Suzy, Lee Seung Gi, Moon Geun Young, and More Nominated for Grand Award at "2013 MBC Acting Awards"

Suzy, Lee Seung Gi, Moon Geun Young, and More Nominated for Grand Award at "2013 MBC Acting Awards"

Suzy, Lee Seung Gi, Moon Geun Young, and More Nominated for Grand Award at 2013 MBC Acting AwardsThe 2013 MBC Acting Awards will be giving out six High Excellence Awards for acting, and all 20 nominees for this award are automatically nominated for the Grand Award.

According to a MBC representative on December 27, the 2013 MBC Acting Awards taking place on December 30 will be giving out six High Excellence Awards for acting in the categories for miniseries, special project series, and soap opera. There will be a male and a female recipient for each award.

Separating the dramas into categories led to a total of 20 nominees for the award. All 20 nominees are automatically eligible to receive the Grand Award.

The rep explained, “The High Excellence Award nominees are also the Grand Award nominees. Receiving the High Excellence Award does not mean the actor or actress will be ineligible to receive the Grand Award.”

The male nominees for the miniseries category are:

Kwon Sang Woo for “Medical Top TeamSong Seung Hun for “When a Man Falls in Love Lee Seung Gi for “Gu Family Book The female nominees are: 

Go Hyung Jung for “The Queen’s ClassroomBae Suzy for “Gu Family BookJung Ryeo Won for “Medical Top TeamChoi Kang Hee for “7th Grade Civil Servant” For the special project series category, the male nominees are:

Kim Jae Won for Scandal Jo Jae Hyun for “ScandalJoo Jin Mo for “Empress Ki The female nominees are: 

Moon Geun Young for “Goddess of Fire, Jung Yi Ha Ji Won for “Empress KiShin Eun Kyung for Scandal” Under the category for soap opera, the male nominees are

Kim Joo Hyuk for “Heo Joon, the Original Story” Lee Jae Ryong for “King’s Daughter, Soo Bae HyangLee Jung Jin for “A Hundred Year’s Inheritance” The female nominees for this category are

Eugene for “A Hundred Year’s InheritancePark Won Sook for A Hundred Years Inheritance Ha Hee Ra for “You’re Great, Really!Han Ji Hye for “Pots of Gold.” The cast of “Princess Aurora” was not included.

The 2013 MBC Acting Awards will be held on December 30 at 8:45pm (KST) at the MBC head office in Yeouido, Seoul. Lee Seung Gi and Han Ji Hye will be hosting the event.

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Lee Seung Gi and Han Ji Hye Confirmed as MC Couple for 2013 MBC Drama Awards

Lee Seung Gi and Han Ji Hye Confirmed as MC Couple for 2013 MBC Drama Awards

Lee Seung Gi and Han Ji Hye Confirmed as MC Couple for 2013 MBC Drama AwardsHeartthrob Lee Seung Gi and top actress Han Ji Hye will be the MC couple of this years MBC Drama Awards!

On December 10, a representative revealed that Lee Seung Gi and Han Ji Hye will be hosting the 2013 MBC Drama Awards held on December 30 at 8:55pm (KST). It will be their first time working together, and many are already anticipating to see how the collaboration of these two top entertainers will turn out.

The two are known for their stable and sophisticated hosting skills. The handsome multitalent recently hosted the 2013 MNet Asian Music Awards and shook the world with his fluent English, and is also known for his MC positions in SBS Strong Heart and 1 Night, 2 Days. Han Ji Hye has gained experience as an MC through a cable TV fashion show.

Make sure watch the 2013 MBC Drama Awards on December 30 to check who were the brightest stars of the year!

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K-Pop Rewind: Lee Seung Hwan 'A Request' [Special 2013 MAMA Edition]

K-Pop Rewind: Lee Seung Hwan 'A Request' [Special 2013 MAMA Edition]

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K-Pop Rewind: Lee Seung Hwan 'A Request' [Special 2013 MAMA Edition] Lee Seung Hwan - A Request With the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards ready to air on Friday, November 22, K-Pop's biggest stars are in Hong Kong ready to celebrate the K-Pop achievements of the past year.

MAMA began in 1999 as the Mnet Korean Music Festival (MKMF) before changing its name in 2009.

At the onset, the awards ceremony had two top prizes, Music Video of the Year and Best Popular Music Video.In 2006 the top categories were changed to Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

However, for the first time around, it was Lee Seung Hwan who took home the coveted distinction of Music Video of the Year for his single "A Request."

"A Request" came off the singer's sixth album The War in Life and was released in March 1999.

The music video accompanies the soft, solemn ballad with its old-timey feel, and is set in the distant past.

In addition to winning the award for Music Video of the Year, Lee Seung Hwan also took home the Best Male Solo prize that year.

The 2013 MAMA will air on Friday, November 22 live from Hong Kong. Tune in to see which of your favorite artists will be the big winners of the night!

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INFINITE and Lee Seung Gi to Also Perform at the 2013 MAMA

INFINITE and Lee Seung Gi to Also Perform at the 2013 MAMA

INFINITE and Lee Seung Gi to Also Perform at the 2013 MAMAMore additions to the star-studded lineup of the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2013 MAMA)! Soloist and actor Lee Seung Gi and idol group Infinite have been announced as two of the performers at the 2013 MAMA. 

Lee Seung Gi will be performing as a singer for the first time in a while, as he has been busy with acting activities this year. He will sing his latest song, 2012s Return, on stage. He is also one of the nominees for the Male Artist Award.   

Infinite will also be performing at the 2013 MAMA, which will be a wonderful sight to see for many Infinite fans as the group has been busy with their One Great Step world tour.  They recently finished up the US leg of their tour, and will be heading to Europe next after MAMA. They will perform in London on November 27 and then in Paris, December 1.

In other news, voting for the 2013 MAMA is still ongoging so be sure to check it out and vote for your favorite artists now!

Go vote now!

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Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yoo Seung Woo to excite KCON 2013

Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yoo Seung Woo to excite KCON 2013

Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yoo Seung Woo to excite KCON 2013

Super Junior-Ms Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yoo Seung Woo will excite fans at the K-pop festival of KCON 2013!

On August 5, KCON revealed three more artists to be performing at M!Countdown: Whats Up LA! Concert as part of the large-scale festival. Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yoo Seung Woo will join G-Dragon, EXO, 2AM, Teen Top and f(x) at KCON 2013 which will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on August 24 and 25.

The festival aims to introduce fans to Korean culture including Korean television programs, films, K-pop, food, fashion and beauty through various events such as workshops, fan meetings and celebrity panels.

Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yoo Seung Woo to excite KCON 2013

Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yoo Seung Woo to excite KCON 2013

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Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yu Seung Woo Added to KCON 2013 Lineup

Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yu Seung Woo Added to KCON 2013 Lineup

Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yu Seung Woo Added to KCON 2013 LineupTodays announcement for KCON 2013 revealed three more artists to be performing at M!Countdown: What’s Up LA! Concert. They are Super Junior-Ms multi-talented Henry, legendary hip-hop artists Dynamic Duo and Superstar K4’s flower boy vocalist Yu Seung Woo.

Henry, Dynamic Duo and Yu Seung Woo Added to KCON 2013 LineupHenry, Dynamic Duo and Yu Seung Woo Added to KCON 2013 Lineup

They join G-Dragon, who was just announced a few days ago, EXO, 2AM, Teen Top and f(x)

Since they didnt say that this would be the final artists to be added, there is still a possibility of more to come.

Scheduled for August 24 and 25 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, the event will feature a K-POP convention topped off with a recording of the Mnet‘s Music Show M!Countdown. While special episodes of the show have been recorded in other countries before, this is the first time for it to come to the US. 

Ticket prices go from $60 to $300 for varying admittance to the six act concert, the convention floor and VIP access areas. Tickets can be found at www.kconusa.com.

Stay tuned for more upcoming announcements on KCON!

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Lee Seung Gi Fanmeet 1st time in Bangkok on 10 August 2013

Lee Seung Gi Fanmeet 1st time in Bangkok on 10 August 2013

“Lee Seung Gi Fanmeet 1st time in Bangkok” on 10 August 2013

Rumors have been circulating of late that Lee Seung Gi is trying to clear his tight schedule and make Thailand the first pit stop of his Asia tour. This got both his fan clubs in Thailand and around the region very excited as the last time anyone saw him up close in South East Asia (ex. Korea/Japan) was in 2012.

Lee Seung Gi, the multi-talented actor, singer and MC recently wrapped up filming his latest drama called “Gu Family Book” had also announced that he will be performing again as a singer with a series of appearances and Thailand is now confirmed as his first destination for his Asia tour. This will be Seung Gi’s first ever official visit to Thailand.

Wang Intertrade is the official promoter for the event called “Lee Seung Gi Fanmeet 1st time in Bangkok” and the fan meeting is confirmed to be held on 10th August 2013 at Central World Live Hall at 1800 hours.

Lee Seung Gi is now working hard to prepare the best show for his fans or Airens as they are affectionately known. Given the popularity of Seung Gi, the fan meeting in Thailand is also expected to be see many Airens from around the region attending and lending their support to Seung Gi.

Tickets for the fan meeting will go on sale from 9th July 2013 at Thai Ticket Major (TTM Call Center: 02-2623456). For more information on the fan meeting, do follow this facebook link.

Get ready to get your tickets Airens!

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2NE1, Ryu Seung Ryong, and Kim Nam Ju chosen as the ‘Power Entertainers of Korea 2013′

2NE1, Ryu Seung Ryong, and Kim Nam Ju chosen as the ‘Power Entertainers of Korea 2013′

2NE1, Ryu Seung Ryong, and Kim Nam Ju chosen as the Power Entertainers of Korea 2013

2NE1, actor Ryu Seung Ryong, and actress Kim Nam Joo were ranked the top Power Entertainers of 2013 in the categories of film, drama, and music.

The prestigious KAIST University measured the influence of celebrities including actors and actresses, singers, and TV personalities, and released the results of their Power Entertainers of Korea 2013 report. For the film category, the entertainers long-term box office sales over the past 3 to 5 years were counted and for the other categories, the votes of 1,300 people from their teens to 5os were researched to rank the most popular entertainers among a wide range of age groups.

In the film category, actor Ryu Seung Ryong was ranked #1 for his roles in the box office smash hit films Masquerade and Miracle In Cell No. 7. Actor Ha Jung Woo came in 2nd and Park Bo Young was the representative actress in the top 10 at #7.

In the drama category, Kim Nam Joo ranked #1 for her role in the popular drama You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly and Son Hyun Joo trailed behind in 2nd place.

In the music category, 2NE1 ranked #1 and Busker Busker ranked #2.

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Lee Seung Gi regains top spot in endorsements for February 2013

Lee Seung Gi regains top spot in endorsements for February 2013

Lee Seung Gi regains top spot in endorsements for February 2013

Lee Seung Gi has retaken his throne as the king of CFs!

Since October of last year, Lee Seung Gi had placed #1 on a CF model ranking list conducted by Korea CM Research Lab. However, in January, his top spot was taken over by Kim Tae Hee. In fact, Lee Seung Gi dropped down to #3 on the list. The lab reasoned, Its because most of the CM brands that he featured in did not have any significant ads in January.

However, he has taken back the top spot in February, with Song Joong Ki coming in at second. Psy was ranked #3 while Kim Tae Hee dropped down to #6.

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Lee Seung Gi, Performs a Kick During Seoul Music Awards 2013

Lee Seung Gi, Performs a Kick During Seoul Music Awards 2013

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Lee Seung Gi, Performs a Kick During Seoul Music Awards 2013? lee seung gi performs kick during music awardsSinger and actor Lee Seung Gi revealed the kick that he practiced for the drama he is currently filming.

In 'The 22nd Seoul Music Awards' held today in Seoul, Lee Seung Gi received an award.

Lee Seung Gi talked about the drama he is currently filming, saying "I'm currently practicing action."

He said, "I'm trying hard to get used to the action because it's my first time doing action. I just started learning kicking."

Tak Jae Hoon said, "I heard you're almost as good as Bruce Lee," and Lee Seung Gi replied, "I'm about his level," showing his kicking skills.

Photo Credit: Mydaily

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