Sunday, April 28, 2013

"Eye Candy: Satoori-dols" plus 19 more

"Eye Candy: Satoori-dols" plus 19 more

Eye Candy: Satoori-dols

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 09:02 AM PDT

Following the last 'Eye Candy: Short &  Cute' selected by a few of our staff members, our 'Eye Candy' series continues with the satoori speaking idols!

Most of the idols speak in the Seoul dialect, but we know that doesn’t apply for everyone. If the idol grew up in an area such as Daegu or Busan, there’s a high chance they might have the same dialect and accent as their counterparts. Here are some of the famous Satoori-dols.

SHINee‘s Key - Daegu

2PM‘s Jun.K – Daegu

f(x)‘s Sulli – Busan

SECRET‘s Sunhwa – Busan

After School‘s Lizzy – Busan

2PM‘s Wooyoung – Busan

A Pink‘s Eunji – Busan

B.A.P‘s Daehyun – Busan

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa – Busan

TVXQ‘s Yunho – Jeollado

Dal Shabet‘s Subin – Gwangju

B1A4 (also nicknamed satoori group)

Can you think of any more satoori-dols?

‘Running Man’ previews the return of the ‘ddakji’ with Ricky Kim, Cha In Pyo & Seo Jang Hoon

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 08:32 AM PDT

SBS‘s ‘Running Man‘ previewed the return of the ‘ddakji race’ with guests Ricky Kim, Cha In Pyo, and Seo Jang Hoon!

Ddakji is a Korean game where participants make a ‘bomb’ out of folding paper, attempting to flip the opposing side’s ddakji with a swift yet powerful throw.

Held as a special episode for Korea’s upcoming Childrens’ Day, this episode is sure to provide a lot of laughter and witty moments. Check out the preview below!

INFINITE members celebrate leader Sunggyu’s birthday

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT

INFINITE‘s charismatic and slightly buffoonish leader Sunggyu recently met his birthday, and his fellow INFINITE members poured out on Twitter to celebrate his very special day.

“Happy birthday to our nearly 30 cutesy Gyu-nim,” Sungyeol posted. “Now that you’re old, I have a proposal! Although I am merely an underling, please refrain from being cute ..your generosity knows no bounds.”

“Sunggyu hyung~! Happy birthday~♥♥♥” Sungjong posted. “Leader Gyu who always brings us strength~! I love you~ +_+”

Hoya kept his message short and to the point, simply saying, “Happy birthday to Gyu hyungnim”. Dongwoo was more upbeat, posting “ㅋㅋㅋ Gyu birthday ~.~ Let’s all live to the max!!! Because our lives will pass hehehe life is a party~!”

In response to all of the well-wishes from his fellow members, Sunggyu replied in kind. “Thank you INFINITE friends!” he posted. “But I will always be your cutesy guiyomi.”

Happy birthday to our leader, ‘grandpa’ Gyu!

BoA praises ‘Infinity Challenge’ for their musical episode

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 07:31 AM PDT

Artist BoA heaped praise on the latest episode of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘, which broke variety ground by attempting the first musical in a variety show for its 8th anniversary.

“Ah…really…Muhan Company…amazing idea,” she posted to her Twitter earlier today. “Must’ve been hard work singing.. thanks to you, everyone in South Korea can laugh and be happy. The ‘Les Miserables‘ part was really touching!”

Playing off a skit that involved all of the cast members being employed in a fictional company, the latest ‘Infinity Challenge’ featured the members trying to avoid being laid off, with some song-and-dance numbers along the way.

Check out some of their songs below!

<Shinhwa – “Wild Eyes“>

<IU and Seulong – “Nagging“>

<Les Miserables OST – “One Day More“>

<Kim Kwang Suk – “About Thirty“>

Lee Seung Gi’s fans cater a buffet for ‘Book of the House of Gu’ cast and staff

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT

To support their idol, fans of the ‘ballad king’ and current ‘Book of the House of Gu‘ cast member Lee Seung Gi splurged by setting up a massive buffet to show their appreciation!

Lee Seung Gi’s official fan cafe, AIREN, showed up with a 40-item buffet that could feed approximately 200 people – more than enough for the entire ‘House of Gu’ staff and cast members.

“We’re happy and surprised that we were able to taste so many kinds of unusual food,” said the producer for the drama, approving the buffet selection. “Just like Lee Seung Gi, his fans show a level of caring that is unmatched. I wish every day could be like today.”

Perhaps due to this pick-me-up, ‘House of Gu’ is leading in its time slot with high ratings.

Source: OSEN

4minute strike a pose with the staff of ‘Saturday Night Live Korea’

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 05:26 AM PDT

The beautiful ladies of 4minute made a guest appearance on the latest episode of tvN‘s ‘Saturday Night Live Korea‘, and it’s clear that they enjoyed themselves!

In a photo posted to actor and ‘SNL’ cast member Kim Min Kyo‘s Twitter, the members of 4minute  are seen hanging out with some of the other cast members and staff of the popular spinoff of the American comedy program. “Did you enjoy the SNL live broadcast with 4minute?” he asked. “There were a lot of accidents, but it was kind of funny^^”

Check out some of 4minute’s appearances on this week’s ‘SNL Korea’ below!

What bad habit makes Seo In Guk want to give up his loner life?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Seo In Guk previously revealed that he no longer wants to ‘live alone’ partly because of one particular bad habit.

On the April 26th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Full House‘, the seemingly perfect bachelor Seo In Guk revealed, “There is something that my mother nagged at me for and told me to fix.”

The singer then shared his bad habit revealing, “I am currently on another program, but the inside of my house is not in good condition. One of my habits is that like a snake sheds its skin, I take off my clothes right there and then. Because I live so freely, I think I live in a dirty house.”

Lee Kyung Kyu responded, “In the case of habits like Seo In Guk’s, the correct terminology is not ‘take off clothes’, but ‘come out of clothes’. You come out of your clothes and go back inside of them the next morning”, giving his hilarious two cents on Seo In Guk’s bad habit.

Viewers commented, “So there was a reason why he said his house is not in good condition”, “I’m surprised at his bad habit”, and “He’ll just have to fix it like everyone else.”

Who is the ‘pretty boy’ that gave Juniel a back hug?

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Who is the ‘pretty boy’ that caught the eyes of fans in Juniel‘s Pretty Boy” MV and comeback stage?

The child actor goes by the name, Lincoln, and showed love for Juniel backstage with a back hug that is sure to make fan boys call him one lucky boy.

Juniel shared on her Twitter, “Isn’t Lincoln so prettyㅜ Lincoln who liked me a lotㅜㅜ Even after leaving them, I can’t get Lincoln and Aleyna out of my mindㅠ It’s sad but let’s support each other a lot from now on and let’s meet again..♥ I love you my kids♥”, along with a selca set of Lincoln not wanting to leave Juniel’s side with an adorable back hug.

Lincoln and child actress Aleyna were featured in Juniel’s new music video and even performed with the songstress for her comeback stage on ‘Music Bank‘.

IU’s baby photos revealed on ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 02:30 AM PDT

Fans of IU were given a special treat on the latest episode of her drama, KBS‘s ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin‘, when the drama revealed some of her baby photos from her toddler years.

Although we won’t reveal too much about the context for fear of spoilers, the photo album was shown at a critical moment where IU has to decide between following her dream or respecting the wishes of her mother.

The baby photos show off a chubby-cheeked IU, from her toddler days to somewhat newer pictures of her in spring dress. She seems to have changed very little over the years, with her younger self being instantly recognizable.


Psy wins #1 on ‘Inkigayo’ + Performances from April 21st!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 01:38 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, 4minute, TEEN TOP, SHINee, and Juniel held their comeback stage. Also, new boy group HISTORY made their debut.

SBS has brought back a brand new ranking system suitable for 'Inkigayo'. The nominees for today's #1 award were Cho Yong Pil, K.Will, and Psy, however in the end, Psy came out on top with "Gentleman". Congratulations to Psy for the win!

Cute Encore clup w/ SHINee & INFINITE


[ MC Cuts ]


[ Public Service Announcement ]

This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured K.Will and SISTAR‘s Dasom, who helped promote awareness on the importance of traffic safety!


[ Next Week's Teasers ]

< Hello Venus>


< T-ara N4 >


Other performances from tonight included: INFINITE, K.Will, Lyn, Davichi,  M.I.B, Lee Hi (goodbye stage), 15&, and Pure!

Check them out below!




< Lyn (feat. Ravi of VIXX) >


< Lee Hi >


< 15& >


< K.Will >


< Davichi >


< M.I.B>


< Pure >


TEEN TOP return to ‘Inkigayo’ with “Walk By”

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 01:15 AM PDT

TEEN TOP has returned with the release of their repackaged album containing two new songs, "Walk By" and "Jealousy".

The boys had stolen hearts with "Miss Right" from their first album 'No. 1', and they’re back again with this new album.

Today’s comeback stage had massive energy from both the TEEN TOP members and their fans, as evidenced by the insanely loud fanchants. TEEN TOP held an Inkigayo fanmeeting after their recording.

Watch the fun “Walk By” stage at ‘Inkigayo‘ below!

4minute need to know “What’s Your Name?” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 01:04 AM PDT

4minute is back with a vengeance with their new album 'Name is 4minute'!

With the album, the ladies answer the question, "What's Your Name?", which is the work of Brave Brothers! The song's genre is said to be 'Fantasy Hip Hop', and is described as electronic hip hop with a unique sound and the repeating words "What's Your Name" will be hard to forget once you hear it.

4minute closed their comeback weekend with two impressive performances. Earlier in the show they performed “Whatever“, a slightly more aggressive track from the album, with the performance of their title track coming later in the program.

Watch their entertaining comeback stages below, what performance this weekend was your favorite?


SHINee ponders “Why So Serious?” and “Shine” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 12:59 AM PDT

SHINee have continued raise expectations with each live performance of the rock-infused pop track "Why So Serious?"

The group's third album's second half, which is titled 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me', has been released containing a total of 9 tracks. This is a continuation from their first part of the album, which was titled 'Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You', and is geared to show you a bit of a transformation compared to their "Dream Girl" promotions.

Displaying a completely different side to "Dream Girl," the boys have decided to rock a fresh new theme.

Don't miss their performances  from today’s ‘Inkigayo‘!


“Why So Serious”

HISTORY’s brilliant “Dreamer” debut stage on ‘Inkigayo’ with the help of IU

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 12:41 AM PDT

New rookie group HISTORY is kicking off their journey to make history with their debut song "Dreamer"!

"Dreamer" is composed by Lee Min Soo and written by Kim Yi Na, and is a Britpop song which expresses a man's efforts to capture the heart of that special someone. Fans will definitely not want to miss out on this release as the song also features a narration by IU, and the rap was written by Sunny Hill's Misung.

Each of their debut stages are getting better and better with today’s ‘Inkigayo‘ stage being no different. With the help of label mate IU, HISTORY put on their best stage yet.

Check it out below.

Juniel’s looking for a “Pretty Boy” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 12:20 AM PDT

Talented soloist Juniel has just made her comeback with "Pretty Boy"!

The catchy track made its way to the top of the charts shortly after release, and has already been receiving much attention from fans worldwide.

Check out Juniel's final comeback performance below!

[Spoiler] ‘Infinity Challenge’ breaks into song with “One Day More” from ‘Les Miserables’

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 12:03 AM PDT

In addition to parodying IU‘s “Nagging“, the cast of ‘Infinity Challenge‘ also broke into yet another song on the latest episode, which was themed around a musical!

This time, they put on a spectacular display of a hit song from the recent film ‘Les Miserables‘, standing on stage and performing a grand-yet-hilarious stage of “One Day More“.

Some context: the cast of ‘Infinity Challenge’ are playing a skit in which they are employees at a big company, with Yoo Jae Suk as the team leader. Unfortunately, he is given a directive to lay off one of his team members. Gathering at a bar, the members are distraught – and break into song about how they can’t possibly be fired.

Check out the performance below!

Actors Yoon Ji Min and Kwon Min to tie the knot

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:54 PM PDT

After two years of happily dating, actors Yoon Ji Min and Kwon Min have finally taken the last step towards a happy life together!

Their decision to get married comes after several years of friendship. “2 years ago, they grew close after being in a play together,” said a dear friend. “That closeness grew into a relationship naturally.”

“It is true that they are getting married in July,” said a representative for the new couple. “They’ll be having their wedding photoshoot next week, and are planning for the upcoming wedding.”

Yoon Ji Min has starred in dramas such as ‘Chuno‘ and ‘Warrior Baek Dong Soo‘, while Kwon Min can be seen in the film ‘Oh! Happy Day‘ and the drama ‘Dong Yi‘, among others.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Source: Star Today via Nate

G-Dragon suffers an injury during Japanese concert

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:26 PM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon suffered a small but unfortunate accident during the latest leg of his latest tour, ‘ONE OF A KIND‘.

“I finished the Osaka concert today,” he posted earlier. “Immaturely, I hurt myself a little. Sorry. I wanted to give you guys a good show.”

During a performance at the Osaka Kyosera Dome, he had injured his right leg which led to a prognosis of 2 weeks until complete recovery. However, he managed to finish his performance safely.

The remainder of his concerts for the tour will be held on schedule. “I’ll rest well tonight and greet you tomorrow!” G-Dragon posted. “Thank you to everyone who came today and stuck it out until the end.”

Thanks everyone for the tp!

miss A’s Fei celebrates her birthday

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 09:18 PM PDT

miss A‘s Fei found a happy surprise awaiting her on her birthday!
Arriving on the set of her dance audition program, ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘, Fei was greeted by her co-workers holding up a massive banner, displaying her beautiful face along with the words “Happy birthday”.
She seemed to be surprised at the generosity of her fans and her co-workers. “Three say A’s made this birthday cake,” she posted to her Twitter earlier. “Thank you so much^^ also thank you to all of the AQ family who came to support me^^”

‘We Got Married’ suffers a ratings drop despite new couple

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 07:15 PM PDT

Even the appearance of a brand-new couple couldn’t stop the recent downward slide for MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘, which saw another precipitous drop in ratings for its latest episode.

According to AGB Nielson, ‘We Got Married’ recorded a nationwide rating of 6.0%, a drop of 0.3% from its previous week and a continuation of its recent trend of sliding viewership.

Although the newest episode saw the appearance of SHINee‘s Taemin and A Pink‘s Na Eun as the youngest-ever couple in the show’s history, they weren’t enough to stop the bleeding of viewers from the faux wedding variety program.

What should the show do to get higher ratings?

Source: TV Daily via Nate