Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"‘Strong Heart’ reveals the handwritten letter from Leeteuk" plus 19 more

"‘Strong Heart’ reveals the handwritten letter from Leeteuk" plus 19 more

‘Strong Heart’ reveals the handwritten letter from Leeteuk

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 08:41 AM PST

Strong Heartrevealed the letter Leeteuk wrote to the show.

Eunhyuk brought out a cardboard figure of Leeteuk, and Boom read the letter out loud.

The letter read,

To the ‘Strong Heart’ family and viewers.

This is Recruit 85, Park Jung Soo, who has left the title of ‘Hallyu Star’ for a bit to become the son of Korea. I have adjusted well here, and I’m living healthily. I’ve moved on from being Super Junior‘s leader to a leader in the army.. I’ve become the squadron leader that is in charge of 240 recruits.

We have to sleep at 10 PM here, but every time I lie down, I think of Shin Dong Yup hyung’s 19+ comments, so I can’t sleep. I imagine it here, and I’m really going to go crazy. Until the day I return from the army, everyone be healthy and happy. But is July 29th, 2014 coming at all…? I’ll work hard in the army and come back. Devotion!

He also added a message to the permanent panelists on the show, writing,

Eunhyuk, you were happy when I left, right? You don’t have that much time left (before going to the army) as well. Dong Wook hyung, I’m going to congratulate you early on your Variety New Face award. Boom hyung, don’t come alone when you come see me. I’m being serious. Also, I learned something new when I came to the army. Some of the other soliders told me that Jung Joo Ri and Park Kyung Lim noonas were beautiful. It was quite a shock.

Seems like Leeteuk is doing fine at the army!

f(x)’s fans donate a well in Cambodia

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 08:10 AM PST

After TEEN TOP fans donated a bathroom, f(x)‘s fans have stepped up to donate a well in Cambodia in the girls’ name.

On December 11th, Amber retweeted photos of the well in Cambodia, writing,

The well was built by f(x) fans for families who are suffering without clean, running water in Cambodia. The plaque at the well reads, ‘Asia pop dance group f(x)‘ and also lists the f(x) member names in order by age.

Amber expressed her excitement and pride for the well, enthusiastically tweeting, “Our fans went all out! They’re so thoughtful!!“.

Source: Amber’s Twitter

B2ST’s Yoseob, Seo In Young, and Yoon Sang to coach young contestants on ‘Voice Korea’

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

Singers Yoon Sang, Seo In Young, and B2ST‘s Yoseob have been confirmed as coaches for Mnet‘s ‘Voice Korea‘.

The upcoming season of the reality competition program will focus on a younger age group. It seems that the coaches are expected to show a softer side of themselves as the contestants will all be children between the ages of 6-14 years. Many viewers are looking forward to how Yoon Sang and Seo In Young will adjust.

CP Oh Kwang Suk from Mnet stated, “I’ve met a lot of talented young people while working on ‘Superstar K‘ and ‘Voice Korea’. I thought it’d be a good idea to have a separate program for them, so I decided to produce this program.”

This special version of ‘Voice Korea’ will maintain the format of the original. Those accepted during preliminary rounds will be assigned a team and coach after blind auditions.

The first episode of the upcoming season will air on January 4, 2013 KST.

miss A’s Suzy transforms into an adorable cat

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 07:11 AM PST

miss A‘s Suzy transformed into an adorable cat in an effort to cheer up her fans in the middle of wintertime.

She tweeted on the 11th, “[Sharing] a photo that’s like a warm [cup of] Solomon’s Seal tea,” along with the photo above.

In the photo, Suzy can be seen on what looks like a photo shoot set. Her braided hair and unique outfit were noticed by fans, but what especially stood out was her smiling face and CG cat whiskers.

Fans commented, “Kitty Suzy is too cute”, “It’s cold, so please wear something warm when you go out and about”, “How nice would it be if Suzy made me a warm cup of Solomon’s Seal tea”, and more.

SHINee release Japanese single “The World Where You Exist”

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 06:49 AM PST

SHINee have released their Japanese single “The World Where You Exist“.

The song is the B-side track of their single album ‘1000 Years Always by Your Side…‘, which is also the name of their title song. “The World Where You Exist” is a ballad song fit for the wintertime that features the use of piano and percussion.

Check out the PV for “1000 Years Always by Your Side…” if you missed it, and listen to the B-side track below!

Seo Taiji to hold special event ‘Last Celebration’ for his 20th anniversary since debut

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 06:27 AM PST

Legendary singer Seo Taiji will be holding a special event titled ‘Last Celebration‘ to commemorate his 20th anniversary since his debut.

Seo Taiji Company recently unveiled a promotional poster for the upcoming year-end celebration to be held on the 27th. The agency announced, “Seo Taiji’s 20th anniversary will be celebrated with you all, and we prepared a party to create memories among us. The 20 years spent with Seo Taiji, was it fun? We will hold a fun celebration that will revive energy for the next 20 years and beyond.”

Seo Taiji’s ‘Last Celebration’ event will be held on the 27th from 6 to 11 PM KST.

Park Myung Soo and IU were clueless about the cancellation of ‘Quiz Show Q’?

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 06:05 AM PST

It’s been reported that co-hosts Park Myung Soo and IU both had no idea about the cancellation of MBC‘s ‘Quiz Show Q‘ beforehand.

Park Myung Soo’s agency revealed on the 11th, “[Park Myung Soo] knew nothing about the show being canceled, and he heard nothing from MBC. He only found out after seeing the news.” IU’s agency also commented, “There was no back and forth about a cancellation.”

‘Quiz Show Q’, hosted by Park Myung Soo, IU, and Son Bum Soo, will air its last episode in February of 2013. The cancellation of the historical drama ‘Huh Joon‘ also looks to be inevitable.

The hosts and staff of ‘What is Mom as well as the talk show ‘Come to Play were also not warned about the cancellation of their respective shows.

Source: TV Report via Nate

Comedian Kim Shin Young parodies ‘Wolf Boy’ film by turning into ‘Dog Girl’

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 05:38 AM PST

Comedian Kim Shin Young fans laughing once again with her parody of the hit film ‘Wolf Boy‘.

Sidus HQ shared on their official me2day on the 10th, “Kim Shin Young transformed not into a ‘Wolf Boy’ but a ‘Dog Girl’. Her pose and facial expression is identical to Park Bo Young‘s! What kind of story could it possibly be? You can check out ‘Dog Girl’ featuring Kim Shin Young and Ahn Young Mi on ‘Infinity Girls 3‘^^,” along with a parody of the ‘Wolf Boy’ movie poster.

Netizens commented, “Parody queen Kim Shin Young”, “It looks like fun”, and more.

MBC to air comeback special show for Girls’ Generation

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 05:15 AM PST

MBC has announced that it will air a comeback special show for Girls’ Generation.

On the 11th, a representative from the television network revealed that staff were currently preparing for the special program to air this coming January. He stated, “MBC is preparing a comeback special program for Girls’ Generation. Though the details of the broadcast as well as the air date have yet to be confirmed, it is scheduled to air sometime in the middle of January.”

MBC is reported to have set up a special team for the comeback program last month. The special is also confirmed to be independent from ‘Show! Music Core‘. Though most artists receive around 10 minutes for their comeback on music programs, it’s particularly rare for a group to have an independent comeback broadcast like Girls’ Generation.

The members of Girls’ Generation have been focusing on individual and unit activities, such as TaeTiSeo, as well as promoting in Japan. They’re currently readying their 4th Korean album, which is scheduled to be released in January of 2013.

KARA’s Gyuri snaps a photo with actor Ryu Seung Ryong

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 04:50 AM PST

KARA‘s Gyuri snapped a photo with actor Ryu Seung Ryong.

On December 10th, Gyuri shared the photo above and tweeted, “Kya!! I got to see Ryu Seung Ryong sunbaenim while we shot a CF ㅜㅜ I was originally a fan, but he was even cooler in real life… (*´︶`*)❀ It’s only polite to upload the photo after getting sunbaenim’s permission. hehehe.

In the photo, Ryu Seung Ryong is leaning close to Gyuri, smiling contently with his eyes closed and his arm around her shoulder. Gyuri can be seen leaning slightly into him as well, smiling shyly with a cute peace sign.

When fans saw the photo, they laughed and commented, “Gyuri is beautiful“, “His facial expression is so funny!“, “Gyuri looks really happy“, and more.

Song Joong Ki and miss A’s Suzy chosen as #1 ‘celebrities to spend Christmas with’

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 04:27 AM PST

Song Joong Ki and miss A‘s Suzy were recently ranked as the #1 “celebrities to spend Christmas with” this holiday season!

Grand Cosmetic Surgery recently conducted an online poll, completed by 500 participants, that asked which “celebrities you want to spend Christmas with.”

In the male category, actor Song Joong Ki came in at first place with 185 votes, showing his growing popularity following his roles in the KBS 2TV hit drama ‘Nice Guy‘ and film ‘Wolf Boy‘. Singer Lee Seung Gi trailed behind in 2nd (110 votes), Hyun Bin in 3rd (90 votes), Psy in 4th (60 votes), and ‘Superstar K4′ winner Roy Kim in 5th (55 votes).

Meanwhile in the female category, miss A’s Suzy came in first place with 17o votes. Singer IU followed at 2nd (115 votes), Moon Chae Won in 3rd (85 votes), Kang Ye Bin in 4th (80 votes), and Park Bo Young in 5th (50 votes).

Grand Cosmetic Surgery CEO Seo Il Bum stated, “Song Joong Ki has no double eyelids on his big eyes, a sharp nose, a refreshing mouth shape when he smiles, an angular facial structure, perfect visuals, and milky skin that shows a softer, modern image.” He also complimented Suzy, “Suzy has a V-line face, and the proportions of her eyes, nose, and lips are good. Especially when she laughs, her aegyo cheeks make her eye smile more attractive.”

Do you agree with the results? Who would you want to spend Christmas with?

Sunggyu’s new “60 Seconds” band version MV causes homepage crash

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 04:05 AM PST

INFINITE‘s Sunggyu recently revealed a new ‘band version’ music video for his solo debut single ‘60 Seconds‘ on December 10th.

However, fans were met with an unexpected issue when INFINITE’s official website crashed for an hour due to a server overload, leaving them unable to access the video. The band version of the video was released to return the love and support Sunggyu had received from his fans.

The bright background on the set of the music video and the many clocks complement Sunggyu’s chic black suit and overall concept. “60 Seconds” is a song that goes well with the winter season.

Woollim Entertainment commented, “While the band version was revealed to give back the love and support to fans, we had no idea the site and server would crash. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

While Sunggyu has wrapped up his solo promotions, he had a successful run with high rankings on various music charts. His successful solo debut shows his maturity and capabilities as an artist.

Check out the new ’60 Seconds’ music video below!

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Lee Hyori chosen as the female celebrity with the most wanted abs

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 03:42 AM PST

Lee Hyori was chosen as the female celebrity with the most wanted abs.

Research Panel Korea‘, an online research site, ran a survey titled “Which female celebrity’s abs are you the most jealous of?” for its 26,239 members. Lee Hyori ranked 1st with 24% of the votes (6,433 votes).

Following her was f(x)‘s Krystal with 17% (4,393 votes), then Kahi with 16% (4,199 votes). 4minute‘s HyunA ranked at 4th with 11% (2,995 votes), BoA at 5th with 5% (1,365 votes), Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA at 6th with 5% (1,204 votes), G.NA at 7th with 4% (1,023 votes), and Hwang Jung Eum at 8th with 2% (430 votes).

Ha Ji Won, Park Han Byul, and Hwang Jung Eum also received many votes.

Do you agree with the ranking? Which female celebrity’s abs do you want the most?

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

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 03:22 AM PST

LUNAFLY have revealed a practice video for "One More Step".

The trio recently returned with their second digital single, 'Clear Day, Cloudy Day'. They’ve also released the English MV for "Day by Day".

Check out Sam, Teo, and Yun‘s practice video for the original version of “One More Step” if you missed it and the new practice session below!

‘Strong Heart’ to reveal letter from Super Junior’s Leeteuk

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 02:57 AM PST

Super Junior‘s Leeteuk has sent the SBSStrong Heart‘ family a letter from the army. The letter will be revealed on the December 11th broadcast of the show.

Leeteuk addressed the touching letter to “the ‘Strong Heart’ family and viewers,” and it’s said to describe his experiences so far as a soldier, living in the training camp, as well as his greetings and well wishes for the rest of the ‘Strong Heart’ family. He left for the beginning of his mandatory service on October 30th, and he’s also made headlines for receiving perfect marks in shooting.

In related news, the newest ‘Strong Heart’ episode will feature Park Chan Min and his daughter Park Min Ha, Jo Hye Ryun, Kim So Hyun, top model Hye Park, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, MYNAME‘s Insoo, Rainbow‘s Jisook, and director Yang Ik Joon, who directed the hit KBS drama ‘Nice Guy‘.

This episode will air on the 11th at 11:15PM KST.

Yoo Jae Suk spends holidays hosting weddings of ‘Running Man’ and ‘Infinity Challenge’ staff

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 02:34 AM PST

Yoo Jae Suk spent his holidays hosting weddings.

Photos of Yoo Jae Suk working during his time off were uploaded online. Though Yoo Jae Suk had a break on the 9th, he attended Ryu Kwon Ryul and Oh Joong Suk‘s weddings as an MC. Ryu Kwon Ryul is Yoo Jae Suk’s main VJ on ‘Running Man‘, and Oh Joong Suk had taken photos for the ‘Infinity Challenge‘ calendar.

Both weddings took place on the same day, but Yoo Jae Suk happily attended both events for his friends. When netizens heard of the news, they commented, “He only does nice things“, “He’s not resting even during holidays“, “This is why he’s Yoo-god“, and more.

G.NA and Phantom’s Sanchez take ‘couple photos’

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 02:12 AM PST

G.NA and Phantom‘s Sanchez took “couple photos” on the music video set for Producer Kim Do Hoon‘s upcoming project album, ‘Dokkun Project‘.

G.NA shared on her Twitter on the 10th, “Here we are filming. Keke. We ask for your love and support. Ke,” along with the photo above (top). She later added, “This week… a [cool and different] atmosphere… See you? Keke. With Sanchez oppa!”

The photo shows G.NA and Sanchez looking like a real couple sitting side by side in their sweaters, leaving fans smiling at their lovely friendship.

Netizens commented, “You two look good together”, “It looks like a pictorial”, “G.NA has become even prettier”, and more.

Producer Kim Do Hoon’s ‘Dokkun Project Pt. 2′ single feat. G.NA and Phantom’s Sanchez will be released on the 13th!

Kim Jong Min is a ‘Prestigious University Killer’?

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 01:50 AM PST

Koyote‘s Kim Jong Min has become known as the ‘prestigious university killer’ on 1 Night 2 Days‘.

On the most recent episodes of the series, Kim Jong Min had defeated the show’s PD, who graduated from Yonsei University, and then Sung Si Kyung, who graduated from Korea University. Korea’s top three colleges are Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University, so Kim Jong Min found it fitting to announce, “I have defeated both Yonsei University and Korea University.

He then had a common sense battle with Yoo Hee Yeol, who graduated from Seoul National University. Kim Jong Min went on to defeat him in the question challenge, causing Yoo Hee Yeol to cry out in frustration.

Kim Jong Min’s defeat of the S-K-Y universities caused the members to give him the nickname “Prestigious University Killer“.

Orange Caramel to release new digital single featuring NU’EST

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 01:28 AM PST

Pledis Entertainment has announced that Orange Caramel will be releasing a new digital single featuring NU’EST.

The agency posted to its official Twitter:

The above zoo-themed concept image was also shared, but no further details have been announced at this time.

Do you have any guesses about what kind of collaboration will be released on December 13th?

Tip: pledislovers

Crayon Pop sells out tickets to Japanese mini-concert in an hour

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 01:06 AM PST

Rookie girl group Crayon Pop have sold out their Japanese mini-concert in just under an hour!

The girls made their debut in Japan prior to promoting in Korea. They’ve been featured as endorsement models for various cosmetic, such as Coco Blue, and beverage brands. To keep their popularity going, the members of Crayon Pop have decided to open a ‘Crayon Pop 2013 New Year Mini Concert‘ in Shibuya in January.

The concert will be a part of their upcoming Japanese promotions, and it’s off to a good start as tickets for the concert sold out just an hour after going on sale. Fans who weren’t able to purchase the tickets made enough requests to make concert directors consider adding another date.

Chrome Entertainment stated, “We’re all surprised and grateful due to the unexpected support Crayon Pop have been receiving in Japan for their mini-concert. We’re planning on adding another concert date filled with fun stages and honest talk times, so that people can fully grasp Crayon Pop’s various charms.”