Friday, December 7, 2012

"Super Junior and GLAM awarded at the ‘International 3D Festival’" plus 19 more

"Super Junior and GLAM awarded at the ‘International 3D Festival’" plus 19 more


Super Junior and GLAM awarded at the ‘International 3D Festival’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 09:41 AM PST

Super Junior and GLAM were awarded at the ‘International 3D Festival‘ in Busan.

The festival is hosted by the Korea Communications Commission and famous producers from the United States, England, Australia, and China all attended the festival. GLAM was awarded the Special Award for filming their stage of “Party (XXO)” in 3D, taking a large part in spreading 3D content and awareness to the public.

Super Junior was awarded the ‘Work of Art Award‘ for the 3D movie of their ‘Super Show 4‘. Unfortunately, they weren’t in attendance to receive the award. Super Junior and GLAM were the only singers to receive an award at the festival.

On receiving their award, GLAM expressed, “There was a lot of effort in making the 3D video. It was hard back then, but we’re happy to receive this award.

Noh Hong Chul graces the streets of New York with his ‘Elevator Dance’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 09:07 AM PST

Noh Hong Chul graced the streets of New York in a bizarre costume.

The comedian is visiting New York to hand-deliver the ‘Infinity Challenge‘ calendars to international fans.

On the evening of December 6th, he showed up near Union Square, wearing a costume that looked like a cross between a cow and a devil and doing his trademark dance as the ‘Elevator Guy’.

Many fans gathered around to cheer him on, and Noh Hong Chul responded energetically to their support. He had also met Psy in the city, who flew in from Philadelphia in a helicopter to see his friend.

Lee Seung Gi beats out Psy’s “Gangnam Style” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 08:41 AM PST

Lee Seung Gi‘s “Looking Back“ has beat out Psy‘s “Gangnam Style“.

Lee Seung Gi snagged the #1 place on the December 7th episode of ‘Music Bank‘, taking the spotlight away from the popular hit song. Even though KARA was first to break the streak and then Ailee followed two weeks ago, both artists were present on the show, meaning they would have ranked higher for the ‘Viewer Preference Score‘ for the episode.

This week, however, neither Lee Seung Gi nor Psy were present for the show, but Lee Seung Gi still managed to beat out Psy anyway. When viewers saw the win, they commented, “When the songs of artists who aren’t there are the top two, you know the songs are great…“, “I want to see Lee Seung Gi on ‘Music Bank’!“, and “Congratulations to both of them“.

Do you think he can win next week as well?

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica transforms into a stewardess

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 08:31 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica updated fans with a selca while dressed in her stewardess stage outfit.

The photo was uploaded onto the online fan letter site, UFOtown and the photo was used on Jessica’s profile. In the photo, the singer is seen smiling at the camera while wearing her stewardess stage outfit and a matching pink scarf.

Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented, “Jessica got prettier”, “Pink suits her”, and “Even her smile is similar to a stewardess.”

In other news, Girls’ Generation recently released their second Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation II: Girls & Peace’ on November 28th.

HyunA releases Round 2 CF for ‘Like the First Time’ soju

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 08:01 AM PST

HyunA has released the ‘Round 2′ CF for ‘Like the First Time‘ soju.

Her ‘Round 1′ CF has reached over 520,000 views, and Round 2 that was revealed yesterday has already garnered nearly 50,000 views. She has more views on her ‘Round 1′ CF than both Hara and Hyorin‘s ‘Round 1′ combined, proving her place as the sexy queen.

Check out ‘Round 2′ below! ‘Like the First Time’ has promised to release ‘Round 3′ if she reaches a combined view of 1,000,000 on both ‘Round 1′ and ‘Round 2′.

Juniel asks her fans to sweep up snow for her ‘Bad Guy Project’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

Solo singer Juniel has been cleaning up the streets for her ‘Bad Guy Project‘!

The adorable solo singer tweeted on the 7th, “Juniel’s ‘Bad Guy Project’ part two! Clean up the snow in front of your house! If you don’t sweep it up, people will slip and fall. T.T Hehe. If you don’t sweep it, [you're a] bad guy! There’s also a fine. Hehe. Please clean it. ^^ <3,” reminding her fans to keep the streets safe for pedestrians.

Juniel previously asked netizens to pick up litter. She posted last month, “Juniel’s ‘Bad Guy Project’! There’s so much trash on the streets. T.T If you don’t pick up the litter you see, you’re a bad guy! ㅡ^ㅡ.”

In related news, Juniel is promoting her latest track “Bad Guy“.

Han Hye Jin donates a water well to starving families in Tanzania

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 07:10 AM PST

Actress Han Hye Jin recently donated a water well to impoverished families in Tanzania, Africa.

The actress witnessed firsthand how the starving residents of the poverty stricken area had to travel for over five hours to obtain clean water during her stay doing volunteer work. Han Hye Jin was so touched by this that she gifted the families in the area with a well to access clean water. She also planted 500 tree seeds with the local children.

Despite Tanzania’s economic growth in recent years, 90% of its citizens live in poverty and 30% of children don’t live past the age of 5. The country is also experiencing widespread drought and famine.

Han Hye Jin commented, “There is no worse reality than knowing that people are starving and thirsty… This is a country that is thirsty for everything,” expressing how she felt during her experience as a volunteer.

Tune in for the touching unveiling of the water well on KBS‘ ‘Road For Hope‘ on the 8th.

SISTAR’s Hyorin and pianist Yiruma release making of their Beyonce’s “Halo” cover

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 06:50 AM PST

SISTAR's Hyorin and renowned pianist Yiruma recently teamed up for a special collaboration performance, covering Beyonce's "Halo".

As mentioned previously, Hyorin, who is well-known as "Korea's Beyonce," showcased her vocals as she sang her heart out. Yiruma also delivered a beautiful piano composition, and the result was nothing short of spectacular.

Check out the performance if you missed it, and the making-of below!

Tip: star1

The final guests for ‘Go Show’ revealed

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 06:28 AM PST

Jun Hyun Moo, Park Eun Ji, and Hyun Young are confirmed to be the final guests of SBS’ talk show ‘Go Show‘, which will bow out in December.

According to staff members, Jun Hyun Moo and Park Eun Ji will record an episode of ‘Go Show’ privately on December 11th. On this day, Hyun Young will also appear, marking her first broadcast appearance since giving birth to her daughter. This episode will air at the end of the month.

‘Go Show’ began production earlier this year in April featuring top actress Go Hyun Jung as a host. Her fresh, unique and honest style differentiated this show from others on television.

The production company for ‘Go Show’ and Go Hyun Jung’s agency IOK Company‘s contract with SBS has completed, and Go Hyun Jung will be going back to full time acting next year.

In related news, CNBLUE recorded an episode of the show on the 4th.

IU discusses her ideal type on ‘Quiz Show Q’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 06:05 AM PST

IU discussed her ideal type on MBC‘s ‘Quiz Show Q‘.

On the December 7th episode, Choi Sung Joo and Lee Hyun Soo from the departments of Biochemistry and Engineering at KAIST university featured as contestants. Co-host Park Myung Soo suddenly asked IU, “Which of the two finalists would you like as a boyfriend?”

IU responded, “Choi Sung Joo is the type who has sense and makes people delighted, while Lee Hyun Soo is quiet and gentle in appearance.” She continued, “For a boyfriend, I like the silent type better. However, since Choi Sung Joo is a fun person, I wouldn’t mind having him as a friend.”

She then joked, “So am I dating him now?” to which Park Myung Soo added, “Decide after seeing if he gets to the 7th round.”

TVXQ’s Yunho shares backstage photos from ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III’ in Singapore and Bangkok

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 05:43 AM PST

TVXQ‘s Yunho recently shared photos of the SM Entertainment family taken backstage during the ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III‘ held in Singapore and Bangkok.

The photos show Yunho taking friendly snapshots with labelmates EXO, SHINee, Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, f(x), and fellow TVXQ member Changmin as well as celebrating Kangta‘s birthday.

Check out the backstage photos below!

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Tip: Ariaidlas

Yoo Jae Suk confesses he made prank calls as a teen

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 05:21 AM PST

Yoo Jae Suk confessed to making many prank calls in the past.

On December 6th’s ‘Happy Together 3‘, he confessed, “When I was in my teens and I didn’t know anything, I’d prank call houses and tell them it was a radio program. I still remember, but once, someone answered everything with so much effort that I couldn’t tell them it was a prank call. So I told them I’d send them a present and even wrote down their address, but I couldn’t send them the actual washing machine.

The guests featured on this episode include actors Kim Ah Joong, Ji Sung, Shin So Yul, and Kang Kyung Jun from the film ‘My PS Partner‘.

Mnet to unveil ‘Onstage Hero Tiger JK.ing’ documentary for 20th anniversary since Tiger JK’s debut

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 04:59 AM PST

To commemorate Tiger JK‘s 20th anniversary since his debut, Mnet will feature a special two-part documentary titled ‘Onstage Hero Tiger JK.ing‘ on the 10th.

Since Tiger JK’s first performance at a American hip hop festival in late August of 1992, the rapper rose to fame as Korea’s “Hip Hop Hero”. The documentary will be a treat to fans as it will feature footage of his road to success and showcase Tiger JK’s acting and martial arts skills.

Mnet revealed that the documentary will answer fans’ curiosity about the rapper by showcasing Tiger JK’s real side as well as never-before-revealed stories and a look into the memories of the ’90s hip hop scene.

Jungle Entertainment stated, “Because it is [reality] and was filmed using various directing techniques, it will feature a high quality that is not fathomable in typical documentaries. This documentary in honor of his 20th anniversary will look forward to part two of Tiger JK’s music career.”

The special two-part documentary ‘Onstage Hero Tiger JK.ing’ will premiere on Mnet on the 10th.

SISTAR’s Bora and Dasom pull off glamorous looks for ‘High Cut’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 04:36 AM PST

SISTAR‘s Bora and Dasom recently showed off glamorous looks for ‘High Cut‘ magazine.

Bora and Dasom are wearing tweed jackets and colorful purses that are perfect for the winter season as well as glamorous one-piece dresses for a party outing. They also posed with new accessories from Coach and transformed into “New York Party Girls” for the pictorial’s concept.

Check out the pictorial below!

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Tip: David

Kim Tae Woo collected 100 pairs of glasses since debut?

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 04:13 AM PST

Singer Kim Tae Woo revealed his love of glasses.

Kim Tae Woo and Bobby Kim featured as guests on December 6th’s YTN‘s ‘News 12 – Issue and People‘ to promote their joint Christmas concert. The anchor asked, “Both of you seem to love hats and glasses. Kim Tae Woo in particular seems to always have sunglasses on. Just how many do you have?

Bobby Kim answered, “I have about 25 pairs of glasses and quite a bunch of hats.” Kim Tae Woo replied, “To be honest, I really like collecting things, so I have all the glasses and sunglasses I used since I debuted with g.o.d. I think have about 100 total.

‘Smart’ school uniforms reveals teaser CF featuring B1A4

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 03:50 AM PST

Smart school uniforms has released its teaser CF featuring the brand’s endorsement models B1A4.

The ad asks “December 22nd, do you want to do the ‘style up dance’ with B1A4?”; the question is also a play on words that refers to matching looks with the idol group. With the teaser CF released, many fans are looking forward to what might be coming later on this month.

In the teaser, B1A4 can be seen doing a comical dance in front of a cityscape with the date “December 22nd” prominently on display. Viewers commented, “They’re so bright and cheery”, “What is this? You’ll regret not watching this video”, “The dance is so adorable”, and more.

In related news, B1A4 will open their first solo concert, ‘Baba B1A4‘, on December 8th to the 9th at Seoul’s Olympic Park.

Check out the teaser CF below!

Child actress Park Min Ha snaps a photo with TVXQ’s Yunho at ‘Queen of Ambition’ script reading

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 03:27 AM PST

Child actress Park Min Ha snapped a photo with TVXQ‘s Yunho.

On the 6th, Park Min Ha tweeted, “Ah~~ With Yunho oppa after the script reading♥ Thank you for greeting me first~ See you again soon~,” and attached a photo they took together.

Park Min Ha will be playing the child version of Soo Ae for the first episode of SBS‘ ’Queen of Ambition‘, and starting from episode 5, she’ll be playing Soo Ae’s daughter.

Fans commented, “Yunho’s face size and Min Ha’s face size are similar“, “Min Ha is so cute!“, “Yunho is so good looking“, and more.

Jung Woo Sung reveals his trip to Paris with Lee Ji Ah was his first overseas with a woman

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 03:04 AM PST

Jung Woo Sung confessed that his trip to Paris with actress Lee Ji Ah was his first trip overseas with a woman.

On the December 6th episode of ‘Knee Drop Guru‘, the actor discussed his trip to Paris with his then-girlfriend Lee Ji Ah. He revealed, “It was my first time going to Paris. It was also my first trip overseas with a woman. To be honest, I had no time for personal travels because I’m in this business.

He continued, “We went all the way to Paris, so there was no way we could only visit the places no one could see us. We were both okay with people saying that we were dating. It was just that it became a bigger issue than we thought it would.

Lee Seung Gi wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from December 7th!

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 02:42 AM PST

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages, Shin Hyesung, SECRET, Ailee, Nell, Brave Guys, THE SEEYA, 100% and Hi.ni all held their comeback stages!

As for the winners, Lee Seung Gi faced off against Psy for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was Lee Seung Gi who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Looking Back”!

Congratulations to Lee Seung Gi!

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Others who performed tonight included EXCITE, 2BiC, D-UNIT, Gavy NJ, BIG STAR, C-CLOWN, Boyfriend, SPICA, Dal Shabet, Girl’s Day, Juniel, B1A4, Son Dam Bi, Kim Jong Kook, Yoseob, and TVXQ!

Check out the performances below:

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Shinhwa’s Hyesung returns with “It’d Be Nice If It Were You” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 07 Dec 2012 02:33 AM PST

Shinhwa's Hyesung has returned as a solo artist with his new special, winter album, 'Winter Poetry'!

The singer has decided to continue live promotions with title track “It’d Be Nice If It Were You”.

A representative of his agency previously stated, "Thank you to everyone for sending their love and interest in his new album, 'Winter Poetry'. You can all look forward to seeing more depth to his music and emotions through his upcoming music video."

Check out his heart warming stage below!