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"MBLAQ Lee Joon Past CF Clip Revealed" plus 24 more

"MBLAQ Lee Joon Past CF Clip Revealed" plus 24 more

MBLAQ Lee Joon Past CF Clip Revealed

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 07:50 AM PST

Recently a 20 second clip titled "Lee Joon Eliminate Hangover CF" was posted on an online community bulletin board.

In the video, Lee Joon acts as an office worker suffering from a bad hangover which is later  fully eliminated. The warm appearance which is not much different from now, revealed his unique/distinctive acting in those 20 seconds.

Netizen's commented,  "So young" "Childhood wig model days?" "Daebak CF""Oh Yeon Seo should watch"  "Glamorous Lee Joon in the Past"and many others.

Meanwhile, Lee Joon has been cast as NSS Service Agent (Yoon Shi Hyuk) on KBS2 "Iris 2."  He will also be playing the lead role in "An Actor is an Actor" directed by Kim Ki Duk.

Source: Nate
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Kim So Hyun Reveals Her Ideal Type

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 07:20 AM PST

In the interview that followed, Kim So-hyun commented "I wish my partner would be humorous, carefree yet caring" and chose Park Yoochun of the MBC drama 'Missing You' as her ideal type.

She continued, "I have no experience in relationships, so romance acting are difficult for me". She also revealed a surprising side, commenting "I like Doenjang Jjigae, rather than pizza, and sad and slow ballads rather than idol music".

Source: koreandrama

Park Shin Hye prepares snacks for ‘Flower Boys Next Door’ staff

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 06:45 AM PST

Actress Park Shin Hye prepared a special snack for the hardworking staff and cast of her new drama series, 'Flower Boys Next Door'.

Park Shin Hye showed her honest self of taking care of the staff and prepared a surprise event for those working hard from the wee hours of the morning in the cold. The actress personally prepared morning snacks and warm beverage for 100 staff members to show her appreciation and gratitude for their hard work.

A representative said that the tight schedules might've gotten everyone worn out but Park Shin Hye's deed of kindness melted everyone's hearts and increased their morals. Apparently she is also completely fallen into the character of Ko Dok Mi and is doing everything she can to perfect it.

Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye is currently filming 'Flower Boys Next Door'. The drama will premiere on January 7.

2AM’s Jo Kwon to become special MC for ‘Quiz to Change the World’

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 06:20 AM PST

2AM's Jo Kwon will become the special MC for the new year's episode of MBC's 'Quiz to Change the World'.

A representative from the show revealed on December 25th that Jo Kwon will be joining original hosts Lee Hwi Jae and Park Mi Sun as a special MC for the program airing on January 5th.

Since Kim Gura left the show, the two original MCs have been emceeing the show with one different special MC every week. Jo Kwon was first selected as special MC for 'Quiz to Change the World' back in July and he will appear as a special MC one more time.

During the latest recording, Jo Kwon once again surprised the panel and guest members by showing off his great sense of humor and variety skills.

Kim Bum thanks fans with Christmas selca

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 05:55 AM PST

Actor Kim Bum thanked fans for their Christmas presents and uploaded a new selca.

On December 25, Kim Bum uploaded a picture of himself on his Twitter account and wrote, "Thanks to the gifts from you, I had wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much. I love you."

In the picture, the actor is smiling in front of a pile of presents and looking at the camera. His hair is short and dyed red, wearing a leopard print muffler and leather jacket.

Netizens commented, "Looking good", "This picture is a gift for me" and "He got even more handsome!"

Meanwhile, Kim Bum will be casting in SBS drama 'The Winter, Wind is Blowing'.

Psy ranks 8th in CNN’s ‘Most Intriguing Person of 2012’

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 05:30 AM PST

Psy, who has galloped to superstardom with his trade mark horse-riding dance, has been chosen as the 8th most intriguing person this year according to CNN.

On December 24th, CNN revealed the list of 'Most Intriguing Person of 2012'. Psy was ranked 8th, and he confirmed his amazing popularity once again, being the only Korea within the Top 10.

Coming in first place was last month's election winner President Barack Obama. Following right behind at second place was Malala Yousafzai, who got attacked by Taliban after claiming that females have rights for education.

Furthermore, other political figures, athletes, and entertainers were ranked within the TOP 10.

In related news, Psy's "Gangnam Style" music video became the most-viewed YouTube clip, topping a whopping 1 billion hits.

‘Iris 2’ unveils first teaser poster

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 05:05 AM PST

The first teaser poster for the KBS new drama 'Iris 2' has been unveiled.

On December 26th, KBS released the teaser posted for the much-awaited series, giving fans a first look at the drama's characters in action.

The poster seems like that of a major Hollywood blockbuster movie and features eight of the main cast characters including Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Bum Soo, MBLAQ's Lee Joon, B2ST's Yoon Doojoon, Oh Yun Soo, Kim Young Chul and Im Soo Hyang.

The star-packed poster shows each actors' different charms. It is said that the staffs who participated in the photo shooting were deeply impressed by each actors' explosive charisma, and it took a long time to decide on the final cuts.

'Iris 2' is the sequel to KBS' 2009 mega-hit drama 'IRIS' and will tell a story of undercover agents affiliated to NSS.

Duble Sidekick to launch entertainment company

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 04:40 AM PST

Even bigger than some of the hottest K-pop stars this year in 2012 was the brains behind the songs: production team Duble Sidekick.

Originally having started as a duo, after releasing hit songs like SISTAR's "Loving U", MBLAQ's "This Is War" and Miryo's "Dirty", Duble Sidekick has since expanded to include nine composers. The team also won the Best Singer/Songwriter Award at the 2012 Melon Music Awards.

The team will branch out from just writing and producing music, to launching their own talent management company, Duble Kick Entertainment.

The new label will scout their own new talent, start up rookie teams, and build them up from scratch, managing everything from the group's image, choreography, and music videos.

Source: KBS

4minute’s Gayoon and Jiyoon to form project group ‘Double Yoon’

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 04:15 AM PST

4minute members Heo Gayoon and Jeon Jiyoon will form project group 'Double Yoon' and are planning to make their new debut this January.

On December 26, Cube Entertainment's CEO Hong Seung Sung revealed, "Double Yoon will conduct official promotional activities starting next month. We wrapped up the music video filming, but we're still adding the final touches to the album."

The duet album will contain songs that will highlight their singing and rapping talents. It will include dance and ballad songs different from their 4minute's flavor.

Source: 4minute

Super Junior, trendiest hashtag for Korean Twitter users in 2012

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 03:50 AM PST

Super Junior is a leading Hallyu group on and off the web.

For this past year 2012, popular group Super Junior dominated the trending hashtags. From the total of seven Korean #1 trending topics for the year, one spot was taken by Olympic gold-medalist, Park Tae Hwan after his disqualification in the London Olympics which left many Koreans bewildered.

However, the remaining six were all related to Super Junior.

#기대릴게이특 ("We'll wait, Lee Teuk") was on the list when the group leader enlisted for his compulsory military service. Following behind on the list were topics like #슈퍼주니어2500일 ("Super Junior 2,500 Days"), #이동해생일축하해요 ("Lee Donghae, Happy Birthday"), #이특영원히사랑해요("Lee Teuk, we love you forever"), #슈크라이6주년 ("Su-KRY 6 years"), #슈주은혁사랑합니다 ("SuJu Eunhyuk, we love you"), and #슈퍼주니어26000일 ("Super Junior 2,600 Days").

This list doesn't even include the English Super Junior-related hashtags that trended throughout the year.

Two of the most followed Korea tweeters on Twitter are also Super Junior members. Choi Siwon has 3 million followers and Donghae has a following of 2.6 million.

Source: KBS

Boyfriend completes sold-out solo concert in Japan

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 03:25 AM PST

Boyfriend has successfully completed the first series of concerts in Japan.

From December 22 to 24, Boyfriend held its sold out series of solo concerts titled 'Love Communication 2012 ~XMAS BELL~' at the Tokyo Dome City Hall which attracted over 12,500 fans

A representative from the group's agency Starship Entertainment stated, "They sold out all 5 of their Christmas Live Concert shows, and every seat was sold out within 10 minutes". Despite having debuted in less than a year, Boyfriend managed to successfully hold many big events in Japan.

Boyfriend members expressed, "Our Christmas concert was very meaningful to us. We are always thankful to our Japanese fans and will try to do our best."

4men sells out 9 concerts in a row

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 03:00 AM PST

Any ballad sung by this group is sure to be a hit. Apparently, any concert headlining this group is not different.

Vocal group 4men has sold out all nine of their Christmas series concerts. The first show, '2012 Last Concert Year-End Wrap Up', started December 21st at Seogang University. Tickets had first opened on December 10th, and all nine concert dates were sold out a week before the concert series.

Considering that there are handful of other year-end concerts going on at the moment, the achievement is all that more meaningful to the group.

4men will wrap up their performances and then shift focus to their new album release slated for January of 2013.

Source: KBS

CNBLUE’s “Robot” lands at #2 on Oricon Weekly Chart

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 02:35 AM PST

CNBLUE's new Japanese album "Robot" has landed at the #2 spot on Oricon Weekly Singles chart in Japan.

"Robot", which was released on December 19, managed to sell 24,000 copies on its first day and debuted #2 on Oricon Daily Singles chart. The single continued its successful run and secured the runner-up spot on the Weekly Singles chart.

CNBLUE's new title track "Robot" is a song written by Jung Yong Hwa himself, while other tracks "Ring" and "Starlit Night" were each written Jung Yong Hwa and guitarist Lee Jong Hyun.

Teen Top celebrates 900th day since debut

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 02:15 AM PST

Teen Top receives gifts from fans on their 900th day since drbut.

Teen Top updated official Me2day on 26th December with a new photo.

The boys are seen posing with cake with decorations such as "900" and "Angel with TeenTop".

Meanwhile,Teen Top expressed,"already 900 days....thanks for loving us during our promotional period"

GLAM releases video teaser for “I Like That”

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 02:15 AM PST

Rookie girl group GLAM is gearing up for a comeback to the local music scene!

After unveiling individual teaser images, the group signaled their comeback with the release of their first video teaser for upcoming track, "I Like That".

GLAM will return as a 4-member group as member Trinity decided to leave the group. According to their agency, she left the group due to personal circumstances.

Meanwhile, "I Like That" will be released on January 2.

Park Shin Hye,"I didn't do plastic surgery,absolutely natural"

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 12:47 AM PST

Park Shin Hye confirms that she's a natural beauty.

On the broadcast of tvN's "Taxi" on December 24th, Park Shin Hye along with actor Yoon Si Yoon made a guest appearance on the show.

When the MC asked her,"Most celebrities are known to have done plastic surgery, but your face is still the same. Have you gone through any plastic surgery?", Park Shin Hye asnwered,"I have never had it". After hearing her asnwer the MC said,"She's really a natural beauty. Her face is like the Amazon", bringing laughter to everyone on set.

Girls’ Generation releases MV teaser for “I Got A Boy”

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 12:07 AM PST

As we countdown towards the new year and Girls' Generation's much-awaited comeback, the excitement in the air continues with the release a teaser for the drama version of the "I Got A Boy".

On December 26, Girls' Generation released a music video teaser for "I Got A Boy" through various social media websites, including their official homepage and YouTube SMTown Channel, showing the girls' sexy transformation. However, according to their agency, the background music used in the teaser is a different song from the "I Got A Boy" album.

Girls' Generation already attracted a lot of attention by releasing some unconventional, sexy teaser photos of the group. The pre-released track, "Dancing Queen," also topped various music charts, demonstrating power domination.

The teaser for the dance version of the music video for "I Got A Boy" will be released on December 28th and will feature the title song.

Check out the teaser below!

SECRET to resume activities without Zinger

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 11:45 PM PST

Girl group SECRET will perform as three members for the time being.

TS Entertainment confirmed that SECRET will be participating in the three year-end music awards without rapper Zinger whose injury is too serious to perform on the stage. The other members are set to perform as trio at three of biggest music shows of major channels KBS, SBS and MBC.

The agency previously suspended all of the group's activities after being involved in a car accident. Zinger was recently released from the hospital on the 15th after suffering from bruised lungs and fractured ribs and is currently being given time off to recover.

SECRET had to stop promotion of "Talk That" only a week after it was released due to unfortunate accident, and many fans are showing great anticipation to see them back on the stage.

JYJ’s Jaejoong releases video teaser for solo album

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 11:24 PM PST

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong will be releasing his first solo mini album in January and the countdown has just started with the release of his first video teaser through JYJ's official Youtube channel on December 26th.

As mentioned earlier, Jaejoong's first solo album enlisted the help of Kim Ba Da of the legendary rock band, Sinawe, and will contain various rock genre songs. The album will feature Jaejoong's husky and high notes that fans haven't seen during JYJ's activities.

Jaejoong's first solo album will be released on January 17th.

Check out the teaser below!

IU speaks up for the first time since photo scandal

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 11:15 PM PST

IU has recently updated her fans with a Christmas message.

On November 25th, IU made a new post on her official fan website. The post is drawing many people's attention as it's her first post after the scandal with Super Junior's EunHyuk broke out in November.

IU said:
How have you been. My fans~

It was so frustrating trying keep the doors closed.
It's a white Christmas! But I haven't been able to go outside ㅜㅜ
Ah, I was so frustrated because I really wanted to write a post. But because of that I was able to learn that I could do a lot of other things during my free time other than leaving replies on everyone's comments.
Sorry to fans who has gotten a lot thinner because of your worries.. And I'm even more sorry for gaining weight even though I was the one who caused the trouble...
Since today is Christmas!! I thought the timing was right? I'm just going to say a quick hello then leaving again! Everyone, seriously, be careful not to catch a cold!

I'm going to open my doors soon so everyone anticipate while drinking juice on the floor!!

Credit: WeheartIU

IU, Suzy and Jung Gyu Woon to host SBS Music Awards

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 10:55 PM PST

IU, miss A's Suzy and actor Jung Gyu Woon will be hosting the upcoming '2012 SBS Music Awards'.

On December 26, a spokesperson for SBS announced that the three stars will serve as the hosts for this year's 'SBS Music Awards'. The award ceremony will be held on December 29 at the Korea University.

The spokesperson added, "IU has been recognized for her emceeing skills as she served as the MC for 'Inkigayo', while Suzy most recently was co-MC with Shin Dong Yup for the 2012 KBS Variety Awards. Actor Jung Gyu Woon will also host the award ceremony with them."

The much-anticipated award ceremony will feature four project groups Dynamic Black, Dramatic Blue, Dazzling Red and Mystic White that will be presented for 'The Color of K-pop' special.

Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo kicks off successful solo concert

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 10:35 PM PST

Shinhwa's Lee Min Woo held a successful comeback concert as solo singer "M"!

On December 23 and 24, Lee Min Woo kicked off his exclusive concert titled, 'M Lee Min Woo Christmas Live Concert Original', at the Yeonsei University in Seoul. The concert marked his first as solo singer in 2 years and 10 months following the last he held before his enlistment.

It was previously reported that tickets for Lee Min Woo's solo concert were sold out within two minutes of its release, and despite the chilly weather, many fans made their way to see the singer.

In the concert, Lee Min Woo performed a great number of hits, and his new rendition of PSY's "Gangnam Style", "M Style". Fellow Shinhwa members Jun Jin and Shin Hye Sung also visited the concert as surprise guests, and gave a memorable time to the fans.

Lee Min Woo said, "I wanted to give a special Christmas gift to the fans, but it feels like I got a precious gift from the fans. Next year will be the 10th anniversary of my solo debut, and I'll prepare something that we can all enjoy together. Shinhwa will be releasing a new album as well, so please stay tuned."

Source: StarN News

Former After School member Bekah attends agency CEO’s wedding

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 10:15 PM PST

Former After School member Bekah attended the wedding ceremony of the CEO of Pledis Entertainment, Han Sung Soo.

On December 25th, After School's Jooyeon shared a couple of selca with Bekah on her Twitter. She wrote, "It's Christmas, and it's the wedding day of our agency president" and "Long time no see, Bekah. I missed you."

In the photos, After School members along with Bekah, who attended the wedding of their agency president, are hanging out together and making bright smiles. Especially, Jooyeon and Bekah's great looks are drawing many people's attention.

Baek Ji Young unveils album jacket for “I Hate It”

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 09:55 PM PST

On December 26th, WS Entertainment unveiled the official jacket photo for Baek Ji Young's upcoming ballad single, "I Hate It". The monotone image showed the talented singer looking womanly and beautiful as she gazes in the distance.

Baek Jiyoung collaborated with pianist Yiruma and composer 2FACE for "I Hate It", marking their first project together. According to her agency, "I Hate It" is not a 'cross-over' number, but just a beautiful ballad which will feature Baek Ji Young's trademark sad vocals.

GLAM releases comeback image teasers of Jiyeon

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 09:35 PM PST

Rookie girl group GLAM signaled their comeback to the local music scene with teaser images released on their official Facebook and Twitter account.

After releasing Zinni, Dahee and Miso's teaser images, the group's agency released new teaser featuring member Jiyeon. GLAM seems to be taking the same music route, as Miso decked out in her trendy and hip hop gears, showing her charismatic aura.

In related news, GLAM's member Trinity has decided to leave the group right before their upcoming comeback. According to their agency, she left the group due to personal circumstances.