Archive for February 3rd, 2012

Dal Shabet and Lim Jeong Hee Added to SBS MTV “Music Island” Cast


Dal Shabet and Lim Jeong Hee have been added to the main cast of SBS MTV “Music Island.” According to our sources at SBS MTV, the six-member girl group Dal Shabet and female R&B singer Lim Jeong Hee will be at the inaugural recording of the highly anticipated music talk show.

Aside from the two artists, other musicians confirmed for the first recording of SBS MTV “Music Island” so far include: IU, MBLAQ, Jung Yeop, Block B, B.A.P., Rainbow, and Sunny Hill. The show main host will be SNSD’s Sunny, making it her first official solo TV show hosting program.

The first recording of SBS MTV “Music Island” will take place on February 14 at the beautiful island of Jeju. The weekly show will air its first episode on February 29

Jang Geun Suk Reveals His Secret Lover?


On February 2, Jang Geun Suk appeared on Japan’s Fuji TV “Kuwazu Kirai” and talked about his ideal girl type and dating experience.

He revealed, “I prefer elegant women. I like mature women who can comfortably walk around in heels. I don’t care much about age.” When asked if he was dating anyone, he answered, “It’s been about three years (since I haven’t).”

And then he went on, “I’m telling this for the first time, but I have someone that I love actually. It’s you, my fans.”

“Kuwazu Kirai” is popular variety show where two guests appear to discuss their favorite and least favorite dishes. On this show, Jang Geun Suk brought eel bowl rice, marinated raw crab, and red bean porridge. In the past, Choi Ji Woo, Jung Woo Sung, and JYJ’s Jaejoong appeared on the show

2NE1′s First Japanese Album Release Date Set


2NE1 will finally release their very first Japanese album on February 28. According to Oricon, 2NE1's first Japanese album would be in the format of "Best Album," where it contains 2NE1's original Japanese songs as well as the Japanese version of their Korean songs such as "Fire" and "I Don't Care." Along with the album, 2NE1 will also release a DVD featuring various 2NE1's music videos that have been released so far. Further detail regarding the DVD is yet to be specified. 

2NE1's leader CL has previously mentioned, "Since this is our very first album in Japan, we are trying our best in coming up with music that will surprise, as well as satisfy. our Japanese fans." 2NE1 is scheduled to attend SPRINGROOVE, the biggest R&B and Hip Hop Festival in Japan, with Big Bang on March 31

Hyori Outraged over Korean Media’s False Reporting


On February 3, Lee Hyori left a long message on her fan café after MBC falsely reported on her most frequently visited spots.

She wrote, “I wasn’t aware of most of the places they mentioned. First of all, the production team made the show without any prior consent from us, and I think that’s where the confusion began. I think I have to at least be able to know the name or owner of the store to call it a ‘frequent spot.’”

“The kimbap they mentioned was bought by my close acquaintance once, and the brunch restaurant said they never really saw me. The accessory store is frequented by my stylist, while the chitterlings restaurant saw me over a year ago. The dermatologist, as reported previously, is close with me so I visit every once in a while,” she said.

“Of course, from the shops’ perspective, they would want to advertise themselves as celebrity frequent spots to better promote their shop

Moon Hee Joon Has No Idea What Bill Gates Looks Like


Moon Hee Joon had his intelligence questioned on the February 3 episode of jTBC “Idol Premiere.” The former H.O.T member appeared alongside of ex-G.O.D member Son Ho Young for an on-the-spot quiz there they had to name the person appearing on the screen.

The first person to appear was Bill Gates, the former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft. Bill Gates’ picture showed up next to Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, and Moon Hee Joon was asked to pick the photo of the Microsoft founder. However, Moon Hee Joon just gave a confused look and said, “I swear to God I have no idea what he (Bill Gates) looks like.” Son Ho Young, likewise, said he knows who he is but doesn’t know his face.

Moon Hee Joon continued, “His shirt looks expensive,” and randomly picked Bill Gates’ picture. Son Ho Young also followed Moon Hee Joon, and ended up getting the correct answer without knowing who he was

"Ojakgyo Brothers’" Joo Won Turns into Freedom Fighter in "Doll Mask"


“Ojakgyo Brothers’” Joo Won, who saw his stock rise through the 2010 ratings hit “Baker King Tak Goo,” stars in another drama set to premiere in May. Local news agencies reported that the cast of KBS’ “Doll Mask” is confirmed with Joo Won, Jin Se Yeon, Park Ki Woong and Han Chae Ah onboard.

Joo Won has been confirmed to star in “Doll Mask” since early January but the drama has only completed casting in early February.

“Doll Mask,” a 1974 cartoon by Heo Young Man, takes place in the 1930s. It tells the story of a character, Lee Kang To (Joo Won), who is skilled in martial arts and who fought against the Japanese during that turbulent era in Korean history. It is also reportedly a big-budget drama, which has started to raise viewers’ expectations

"Padam Padam" Reveals BTS Back Hug of Jung Woo Sung and Han Ji Min


After sneak peeks of tender scenes between “Padam Padam” leads Jung Woo Sung and Han Ji Min, photographs of the two actors surfaced online. The shots were taken in between filming and show the couple in an embrace while studying their scripts.

In the drama, Jung Woo Sung and Han Ji Min, as their characters Kang Chil and Jina respectively, were already shown reading together. However, these pictures are outtakes from another bed scene in the drama, thus raising viewers’ curiosity on what it could be about.

“Padam Padam” is going strong as it races towards its finale. The series has posted a steady increase in rating, reaching almost 2%, a good audience share rating for a drama that airs on a new cable channel.

“Padam Padam” airs its last two episodes on the coming Monday and Tuesday

Miryo’s “Dirty” Banned for Lyrics Containing “Cross-Eyed”


Miryo’s solo debut track, “Dirty,” has been ruled “inappropriate for broadcasting” by MBC and KBS, it was reported on February 3. According to local reports, the Brown Eyed Girls’ rapper received a notice from the two broadcasters for the lyrics of the song, containing the word, “cross-eyed.” They said the word “cross-eyed” has negative connotations and could be perceived as a derogatory term for the disabled.

“We’ve decided to accept the rulings from broadcasters and change the lyrics of the song. But it will take some time to replace the word, so Miryo will sing a different song on KBS ‘Music Bank’ on February 3,” a representative for Miryo said. Miryo gave a performance of “Leggo” instead on “Music Bank.”

The controversial verse from “Dirty” reads, “Oh my, all these young girls, pretty girls are here…I see your eyes rolling, you might become ‘cross-eyed,’ watch out boy

SNSD’s Taeyeon and SHINee’s Minho Release Preview for “Salamander Guru and the Shadows”


On February 3, a preview video of SNSD’s Taeyeon and SHINee’s Minho appearing together on the upcoming sitcom drama “Salamander Guru and the Shadows” was released. In the BTS clip originally released through SBS “Open TV Viewers’ World,” Taeyeon’s cameo scene with Minho was revealed for the first time.

Taeyeon, who plays a daughter of a chaebol family, is seen wearing a pink jacket with her hair rolled up. The scene is where she goes out on a date for the first time with Minho, putting her sweet “aegyo” to full effect to ask for a hair pin as a gift.

Netizens who saw the video commented, “This is more than just ‘cute,’” “I’m a girl but she’s just too sweet,” “My goodness, she looks like a doll.”

Taeyeon will cameo in the 3rd and 4th episodes (February 10 and 17) of “Salamander Guru and the Shadows,” which airs every Friday night

Police Called to Deal With Crowd at Teen Top Fan Signing Event


Teen Top’s popularity is responsible for paralyzing a shopping center in Gwangju. On February 1, Teen Top met with their fans at a fan meeting in a local music store in Chungjang-ro, Gwangju. The area was immobilized due to the immense size of the crowds which gathered for the event.

Prior to the signing, eager fans lined up outside the store hoping to get a glimpse of Teen Top. After the event, Teen Top had to remain inside thestore for close to an hour due to the crowd that accumulated.

The congestion caused by the crowd of fans also aroused complaints from neighbors. Authorities were dispatched after a number of other establishments in the area filed complaints. Once the police arrived, they were able to bring order to the ensuing mob of fans, and the members of Teen Top were finally able to leave