‘.

Which drama are you rooting for?

Actress Lee Si Young reveals why she continues to box

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 05:45 AM PST

Actress Lee Si Young recently revealed the reason behind her passion for boxing.

After she entered the ‘66th National Amateur Boxing Tournament‘, Lee Si Young held an interview with ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘. She shared, “Usually when I get to the third or fourth round, I’m worn out, but today I didn’t even sweat. I think I was so nervous I wasn’t able to perform at my full potential.”

She continued, “People always ask why an actress like me started standing in the ring. When I do have [boxing] matches, I get scared and nervous. However, I was able to endure all of this, not caring about whether I win or lose. Now I feel like I have nothing to be scared of. Boxing has become another dream of mine.”

KARA’s Seungyeon shares a ‘mirror selca’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 05:22 AM PST

KARA‘s Seungyeon recently updated her Twitter with a new selca.

On December 12th, the singer tweeted, “A mirror selca for the first time in a while! The weather is cold! Everyone, please be careful! I’m in a great mood today because I woke up earlier than my alarm clock~ I hope you all have a wonderful day in this weird world!

Accompanied by the post was the photo above in which Seungyeon is seen getting ready at a hair salon.

Fans responded with comments like, “You have such a small head“, “Seungyeon needs to gain some weight“, “You’ve gotten much prettier“, and more.

A-JAX to hold a free hug event in Hongdae + broadcast event live

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 05:01 AM PST

A-JAX will be holding a free hug event in Seoul Hongdae and broadcast the event live.

The event will be broadcast real-time on the streaming site USTREAM. For the event, the A-JAX members will step out with signs and promote themselves on the streets and give free hugs to people. The idols plan to put on an event day every month.

Through the free hug event, they are planning to warm up everyone’s day with a hug, while promoting themselves.

The event will take place on December 14th at 6PM KST.

Watch a video of A-JAX making banners for the event below.

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon meets with 200 fans on ‘An Actor is an Actor’ film set

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 04:34 AM PST

MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon held an impromptu fan signing on the set of his upcoming movie, ‘An Actor is an Actor‘.

According to J. Tune Camp on December 13th, over 200 fans showed up to the film set of ‘An Actor is an Actor’. Lee Joon showed his gratitude for their support by signing autographs despite the cold weather. Fans are said to have been touched by his care and thoughtful actions, especially as he was previously revealed to have gifted parkas to the movie staff.

Lee Joon stated, “I was so thankful for my fans who came to support me in the cold weather. The impromptu fan signing at the movie set was a fun and memorable time.”

Seo In Guk reveals he was once disappointed by Yoon Jong Shin on ‘Radio Star’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 04:12 AM PST

Singer turned actor Seo In Guk revealed he was once disappointed by his senior Yoon Jong Shin.

On the December 12th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, Seo In Guk began by saying, “I was very disappointed in Yoon Jong Shin when I previously appeared on ‘Radio Star’.”

He continued, “Yoon Jong Shin sunbae and I have once appeared together on a cable program, so I believed he would take care of me [when I appear on 'Radio Star']. Before we went into recording, he was very affectionate and treated me well, but once the recording began, he would just look down at his script whenever I talked.”

It would’ve been better if he had just told me that it was getting boring, but instead he ignored me,” Seo In Guk said, expressing his sadness and slight disappointment.

NS Yoon-G starts the day off with a refreshing selca

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 03:51 AM PST

Singer NS Yoon-G flaunted her glowing beauty.

On the morning of December 12th, NS Yoon-G shared the above selca and tweeted, “♥ have a good day everyone♥.”

The pictures show NS Yoon-G winking and smiling for the camera. Her poses emphasize her big eyes and sharp, v-line.

Fans commented, “NS Yoon-G is so pretty“, “She really looks like Son Dam Bi here“, “So lady like“, “I’m jealous”, and more.

Meanwhile, NS Yoon-G is currently promoting her latest song, “If You Love Me“.

Lee Seung Gi wins #1 + performances from December 13th’s episode of ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 03:20 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances, along with special emcees, the boys of B1A4!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Lee Seung Gi, Nell, Hello Venus, Hi.ni, THE SEEYA, and Shinhwa‘s Hyesung held their comeback stages, while Ailee returned with her follow-up track.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between B2ST‘s Yoseob and Lee Seung Gi, but in the end, it was Lee Seung Gi who clinched the win tonight with "Looking Back“!

Congratulations to Lee Seung Gi on his 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included Son Dam Bi, NS Yoon-G, B2ST‘s Yoseob, INFINITE‘s Sunggyu, Dal Shabet, B1A4, A-JAX, Big Star, and Roy Kim!

Check out the performances below:

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Son Dam Bi >

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NS Yoon-G feat. Jay Park >

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B2ST‘s Yoseob >

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INFINITE‘s Sunggyu >

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Dal Shabet >

[Coming]

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Big Star >

[Coming]

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Roy Kim >

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THE SEEYA is back with “Poison” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 03:05 AM PST

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

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

Check out THE SEEYA’s comeback stage below!

Hello Venus asks “What Are You Doing Today?” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 02:42 AM PST

Hello Venus has returned as the full 6-member group they originally set out to be with their new mini-album ‘What Are You Doing Today?‘!

Their new title song, the work of hitmakers Jo Young SooKim Tae Hyun, and Kim Yi Na, is a lively dance track.

Check out their amazing comeback stage below!