Archive for March 26th, 2012

First Recording of the "Go Show" with High Profile Guests Ends Successfully

The new and highly anticipated talk show, "Go Show," which is already becoming a hot topic due to A-list actress Go Hyun Jung being the main MC, has successfully finished its first recording.

Sources from the "Go Show" spoke with OSEN on March 26 and said, "The set atmosphere was very warm and fun for the first recording of the 'Go Show,' which lasted for about six hours on March 24."

They continued to say, "Go Hyun Jung did a great job on emceeing and the other panel of MCs did a great job of supporting her. The first guests, Jo In Sung, Chun Jung Myung and LeeSsang's Gil also did a great job."

It is reported that Jo In Sung displayed an easy-going and experienced sense of variety programming whereas Chun Jung Myung showed off his cute and boyish charms

SM Entertainment artists to become SM Entertainment shareholders

SM Entertainment, one of Korea’s largest entertainment companies, has recently announced that it would be issuing approximately $881,000 worth of new shares for its artists. As a part of their capital increase through a third party allotment, SM Entertainment artists will become major shareholders of the company, thereby effectively owning a piece of their company.

On March 26th, SM Entertainment announced the plan through DART Financial Supervisory Service, which will provide SM artists Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, f(x), Go Ara, and more of approximately $881,000 worth of SM Entertainment stock.

SM Entertainment will issue 22,120 new shares of stock with each individual share valued at 44,550 won (approximately $39 – $40 USD) each

Love Rain Episode 1

DetailsTitle: 사랑비 / Sa-rang-bi Love Rain Episode 1Also known as: Love Rides the Rain / Love RainGenre: Romance, MelodramaEpisodes: 24Broadcast network: KBS2Broadcast period: 2012-March-?? to TBAAir time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55Production Company: Yoon's ColorDirector: Yoon Suk HoScreenwriter: Oh Soo YunSynopsis"Love Rain" depicts a 1970's pure love and a love from the present  day at the same time. It shows how the offsprings of a previous  ill-fated couple, who met in the 1970s, managed to meet and fall in  love. Seo In Ha and Kim Yoon Hee, a art student and a shy beauty, met  and fell in love with each other during college in the 1970s but  unfortunately their love was fated to never be

The King 2 Hearts Episode 3

Episode 3 of The King 2 Hearts  SummaryAt this time, military vehicle bomb is hit with bomb explosion, the North Korean solders aboard were wounded. Si Kyung who intuitively senses the danger rushes to gym for military officers where Hang Ah and Jae Ha are at. The King 2 Hearts Episode 3 VideoThe secret to the perfect teamwork shown by Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi in the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" was none other than script reading.Playing the roles of North Korean female sergeant Kim Hyang-ah who falls in love with a South Korean prince, Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi won favorable comments from those who watched the first and second episode of the drama.In the second episode where the story official started to unravel, Ha Ji-won's dialect and tears as well as Lee Seung-gi's arrogant and nasty act shone throughout the drama

President Obama Makes Note of Korean Wave, “Hallyu”

On March 26, President Barack Obama gave a speech at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul and made note of “Hallyu,” the Korean word for the spread of Korean pop culture around the world.

Speaking in front of hundreds of Korean students, Obama discussed the quickly evolving “digital era” and how social media networks are changing the world. He said, “In our digital age, we can connect and innovate across borders like never before – with your smart phones and Twitter and Me2Day and Kakao Talk. It’s no wonder so many people around the world have caught the Korean Wave, Hallyu.”

President Obama also praised the quick progress Korea has made as a country, lauding the efforts it made in turning a war-torn country into one of the fastest developing nations in the world. "I know that there are those who deride our vision

Rain performs at the ’2012 Seoul Peace Music Festival’

Singer Rain recently completed his first stage performance since his enlistment in the Korean military.

Rain who is currently serving as a national defense public relations officer put on a passionate performance at the ‘2012 Seoul Peace Music Festival‘ that took place on March 26th at the War Memorial in Seoul.

Temporarily putting aside his military uniform, Rain dressed down for his stage and gave a military salute to the audience before beginning his performance.

Rain proved that he was still alive and well despite being in the military, displaying his polished dance skills.

Also performing at the ’2012 Seoul Peace Music Awards’ were Park Hyo Shin, Insoonie, Maya, and more, and the event will be broadcasted on April 1st through KBS 1TV

U-KISS successfully concludes their first independent Japanese tour

Idol group U-KISS successfully completed their first Japanese tour for 25,000 of their Japanese fans.

According to leading Japanese music site Oricon Style, U-KISS held their last performance of their first independent Japanese tour ‘U-KISS First Japanese Live Tour 2012‘ at ‘Zepp Tokyo‘ on March 25th.

The boys made a grand entrance to the stage, displaying their masculine appeals wearing all-white suits. U-KISS performed their single “Neverland” which was released in Japan this past January, as well as a performance of “Take Me Away” by Kevin and Hoon. AJ & Kiseob performed “Obsession“, “Only One“, and more, earning the explosive cheers of the audience members

Cover Girls: SNSD’s Sooyoung & Tiffany

Sometimes it feels like SNSD is everywhere in K-pop. Dramas, music shows, variety shows, plays — you name it. This time around, it’s photo shoots. It hasn’t been long since SNSD’s last photoshoot, starring Jessica, and two other members have appeared in magazines this past week: Sooyoung for In Style and Tiffany for Vogue Girl. Now, even professionally styled and created photo shoots can be a hit or miss but luckily both girls look absolutely gorgeous in their spreads.

Let’s begin with Sooyoung because she’s my favorite of the two. Sooyoung was obviously placed on this earth to model. Her naturally model-thin body, long legs, and beautiful face have made her one of prettiest members of SNSD and a girl that should be right at home between the pages of magazines

Famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson shares photos of Big Bang

On March 26th, famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson shared some fun photos that he took with the boys of Big Bang in his studio.

Big Bang takes on a variety of poses and in one particular photo, G-Dragon takes a playful faux punch to the stomach.

Check out the photos below, which one is your favorite?

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Source & Images:
Tip: margot.

MBLAQ’s Seungho Tears Up in Emotional Farewell Video Message

On March 26, MBLAQ released their final video message on J.Tune Camp’s official YouTube channel. In the 49-second video, MBLAQ shared their thoughts on ending their fourth mini album promotions and future plans moving forward.

Seungho started by saying, “Finally, our fourth mini album promotions have come to an end,” as he pretended to be breaking down in tears.

G.O. followed up by saying, “We have mixed emotions of joy and sorrow. Because of some of the member’s injuries, a lot of our fans worried about us. We also went through a lot, but we’ve come all the way to our final performance. There has to be an end to have a new beginning, so we MBLAQ will work harder to present you with a much better new album.”

Seungho added at the end, “Also, we have a lot of surprising things planned right now, a lot of new performances, so we hope you continue to show us love and support