Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Old school Shinhwa vs g.o.d showdown on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"Old school Shinhwa vs g.o.d showdown on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more


Old school Shinhwa vs g.o.d showdown on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 08:31 AM PST

The December 8th episode of KBS2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘ was a Kim Bum Ryong special and one of the rounds featured an old school matchup.

Shinhwa‘s Hyesung beat Brown Eyed GirlsJeA which setup an old school Shinhwa vs g.o.d matchup for round 3.

Son Ho Young sang “Hyuna” and the g.o.d member, who was competing against Shinhwa‘s Hyesung, commented, “Shinhwa vs. g.o.d. It’s a burden, but I’ll definitely win.”

Son Ho Young was correct in his assessment and won 382 votes to 377. However, it was ultimately B1A4 that won 1st overall on the show.

Shinhwa’s Hyesung

g.o.d’s Son Ho Young

Sweet Sorrow

Jung Dong Ha

B1A4′s Baro and Sandeul win on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 08:02 AM PST

Idol group B1A4‘s Baro and Sandeul won first on the December 8th episode of KBS2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

For the Kim Bum Ryong special of the show, the two B1A4 members performed “The Way to Live like a Man“. Sandeul’s quiet yet emotional singing impressed the crowd in particular.

Son Ho Young, who also competed on the program, commented, “This is the best B1A4 performance I’ve seen so far. I think they’ll get 1st,” while Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA stated, “It’s like they were cast aside somewhere. They express themselves in a way that’s supposed to be difficult for young people.”

Kim Bum Ryong himself said, “You [two] are very cute, but the song is very mature. I composed ‘The Way to Live like a Man’ after watching the drama ‘Seoul’s Daughter‘, and [I feel like] the feelings during that time were brought back.”

In the end, B1A4 won with 405 votes, defeating Jung Dong Ha by 1 vote.

Check out their performance below!

Rainbow’s Woori collapses on an exercise ball?

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 07:29 AM PST

Rainbow‘s Woori seems to have worked up quite a sweat with an exercise ball at the gym.

Woori tweeted on the 8th, “Please save me. Exercising is too difficult,” as well as the hilarious photo below.

The idol can be seen collapsed onto an exercise ball with her hands and feet on the floor for support.

Fans commented, “You shouldn’t exercise up to that point”, “Girls groups have it hard. They always have to exercise”, “Her body line looks good”, and more.

INFINITE goes up against card throwing master on ‘Star King’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

INFINITE went up against a card throwing master on the December 8th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Star King‘.

The INFINITE members took on a match against Bai Dengchun to see who would come out on top for “card shooting.”

Unfortunately, Woohyun, Hoya, L, and Sungjong failed the challenge, and Sungyeol made a good effort, but still missed the mark.

On the episode, Bai Dengchun cut into cucumbers and watermelons, amazing those in the studio.

Check out the segment below!

JeA reveals male idol groups run the other way when they see Brown Eyed Girls

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 06:30 AM PST

JeA revealed that male idol groups run the other way when they see the Brown Eyed Girls coming.

On the December 8th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, JeA shared, “When male idol groups see us, they walk backwards,” causing laughter.

She continued, “The Brown Eyed Girls have a bit of a strong image. We wear strong makeup, and I think that kind of image has been imprinted in everyone. Maybe that’s why, but when we wear makeup and walk around the broadcast station, the male idol group members see us and start walking backwards the other way.”

JeA added, “I want to show a feminine side to myself through this performance.”

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and Minhyuk win at the ’2012 K-Drama Star Awards’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 06:00 AM PST

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa won the ‘Hallyu Star Award‘ at the ‘2012 K-Drama Star Awards‘.

The ceremony, held on the 8th at the Daejun Convention Center, awarded Yonghwa for his work on television dramas, such as ‘You’re Beautiful‘ and ‘Heartstrings‘, which helped spread the Hallyu wave.

Fellow CNBLUE member Minhyuk also received the ‘Rising Star Award‘.

Announcer Kim Byung Chan and actress Yoo In Na hosted the two-part awards, while Epik High, Kim Hyung Jun, Girl’s Day, and BtoB performed.

Congrats to both CNBLUE members!

Tip: Vanessa

miss A’s Suzy spotted giving fan service on ‘Let’s Go Dream Team 2′ set

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 05:25 AM PST

miss A‘s Suzy was spotted giving fan service on the set of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Let’s Go Dream Team 2‘.

SISTAR and miss A filmed an episode last month on the 15th at the Changan Indoor Gymnasium, playing games alongside elementary school students and male fans.

To cheer on miss A, the boxing club from Yonsei University and students from the Jinwo Elementary School attended the filming. The boxing club in particular is reported to have cheered on Suzy with passion.

It seems Suzy was thankful for the support as she was seen having conversations and taking pictures with the university students.

This episode of ‘Let’s Go Dream Team 2′ will air on the 9th at 10:35 PM KST.

JYJ’s Junsu receives ‘Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club’ award

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 04:50 AM PST

JYJ‘s Junsu received an award from the ‘Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club‘ (SFCC) for raising awareness about Korea.

The ceremony, held at Lotte Hotel in Seoul on the 7th, was attended by over 300 guests, including international ambassadors and government officials. The ‘SFCC’ award is given to those who raise awareness about Korea overseas, and the winners are decided through a voting process.

Junsu’s recent world tour in Asia, the Americas, and Europe is reported to have been a large part of the decision. His first solo album, ‘Tarantallegra‘, ranked 10th on Billboard‘s world chart, 1st on Japan’s iTunes chart, and 1st on the Chinese music site Yinyuetai.

Other award winners include the film ‘Pieta‘, author Kyung Sook Shin, and ‘London Olympics‘ gymnastic gold medalist Hak Seon Yang.

Junsu commented, “As it hasn’t been long since I completed my world tour, I’m happy to receive such a meaningful award. Thank you. I’ll work harder in the future.”

Who Wore it Better: Hyosung vs. Kyung

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 04:35 AM PST

This edition of WWIB is quite a showdown! On November 28, SECRET‘s Hyosung was seen wearing an orange Smurf shirt and Jeremy Scott x Adidas Wings shoes in the collaborative “Beautiful World” video.

Back in October, Block B‘s Kyung also wore a Smurf shirt and Jeremy Scott x Adidas Wings in his teaser for ‘Blockbuster‘.

The Smurf shirts are by Whole Hauss and are not available online. The shoes are available here for $200 USD.

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!

Big Bang and 2NE1 make MTV Style’s list of ‘Best Band Style of 2012′

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 03:41 AM PST

Big Bang and 2NE1 have made MTV Style‘s list of the ‘Best Band Style of 2012‘.

The two YG Entertainment groups are the only Asian artists to make the list of 10, which includes One Direction, The Wanted, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, Fun, HAIM, and No Doubt.

MTV wrote on 2NE1:

“K-Pop had a GIGANTIC year in 2012, partly because of ‘Gangnam Style‘ and partly because the genre is CHOCK FULL of boy bands and girl groups. MTV Style has a soft spot for 2NE1 thanks to their propensity for all things bold and colorful and their enviable closeness with Jeremy Scott.”

Big Bang:

“Speaking of bold and colorful… We are OBSESSED with Big Bang. The K-Pop boy band is a five-dude unit of unbridled energy, hyper-saturated streetwear, tonsorial risk-taking, and uhh, they wear MINX NAILS SOMETIMES. *faints*”

Big Bang previously made headlines on MTV for their style. This past September, G-Dragon and T.O.P received attention for their Minx Nails. The group’s songs “Blue” and “Bad Boy” also made the spotlight.

In related news, Big Bang will be holding their ‘Alive GALAXY World Tour‘ from the 8th to the 10th in Hong Kong, while 2NE1 continues on their 7-country, 11-city ‘New Evolution‘ tour.

ZE:A’s Kwanghee and SECRET’s Sunhwa cause talk with recent selca

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 03:09 AM PST

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee and SECRET‘s Sunhwa took an adorable and romantic selca together, causing many to wonder if the two idols have taken their ‘We Got Married‘ relationship offscreen as well.

Kwanghee tweeted on the 8th, “‘Beautiful Lady‘ is a good song, right? Sunhwa, guess who’s my beautiful lady? Let’s all make sure to watch the live broadcast of ‘WGM’.” The photos he attached show the couple throwing matching winks to the camera.

Netizens commented, “You two look so good together”, “I’m suspicious of them” “They look like an actual couple”, “I’m looking forward to the show”, and more.

What do you think? Are they really more than friends?


Hello Venus’ Yoonjo comments on her experience as part of the ‘Qualifications of Men’ family choir

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 02:30 AM PST

Hello VenusYoonjo commented on her experience as a part of the ‘Qualifications of Men‘ family choir.

Yoonjo posted photos with the cast and choir on the group’s official fan cafe and expressed her thanks. The idol spent the past three months preparing for the ‘family choir project’, and its now finally come to an end.

She wrote, “Unavoidably, I was unable to debut with my [Hello Venus] members, and ‘Qualifications of Men’, which you all first saw me on, has been a meaningful and precious time for me.”

Performances from December 8th’s ‘Show! Music Core in Vietnam’!

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 01:54 AM PST

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show! For today’s episode, MBC aired footage from their special ‘Show! Music Core in Vietnam‘, which was previously recorded back in November.

Today's show was guided by none other than Girls’ Generation's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun, who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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Performances from today's show include: TVXQ, KARA, F.T. Island, Son Dam Bi, HyunA, T-ara, B2ST‘s Yoseob, SISTAR, INFINITE, miss A, TEEN TOP, B1A4, CHAOS, B.A.P, Ailee, and FIESTAR!

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Son Dam Bi >

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INFINITE >

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miss A >

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TEEN TOP >

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CHAOS >

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Final Greeting >

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100% releases “Guy Like Me” practice video

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 01:13 AM PST

100% has released a practice video for "Guy Like Me"!

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

Check out 100%'s MV if you missed it and the practice video below!

‘Shutup Family’ makes official name change to ‘Family’

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 12:52 AM PST

KBS’Shutup Family‘ will now be known simply as ‘Family‘.

The agency behind the sitcom, Kairos Enterprise, announced on the 7th, “The sitcom ‘Shutup Family’ has changed its title to ‘Family’. Though the title is different, you’ll still continue to support the series, right? From now on, we’ll be using ‘Family’ and reading it [in a shortened form] as well.”

The series has been under fire for its original name since the first episode was broadcast this past August. Many viewers complained about a public program using inappropriate language in its title.

In September of this year, one viewer in particular filed for a hearing to ban the title, and the next month, the Broadcast Communication Review Committee recommended a name change citing it as an “impediment to public dignity.”

The producers commented, “We’ll be making a new [start] with this title change.”

SISTAR’s Bora puts lipstick on Soyu with her toes?

Posted: 08 Dec 2012 12:17 AM PST

It’s not an illusion. SISTAR‘s Bora literally put lipstick on Soyu using her toes.

The SISTAR members featured as guests on JTBC‘s ‘Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man's High Society‘, where they prepared for an “interview with a big company.” The two put on funny makeup, applying lipstick with their toes, and introduced themselves enthusiastically in English.

It was the second time Bora and Soyu had visited the show, so the pair were completely at ease, finding their way around and adapting well to the program.

This episode of ‘Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man’s High Society’ will air on the 8th at 7:35PM KST.

Roy Kim presents Psy with a gift backstage at the ’2012 MAMA’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 11:44 PM PST

Superstar K4‘ winner Roy Kim recently met up with Psy backstage at the ‘2012 MAMA‘.

Fans were eager to see the two stars finally meet face to face, not as a judge and contestant, but as one singer to another. This was Roy Kim’s first encounter with Psy since last August after Psy was unable to continue judging ‘Superstar K4′ due to his overseas activities.

Prior to Roy Kim’s performance at the awards ceremony, the singer visited Psy’s dressing room and presented him with a small gift to show his gratitude to the former ‘Superstar K4′ judge. Psy was seen thanking him for the gift, and his positive energy created a lighthearted atmosphere.

Check out the performances and winners from the ’2012 MAMA’ if you missed them.

Jung Hyung Don reveals Jo Hye Ryun’s tough love during his rookie years

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 11:13 PM PST

On the December 7th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Go Show‘, MC Jung Hyung Don opened up about being shown some tough love by comedian sunbae  Jo Hye Ryun.

Jo Hye Ryun featured as a guest and revealed that Jung Hyung Don’s attitude during his rookie years weren’t the best. When things didn’t go his way, Jung Hyung Don would often complain and grumble, which really pushed Jo Hye Ryun’s buttons one day. She revealed, “I called Jung Hyung Don over to the MBC studio boiler room. I asked why he did that.”

However, Jung Hyung Dong countered, “She didn’t say it so passively like that. Right after I went in and I’m not lying one bit, she put her hand on my neck like this”, and demonstrated how the scene unfolded on Kim Young Chul.

Jung Hyung Don shared, “I got hit two to three times. She asked me how I could act like that. She asked me if I realized just how many people are struggling because of me. Rather than thinking about how much it hurt or how scared I was, when she hit me, I suddenly came to wonder why I never thought about what she mentioned and came to my senses. I started working harder afterwards,” revealing the lesson he learned from Jo Hye Ryun.

Jo Hye Ryun explained the reason behind her scolding stating, “I saw the faces of the staff. Doing broadcast for 20 years, you learn to read faces. The staff stand there for hours. They don’t even make more money than we do. So you can’t only think about the suffering you’re going through. That’s my mindset.”

Yoon Hyung Bin’s agency denies plans of marriage between the comedian and Jung Kyung Mi

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 10:42 PM PST

Earlier today, it was reported that comedian couple Yoon Hyung Bin and Jung Kyung Mi would be getting married next year.

However, recently, representatives of Line Entertainment have denied the news.They stated, “We have not heard of any detailed wedding plans or schedules from Yoon Hyung Bin. Since the two have been dating for a while, we believe reports of marriage have been surfacing. We’ll reveal the good news when we hear it.”

The reports of the couple’s upcoming marriage plans had come about after various accounts from broadcast industry insiders who revealed that the couple will be officially announcing their marriage through the 12th’s broadcast of ‘Gag Concert’, the show they met on 7 years ago.

However, with Line Entertainment stating they have no knowledge of such plans, it remains to be seen whether it is in fact a misreport or if the agency is trying to keep the news quiet for the actual reveal later on the 12th.

Source + Photos: Mydaily via Nate

SISTAR’s Bora jogs like an ‘ahjumma’?

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 10:05 PM PST

Lee Soo Geun called SISTAR‘s Bora an ahjumma (a term reserved for older and married women).

Bora and Soyu were guests on ‘Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man’s High Society‘, and were said to have been high-spirited for the entire filming period.

However, because of the slippery ground due to the rain, the MCs advised the girls to be careful. Taking the advice, Bora tried to jog as carefully as possible even with the timed mission.

Her attempts to jog carefully while trying to be fast apparently ended up looking quite comical as Lee Soo Geun couldn’t help but laugh, dubbing her jogging ‘ahjumma jogging‘. He teased, “You’re a female idol, so how can  you do this like an ahjumma!” and imitated her ‘ahjumma jogging‘, causing the entire set to laugh.

The episode with SISTAR’s Bora and Soyu will air on the 8th!