Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"Childless Good Fortune gets extension thanks to climbing ratings" plus 24 more

"Childless Good Fortune gets extension thanks to climbing ratings" plus 24 more


Childless Good Fortune gets extension thanks to climbing ratings

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:55 AM PST


Well, when you're a cable drama and you're breaking 8% ratings (I know, wow), it comes as no surprise that the station extends your run.
 
Scriptwriter Kim Soo-hyun is continuing her hot streak with Childless Good Fortune, the weekend family drama on JTBC that's currently two-thirds of the way through its run (its last broadcast was Episode 19). Originally planned for 30 episodes, now the show will be getting 8 to 10 more; the number hasn't been decided yet but the extension itself is confirmed. Writer Kim, the production company, and the scheduling team at JTBC are reportedly currently ironing out those details.

A manager from JTBC's scheduling team stated that the extension won't greatly change the direction of the story, but will mainly draw out the small moments and funny episodes. "There will be no forced extension or last-minute scripts," she added.
 
The drama has had a remarkable ratings record, with each episode climbing ever higher. The recent December 30 broadcast netted an unheard-of 8.1% for the episode overall, and on the live ratings meter its highest point hit 10.5%. That's pretty amazing, considering that half that would still be considered amazing. And half that (that is to say, 2%) would still be a solid number—not quite the hit sensation that we would've thought it a year ago, but safe and strong.

 
The 8.1% rating is also a new record for cable dramas, and we're only halfway through! How high can cable go? Only JTBC knows, it seems.
 

 
Via: Osen and Newsen
Cr: Dramabeans

Boyfriend releases "I Yah" MV teaser

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:47 AM PST

Boyfriend releases the MV teaser of their comeback song titled "I Yah",check out the boy new image below.

The full MV will be released on 10th January, are you excited?

Kahi, Dambi & Han Chae are the New “Charlies Angels”

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST


After School's former leader Kahi, her labelmate Son Dambi and South Korea's Barbie Doll Han Chae have been crowned "Charlies Angels" by netizens.

Kahi recently uploaded the group picture on her twitter account with the caption "We all look beautiful! It's too bad that I couldn't take a photo with all the other members… hehe.". All three women showed off an affectionate look coupled with their dazzling smiles as they gazed toward the camera. The ladies snapped the group picture at the Christmas day wedding of Pledis CEO, Han Sung Soo.

After seeing the photo netizens left comments like "more …", "All three of them have self-luminous beauty" and "Kahi, Han Chae and Son Dam Bi are Charlie's Angels!" among other reactions.


Article: NewsCJ
Trans: AfterSchoolDaze

SHINHWA's Andy battles his fear of snakes from the start of the Year of the Snake

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST


Andy's phobia of snakes has struck from the onset of the Year of the Snake.


On the 6th Jan episode of jTBC's 'Shinhwa Broadcast', snake trainer Lee Dong Hee, along with 50 snakes, was invited to the show in a special 'Taming your pet snake' New Year special.

Andy, who already has a phobia of reptiles to begin with, upon hearing that snakes would be present for the recording, became nervous and immediately geared himself up with a mask and gloves. As rare snakes and large snakes began to make their appearance, unlike the other members who were intrigued, Andy was petrified and hid behind. Shin Hyesung quipped, "It feels like only 5 of us are recording today."


Even as the other members tried to get Andy to just touch the snake with his gloved fingertips, he broke out in cold sweat as he battled his fear of snakes.


Credits: Newsis + Absolut Shinhwa

Girls’ Generation, KARA, Big Bang and more win at the Japan Gold Disc Awards 2013

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST


The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has announced the winners of The Japan Gold Disc Award 2013 and seven K-pop artists made it to the list.

Established in 1987, the Japan Gold Disc Award is one of the major annual music awards in Japan, held by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). It recognizes the bestselling artists in the country based on music sales and downloads, and the awards for the 27th edition utilized data from November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2012.

Below are the Korean winners of Japan Gold Disc Awards 2013:


<BEST ASIAN ARTIST>

KARA


<NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Asia)>

B1A4


<BEST 3 NEW ARTISTS (Asia)>

IU

B1A4

Boyfriend


<ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Asia)>

"Super Girl" – KARA


<BEST 3 ALBUMS (Asia)>

"Super Girl" – KARA

"Just Crazy" – Jang Geun Suk

"ALIVE" – Big Bang


<SONG OF THE YEAR BY DOWNLOAD (Asia)>

"Paparazzi" – Girls' Generation


<BEST MUSIC VIDEOS (Asia)>

 "JAPAN FIRST TOUR GIRLS' GENERATION" – Girls' Generation (Asia)

2PM’s Chansung shows sexy abs on ‘My Girlfriend is an Agent’

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST


MBC TV's upcoming series 'My Girlfriend is an Agent' has revealed teaser still cuts of a sweaty looking 2PM's Chansung with his sexy abs, leaving a deep impression on fans.

The photos show Chansung cooling off as he lifts up his shirt, showing off firm abs and gunshot scars. In the series, Chansung plays the role of Gong Do Ha, an intelligent, cold-hearted agent who is secretly in love with Seo Won (played by Choi Kang Hee).

A representative revealed, "It is normal for people to get tired after long hours of working out, but Chansung was able to keep his energy levels from the beginning till the end while filming, and everyone was stunned by his enthusiasm. Please look forward to his charismatic, mature look to be seen in the series."

'My Girlfriend Is an Agent' will premiere on January 23rd.

Wonder Girls’ Sunye spotted on wedding pictorial

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST


Wonder Girls' Sunye and soon-to-be husband James were recently spotted having their wedding pictorial.

With the help of renowned photographer Oh Joong Suk, the pictorial took place at a wedding studio in Yeoksamdong, Seoul on January 7, at the same dreamy set from MBC's 'The Thousandth Man'. Despite the private shoot, a number of photos still circulated online, making it one of the most talked about topics.

JYP Entertainment also confirmed the participation of fellow Wonder Girls members as well as former member Sunmi. The agency revealed, "During the wedding photo shoot, Wonder Girls' Yenny, Yubin, Sohee and Lim came to congratulate her. Former member Sunmi also arrived at the shoot and enjoyed her time with the group."

Meanwhile, Sunye will tie the knot with her missionary fiancé James at the Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul, on January 26.

Girls’ Generation, Jang Dong Gun, Song Hye Kyo and more sue cosmetic clinic

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 05:05 AM PST


Half a dozen stars such as actor Jang Dong Gun are suing a cosmetic clinic for W120 million in damages for using their pictures without permission (US$1=W1,064).

According to the Seoul Central District Court, they include actress Song Hye Kyo, actor Kim Nam Gil, singer BoA, and Jessica and Tiffany of Girls' Generation. The clinic in the affluent Gangnam area in Seoul posted advertisements on its website featuring their photos and names without their permission.

Last month, Wonder Girls, Girls' Generation's and actress Soo Ae filed a similar suit against a dental clinic in Yeoksam-dong, Seoul, seeking W220 million in damages. On December 1, in a suit filed by Shin Eun Kyung, the Seoul central District Court ruled an Oriental medicine clinic has to pay the actress W35 million.


Source: Chosun Ilbo

Girls’ Generation’s ‘V Concert’ brings traffic around Gangnam

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 04:40 AM PST


Girls' Generation's virtual concert has caused a heavy traffic congestion at the Gangnam Station intersection in southern Seoul on January 5.

According to SM Entertainment, the group's agency, the girls presented hologram performances in the virtual concert called "Girls' Generation V Concert" at 8 p.m. on the M-Stage at Gangnam subway station. People thronged to the venue three to four hours before the concert began and enjoyed the performances despite the very cold weather.

"V Concert" means Virtual Concert and it consists of 3D hologram video images.

In the concert, "I Got a Boy", the title song of the group's fourth album, and "Dancing Queen" on the same album, were presented as hologram videos.

A representative of the agency said, "The hologram video performances rendered a sense of realism and enchanted the viewers."

Following the hologram performances, Girls' Generation members visited the concert venue, greeted the viewers and conducted a brief talk show at the booth by the stage.

The girls showed the viewers photos of the shooting scenes for the music video of "I Got a Boy" and other unreleased photos and talked about their recent activities.

The concert, which was held with help of Gangnamgu ward office, was broadcast live to the world via Naver.


Source: KBS

Park Bo Young cheers for SPEED

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 04:26 AM PST


Actress Park Bo Young recently left a cheering message for rookie group SPEED, who recently made its comeback.

On January 7th, Park Bo Young uploaded a photo of herself on her official website to celebrate SPEED's comeback. She wrote, "I'll receive the payment when SPEED does well. Be a great success, and then you can buy me dinner."

Park Bo Young has starred in the drama version music video of SPEED's "Sad Promise" alongside Ji Chang Wook, Ha Suk Jin, A Pink's Son Na Eun and more. The music video revolves around four characters and show the sadness of friendship and love.

A Cube releases making of “A Year Ago” MV

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 03:50 AM PST


On January 8, A Cube Entertainment released the making of "A Year Ago" music video through its official Youtube channel. The clip features self-camera of Namjoo and other behind-the-scenes events from the shoot.

"A Year Ago", which was performed by B2ST's Hyunseung, A Pink's Eunji and Namjoo, is the second 'A Cube For Season' project album following "LOVE DAY" by BEAST's Yoseob and A Pink's Jung Eunji.

Watch the full MV here, and the making-of clip below:

Lee Seok Hoon releases MV teaser for “A Man, Not a Friend”

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 03:25 AM PST


Ahead of his military enlistment, singer Lee Seok Hoon is preparing his last album and a farewell concert for the fans. And before dropping his single, a music video teaser for "A Man, Not a Friend" has been unveiled.

Lee Seok Hoon's record label, Jellyfish Entertainment, announced that the singer will be enlisting to mandatory active military service on January 22, 2013. He will bid a temporary farewell to his fans 3 days before his enlistment date at Yonsei University on January 19 for a mini concert.

Super Junior-M holds successful press conference for ‘Break Down’

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST


Super Junior-M held a successful press conference in Beijing to celebrate the release of its second studio album, 'Break Down'. The event took place at Beijing's CGV Cinema on January 7th, and 200 fans were in attendance who came on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Despite the cold weather, fans waited in line all night in front of the theater as well as at the airport to catch a glimpse of the group. Several media outlets like MTV, Hunan Satellite TV, Sina, Sohu and more also attended to cover the press conference.

The members showed off their fluent Chinese skills during the event. They also discussed the concept for 'Break Down' and shared some behind-the-scenes stories from filming the music video.

Meanwhile, the members of Super Junior-M are currently remaining in China to vigorously promote their latest album.

Kim Sori releases practice video for “Dual Life”

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 02:35 AM PST


Having already performed her comeback stages on weekly music programs, singer Kim Sori has now released a dance practice video for her latest title track, "Dual Life".

The video features Kim Sori, dancing gracefully to her latest piece alongside her backup dancers who are dressed in eye-catching alien-like costumes.

"Dual Life" was produced by BEATAMIN, who created tracks such as HyunA's "Straight Up" and U-Kiss' "Te Amo." In addition, Kim Sori directly participated in writing the lyrics of the track.

4minute unit 2Yoon releases Jiyoon’s teaser

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 02:13 AM PST


Following Gayoon's teaser, 4minute's sub-unit 2Yoon has now released the second batch of teaser photos, featuring Jiyoon.

On January 8, Cube Entertainment's official Twitter posted a couple of teaser photos showing Jiyoon embracing a piglet, making fans even more curious to what the unit group's concept is.

2Yoon has already finished recording and shooting the music video at the end of last year, however, the unit's first title track and the overall album's concept are still under wraps.

Learn Korean with "Pit-A-Pat-Korean"!

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 01:48 AM PST


Watch this show every Friday before Music Bank starts on KBS World.

A great show for beginner to learn basic Korean, it's the 7th episode already, check out the video below and have some fun time learning with Rain and Song Hye Gyo from "Full House"

Minho, Lee Joon, Sulli, Kwanghee & more on Running Man

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 01:35 AM PST


Running Man filed the "2013 Olympic special".

The photos of the filing of the upcoming episode of Running Man were shared online. The guests filmed the show in Incheon.

SHINee's Minho, INFINITE's L, f(x)'s Sulli, CN Blue's Yonghwa and Jonghyun, ZE:A's Kwanghee and MBLAQ's Lee Joon were invited on the show.

Fans commented after seeing the photos,"Who will win this time","2012 Olympic was interesting" and etc.

This episode will air on 27th January.

Teen Top Niel and Ricky become lovers

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 12:27 AM PST


On January 04, in MBC Music's "Teen Top & 100Brother's Rising Brothers" there was a role playing game and Teen Top's Niel and Ricky became lovers!

In this episode, Niel and RickyChangjo and 
Chonhwang became loverswhile other members' roles were their parentsTeen Top Cheonji played the mother of RickyCheonji and Niel made everyone laugh with their father- son-in-law relationship.

In particular, Minwoo acted as Changjo's mother "sweetly" forcing everyone to admire.


Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

GLAM releases dance tutorial for "I Like That"

Posted: 07 Jan 2013 11:58 PM PST

The girls of GLAM show the dance steps of their new song "I Like That".

The dance steps are difficult but you can give it a try since we have some great teachers here, check out the video below

Girls’ Generation re-releases “Dancing Queen” MV without Sunny’s controversial cap

Posted: 07 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST


Girls' Generation has released an edited version of "Dancing Queen" music video following the controversy surrounding Sunny's cap.

Previously, Girls' Generation was under fire after netizens spotted that Sunny's cap is bearing swear word. Many netizens have been expressing their discomfort and criticism saying, "Since Girls' Generation has many young and teenage fans, they should consider things like this more carefully."

Regarding the issue, SM Entertainment has decided to edit the scene in the music video. Still keeping the music video's URL and stats, the agency blacked out the letters in Sunny's rebellious cap.

Watch the seen around 4:13 mark of the video.

KARA’s Nicole went a bit too far on her diet?

Posted: 07 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST


KARA's Nicole is drawing a lot of attention by losing too much weight.

An online community posted photos of Nicole with the caption, "Nicole went too far on her diet." The photos were taken during her participation on year-end music festivals and a photo that Nicole took herself recently.

Particularly in her selca photos, Nicole looked very slim and she has lost her cute chubby cheeks. With her skin and bones appearance, many netizens seem to be getting worried about her health.

Netizens commented, "No more weight loss," "She was too much into her diet," "She doesn't look very healthy."

Teen Top releases video message for upcoming European tour

Posted: 07 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST


Teen Top will be holding a 5-city European tour starting next month and the boys released a special video message, expressing their excitement as well as inviting the fans to the much-awaited event.


Presented by Torpedo/B7 Klan and Speakeasy, Teen Top will meet their fans at the 'TEEN TOP SHOW! Live tour in Europe 2013' which will tour in Munich, Dortmund, London, Paris and Barcelona.

Date and Venue:

Munich, Germany
Venue: Backstage
Date: February 2nd 2013

Dortmund, Germany
Venue: FZW
Date: February 3rd 2013

London, UK
Venue: The Forum
Date: February 8th 2013

Paris, France
Venue: Le Trianon
Date : February 9th 2013

Barcelona, Spain
Venue: Sala Apolo
Date : February 10th 2013

Girls’ Generation displays playful side on BTS photos

Posted: 07 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST


Girls' Generation's unpublished photos were recently revealed, making fans giggle with their adorable charms.

On January 5, Girls' Generation held its virtual concert titled 'Girls' Generation V Concert' through Naver Music and gave a holographic performance for the first time. During the event, a series of never-before-seen photos and videos of the girls have been unveiled as well.

The BTS photos, which were taken during the group's promotional shooting, show the girls striking comical poses and weird, exaggerated faces, further revealing their playful side.

T.O.P’s favorite pose when taking photos captured

Posted: 07 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST


Big Bang member T.O.P's adorable habit when taking photos is becoming an issue among many netizens.

Recently in an online community forum, several pictures were posted under "T.O.P's consistent habit since debut." In the photos, T.O.P lies on the floor and is making flower pose with his hands under his chin.

Unlike his charismatic image on stage, the idol displayed his cute charms. In other photos, he is making the same pose, revealing his habit of making that pose when posing for pictures.

Netizens commented, "He's so cute", "I love him so much" and "I love his looks."

Kwanghee and Yewon to dub for ‘Gladiator: The Birth of a Lazy Hero’

Posted: 07 Jan 2013 08:30 PM PST


ZE:A's Kwanghee and Jewelry's Yewon will be lending their voices to dub for the upcoming animated film, 'Gladiator: The Birth of a Lazy Hero'.

'Gladiator: The Birth of a Lazy Hero' tells the story about Timo, a lazy and unmotivated man, who tries to become a true gladiator for his first love Lucilla. Kwanghee will voice the main character Timo while Yewon will voice the sexy trainer Diana, who trains Timo into a real fighter.

Kwanghee said, "I saw the movie and fell in love with the character. I really like the character and I'm so happy that I got to play it." Yewon also commented, "Diana is a really charming character. I'm looking forward to hear how my voice will be on screen."