Archive for May 11th, 2012

This week’s ‘Running Man’ to have a ‘Wedding Race’ theme

As many of you know, miss A‘s Suzy, KARA‘s Seungyeon and Gyuri, 4minute‘s HyunA, and Krystal of f(x) will be featuring on the upcoming episode of ’Running Man‘.

A few still cuts of the members and the guests were revealed, and have left fans desperately awaiting the new episode.

As it had been hinted in the preview aired during the end of last week’s episode, the girl group members and the ‘Running Man’ members will be partnering up as couples on their wedding day.

Each couple will be racing against each other completing wedding-themed missions such as “dowry preparation”, “wedding photo”, and “wedding march” until the race comes to an end with a large-scale challenge at a wedding hall in Seoul

Super Junior still a Japanese favorite

By selling more than 54,331 copies of its new single "Opera" on the day of its release, Super Junior came in third place on the daily Oricon chart in Japan on Wednesday. The next day, an additional 15,608 copies of the album were sold, helping the band maintain the same position.

The new album contains three tracks and is available in three different versions: CD+DVD, CD limited edition and CD only. Each limited edition album comes with a puzzle piece featuring one of the nine Super Junior members.

And Japan isn't the only foreign nation where the boys are topping the charts.

"Mr. Simple" from Super Junior's fifth album remained at No. 1 on Taiwanese Web site KKBox's Weekly K-pop 100 Chart for 37 consecutive weeks, the group's agency said on April 28.

Previously, "Beauty" was No

Ha Ji Won Is the Real "Honey Thighs" Girl

Ha Ji Won shows off her own “honey thighs” in a new still from her film “Korea.” In the film, the actress plays Hyeon Jung Hwa, a South Korean table tennis player in the early 1990s, who also had a stint as a model for cosmetics at that time.

The still from the film was unveiled alongside an old photo of the real-life Hyeon Jung Hwa, revealing the filmmakers’ attention to detail in an effort to capture as much of reality as possible.


“Korea” tells the true-to-life events surrounding a unified Korea table tennis team who competed and won the 1991 Chiba International Table Tennis Championships. Bae Doo Na takes on the role of Hyeon Jung Hwa’s North Korean counterpart Lee Bun Hee.

“Korea” opened in cinemas in early May

Yeosu Expo commences 93-day run

Ceremony kicks off event with much fanfare, many leaders in attendance

A flamboyant opening ceremony marks the kick off of the long-awaited International Exposition in Yeosu, South Jeolla, last night. President Lee Myung-bak and top leaders and their spouses of 13 foreign countries or international organizations were in attendance. NEWSIS

YEOSU, South Jeolla - The International Exposition Yeosu Korea 2012 kicked off with a glitzy opening ceremony last night with thousands of political and business leaders from home and abroad gathering in this otherwise serene, small port city.

President Lee Myung-bak and top leaders and their spouses of 13 foreign countries or international organizations - including Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine, Denmark Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik Christian and his wife Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth Donaldson - attended the opening ceremony held at the Big-O stage on the waters off the Yeosu New Port

‘Strong Heart’ staff congratulates Boom on his 30th birthday

Entertainer Boom celebrated his 30th birthday this past May 10th.

To commemorate the occasion, the staff of ‘Strong Heart‘ seemed to have thrown Boom a birthday surprise. On May 11th, Park Sang Hyuk PD posted on his personal Twitter, “Yesterday was the treasure of ‘Strong Heart’, the hero, Boom’s birthday. Congrats Congrats.”

Boom looks quite happy in the photo wearing a gold crown and holding a delicious chocolate cake.

Netizens commented, “Happy Birthday,” “You look cute when you smile,” and “You seem happy after being congratulated on your birthday.”

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Boom!

Source + Photo: Osen

Shinhwa members gang up on Andy on ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’

Shinhwa‘s maknae, Andy, hilariously shed a few tears during a game on ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘ due to his fellow members playing a joke on him.

The May 12th broadcast of jTBC‘s Shinhwa Broadcast‘ will feature the episode ‘Shin Family Game Center’, a remake of  KBS‘s former variety show ‘Family Game Center‘, and feature guest MCs Park Ji Yoon and Huh Cham.

In ‘Shin Family Game Center’, the Shinhwa members will be participating in the four games, “Between Cheek and Cheek”, “60 Seconds to Answer”, “Between Room and Room”, and “Four People, One Heart”

2012 Busan Contents Market Kicks Off Thursday

Meet content providers, broadcasters, and other entertainment program creators from all over the world, all in one place!
This is the 6th International Busan Contents Market, that runs for three days, until this Saturday here, at the BEXCO Convention Center, in Korea's southern-most port city of Busan.
Nearly six-hundred media-related companies from 47 countries are participating in this year's event.

Interview : Benn Watson, Seller from the U.S. GRB Entertainment"We came to BCM this year in order for our broadcast partners to show some documentaries and reality TV programming that we have sell".

Some 12-hundred media professionals browse hundreds of booths, looking for creative and interesting TV shows, documentaries, animations, and sports programs.

Interview : Szilveszter Barath, Buyer from Hungary ATV "I am from Hungary
contents which is popua

Interview : Nguyen Thi Truc Mai, Buyer from Vietnam The New Media VISION " I am concentrating in buying Korean dramas,

IU’s Name Mentioned in Nature Magazine

IU’s name was mentioned in the world-renowned science magazine, “Nature.” On May 10, a screenshot of IU’s name on the Nature Magazine was posted on an online community under the title, “IU introduced on the Nature Magazine’s cover thesis.”

The writer of the post said, “I looked up the thesis after hearing IU was mentioned in it.” In the screenshot image, it clearly states IU’s name, as it says, “This instance of predefined nano-patterning is intended as an inscription of the letters “IU,” which together spell the name of a popular Korean singer.”

The thesis is written by Nam Koo Hyun, a research professor of Ewha Women’s University. It is considered one of the most groundbreaking research theses in the nanotech industry, and it was featured as the cover thesis of the May 10 episode of Nature

Han Hye Jin makes her 80 year old fan dreams come true

Actress Han Hye Jin has touched fans with her humble attitude as she had taken some time off of her busy schedule to personally meet with an 80 year old Singaporean fan.

On May 11th, a netizen uploaded the photo above along with the story onto an online community board titled, ‘Touched by Han Hye Jin, A Singaporean fan sent her a tweet and…

The actress had apparently paid a visit to Singapore as she tweeted on May 10th, “Singapore’s nightscape“, and attached a beautiful night view of the city life in Singapore.

Upon seeing her tweet, a Singporean fan made a special request by tweeting to the actress, “I’m glad that you’re enjoying Singapore. I have a request so please check it on your cafe, but it’s okay if you’re unable to follow up on the favor

Live from Yeosu

Yes, it sounds like the ceremony was a sight to behold.
Sung-hee, you've been in Yeosu a few times now. Are any particular attractions at the expo that you recommendReporter :There are just so many things to see and enjoy down here in Yeosu, but my favorite attractions are the aquarium and the Sky Tower.
The aquarium here, dubbed the Aqua Planet Yeosu, is the largest in Korea, and is also the nation's first above-ground aquarium.
Here, you can see over 35-thousand kinds of marine life, including rare, endangered species like Beluga whales and Baikal seals.
Beluga whales are my personal favorite.
And the Sky Tower is also another landmark.
Up at the top of the 70-meter tall tower, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire expo site.
But aside from these, there are just so many attractions here in Yeosu and it is bound to get crowded