Sunday, March 31, 2013

"Kim Jun Ho, Kim Wun Hyo to step down from ‘Happy Together’" plus 19 more

"Kim Jun Ho, Kim Wun Hyo to step down from ‘Happy Together’" plus 19 more


Kim Jun Ho, Kim Wun Hyo to step down from ‘Happy Together’

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 08:34 AM PDT

Cast members Kim Jun Ho and Kim Wun Hyo will be ending their fixed cast roles on KBS‘s talk show, ‘Happy Together‘.

The two comedians were part of the show’s ‘G4′ panel along with fellow ‘Gag Concert‘ comedians Huh Kyung Hwan, Choi Hyo Jong, and Jung Bum Kyun.

“Due to other broadcast schedules, they decided to step down from the show,” said a representative for the program. “The producers respected their decisions and allowed their resignations. This week’s broadcast will be their last appearance.”

No replacements have been decided yet, he said. The talk show also stars ‘nation’s MC’ Yoo Jae Suk, Shin Bong Sun, Park Mi Sun, and Park Myung Soo.

Source: Star News via Nate

‘Running Man’ previews next week’s viral takeover

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 08:02 AM PDT

The SBS variety program ‘Running Man‘ released a high-octane trailer for next week’s episode, showcasing what could possibly be one of the best episodes yet.

In the near future, laughter has been destroyed by an unbeatable virus that has spread around the world, replaced by rage and fear. The only glimmer of hope lies in the ‘Running Man’ cast, who have been tasked with finding the antiviral agent, of which only one remains in the entire planet.

Avoiding the infected rage-zombies and various other traps and complications, will the Running Men be able to restore laughter to the world?

As a no-guest episode, the preview is already drawing high expectations for its heart-pounding theme and what promises to be tons of thrilling chases and moments.

Check out the preview below!

After School’s Nana turns heads with her stunning airport fashion

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 07:32 AM PDT

Before Nana became an After School member, she used to be a supermodel and fans have become mesmerized once again by her model-like figure and fashion sense.

The photo was uploaded onto an online community site entitled, “Nana’s model pose at the airport”, and shows Nana showing off her 9-head proportions through her fitted trench coat and lace skirt.

Fans commented, “Nana is a walking goddess”, “Nana’s fashion sense “, and “What is she not lacking in visuals?”

After School recently held their fan meeting in Taiwan on the 30th and are currently preparing for their comeback this April! Nana was also previously revealed to be the mystery female singer in ElectroBoyz upcoming single “Ma Boy 3” to be released on April 2nd!

Tip: Tree

SHINee’s Onew teases noona fans with a tantalizing revelation

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 04:25 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Onew had the hearts of noona (older sister) fans beating just a little bit faster with his recent revelation on the March 31st broadcast of SBS‘ ‘1000 Song Challenge‘.

During the show, MC Lee Hwee Jae asked, “Onew is always popular among older women. If you date, how much older are you willing to go up to?” And Onew answered, “I can easily do 10 years older.

Then Lee Hwee Jae asked, “How about 35?” and Onew said yes without hesitating. Upon hearing his answer, singer Jang Yoon Jung who was standing next to them started dancing as she said, “So I have a chance too.”

In addition, Lee Hwee Jae revealed that he had once met Key on the train. He shared, “There was a crowd of teenage fans on the train and it turned out that Key was riding in the train car next to me. I went to go say hello later, but Key was sleeping with his mouth open.”

Is that the sound of millions of International noona fans racing to South Korea?

Park Myung Soo overcomes fears and rides a jet glider on ‘Infinity Challenge’

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 02:03 AM PDT

The second part of ‘Infinity Challenge‘ members’ vacation in Hawaii aired on the 30th and showed the members living up to their name by going to infinity and beyond, literally.

Jung Jun Ha was first assigned to complete the difficult mission of finishing an over-sized pancake with a diameter of 36 cm (1’2″ ft) in under 90 minutes. Although Jung Jun Ha is known for his hearty appetite, his stomach wasn’t able to handle the mission and left half of the pancake uneaten.

The members were then challenged to ride the jet pack flyer with which the members would have to rise up from the water using their jet pack. Noh Hong Chul surprised viewers by using his strength to rise up from the water after a few tries. Meanwhile, HaHa and Yoo Jae Suk weren’t able to get their necks out of the water with their jet packs.

If those missions weren’t daring enough, Park Myung Soo was also challenged to ride the jet glider. Park Myung Soo was shown getting nervous about the risky challenge and using his limited English to tell the pilot that he was scared saying, “I am scary”, bursting viewers into laughter with his broken English. Once Park Myung Soo got on the plane, the plane started to spin out of control doing flips and turns, leaving Park Myung Soo extremely uncomfortable. But his ‘gag’ faces that were captured left viewers both feeling his pain and laughing along.

Watch the dare-devilry below, what mission do you think was the hardest?

Jet glider activity begins at 11:00

Find out what happens to Park Myung Soo next week!

AA (Double A) hold their “Come Back” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 01:10 AM PDT

AA (Double A) have returned with their album, appropriately titled, 'Come Back'!

This is a long-awaited comeback from the boys as they've been on a hiatus for a year and 6 months! The hiatus wasn't spent in vain though as the members poured their all into this new album, which contains 6 tracks all written, composed, arranged, and produced by member Aoora!

Finally returning to the live stage, AA put on a flawless comeback performance on ‘Inkigayo'.

Check it out below!

INFINITE wins #1 on ‘Inkigayo’ + Performances from March 31st!

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 12:54 AM PDT

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic actor Lee Hyun Woo, alongside ZE:A's Kwanghee and IU!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, AA (Double A) and OFFROAD held their comeback stage while ZE:A5 made their debut.

SBS has brought back a brand new ranking system suitable for 'Inkigayo'. The nominees for today's #1 award were Girl’s Day, Davichi, and INFINITE, however in the end, INFINITE came out on top with "Man in Love". Congratulations to INFINITE for the win!

Check out the clips below!

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Other performances from tonight included: INFINITE, SHINee, Davichi, Teen Top, G.NA, 2AM, D-UNIT, EvoL, B.A.P, Ladies’ Code, Girl’s Day, RaNia, Rainbow, and G.NA!

Check them out below!

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ZE:A5 perform “The Day We Broke Up” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 12:46 AM PDT

ZE:A5, the first subunit of ZE:A, have made their debut with 'Voulez Vous'!

The subunit, consisting of ZE:A members Siwan, Hyungsik, Kevin, Dongjun, and Minwoo, debuted first in Japan, and they're getting together once again to show a new image to their Korean fans.

The mini-album, 'Voulez Vous', a French term meaning "Do you want/Would you like" contains 8 tracks including the title track "The Day We Broke Up" and two instrumentals. The other tracks include: "Missing You", "Fiance", "Beautiful Girl", "MISTAKE", and "Change Up". "Change Up" is a bonus track only available in the physical album.

Without further ado, check out ZE:A5′s stage below!

‘Infinity Challenge’ reclaims the top spot in its time slot

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 10:10 PM PDT

Infinity Challenge‘ beat out ‘Immortal Song‘ and ‘Star King‘ to once again take the top spot in viewer rating for its time slot.

Nielson Korea, who keeps track of viewer ratings, showed that the March 30th broadcast of MBC’s ‘Infinity Challenge’ recorded a 15.3% viewer rating.  This was a 0.9% jump from last weeks episode which had a 14.4% viewer rating and also was able to surpass 15% on a weekend, a great feat indeed.

The other shows competing in the same time slot did not fare as well with SBS’s ‘Star King’ getting 10.4% viewer rating and KBS2′s ‘Immortal Song’ getting 9.7% both close to 5% less than ‘Infinity Challenge.’

The March 30th episode of ‘Infinity Challenge’ aired part two of their ‘Hawaii Special‘ and showed the beautiful nature of the island state as well as having the member participate in various water sports such as riding a jet flyer.

Source: TV Daily via Nate News

Go Ara welcomes the morning with a pair of selcas

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 07:56 PM PDT

Beautiful actress Go Ara recently welcomed sunrise with two shining rays of light (in the form of eye candy).

“A fresh morning,” she posted to her Twitter earlier today, along with two separate self-taken photos that show the young actress in little makeup, yet still shining like the sun itself.

Which version of Ara do you like better – with her hair up into a sharp ponytail, or flowing loosely around her shoulders?

Why did Seo In Guk shock viewers just by washing strawberries on ‘I Live Alone’?

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 07:50 PM PDT

Seo In Guk‘s method for washing strawberries is becoming a hot issue.

On the March 29th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘I Live Alone,’ the stars showed their unique ways of greeting the Spring season.

The episode aired Seo In Guk washing strawberries for a snack. The viewers were shocked when Seo In Guk just filled the plastic box of strawberries with water, shook it, and poured the water out, completing the wash.

Upon seeing his method of washing strawberries, the other guest stars asked him, “Wait, that’s washing it?“, and Seo In Guk casually answered, “Isn’t it ok just to wash it in flowing water?

The viewers responded, “That is not ok“, and “I was shocked at Seo In Guk washing strawberries.

The washing starts at about 30:44

Girl’s Day to hold a fan signing to commemorate the amazing success of their new album

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 07:07 PM PDT

There will be a fan signing to commemorate the release of Girl’s Day‘s first full length album, ‘Expectation.’

A staff member at Girl’s Day’s agency shared that on March 31st at 7:00pm at the Youngpoong Bookstore in Gimpo, the ladies will have a fan signing to celebrate the release of their first full length album.

Girl’s Day released their album ‘Expectation’ on March 14th and has already sold over approximately 10,000 copies of the album.  Their title track “Expectation” is receiving a lot of love already reaching number one on various online music charts and placing fourth on both Mnet’sM Countdown‘ and KBS’sMusic Bank.’

A  Dream Tea Entertainment staff member shared with allkpop, “This is the most love and attention that Girl’s Day has received from the masses since their debut.  Through this fan signing, they want to repay their fans for the love that they have been shown, They are thrilled to have this opportunity.”

The ladies of Girl’s Day will appear this week on SBS’s Inkigayo‘ and perform their hit song “Expectation.”

 

Yoo Jae Suk reveals he leaned on comedian Park Soo Hong during his difficult times on ‘Happy Together’

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 06:31 PM PDT

Park Soo Hong, Lee Ji Ae, Kang Sung Bum, and SPICA‘s Jiwon guest starred on the March 28th broadcast of KBS‘ ‘Happy Together‘ where comedian Park Soo Hong revealed Yoo Jae Suk‘s drinking habits.

Park Soo Hong shared, “The person who falls behind smiles at the end. Out of all my colleagues, Yoo Jae Suk was the last one to do well. During his rookie days, he couldn’t even drink well, but he would drink every day and call me.

Then, MC Yoo Jae Suk thanked his long-time friend Park Soo Hong by revealing, “I really did call Park Soo Hong a lot because I was sad. He really took care of me.”

Yoo Hee Yeol startles Moon Hee Jun by mentioning Baby V.O.X?

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 05:09 PM PDT

Yoo Hee Yeol‘s sudden comment about Baby V.O.X surprised Moon Hee Jun.

On the March 29th airing of ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘, Moon Hee Jun appeared as a guest and MC Yoo Hee Yeol said to him, “Your hairstyle seems symbolic.” To this, Moon Hee Jun answered, “If you compare it to how it looked during my debut, it got a lot tidier. Back then, one of my eyes was covered so I would trip over rocks on the ground.

Moon Hee Jun explained that a tough image was necessary for “Warrior Descendants” and “Wolf and Sheep” and that he decided to keep that image. “After I tried it, I liked it so I maintained it.

Yoo Hee Yeol then said to him, “Girl groups copied you too. Baby V.O.X tried that hairstyle too.” Not only was Yoo Hee Yeol teasing that woman also had this hairstyle, but also because of Moon Hee Jun’s past scandal with Baby V.O.X’s vocalist Kan Mi Yeon.

Moon Hee Jun then brought laughs by saying, “That’s a team name that I haven’t heard in a while.

Could Yoo Hee Yeol been referring to these memorable Baby V.O.X. looks:

Watch the clip below:

Eun Ji Won reveals his marriage philosophy on ‘Thank You’

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 04:09 PM PDT

Eun Ji Won talked about marriage on ‘Thank You‘.

He was a guest on the March 29th episode of the show, and said, “When you marry, your reasons must be clear. Most people think about getting married because everyone else is doing it around you. That is dangerous. If you get married because you want children, that’s a reason. But you can’t marry because other people are doing it.

Eun Ji Won recently announced that he divorced his wife of two years last August. Their marriage had been a big issue because she was his first love.

Source: TV Report

Rapper Defconn lives out his pink-colored childhood dreams

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 03:21 PM PDT

Hip-hop artist and rapper Defconn showed what it truly meant to be a ‘child at heart’, despite his fierce outer looks.

On the latest episode of MBC‘s new variety program, ‘I Live Alone‘, the rapper visited the home furniture store for a re-decoration of his bachelor pad.

Upon seeing a hot pink bed, he couldn’t hide his delight, with a grin spreading over his face. After discreetly checking to see if the coast was clear, he promptly sat himself down on the bed, bouncing up and down with glee.

He also asked the attendant if the store carried any bedsheets with cartoon characters on them, specifically requesting his favorites. However, he stopped short of saying they were for himself – instead, he claimed that they were for his non-existent nephew.

“I’m a bit embarrassed to ask for it myself,” he said. “How surprised would the shop workers be? We have to think about them too.”

Who knew Defconn had a lovable side? Something tells us that he and Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany would get along well together!

INFINITE reveal which member upgraded the most in visuals since their debut

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 02:30 PM PDT

On the March 30 broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘, the boys of INFINITE participated in the Guerilla Date and during their interview, they chose who they think upgraded the most in terms of visuals since their debut.

When asked, “Pick the member who upgraded the most in visuals since your debut”, all of the members replied, “Woohyun.”

Woohyun shared, “I also chose myself”, to which the other members commented, “If you looked at Woohyun’s trainee days, you would’ve naturally said, ‘Who is this kid?’”, revealing how Woohyun wasn’t always the dashing man fans see on screen today.

Check out the guerrilla date below!

Will Jo Jung Chi and Jung In move into ‘We Got Married’ village?

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 01:37 PM PDT

Jo Jung Chi and Jung In might not be moving into the ‘We Got Married‘ village like the other couples on the show.

On the March 30th episode, the couple decided that they would do their own thing instead.

The couple received the mission to prepare for their move to the village, Jo Jung Chi called Jung In, saying, “I don’t even know where the ‘We Got Married’ village is… How do I get there?”

She answered, “I heard it’s really far away,” and Jo Jung Chi replied, “We have to ride the train.” When Jung In suggested that they continue to live in their current neighborhood, he agreed, “Should we? Why should we go anyway,” rejecting the mission.

However, after speaking with Kwanghee and Sunhwa, the couple wondered if maybe they should move in, and Jung In revealed that she was actually pretty eager for the change.

Jinwoon and Go Jun Hee share their personal definition of “cheating” on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 12:45 PM PDT

Actress Go Jun Hee and 2AM‘s Jinwoon unintentionally scared each other on ‘We Got Married‘.

On the March 30th episode, the on-screen couple got to know each other a little more by sharing their personal definitions of “cheating” in a relationship.

Jinwoon stated, “When you’re eating a meal with a guy, and you answer your boyfriend’s phone call, that’s not cheating. However, if you cover up your phone instead, that’s cheating.” Go Jun Hee was a bit more strict about the matter. She said, “Even thinking about meeting another woman is cheating period. You can’t even have thoughts about it.”

After being intimated, the 2AM member had his turn to intimidate his partner when he revealed, “My family is huge, so I’d like to have at least 6 kids.

Kwanghee makes Sunhwa weep on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 12:04 PM PDT

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee made his on-screen wife weep on ‘We Got Married 4‘.

On the March 30th episode, SECRET‘s Sunhwa and Kwanghee as well as the Jinwoon-Go Jun Hee went on a double camping date.

While enjoying a romantic camp fire, Kwanghee suddenly presented Sunhwa with a ring, saying, “Didn’t you say you wanted a ring last time?” Surprised, Sunhwa answered, “[They were just words],” and burst into tears.

The inscription in the ring simply stated, “I like you.”

During his solo interview, Kwanghee explained, “If I say I love her, [there's nowhere further to go]. That’s why I wrote that I liked her,” while Sunhwa mentioned, “I like that he wrote I like you. There’s a possibility of ‘I love you’ too.”