Friday, February 8, 2013

"Which idol is the wealthiest in real-estate?" plus 19 more

"Which idol is the wealthiest in real-estate?" plus 19 more


Which idol is the wealthiest in real-estate?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 10:03 AM PST

JYJ‘s Junsu topped the list of stars with the highest value of real-estate holdings.

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).

Following Junsu was Jang Geun Suk with a total of 14 billion KRW (approximately $12.8 million USD), and BoA came in 3rd with 8.3 billion KRW (approximately $7.6 million USD) in real estate holdings.

Mir eats a piece of a monkey’s head on ‘Laws of the Jungle’

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 09:33 AM PST

The boys of MBLAQ may have debuted with “Oh Yeah” but viewers were cringing and saying “Oh No” when Mir tried eating a monkey’s brain on ‘Laws of the Jungle‘.

Mir has been eating all sorts of exotic things on the show, including caterpillars and crocodiles, and it looks like he is extending his repertoire of bizarre food.

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!

SHINee’s Key reflects on the final musical performance of ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 09:02 AM PST

SHINee‘s Key recently updated the group’s official me2day to reflect on the final musical performance of ‘Catch Me If You Can‘.

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

‘Girls’ Generation EXPRESS’ cafe holds a successful grand opening

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!

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2NE1′s Dara shows her support and friendship for Se7en in Japan

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 08:01 AM PST

YG Entertainment label mates 2NE1‘s Dara and Se7en showed off their lovable friendship backstage at Se7en’s Japanese concert.

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

ZE:A’s Kwanghee shares his thoughts on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee shared his thoughts on his ‘We Got Married‘ experience.

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.”

Seventeen reveals second member Jerry

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.”

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TEEN TOP to release album later this month

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!

DMTN pose in hanbok and discuss their plans for the year

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.”

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Source: Newsen
Tip: hanriverbynight

‘Infinity Challenge’ chosen as the #1 TV program by Korean viewers

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.

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Source + image(s): Newsen via Nate

INFINITE’s Sunggyu and Super Junior’s Shindong prepare to move in together for ‘High Society’

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 05:30 AM PST

INFINITE‘s Sunggyu and Super Junior‘s Shindong prepared to move in together for JTBC‘s ‘High Society‘.

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.

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA feels pressured by ‘center position’ in group?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 05:02 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA shared her thoughts on being the ‘center position’ of the group.

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.

Go Jun Hee doesn’t mind age difference with ‘We Got Married’ partner 2AM’s Jinwoon

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 04:38 AM PST

Actress Go Jun Hee revealed that she doesn’t really mind the 6-year age difference between herself and her ‘We Got Married‘ husband, 2AM‘s Jinwoon.

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.

Tiny-G send their Lunar New Year greetings in hanbok

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.

Lee Kyung Kyu researched homosexuality for Hong Suk Chun special of ‘Healing Camp’?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 03:46 AM PST

It’s been revealed that Lee Kyung Kyu researched homosexuality for the Hong Suk Chun episode of ‘Healing Camp‘.

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.

CNBLUE wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + performances from February 8th!

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.

Aside from the usual stages, Huh Gak and Clazziquai held their comeback stages.

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!

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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:

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Huh Gak returns with “1440″ on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:56 AM PST

Singer Huh Gak has released his first full-length album 'Little Giant', and he's now returned to promote the album's title track "1440"!

'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!

Clazziquai come back with “Love Recipe” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:37 AM PST

After pre-releasing their track "Sweetest Name"Clazziquai have returned with their 5th album!

The album is titled 'Blessed', while the title track is "Love Recipe". The release was highly anticipated by the group's fans.

Check out their comeback performance below!

Which Girls’ Generation member is the most popular in Japan?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:16 AM PST

According to an ongoing poll, Jessica is the most popular Girls’ Generation member in Japan.

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.

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Tip: MY-J

Army musical ‘The Promise’ feat. Leeteuk, Ji Hyun Woo, and Kim Mu Yeol to hold encore performances

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 01:50 AM PST

The army musical ‘The Promise‘ featuring Super Junior‘s Leeteuk, Ji Hyun Woo, Kim Mu Yeol, YunhakLee Hyun, and more, will hold encore performances.

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.