- Which idol is the wealthiest in real-estate?
- Mir eats a piece of a monkey’s head on ‘Laws of the Jungle’
- SHINee’s Key reflects on the final musical performance of ‘Catch Me If You Can’
- ‘Girls’ Generation EXPRESS’ cafe holds a successful grand opening
- 2NE1′s Dara shows her support and friendship for Se7en in Japan
- ZE:A’s Kwanghee shares his thoughts on ‘We Got Married’
- Seventeen reveals second member Jerry
- TEEN TOP to release album later this month
- DMTN pose in hanbok and discuss their plans for the year
- ‘Infinity Challenge’ chosen as the #1 TV program by Korean viewers
- INFINITE’s Sunggyu and Super Junior’s Shindong prepare to move in together for ‘High Society’
- Girls’ Generation’s YoonA feels pressured by ‘center position’ in group?
- Go Jun Hee doesn’t mind age difference with ‘We Got Married’ partner 2AM’s Jinwoon
- Tiny-G send their Lunar New Year greetings in hanbok
- Lee Kyung Kyu researched homosexuality for Hong Suk Chun special of ‘Healing Camp’?
- CNBLUE wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + performances from February 8th!
- Huh Gak returns with “1440″ on ‘Music Bank’!
- Clazziquai come back with “Love Recipe” on ‘Music Bank’!
- Which Girls’ Generation member is the most popular in Japan?
- Army musical ‘The Promise’ feat. Leeteuk, Ji Hyun Woo, and Kim Mu Yeol to hold encore performances
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 10:03 AM PST
SBS‘s ‘Live Broadcast Today‘ recently released their list of richest stars in terms of real estate, and Junsu ranked at the top of the list.
Junsu was paid handsomely for his CFs and musicals, and he has been revealed to be a mogul of sorts in terms of real estate. According to the show, Junsu owns a penthouse worth 2.6 billion KRW (approximately $2.4 million USD). He also owns a townhouse worth 1.8 billion KRW (approximately $1.6 million USD) and land on Jeju Island worth 15 billion KRW (approximately $13.7 million USD). In all, his real estate holdings amounted to a total of 19.4 billion KRW (approximately $17.7 million USD).
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 09:33 AM PST
On the February 8th episode of ‘Laws of the Jungle’, the cast of the show joined the indigenous tribe during their wedding ceremonies. The tribe offered the cast monkey meat, which was their traditional meat for celebration. Mir, as usual, had no problem eating the meat, unlike Chu Sung Hoon or Noh Woo Jin, who shuddered at the thought of eating monkey meat. Because Mir was eating the meat so well, the women of the tribe granted him a special privilege and handed him a piece of meat from the monkey’s head. Even though some other cast members balked at the thought of it, Mir took it and ate it without a problem.
During a personal interview, he explained, “The tribe member gave me the meat from the head, but a piece of the brain was on it. But I couldn’t gag or be grossed out by it because everyone else in the tribe was enjoying the meat so much.”
His consideration for the tribe gained much praise from viewers, and hopefully Mir will be safe no matter what he eats throughout the rest of the episodes!
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 09:02 AM PST
On February 8th, he wrote, “[Key] Final encore performance for the musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’. Everyone, thank you so much and thank you to the directors, staff members, teachers, sunbaes, and friends. I hope we can meet again. Please show a lot of support to SHINee as we are now beginning our album promotions. I love you :-).”
Attached to the post was the photo above in which Key is seen dressed in his pilot uniform for the play and holding up a banner that reads, ‘My life’s mayday, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. My Life’s May Day, FRANKEY’.
Meanwhile, SHINee will be making their anticipated return with their 3rd full-length album. With “Dream Girl” serving as the title track, the album will be revealed through iTunes as well as various domestic music sites on the 19th.
Source: SHINee’s official me2day
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 08:31 AM PST
The Girls’ Generation themed cafe ‘Girls’ Generation EXPRESS‘ finally opened on February 7th and held a successful grand opening, drawing both domestic and international fans.
The cafe opened in the trendy section of Southern Seoul, Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong and offered Valentine’s Day themed chocolate and baked goods. The cozy interior created a refreshing atmosphere. Girls’ Generation t-shirts and merchandise were also available for sale.
'Girls' Generation EXPRESS' will be temporarily open inside the Rabbit in the Moon cafe in Seoul from February 7 to the 17th.
Check out the photos from the grand opening below!
[Images credited as tagged.]
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 08:01 AM PST
Se7en took to his Twitter on the 7th to share the above photo and write, “thank u DARA~!!!”
The photo shows Dara showing her support for Se7en by lifting up seven fingers. Both Dara and Se7en are known to be the same age as they were both born in ’84 and turn 30 (in Korean age) this year. Fans were also in awe at their age-defying visuals.
Netizens commented, “They’re cute. The two of them both have young visuals”, “It’s nice to see Dara and Se7en’s friendship”, and “It’s nice that Dara went all the way to Japan to attend Se7en’s concert.”
Source & Image: Se7en‘s Twitter
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST
On the February 8th broadcast of ‘Section TV‘, Kwanghee was asked about his on-screen marriage to SECRET‘s Sunhwa. He stated, “It’s like I’m really a married man. I’m conscious of it. I end up being more careful about my actions.”
He continued, “To be honest, it’d be a lie to say that no feelings arise whatsoever.” When the reporter asked why he still insists on picking After School‘s UEE as his ideal type, he answered, “In terms of my ideal type, UEE is just the best.”
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 07:07 AM PST
Seventeen has revealed its second member Jerry.
Seventeen is a 17-member group with an average age of 17. Previously, Pledis Entertainment explained that, "Not all the members from 'Seventeen TV' are confirmed to be final members of Seventeen. They will be going through various training and judging to be chosen as the final members. The group Seventeen is a team that starts with the public. The members will be chosen by monitoring the public's response."
Jerry (Wen Jun Hui) was the second member to be revealed through Seventeen's Twitter, and he’s known on the group’s fan cafe as “Mr. Blue Earmuffs.”
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 06:41 AM PST
TEEN TOP will be back with an album later this month!
According to TOP Media‘s Facebook, TEEN TOP’s first album will be released on February 25th KST. The wait won’t seem that long, however, as the group will pre-release the song “I Wanna Love” on the 15th. Fans can expect a music video teaser for “I Wanna Love” on the 12th as well.
It was also revealed that the upcoming MV was filmed in Hong Kong.
Check out TEEN TOP’s Lunar New Year greeting below!
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 06:14 AM PST
DMTN posed together in hanbok for the Lunar New Year and discussed their plans for 2013.
Daniel shared, “This is my first time wearing a hanbok. It feels like I’ve really became a Korean person.” Jeesu also expressed his unfamiliarity with traditional Korean clothing, revealing, “I think this is my first time wearing one since kindergarten. Because we are actively promoting, we are happy and also more at peace, and since we feel relaxed on stage, we want to quickly get up there and sing.”
DMTN revealed the reason behind their name change, which many fans were curious about. They stated, “It is the abbreviation of Dalmatian and stands for ‘Desire, Motivation, Timing, and Now’. It’s not that the name has changed because we’ve used Dalmatian since a long time ago. It’s not that we let go of the name ‘Dalmatian’ either. We prefer that people say that DMTN is short for Dalmatian as well.”
On the group’s long hiatus, Daniel stated, “After entering a new agency, we made a comeback with the heart to start anew, and because we have the heart and passion, we anticipate getting on stage and only look forward to that. We only think about standing on stage all week.”
He went on, “This time we are trying to consistently promote. We don’t plan to have a comeback hiatus and kick off [our promotions]. Fortunately, we also receive a lot of love calls from overseas. We’ll be traveling overseas a lot starting in April. We’ll also focus on our domestic activities and consistently promote throughout 2013.”
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 05:50 AM PST
MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ was recently chosen as the #1 TV program by Korean viewers.
‘Gallup Korea‘ conducted an online poll from January 28th through February 1st, asking viewers 19+ years of age what their favorite TV program is these days.
‘Infinity Challenge’ came out on top at first place with 12.3% of 1,511 votes. The variety show also demonstrated incredible popularity among viewers in their twenties. The KBS 2TV drama ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘ came in 2nd with 10.6% of the votes, making it the #1 drama.
Out of the top 10 TV programs, 6 of them were dramas and 4 were variety shows. KBS (1 Night 2 Days, Gag Concert) had the most shows on the list with five shows, while SBS (Running Man) and MBC (The King’s Doctor) both had two shows and up-and-coming channel JTBC was included with one show.
Source + image(s): Newsen via Nate
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 05:30 AM PST
The two idols became cohabitants in a rooftop house. The first thing that caught their eye when they entered their new room was a pile of packages in the corner.
A representative revealed, “After fans heard news that Sunggyu would be a fixed cast member on ‘High Society’, they sent so many packages that they filled the room. Sunggyu opened up each package in the room one by one and thanked his fans.”
Check out this episode on the 9th at 7:35 PM KST.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 05:02 AM PST
On the February 8th ‘Section TV‘, YoonA and actor Lee Min Ho featured as guests. The two stars are the current endorsement models for the outdoor clothing brand Eider.
During their interview, YoonA was asked how she feels about being the ‘center position’ as well as the ‘visual’ of Girls’ Generation. She stated, “At first, I felt a lot of pressure about the center spot, but now I’m used to it. The members usually tell me to stand in the middle too.”
Lee Min Ho later made a comment about the idol star, saying, “I know I look older than I am, but I think YoonA [is going to catch up with me too].” Though initially caught off-guard, YoonA then agreed that she thinks she is looking older than her age as well.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 04:38 AM PST
During filming for the upcoming broadcast, Go Jun Hee took charge at first as the older one in the on-screen relationship. However, Jinwoon soon took over the reins. The actress commented, “[I'll treat you well],” letting him take the lead.
Surprised, Go Jun Hee stated, “Jinwoon actually seems like he’s 6 years older than I am.” Jinwoon then called her cute. He’s also previously stated that she’s not far off from his ideal type.
Check out the first episode of ‘We Got Married’ featuring Jinwoon and Go Jun Hee on MBC on February 9th at 5:05PM KST.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 04:13 AM PST
Tiny-G dressed in hanbok to send their Lunar New Year greetings to fans.
The rookie group shared on Twitter on the 8th, “Tiny-G are sending our Lunar New Year greetings to fans who showed us a lot of love! Happy Lunar New Year,” along with a photo of the group looking as cute as can be in traditional Korean clothing.
Tiny-G made a comeback with their 2nd single "MINIMANIMO" and are currently promoting in Korea and Thailand.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 03:46 AM PST
SBS‘ general manager Lee Chang Tae, CP Choi Young In, and PD Shin Hyo Jung held a press conference for the upcoming program ‘Incarnation‘ that will be following ‘Strong Heart‘. During the press conference, Hong Suk Chun’s appearance on ‘Healing Camp’ also came up.
The general manager stated, “It was a good episode, and I realized how great of a host Lee Kyung Kyu was. On the show, it was mentioned that Lee Kyung Kyu was against Hong Suk Chun’s appearance on the show, but in reality, he was very strongly against it. There were aspects he just could not accept because of his own values, and he worried that he would have to needlessly bring up Hong Suk Chun’s painful memories.”
However, Lee Kyung Kyu was eventually convinced that the show ‘Healing Camp’ must be able to handle all kind of subjects to preserve its integrity. The general manager revealed, “He then read and studied [the topic] so he could understand Hong Suk Chun, and he was able to expertly use [the knowledge] for the broadcast. It was a moment I realized Lee Kyung Kyu’s talent.”
As Korea’s first celebrity to come out, Hong Suk Chun has gained both negative and positive attention. For a while, he wasn’t able to appear on variety shows, but he’s been guesting on programs again in recent years. His appearances on shows such as ‘Radio Star‘ and ‘Healing Camp’ were praised widely.
However, it isn’t just Hong Suk Chun’s bravery that was praised. Once netizens found out how hard Lee Kyung Kyu worked for the episode, they commented, “This is why he is at the top after all these years“, “Even though his values weren’t the same, he worked hard to understand Hong Suk Chun. That is amazing“, and “I love this about Lee Kyung Kyu. I hope I can see him on TV for a long, long time.“
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 03:20 AM PST
KBS' '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.
As for the winners, CNBLUE faced off against Baechigi for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was CNBLUE who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "I’m Sorry".
Congratulations to CNBLUE!
[ Next Week's Teasers ]
< Rainbow >
< B.A.P >
< NU’EST >
[ Backstage Interviews ]
< CNBLUE & Baechigi >
< SISTAR19, Clazziquai, Huh Gak, Yoo Seung Woo >
Others who performed tonight include Tiny-G, Lee Yeona, Airplane, Shin Jae, SPEED, Phantom, VIXX, MR.MR, Nine Muses, Jang Hee Young, Hello Venus, DMTN, ALi, 4men, Moon Hee Jun, 2YOON, SISTAR19, Baechigi, and CNBLUE.
Check out the performances below:
< SISTAR19 >
< ALi >
< Tiny-G >
< Hello Venus >
< SPEED >
< MR.MR >
< Nine Muses >
< VIXX >
< Phantom >
< Moon Hee Jun >
< Baechigi feat. SPICA’s Jiwon >
< 2YOON >
< CNBLUE >
< 4men >
< DMTN >
< Airplane >
< Lee Yeona >
< Jang Hee Young >
< Shin Jae >
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:56 AM PST
'Little Giant' features a total of nine lovely songs, including the pre-released track "Monodrama" feat. 'Superstar K4's Yoo Seung Woo, which dominated music charts prior to the album release. It has also been revealed that Huh Gak wrote the lyrics for the track "Because I Want to Love", showing his growth as an artist. The music video for "1440″ stars A Pink's Hayoung and Do Ji Han.
Check out Huh Gak's comeback performances below!
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:37 AM PST
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:16 AM PST
A large online community portal in Japan is running a popularity poll on the Girls’ Generation members. So far, Jessica is first with 5,254 votes (19.9%). YoonA ranks at #2 with 4,482 (16.9%) of the votes, and Taeyeon is at a close #3 with 4,295 (16.2%) of the votes. Seohyun landed at #4, Tiffany at #5, Hyoyeon at #6, Sooyoung in 7th place, and Yuri in 8th. Sunny is currently last place with 590 votes (2.2%).
The girls will be kicking off their Japanese ‘2013 Girls’ Generation Arena Tour‘ starting in Kobe on February 9th.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 01:50 AM PST
The musical portrays the story of seven soldiers who strengthen their bonds with each other during the Korean War. Leeteuk, Yunhak, Lee Hyun, Ji Hyun Woo, Kim Mu Yeol, Jung Tae Woo, and Kim Ho Young showed off their impressive teamwork on stage and left a strong impression through their emotional acting and singing.
Those in attendance responded, “It was a production well beyond our expectations.” The musical has not only received praise from critics, but tickets for the encore performances, which went on sale on the 6th, ranked #1 in sales.
The musical ended its first run on January 20th KST, and it will run encore performances from February 15th to March 2nd at the National Theater of Korea.
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