Friday, November 21, 2014

"Highlights from 1st and 2nd day of RUN@SEOUL WEEK" plus 24 more

"Highlights from 1st and 2nd day of RUN@SEOUL WEEK" plus 24 more


Highlights from 1st and 2nd day of RUN@SEOUL WEEK

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 07:35 AM PST




A global digital campaign titled 'Run@Seoul Week' has kicked off on Wednesday, November 19 with its official opening ceremony. This event is designed to promote dynamic and lively images of Seoul through global citizens' interactive participation. Global citizens can directly and indirectly experience Seoul by watching the live video stream of 5 runners from US, Singapore, China and Japan.



(5 runners during opening ceremony; From left to right: Xie Yi from China, Aaron Trimble from USA, Zhou Lin Jin from China, Kento Okazaki from Japan and Syahmi Rashid from Singapore)

The runners are currently carrying out the missions of finding attractions in Seoul, given by the controllers. The Controllers from all over the world are giving real-time missions to the runners, and the controllers who give the best missions to the runners will get opportunities to win amazing prizes, including a round trip flight ticket to Seoul, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, action camera, digital camera and t-shirts.

Here are fun episodes from the 1st day of RUN@SEOUL WEEK!

Aaron's mission spot was Dongdaemun, and his mission was to buy a short-sleeve t-shirt. Although he liked the area, he chose this mission as the most difficult one because he just could not find a short-sleeve shirt that he could buy with his budget. In addition, because it is winter in Korea, and the shop he went into was women's clothing store, he did not have many options. Look at him struggling to find a shirt!



(Aaron trying to find a short-sleeve shirt to accomplish his mission)

Syahmi's mission spot was Yongsan. Although he had a stereotype on Yongsan that it was an area for Electronics, after spending time in Yongsan, his impression on the area has changed. His mission was to visit "Jjimjilbang"(public bathhouse or spa), and he chose this mission as the most memorable one because he could finally visit Jjimjilbang for the first time. Look at him having "sikhye" (Korean rice beverage) there!


(Syahmi at Jjimjilbang)

 Xie Yi's mission was to find a restaurant that had "galchijorim." At first, he had hard time finding one, but fortunately, he encountered a Chinese person who was a waiter at the restaurant, so he could successfully complete his misson.



(Xie Yi at Galchijorim restaurant)

Here are fun episodes from the 2nd day of RUN@SEOUL WEEK!

Kento chose Samcheong-dong as the most memorable place of the day because he got to ride on rickshaw. He was able to experience and enjoy the area better because the rickshaw driver explained different parts of Samcheongdong for him.



(Kento with rickshaw driver)

Lin Jin's mission spot was Insadong, and she picked apricot tea and cane stick ice cream as the most delicious foods she tried that day. She really enjoyed sweet and sour taste of the tea, and she said ice cream was really good, although it was strange-looking.



(Linjin enjoying her time in Insadong)

Watch the highlights video to learn more about the dynamic city, Seoul!

The campaign will end on Sunday, November 23, and all global citizens are encouraged to participate in the campaign as a controller. Any global citizens who love Seoul and are interested in Korean culture can participate as controllers via www.runseoul.kr.

'Roommate' Lee Guk Joo poses sexily for W Korea

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 07:11 AM PST



Gagwoman and 'Roommate' cast Lee Guk Joo poses sexily in her pictorial for W Korea magazine.

Lee Guk Joo breaks the norm in this particular pictorial as she wears sexy outfits and carried out sexy expressions with smokey make up. Just like the usual petite girls who have posed the same way, Guk Joo proves that confidence is the key to pulled out such poses and body line.

Most netizens are giving positive comments as she is showing the concept of accepting and loving yourself despite of physical appearance. What do you think?


JYJ's Yoochun wins 'Best New Actor' at 51st Daejong Film Festival

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 06:41 AM PST



JYJ's Park Yoochun takes home title 'Best New Actor' from 51st Daejong Film Festival held today at KBS Hall, Yeouido,  in Seoul.

The winner for the 'Best New Actor' category is being anticipated as all nominees are deserving of the title. However, this year's ceremony hailed Park Yoochun as 'Best New Actor' among other nominees including Yeo Jin-goo, Im Si Wan, Choi Jin-hyeok, and Ahn Jae-hong. During his acceptance speech, he said,

"Honestly, I don't know. Sincerely thank you.It's my first time acting in a movie 'Sea Fog". Director Shim Sungbo, thank you, and to the senior actors I've acted with. This year is the last year of my 20s so thank you for leaving me a huge award as this. I'll work harder as an actor."

Park Yoo-chun proves to be deserving of this award with his amazing acting skills in the film "Sea Fog". Congratulations!

Mamamoo teach their point dance steps for 'Piano Man'

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 05:53 AM PST



Mamamoo, who released their new single 'Piano Man' today also follow up a dance practice video as a treat for fans.

In this video, the ladies teach us their point dance moves which their personally choreographed. The tutorial is very detailed and easy to follow so watch it if you are interested!



GOT7 release dance version of 'Stop Stop It' MV

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 05:27 AM PST



GOT7 release through Naver tvcast the dance version of their MV for 'Stop Stop It'.

Check out their new choreography by watching it below:


MBLAQ release tracklist for 7th mini album 'Winter'

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 04:45 AM PST



MBLAQ release the tracklist for the ballad mini album 'Winter'.

The album is consists of 5 tracks such as "Live In The Past", "Spring, Summer, Fall, and...","You Ain't Know", a song featuring Fiestar's Hyemi and the unplugged version of "Rust".

Main vocal G.O. in produced the retro and funky concept of the album. Along with him, Seungho, Thunder, and Mir also participated in the album process.

Meanwhile, the album will be released on 25 through online and offline on the next day.

Kyuhyun wins 2nd time with 'At Gwanghwamun' at Music Bank #Kyuhyun2ndWin

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 04:06 AM PST



Kyuhyun follows up his 1st win yesterday with another win today at Music Bank with his solo debut song 'At Gwanghwamun'.

Kyuhyun once again battled it out against AOA for this week's chart but his total score made him take his 2nd trophy.

Joining him on stage to receive his trophy is his supportive hyung Donghae who rushed to the stage upon announcement of winner surprising everyone and even sang Kyuhyun's song during the encore.

Watch Kyuhyun's performance below:



Jo In Sung revealed to attend EXO's concert in Japan

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 01:42 AM PST


Jo In Sung revealed to have attended EXO's concert in Japan.

According to a close source to Jo In Sung, the actor was said to have attended ' EXOPLANET #1 - THE LOST PLANET - in TOKYO'. Many fans who spotted the actor quickly spreaded the infor through SNS and it soon became a hot topic among the netizen.

Jo In Sung and EXO's D.O have maintained their friendship ever since they starred in drama 'It's Ok, It's Love' together. The two and with Lee Kwang Soo were recently awarded for their excellent performances in the drama at '2014 Apan Star Awards' on November 15th.

Yoon Sang Hyun and Maybee revealed to have been dating for 8 months + plan to get married next year

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 01:06 AM PST


Actor Yoon Sang Hyun and singer-songwriter Maybee revealed to have been dating for 8 months with marriage in mind.

On November 21st, Yoon Sang Hyun's agency MGB Entertainment revealed,"Yoon Sang Hyun and Maybee are indeed a couple. They already met up with families from both sides and are planning to get marrie in early 2015".

Maybee's company Blue Bridge also confirmed about their relationship as well as the plan for their marriage next year.

According to some officials, the two got to know each other through a mutual acquaitance back in April and have been dating since then.

Yoon Sang Hyun also opened about his relationship in a recent recording of SBS's 'Healing Camp' by saying he's currently seeing someone and is planning to marry his 6-years younger girlfriend earlier next year.

Congratulation to Yoon Hyun Sang and Maybee!

Shindong to delay his enlistment to earlier next year due to herniated disc pain

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 01:00 AM PST


Super Junior's Shindong previously announced to enlist in the army on November 25th. However, the schedule for his enlistment has been pushed back due to the pain from his herniated disc.

A rep from SM Entertainment said on November 21st,"Shindong's previous plan to enlist into the 306th battalion in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi as an active duty soldier on November 25th has been postponed due to the deterioration in his heath that he has received from his herniated disc".

The rep continued,"Shindong will enlist after receiving treatment for his herniated disc. The date for his enlistment is scheduled to be in early 2015.

Davichi and A Pink to make guest appearance at Huh Gak's upcoming solo concert

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 12:30 AM PST


Davichi and A Pink will make their guest appearance seperately at Huh Gak's upcoming solo concert.

On November 21st, A Cube Entertainment announced that Huh Gak's solo concert 'Huh Gak Story' will be held for 2 days on November 28th & 29th. The special guest for the first day will be Davichi while A Pink will make their appearance on the second day.

Huh Gak will perform some of his previous hits include 'I Told You I Wanna Die', 'Hello', Day N Night'... Since A Pink will guest at the concert, many people are expecting to see Huh Gak and Eunji performing their duet songs at the concert.

'Huh Gak Story' will take place at Woori Financial Art Hall in Seoul Olympic Park.

Song Jae Rim and Kim So Eun show some daring physical contacts in new pictorial for Allure

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 12:00 AM PST


'LTE Couple' Song Jae Rim and Kim So Eun showcase both their visual and chemistry in new pictorial for Allure magazine.

During the interview, Kim So Eun was asked about her thought on the popularity of 'SoRim' couple, to this she said,"I didn't imagine that the response would be this good. I was very worried about the filming but I feel happy hearing people said it's fun to watch and we're doing well. The feedback is certainly faster compared to dramas and people now see me as more friendly".

Song Jae Rim said,"I don't go out often so I didn't feel the change that much, however recently there was an aunt at a supermarket asked me if I was the guy from 'We Got Married', that was when I felt the power of variety shows".

When asked about the things that he wants to do together with Kim So Eun, Song Jae Rim answered,"I want to go camping together. Go sight-seeing and stargazing. I once saw a scene in a movie in which the couple was drinking wine and stargazing while sitting on top of a car, and I was really jealous. I would like to do it with Kim So Eun".



Happy birthday to Dal Shabet's Woohee

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 11:30 PM PST


Birth Name: Bae Woo Hee
Stage Name: Woohee
Birthday: November 21, 1991
Label: Happy Face entertainment
Group: Dal Shabet
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Height: 164 cm
Blood Type: AB
Twitter: @heewoo91

'Inkigayo' to start airing in a new time slot starting from this week

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 11:00 PM PST


SBS's 'Inkigayo' has announced its new time slot.

Starting from November 23rd, 'Inkigayo' will be airing at 1:15pm kst. The show has gone through some changes in the broadcast time as it was first pushed back to air at 2:40pm kst to make room for 'Eco Village', then recently returned to their original time slot which was at 3:40pm kst as 'Eco Village' was moved to air on Wednesday nights.

In addition, Kim Yoo Jung has replaced Lee Yoo Bi as the new MC on 'Inkigayo' starting from November 16th.

Happy birthday to Shinhwa's Dongwan

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 10:30 PM PST


Birth Name: Kim Dong Wan
Stage Name: Dongwan
Birthday: November 21, 1979
Label: Shinhwa company
Group: Shinhwa
Position: Vocalist
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Blood Type: O

- He is signed under Liveworks Company as a solo artist
- He is also a talented actor

Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk share a 'sandwich kiss' in the latest episode of 'Pinocchio'

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 10:00 PM PST


In the latest episode of SBS drama, "Pinocchio" aired on November 20th, the cute "kiss scene" of two main characters drew a lot of attention.

During the scene, Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk look like a newly-wed couple seeing each other off for work in the morning. They shared a slice of a sandwich and their lips nearly touched, making it so romantic. It also resembles the "cotton candy kiss" from drama "That winter the wind blows" so fans right away named it a "sandwich kiss", showing hot reactions.

A representative of the drama revealed, "Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk are showing the best chemistry together even in or off camera. You could hear their endless laughter at the filming set, and alsoon screen."

Meanwhile, "Pinocchio" tells about those who want to become journalists and how they try to fulfill their dreams. It is drawing a lot of attention for good casts and also well-known director and writer that made  the hit "I Hear Your Voice".

Jenny@dkpopnews

Jessica to attend her first domestic activity on 25

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 09:00 PM PST



After being withdrawn from SNSD, Jessica has been attending overseas activities mainly for her business, but it is reported that Jessica is going to attend her first domestic activity in Korea on November 25.

On 21st, according to PR agency Dimako, Jessica is confirmed to attend an event for fashion brand 'Fendi' at Lotte Mall in Jamsil. Aside from Jessica, actress Song Ji Hyo is also attending.

This is the first time Jessica is meeting publicly with Korean media and will be photographed on a domestic event.



IU is the new model of soju brand 'Chamisul'

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 08:30 PM PST



IU is the new model of the most popular soju brand 'Chamisul' by Jinro.

According to Jinro, "IU is chosen because of her pure and clean image which the brand is carrying. IU is also loved by mostly "uncle" fans especially those in mid-30 because of her great singing."

Promotional images are released showing IU giving a thumbs up and no.1 sign. Meanwhile, IU is going to start a full pledged advertising activities as well as CF release in December.

Reminder: IU wants you to do moderate drinking.



LOCO releases MV teaser for 'Thinking About You' ft. Jay Park

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 08:00 PM PST



LOCO releases the MV teaser for a collaborative track with Jay Park 'Thinking About You'.

The single will be released on 28, so check out the MV teaser for the meantime:


Park Hyo Shin release MV teaser for 'Happy Together'

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 07:34 PM PST



Park Hyo Shin is readying fans to be captivated by releasing an MV teaser for his new single 'Happy Together'.

The clip only gives a short preview of the plot starring a boy imagining his drawing coming alive and Park Hyo Shin's deep voice towards the end.

Check it out below:


MAMAMOO release MV for 'Piano Man' ft. B1A4's Gongchan

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 07:14 PM PST



MAMAMOO drop the MV for their latest single album  'Piano Man' .The MV also features B1A4's Gongchan as their 'Piano Man'.

Watch and enjoy the groovy music below:



IU releases new Qdsuh CF

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 06:14 PM PST


IU releases the new CF for Qdsuh, check out her cuteness in the video below:

GOT7 prove their multilingual group identity on M! Countdown

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 05:09 PM PST


GOT7 made their comeback on M! Countdown yesterday.

Before their comeback stage, the boys had a short interview, Jackson, Mark and Bam Bam greet their fans in Cantonese, English and Thai respectively, check out the clip below:

AOA greet Chinese fans!

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 04:12 PM PST


AOA greet their Chinese fans through a video message, check out the video below:

Hyolyn attends the Good Day Brunch Party

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 03:57 PM PST


Hyolyn is an elegant beauty at the Good Day Brunch Party, she showcases her amazing vocal on the show singing Masters Sun's OST Crazy of You, check out the video below: