Saturday, May 18, 2013

"G-Dragon congratulates best friend, Taeyang, on his birthday with a childhood photo" plus 19 more

"G-Dragon congratulates best friend, Taeyang, on his birthday with a childhood photo" plus 19 more


G-Dragon congratulates best friend, Taeyang, on his birthday with a childhood photo

Posted: 18 May 2013 08:26 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon congratulated fellow member and best friend, Taeyang, on his birthday (May 18) and touched fans with the precious friendship they’ve had since childhood.

G-Dragon congratulated Taeyang on his Instagram, “HAPPYBIRTHDAYMYBESTFRIEND”, and shared the above childhood photo of him and Taeyang showing off their swag while wearing matching yellow old school Majah Flava! shirts.

VIPs commented, “They were cute ever since they were little”, “It’s so touching to see how their friendship has lasted this long”, and “Happy birthday, Taeyang!”

Taking a trip down memory lane, G-Dragon and Taeyang grew up together as trainees in YG Entertainment ever since they were both 12 years old. They were previously known as the duo GDYB before making their debut as members of Big Bang.

Happy birthday, Taeyang!

Big Bang’s Taeyang celebrates his birthday, hints at solo comeback?

Posted: 18 May 2013 08:01 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s Taeyang celebrated his 26th (25th international age) birthday today on May 18, but rather than make the day about him, he made sure to thank his fans and pay his respects to those affected by the ‘5.18 Gwangju Democratization Movement‘.

Taeyang shared, “Although today is my birthday, it is also a historic day that we can’t forget. The sentiment I feel every year from being born on this meaningful day is always different! I will live out my day with a thankful mindset as I remember the people who congratulated me and the people who became a piece of history.”

5.18 is the day that Taeyang brought his swag into the world, but it is also the day of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, which honors the civilians who lost their lives during the unfortunate event that took place in 1980.

He continued to show his heart of gold by taking time to thank his fans,

As some of you may recall, last month he also asked fans to donate instead of giving him gifts on his birthday.

YG Entertainment also officially celebrated his birthday with an image (shown above) posted through their SNS accounts and on the YG-Life blog. With the caption, “Are you Ready!” perhaps he’s preparing for a solo comeback? If that’s the case, that would be a truly nice gift for his fans.

Happy Birthday, Taeyang!

Kim Ok Bin ruptures ankle ligament while filming ‘Minority Opinion’ action scene

Posted: 18 May 2013 07:31 AM PDT

Mask Entertainment reported on the 18th that actress Kim Ok Bin ruptured the ligament in her ankle while filming her latest movie.

The agency stated, "Kim Ok Bin, who's filming for the movie 'Minority Opinion', suffered a ruptured ligament in her ankle shooting an action scene."

Kim Ok Bin is said to have suffered through the pain and only left for a closer examination of her injury after filming was finished. The doctor found that surgery was unavoidable.

However, because the wrap-up date for the movie filming and the shoot for KBS 2TV's new Wednesday-Thursday drama 'Knife and Flower' is rapidly approaching, Kim Ok Bin decided to delay her surgery and treat herself with medicine until after she finishes her scheduled drama filming.

Mask Entertainment added, "We apologize for causing so many people to worry. Kim Ok Bin is shocked over her sudden injury, and she's disappointed that she's in a situation where she must receive surgery. Despite all that, Kim Ok Bin is insistent on not being an [inconvenience to the projects]. Following the doctor's orders that it's not necessary to undergo surgery immediately, she'll be sticking with the filming schedule as long as it's not too hard on her."

Get well soon!!!

Noh Hong Chul is interested in Roy Kim’s sister?

Posted: 18 May 2013 07:04 AM PDT

Noh Hong Chul, who's currently co-hosting 'Music Core', gave a shout out to Roy Kim's older sister.

On the May 18th broadcast of the music show, Noh Hong Chul congratulated Roy Kim on his win with "Spring Spring Spring" last week, but the comedian seemed to have an ulterior motive for his visit.

He asked the singer, "What did your pretty noona say about it?"

Fans and viewers may remember Roy Kim's older sister from his appearance on Mnet's 'Superstar K4'. She immediately became known for her resemblance to Girls' Generation's Taeyeon.

Roy Kim responded, "My noona said she'd like to grab a meal with you," surprising Noh Hong Chul with the unexpected answer. The singer then added, "Actually, that's a lie."

However, that wasn't enough to stop Noh Hong Chul, who insisted, "Bring your older sister to 'Music Core' sometime. I'm not joking."

Taemin leaves Na Eun flustered by asking her how much she thought of him on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 18 May 2013 06:43 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Taemin left A Pink‘s Na Eun a bit flustered with his surprisingly straightforward personality on ‘We Got Married‘.

Taemin and Na Eun, who both graduated from the same middle school, wore their school uniforms and returned to their former alma mater. They also enjoyed a street date in Myeongdong where they bought couple hats, cellphone cases, and socks to celebrate their new marriage.

During the date, Taemin opened up to Na Eun and shared, “During the time we were apart, there were a lot of moments when I thought of you,” also adding, “I looked up my own name on the search engines,” and “How much did you think about me,” leaving Na Eun flustered by his directness.

What do you think of the new couple so far?

‘Laws of the Jungle’ embarks on its Himalaya adventure and climbs to the peak of its time slot in viewer ratings

Posted: 18 May 2013 06:37 AM PDT

Laws of the Jungle‘ aired the first episode of its Himalaya adventure on the 17th, and just like the Himalayas, the show is on a peak that its competitors can’t seem to reach.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the May 17th broadcast of ‘Laws of the Jungle’ achieved a 15.8% viewer rating, which is a 0.4% increase from its previous viewer rating of 15.4% for the New Zealand special. For the Himalaya special, the fixed members were joined by soccer player Ahn Jung Hwan, actress Oh Ji Eun, actor Kim Hye Sung, and Jung Joon.

Meanwhile, KBS 2TV‘s ‘VJ Special Forces‘ achieved a 7.9% viewer rating, while Fei‘s third win on MBC‘s ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘ wasn’t enough for the show to get past the 7.0% mark in the ratings department.

IU rumored to have been assaulted by fan at Seo Ji Suk’s wedding?

Posted: 18 May 2013 06:32 AM PDT

It's been rumored that IU experienced an assault by an overzealous fan at actor Seo Ji Suk's wedding, where she was invited to sing.

After news hit the SNS world, fans went wild with worry, tweeting and posting up a storm. According to a shared account of what occurred, a young male who looked to be in his early 20s suddenly grabbed the mic after IU's performance and asked her if she'd like to marry him. Startled, IU ran away and the man grabbed her. When she started screaming, the bodyguards arrived and quickly took care of the situation.

However, IU's agency has come forward to clear up a few details. Loen Entertainment stated, "We've seen the posts on Twitter, and there are a lot of false reports. A random fan did appear, but there was no assault. It wasn't a big deal."

Netizens commented, "IU must've been so scared," "Be strong, IU," "I'm relieved she wasn't hurt," and more.

In related news, actor Seo Ji Suk married his bride at an unreleased location in Nonhyundong, Seoul on the 18th.

B1A4 win #1 on ‘Music Core’ + Performances from May 18th!

Posted: 18 May 2013 06:26 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by SHINee's Minho, Kim So Hyun, and Noh Hong Chul, who displayed their fun and dorky personalities just for the viewers.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, 2PM, Shinhwa, Seo In Young, and the Wonder Boyz made comebacks.

Roy Kim, 4minute, B1A4, and Lee Hyori battled for #1 on the charts, and after much anticipation, B1A4 clinched #1 with "What's Going On?"!

Congratulations to B1A4!

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Performances from today's show include SHINee, 4minute, Vibe, SECRET, Roy Kim, B1A4, T-ara N4, Hello Venus, Juniel, C-CLOWN, and Zia & Hanbyul.

Check them out below!

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Nine Muses reveal their practice video for ‘Music Bank’ special performance

Posted: 17 May 2013 10:39 PM PDT

If you didn’t already know, this week’s ‘Music Bank‘ featured special performances by some of your favorite idols for its 700th episode special. One of those idols was girl group Nine Muses, who put on the classic by Park Ji Yoon, “Adult Ceremony“.

The girls pulled off a great performance, and it turns out the secret behind it all was, of course, practice! So now that ‘Music Bank’ has aired, the girls have revealed a dance practice video for “Adult Ceremony” to show you all how they got ready.

Take a look below!

Kang So Ra and Lim Joo Hwan become the perfect visual couple for ‘Ugly Alert’

Posted: 17 May 2013 09:57 PM PDT

Their new SBS drama may be called ‘Ugly Alert‘, but we all know co-stars Kang So Ra and Lim Joo Hwan are far, far from ugly!

‘Ugly Alert’ unveiled the still cut of Kang So Ra and Lim Joo Hwan, raising curiosity about what sort of romance will take place between the two stars. Kang So Ra, who revealed she worked on building up a more mature image for this drama and improved her posture, looked more compatible than ever with Lim Joo Hwan, who is also known for his perfect proportions.

A representative commented, “Both stars have glowing complexions and lean figures so they’re images in the pictorial are refreshing.”

'Ugly Alert' stars Kang So Ra, Lim Joo Hwan, Shin So Yool, Choi Jae Joon, Kim Young Hoon, Hyun Woo, AOA‘s Seolhyun, and more, and will start airing on the 20th.

3,000 fans get their ‘hands up’ for 2PM’s mini concert ‘2PM Is Back with Genie’

Posted: 17 May 2013 09:20 PM PDT

2PM continued to thank fans for the long wait by treating them to their mini concert, '2PM Is Back with Genie', which many of you may have watched live through YouTube!

3,000 fans crowded around the M-Stage in Gangnam on Friday, the 17th at 9PM KST to watch the return of the ‘beastly idols’. 2PM let fans know that they’re back for good by opening the concert with “I’ll Be Back“, and then pumped up the mood by performing past fan-favorites, “Again And Again“, “Heartbeat“, and more.

Before wrapping things up, they also made sure to perform their double title tracks “Come Back When You Hear This Song” and “All Day I Think of You” (“A.D.T.O.Y.“), and ended the concert with a bang by getting everyone’s hands in the air for their hit song “Hands Up“.

2PM shared, “We had such a great time because more people than we expected came and enjoyed our concert with us, and we thank you once again to all of the fans who stayed with us until late at night. With so many cheering us on, we will work harder and continue with more activities. Thank you.”

Check out more photos from the event below!

7-member girl group TURAN to make their entrance into the Kpop scene

Posted: 17 May 2013 08:43 PM PDT

A new 7-member girl group will be making their way into the K-pop scene and they go by the name, TURAN!

TURAN consists of Chae Eun, Leekyung, Saebin, Hanbi, Lian, Ryuji, and Elisha, who have been training for the past two years. The group introduced themselves through their album jacket photo, further grabbing the interest of music lovers.

Although it seems like their chances are slim in standing out amongst other idol groups, their agency says that these girls have talent that will carry them through.

Star Pro Entertainment stated, “As it is no longer a mere idol war but a battle of girl groups who win by talent these days, rookie group ‘TURAN’ will also become a girl group that receives love and gains success with their talent.”

TURAN will film their music video on the 20th and make their debut next month!

 

Joo Won suffers an injury to his nose while filming ’1 Night 2 Days’

Posted: 17 May 2013 08:06 PM PDT

Actor Joo Won recently made a trip to the emergency room after injuring his nose while filming ‘1Night 2 Days‘.

His agency revealed on the 18th, “During the filming for ’1N2D’, Joo Won was in the middle of a game with the football team at Korea Maritime University and his nose collided with a player’s head, and he ended up injuring the ridge of his nose, causing swelling.”

Reportedly, Joo Won fell onto the floor and was unable to get up for some time, leading the staff to pause filming. Joo Won was rushed to the emergency room where he received treatment, and the actor showed his dedication to his work by insisting that he comes back to finish the filming afterwards.

Hopefully the injury is minor and Joo Won will recover quickly!

 

SHINee to reunite with their ’6th member’ Jun Hyun Moo on ‘Hidden Singer’

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:35 PM PDT

SHINee will be meeting up with their ’6th member’ or MC Jun Hyun Moo for the upcoming episode of JTBC‘s ‘Hidden Singer‘.

A representative stated that veteran singer Lee Moon Sae, who is the guest for this episode, had a special place in his heart for SHINee, revealing the reason why they were brought on for this special.

The rep also commented,“Lee Moon Sae showed his affection for SHINee and even invited them to his concert. In addition, during this filming, Park Hye Mi, Yurisangja, Lee Sae Joon, Park Kyung Lim, Michelle Lee, and more featured as guests and performed covers of Lee Moon Sae’s hit songs. But Lee Moon Sae was especially pleased as he listened, with his eyes closed, to Onew who sang ‘Forever With You‘.”

Onew also flustered the veteran singer as he jokingly remarked, “Lee Moon Sae sunbaenim made his debut before we were even born,” while in the midst of expressing his admiration for him.

SHINee also joined MC Jun Hyun Moo to perform their trademark “Lucifer” dance that always brings about a lot of laughs when Jun Hyun Moo attempts his interpretation.

This episode airs later tonight!

 

Seo Ji Suk shares an additional pre-wedding photo on his big day

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:04 PM PDT

Actor Seo Ji Suk will tie the knot later today and shared his excitement before he says, “I do”, with an additional photo from his beautiful pre-wedding pictorial!

Seo Ji Suk and his fiancee had all the singles out there quite envious of the two’s obvious affection for one another, made apparent through their gaze. Seo Ji Suk's fiancee is five years younger than the actor and works as a florist. The two met last year through mutual friends.

The couple will hold their wedding ceremony at the Patio9 Wedding Hall in Nonhyeondong, Seoul on the 18th where 4men, Yurisangja, and IU will sing the congratulatory songs and SS5o1‘s Heo Young Saeng and comedian Lim Ha Ryong will lead the reception.

Congrats to the couple!

[Updated] EXO spell out their name in another set of teaser photos

Posted: 17 May 2013 06:25 PM PDT

With another day has come another set of teaser photos for EXO‘s return!

Ahead of the boys' first full length album, 'XOXO (Kiss&Hug)', coming up, the group has been getting fans’ hearts racing with the unveil of several group shots, going from the model-student image to a more rambunctious group of students through the varying concept photos.

For today, the boys are here to do some more teasing by spelling out the group’s name through 3 photos.

As mentioned earlier, EXO-K and EXO-M will be promoting as EXO (that means all 12 members) this time around and travel back and forth between Korea and China to promote!

We'll be greeted with a new teaser each day most likely up until the release, so make sure you're on the lookout!

[Update - To make up for their long hiatus, these boys are really pouring out the goodies for fans! Another teaser picture has been released, which you can check out below!]

Actor Kang Dong Won’s middle school grades and IQ revealed

Posted: 17 May 2013 06:17 PM PDT

Actor Kang Dong Won is not only handsome, he is also quite a smart man according to his school grades and test scores!

On the Teacher’s Day special of SBS‘ ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, the school days of some of your favorite celebrities were revealed and Kang Dong Won’s past especially surprised viewers.

Kang Dong’s Won’s report card from middle school was unveiled and shows the actor receiving high grades of mostly ‘excellent’ mixed in with some ‘great’ (mostly ‘A’s and some ‘B’s), as well as receiving comments about being an exemplary student. His IQ was also measured to be at 137, surprising his fans who had not known about this tidbit previously.

Kang Dong Won will soon be filming for the upcoming movie ‘KUNDO : Age of the Rampant‘, which will premiere later this year.

Go Jun Hee sends Jinwoon a cold text message?

Posted: 17 May 2013 05:43 PM PDT

Go Jun Hee apparently threw 2AM‘s Jinwoon in for a loop with a cold text message! .

Last week on ‘We Got Married‘, the actress prepared a surprise birthday party for her onscreen husband and invited his idol best friends from the ’91 idol line, SHINee‘s Key, KARA‘s Nicole, and MBLAQ‘s Mir. But Jinwoon didn’t look too happy upon walking into the party, leaving everyone wondering what put him in a sour mood.

It was later revealed that Jinwoon received a text from Go Jun Hee the day before which read, “Let’s not contact each other personally.” So having received such a text, throughout the celebration, Jinwoon seemed more worried than happy. Thus, he was even more surprised when Go Jun Hee happily presented him with a cake that she helped make on last week’s episode.

Find out why Go Jun Hee had sent him that text message on the 18th’s episode at 5:05 PM KST!

100% leaves hearts fluttering with individual teaser photos

Posted: 17 May 2013 05:11 PM PDT

100% is living up to its name by bringing the whole package for the group’s upcoming comeback!

After baring their chocolate absSanghun, Hyukjin, Changbum, Chanyong, Jonghwan, Rockhyun, and Minwoo continued to leave fans’ hearts fluttering as they unveiled sexy teaser photos, putting their charisma and muscular figures on display.

The boys will release their mini album ‘Real 100%‘ on May 23 online as they make a comeback with title track, “Want U Back“, while the offline release will take place on the 27th.

Tip: Hugh

Ki Sung Yong opens up about his quick engagement with Han Hye Jin + denies shotgun wedding rumors

Posted: 17 May 2013 04:25 PM PDT

Soccer player Ki Sung Yong opened up about his quick engagement with actress Han Hye Jin, coming only 4 months after they started dating, and also denied the rumors of a shotgun wedding.

Ki Sung Yong took to his Facebook to post,

Honestly, I started thinking about marriage when I first met Han Hye Jin. That is why I was even more careful, and because all of the tough circumstances we faced, Han Hye Jin also pondered a lot about this.

Whatever the case, we are people who receive interest from the public, and due to our environment and occupation, it was honestly even more difficult to overcome everything. I should have been even more caring and protected Hye Jin more, as she is an actress.

There was no other reason for writing our initials on my soccer cleats before the dating rumors broke out other than that I love her so much and I wanted to keep that feeling when I play soccer. So without thinking, I expressed it on my soccer shoes, which are very important to me. That also received attention and became an issue. So I was very sorry at the thought that I didn’t protect her well.

I think she is a good person who always supports me, prays for me, and who I can depend on as we live our lives together. I thought it attractive the way she works hard as an actress, and does her best in every work assigned to her.

It is definitely not a shotgun wedding like many have misunderstood. I, myself, would also like to see a little Ki soon.

I am always thankful to everyone who has supported me. I will also work hard to show a good side of myself with a more mature image on the field. I am experiencing the happiest moment of my life right now and I don’t think there can be a happier moment for me than this. So, I will try to live to the fullest each day with even more determination.”

Ki Sung Yong and Han Hye Jin will hold their wedding this July!