Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"‘I Miss You’ became #1 on Wed-Thu dramas…defeated ‘Jeon Woo Chi’" plus 24 more

"‘I Miss You’ became #1 on Wed-Thu dramas…defeated ‘Jeon Woo Chi’" plus 24 more

‘I Miss You’ became #1 on Wed-Thu dramas…defeated ‘Jeon Woo Chi’

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 07:55 AM PST

'I Miss You' got the top of Wed-Thu dramas after defeating 'Jeon Woo Chi'.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, 'I Miss You' on 6th recorded 11.5% of national audience rating. It's 0.5% higher than its previous episode's audience rating, which made it record its highest audience rating.

'I Miss You' became #1 among Wed-Thu dramas for the first time after it was released on November 7. The audience rating of the drama increased steadily, and finally it passed the audience rating of 'Jeon Woo Chi'.

In 'I Miss You' on 6th, Joy (Yun Eun-Hye's role) said to her mother Kim Myeong-Hee (Song Ok-Suk's role) that she is Lee Su-Yeon, but also said that she cannot go back to Lee Su-Yeon. Kim Myeong-Hee cried out while saying that she will do that for her daughter, which made audiences cried. Also, it came out that a murderer of Kang Sang-Deuk was a janitor of a police office (Kim Mi-Kyeong's role). Jeong-Woo (Park Yu-Cheon's role) who suspected her went to her house, and fell down by a taser.

Meanwhile, 'Jeon Woo Chi' of KBS2 that had been #1 recorded 10.8%. 'Dae Pung Su' of SBS recorded 9.0% of audience rating.

Credit: innolife

Song Ok Suk praises JYJ's Yoochun!

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

Veteran actress Song Ok Suk (52) has high praises for group JYJ's Park Yoochun whom she works with in MBC TV's 'Missing You'.

On a recent meeting in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do's SBS Tanhyun Production Centre, she lauded, "I am usually stingy in giving an assessment for rookie actors, but Yoochun is a little special."

After earlier this year's SBS 'Rooftop Prince', this time again in 'Missing You', she appears alongside Park Yoochun.

"During 'Rooftop Prince', there were no parts requiring direct acting, and though I was viewing from the sidelines, his extremely hardworking appearance left an impression. Honestly, as he started out as an idol singer, I didn't think much of him and just lightly went with it. But he worked really hard."

"I don't normally talk about the juniors, but Yoochunie possesses a potential that is worthy of praise, hence I openly discuss it," and, "These days, he can express emotions to a great depth and quickly absorbs whatever I teach, his display of enthusiasm and ability is praiseworthy."

In 'Missing You', Song Ok Suk and Park Yoochun play the roles of a mother who loses her daughter in the hands of a murderer, and the daughter's friend respectively. The pair who shares the same painful memories lives together as mother and son 14 years after the incident despite not having any blood relation, and shares a sticky bond.

"Among the juniors, there are people who, after being taught, do not listen or do not understand. If a decision is made to become an actor, the spirit of professionalism should be adhered, and poise oneself to challenge and work hard on everything. There are also children who compromise easily in situations, wanting to get by easily. When I see these people, I find it such a pity and feel disappointed. However, Yoochun is different from those children. Although it is unclear if it is because he started out as an idol singer, to break through those (concerns of an idol-turned-actor), he works hard. Having been in this circle for 30 years, I've watched many actors. Here too, it's a world where the weak are prey to the strong, trying to achieve easy success without working hard will not get you far."

Laughily, she said, "All the ahjummas around me watches 'Missing You' because they find Park Yoochun suits their taste after watching him," and, "Although the drama's content is difficult, I too, am enjoying the filming while watching Yoochunnie who suits my taste. People are all jealous of me."

(T/N: Song Ok Suk is also a professor in Department of Acting Arts and Department of Film Arts in Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts)

Source: Yonhap News via Nate
Translated by: 暖日呀呀 via @maettugi

4minute JiHyun - ZE:A’s Hyungsik Really Fated? Paired Thrice

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

4minute Nam JiHyun and ZE:A's Hyungsik has once again paired up  in a preference shuffle.

Nam JiHyun and Park Hyungsik were seen pairing up for the third time on tvN's 'The Romantic and Idol' (December 9th broadcast) and are once again closer to fate.

In a mission where male idols choose clothes that were brought by female idols, Hyungsik chose a stripped T-shirt without hesitation. As he wore it and walked outdoors, female idols were unable to cover their amazement.

Seeing Hyungsik's and Nam JiHyun's fate, the other female idols encouraged both of them by saying, "Just get married already. It's fate." Left embarrassed, Nam JiHyun and Hyungsik went out on a date, hands linking the other.

Hyungsik confessed his mixed feelings, "It's really something unbelievable. Now I should accept it, I guess.. I didn't know we would pair up for the 3rd time."

This was followed by Nam JiHyun, "But this.. really.." and "As we meet more frequently, it didn't felt unsuited, that's the problem", who is already confessing her heart to Park Hyungsik.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @ loveindacube.wordpress.com
Source: Newsen 

5tion holds live concert in Japan

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 06:50 AM PST

Five-member boy group 5tion held a live show at Tokyo's Harajuku Astro Hall on December 9.

As an opener singer Seonyu (Park Muk Hwan) performed song "Heaven memories" from TV series "Stairway to Heaven" and "From first until now" from drama "Winter Sonata". 5tion also enchanted fans with their ballad hit "Let's marry" and dance song "Papillion". Member Bosok sang Ozaki Yutaka's "I love you" for fans as a solo performance.

During the talk show, 5ion said, "The most important present you gave us was the opportunity to perform on this stage."

Members then sang "Only 4 U", their most well known song, and the Japanese fans sang along.

5tion held a showcase in Tokyo in August and declared that they would perform in Japan. Since then they took part in about 40 large and small live shows. They will now return to Seoul to record Japanese songs.

Source: KBS

Lee Jung Jin signs with JYP Entertainment

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 06:35 AM PST

Actor Lee Jung Jin has signed with one of the top entertainment management agencies in Korea, JYP Entertainment.

On December 11, JYP Entertainment revealed that the actor has signed an exclusive contract with the firm after his contract with Awesome Entertainment recently expired. It is said that Lee Jung Jin and JYPE's head Park Jin Young have been close friends for a long time even prior to the negotiations.

Lee Jung Jin joining the firm is expected to expand the company's actor management business field. Some of the actors who work under the JYP Entertainment include, Choi Woo Shik, Lee Eung Jung, Park Joo Hyung and Kim So Young.

Meanwhile, Lee Jung Jin had drawn much attention with his great acting in the film 'Pieta', which received the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.

Yoon Kye Sang holds fan meeting in Japan

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 06:15 AM PST

Actor Yoon Kye Sang had a memorable time with his Japanese fans.

His management announced that Yoon Kye Sang held a Christmas special fan meeting titled 'Adieu 2012' on December 7th in Tokyo and in Osaka on the 8th. This marked his first fan meeting in Japan in three years and was prepared to celebrate the Christmas season with his fans.

The event also looked back at Yoon Kye Sang's recent dramas "The Greatest Love" and "High Kick 3". During the fan meeting, he talked about his career so far, and what he has recently been up to.

An official from his agency said, "Even though he didn't do any promotion in Japan, the fans showed an unchanging love. The reason seems to be because Yoon Kye Sang's drama grew popular in Japan as well. He will be meeting up with Japanese fans more often in the near future."

Yoon Kye Sang is currently taking a break from filming after wrapping up Olive Channel's "Yoon Kye Sang's One Table" reviewing future projects.

Park Shin Hye and ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ celebrate Christmas

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 05:50 AM PST

The cast of tvN's upcoming drama 'Flower Boy Next Door' wish everyone a merry Christmas!

On December 8th, tvN released a short Christmas teaser for 'Flower Boy Next Door' featuring Park Shin Hye, Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon and more. The clip shows Park Shin Hye worrying about spending Christmas alone when four handsome Santa appeared before her eyes.

'Flower Boy Next Door' will be categorized as one of the third 'Flower Boy' series drama following, 'Flower Ramen Shop' and 'Shut Up Flowers Boy band'. Yoon Shi Yoon, Park Shin Hye and Kim Ji Hoon will stage a love triangle romance in this drama and warm up this cold season with their sparks.

The series will premiere on January 7, 2013.

Kim Hyung Jun to visit Malaysia and Thailand

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 05:30 AM PST

SS501's Kim Hyung Jun is gearing up to host his overseas activities in Malaysia and Thailand.

S Plus Entertainment announced on December 11th that Kim Hyung Jun left Japan for Malaysia to attend the '2012 Malaysia Model Festival Awards'. Attending the awards as a Korean representative, he will stay in the country to hold various interviews with the local press the next day, December 12.

Kim Hyung Jun will then leave for Thailand on the 13th for the 'Thailand Korea Friendship Festival 2012' which will take place on December 14 ~ 16th. He will also take part in a number of interviews, press conference and TV show appearances as well as in a global warming prevention campaign.

Jung Hyung Don welcomes twin daughters

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 05:05 AM PST

After three years of being married to wife Han Yura, comedian Jung Hyung Don have been blessed with healthy twin daughters.

After first meeting in 2008 when Han Yura was a writer for the show 'Mystery Hunters', the two tie the knot in 2009. News of his wife's pregnancy was released back in May and according to reports, the comedian's daughters were born December 11th at 6:11 AM.

Congratulations to the family!

Lee Hyori to comeback with dance track in May

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 04:45 AM PST

Fans are abuzz after rumors regarding her comeback surfaced, and now, Lee Hyori finally confirmed the news as well as revealed more about her future plans.

Lee Hyori appeared as a guest at Kim Jae Dong's 'Kim Jae Dong Talk Concert No Break' on December 8th where she revealed, "I'm currently working on my album production for my May comeback next year."

The singer continued, "It will be a fun dance track. I want people to throw away the thought that I can't do a dance number just because I've gotten older."

B2M Entertainment representatives stated, "Lee Hyori plans to make her comeback on May next year but there hasn't been anything confirmed yet. The album's title song had not yet been decided on top of the album's full tracklist. More details will be revealed once those decisions have been made."

Super Junior’s Leeteuk sends handwritten letter to ‘Strong Heart’

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 04:21 AM PST

Super Junior's Leeteuk, who started his army service in October, has sent the SBS 'Strong Heart' family a handwritten letter from the army.

Leeteuk's handwritten letter sent from his training camp will be revealed on the December 11th broadcast of 'Strong Heart'. The letter was addressed to "the 'Strong Heart' family and viewers," and it's said to talked about his basic military training as well as his greetings for the show.

Leeteuk recently attracted a lot of attention since being drafted for being the top shooter in his rank.

Guests who made an appearance on this episode of 'Strong Heart' included Jo Hye Ryun, Hye Park, Lee Sang Yeop, Kim So Hyun, Yang Ik Joon, Park Chan Min and his daughter Park Min Ha, Lee Eui Jung, ZE:A's Kwanghee, Rainbow's Jisook, and My Name's Insoo.

Crayon Pop sells out Japanese mini-concert in an hour

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 04:00 AM PST

Rookie girl group Crayon Pop has sold out their upcoming Japanese mini-concert.

Crayon Pop debuted in Japan prior to promoting in Korea and they've been very successful in the country, clinching two major endorsement deals with cosmetic and beverage brands. Continuing with their successful run, the group will be holding 'Crayon Pop 2013 New Year Mini Concert' in January.

This is the first concert for Crayon Pop in Japan and will be a part of their upcoming Japanese promotions. It took the rookies less than one hour to sell out all the seats for their concert as soon as the tickets went on sale.

Crayon Pop's agency, Chrome Entertainment stated, "We were both surprised and thankful for all the support the fans have shown us. We're planning on holding additional concert filled with fun stages, honest talk segment and Crayon Pop's various charms."

LUNAFLY release practice video for “One More Step” English version

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 03:38 AM PST

Rookie band LUNAFLY has just unveiled a practice video for their track, "One More Step".

The English version of "One More Step" is included on LUNAFLY's second iTunes Album, 'Day by Day' which was released on iTunes worldwide on December 10th.

In the clip, the three members once again displayed their impressive instrumental skills and live performance abilities.

Check out the clip below!

Cube Entertainment releases teaser video for ‘UNITED CUBE’ in Seoul

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 03:26 AM PST

Cube Entertainment has just released a special teaser video for its upcoming '2013 UNITED CUBE' concert tour in Seoul.

On December 11th, Cube Entertainment's official Youtube uploaded new video featuring the label's artists 4minute, BEAST, G.NA, BTOB and rookie Roh Ji Hoon. The promo clip also showed footage from their recent concert tour.

Cube Entertainment will hold the 'UNITED CUBE CONCERT' in Nanjing, China on January 26, 2013 following their shows in Seoul on February 2nd, and Yokohama, Japan on February 21.

Orange Caramel to release new single featuring NU’EST

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 03:00 AM PST

Orange Caramel is exciting their fans by planning on brand-new digital single release.

On December 11th, Pledis Entertainment's official Twitter gave a hint on their new project by tweeting a teaser photo with the caption, "2012.12.13 'Orange Caramel Digital Single Feat. Nu'est' COMING SOON!!"

The teaser showed Orangel Caramel and fellow labelmate NU'EST members posing with stuffed animals in a zoo-themed concept. Pledis Entertainment had not mentioned further details regarding the single except the release date of December 13th.

MBC to produce special comeback show for Girls’ Generation

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 02:40 AM PST

MBC will be airing a special show in January 2013 to commemorate Girls' Generation's comeback.

According to some individuals in the broadcasting industry, MBC is currently in preparation for a special broadcast for Girls' Generation, who are preparing for their comeback in January next year.

On December 11th, OSEN was told, "While MBC is preparing for Girls' Generation's comeback show, the details on the broadcast as well as the actual date have not been confirmed. However, it is known to be scheduled for broadcast some time in January."

In preparation for the special broadcast on Girls' Generation's comeback, MBC has already set up the 'comeback broadcast team' since last month. The special broadcast program is an independent program and it will not be broadcasted as part of the music program 'Show! Music Core'. Typically, whenever popular artists make their comebacks, they will be given about 10 minutes on music programs but it is a rare case for artists to have an independent comeback broadcast like what MBC is preparing to do for Girls' Generation's upcoming comeback.

This is indeed the reflection of the great interest shown towards Girls' Generation's comeback. Meanwhile, ever since the release of their 3rd album 'The Boys' on October 19th, 2011, Girls' Generation had been focusing on unit group (TTS)'s activities, individual activities as well as promoting their new releases in Japan. The girls are currently preparing for their 4th Korean album which is scheduled for release in January 2013.

Source: fanwonder.com

Noel releases “Band Aid” MV for ‘Love 911’ movie

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 02:15 AM PST

Vocal group Noel has just released the full music video for their latest single, "Band Aid".

"Band Aid" serves as the official soundtrack for the upcoming movie 'Love 911'. The song features a mellow sound with a medium tempo beat. It was produced by WATT and expresses a different style than Noel's usual sad ballads.

Meanwhile, the movie "Band Aid". starring Han Hyo Joo and Go Soo, is about a fire fighter, who lost his wife by an accident, and a female doctor's love story. The movie will be released on December 19th.

Check out the MV below!

Dasom, Lee Hongki, Nicole and YongHwa to host the 27th Golden Disk Award

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 12:56 AM PST

It has just been revealed that Sistar's Dasom, KARA's Nicole, FT Island's Lee Hong Ki and CNBLUE's Yong Hwa were confirmed to host the 27th Golden Disk Award.

The Golden Disk Awards is an award presented annually by the Music Industry Association of Korea for outstanding achievements in the music industry. This year, 2012, the award will be held on January 16 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With their experience of hosting music programs before, the award is highly expected to be a successful event. 

Malaysia fans, are you ready to welcome them as well as other groups?

source: sistarasia
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Kang Min Kyung wows fans with her stunning beauty

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 12:05 AM PST

On December 07, Davichi's Kang Min Kyung attended the "DHC Healing House" event in Shinsa-dong,Gangnam-gu, Seoul

She wowed everyone at the event with her perfect long legs and flawless white skin
Netizens commented, "Kang Min Kyung's skin is an art", "The reality is better than advertising", "I thought she was a doll", etc. 

Besides, in this eventDHC Korea introduced their best-selling productshelping DHC make a name and the 10-year history in cosmetic industrythere are also a lot of special programs held for their customers.

Source: newsen
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Lee Hyori's amazing advertising effect

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 11:31 PM PST

Lee Hyori's effect on advertisements is really amazing.

The broadcast of  jTBC's "Entertainment Special" on December 7th revealed that,"After Lee Hyori became the spokeperson of a soju advertisement, they have sold  over 2 billion bottles of soju".

Lee Hyori has been working as an advertising model for company L for 5 years. With each bottle costs about 3,000 won, the sales reached 6 trillion won. With 1-2 years of short term contracts in the advertising market, it's impossible for this amazing thing to be happened.

However, Hyori's contract with the liquor company ended last month. L soju company said,"Both side agreed that a new image was needed so we decided not to renew the contract with Lee Hyori"

Currently Kara's Hara, 4minute's Hyuna and Sistar's Hyorin are models for soju advertisement.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

YG artists dominate Korean YouTube videos

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 11:00 PM PST

YG Entertainment was the dominant player on YouTube in Korea for this year.

With 21 days left in 2012, the current records on YouTube indicate that the top three most popular videos from Korea for the year belong to YG's top artists, Psy and Big Bang.

As of December 10th at 2 PM KST Psy's viral music video "Gangnam Style" had a staggering 923,582,430 views, putting it in first place. The 2nd place honors went to the spin-off rendition of "Gangnam Style" featuring 4minute's Hyuna, titled "Oppa, You're Just My Style", trailed significantly behind with 185,157,922 views. Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" music video was able to garner 54,495,880 views, enough to place it within the top three..

However, "Gangnam Style" isn't just number one in Korea. The international hit was acknowledged as the most popular music video in the world. It's gained quite a following in countries such as the US, France, Australia, the UK, etc. The video "Oppa, You're Just My Style" was actually Psy's way of showing his appreciation to his fans, featuring Hyuna who also danced alongside the rapper in the original video.

As for Big Bang, various other videos from their releases this year made it into the top 10 YouTube videos from Korea: "Blue", "Bad Boy" and "Monster" placing 3rd, 6th, and 9th, respectively.

Alongside these videos, f(x)'s "Electric Shock" music video, TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle" video, Hyuna's "Ice Cream" and 2NE1's "I Love You" also were honored within the top 10 ranking.

Source: KBS

HaHa and Byul receive huge welcome from fans in Vietnam

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 10:40 PM PST

Newlywed couple HaHa and Byul received a tremendous welcome from their fans in Vietnam.

On December 10th, an online community board uploaded photos of HaHa and Byul's trip to Vietnam for their honeymoon. The photos showed the couple at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Vietnam.

In the photos, Haha and Byul are in the airport guest meet-up area where many fans lined up to greet the star with fan signs and props. Surprised by the warm welcome received, HaHa and Byul took the time to take some pictures and signed autographs to the fans present.

Netizens who saw the photos commented, "HaHa's popularity is amazing," "They are such a cute couple," "Such a large crowd gathered for HaHa's honeymoon" and more.

“Oppan Gangnam Style” ranked 9th in ‘Top 10 Quotations of the Year’

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 10:25 PM PST

The line "Oppan Gangnam Style" from Psy's "Gangnam Style" has been chosen as one of the 'Top 10 Quotations of the Year' in America.

On December 9th, professor Fred Shapiro of Yale University announced the 'Top 10 Quotations of the Year'. Quotations related to politics and various social issues were ranked in the Top 10, Psy's "Oppan Gangnam Style" was ranked 9th in the list.

The Yale Book of Quotations is a collection of the most notable quotes from the year which started in 2006. It's published by the Yale University Press and the list is compiled by Fred Shapiro.

BoA to hold first solo concert in Korea

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 10:00 PM PST

Singer BoA will be holding her first exclusive concert in Korea next year!

On December 11th, SM Entertainment confirmed that BoA will hold her solo concert titled 'BoA Special Live 2013~ Here I Am' on January 26th at the Seoul's Olympics Park Gymnastic Hall.

Korean fans have been excited for the concert, as it is her first concert in Korea since her debut. Having performed several nationwide concert tours in Japan, BoA is planning to give passionate live performance and charismatic live performances for her domestic fans.

The ticket sales will open on December 20th at 8PM through G Market, and many fans are tediously waiting for the date.

K.Will sells out Christmas concert + adds 1 more show

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 09:35 PM PST

Singer K.will has once again sold out his year-end concert!

K.Will was originally scheduled to perform at the main auditorium of Ewha Women's University in Seoul on December 24 and 25. All the seats for the shows were completely sold out and the singer has decided to add a third date on December 26 to respond to his fans' love.

For his 'K.Will's Incredible Dynamic Lively Concert', K.Will will be performing songs across all genres from ballad, dance, R&B and hip hop. He is also expected to host an on-stage talk show that will hopefully turn out as an exciting interactive opportunity between the celebrity and the fans.

According to a representative, "Even with the extra date, we're thankful for the high ticket sales rate. K.Will along with all staff members are trying their best to show a high quality performance."