PSY's Popularity 5th in CNN's Ranking of Best 2012 Entertainment News

PSY's Popularity 5th in CNN's Ranking of Best 2012 Entertainment News

PSY's Popularity 5th in CNN's Ranking of Best 2012 Entertainment News

South Korean singer PSY has been named among CNN's top entertainment news of the year.

CNN ranked the popularity of PSY's "Gangnam Style" fifth out of top ten best entertainment news from 2012.

CNN reported that PSY's horse dance changed him from an unknown singer into a global pop star and created an online frenzy that led his music video to the most viewed of all-time on YouTube.

CNN chose Whitney Houston's death, the breakup of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and the love scandal surrounding the main actress of the movie "Twilight" Kristen Stewart as the top three entertainment news of 2012.

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Psy, 'Pieta' top entertainment news list of 2012

Psy, 'Pieta' top entertainment news list of 2012

Psy, 'Pieta' top entertainment news list of 2012

Clockwise from top left: Kim Ki-duk with his Golden Lion Prize for "Pieta" at the Venice Film Festival; a Psy snowman in Harbin, China; top contestants of Mnet's "Superstar K" ; a clip from "Architecture 101", a film that triggered 1990s fever Reuters/AP/CJ Entertainment/JoongAng Ilbo

The year 2012 will go down as one of the most significant periods in the history of Korean culture - and that's saying a lot for a society that dates back millennia. Psy galloped to international stardom in an instant, breaking numerous world records and adding fuel to the already booming K-pop scene.

Korean film and television also had a year to remember, with Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" winning the Golden Lion Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Actors and directors continued their surge throughout Asia, with K-drama success spanning from Japan to China and Myanmar.

While Psy and "Pieta" stole the headlines, there was a dark side to the year in the entertainment industry. Sexual assault cases involving young women hoping to become celebrities and stars accused of using Propofol are a few of the year's low points.

The following is a list of the top five entertainment stories of 2012.

1. Psy flies high

Psy has so many achievements in 2012 that it has become seemingly impossible to list them all. The Korean rapper's hit song "Gangnam Style" topped numerous charts, from being the most-searched keyword on Google to becoming the first-ever video on YouTube to reach one billion views.

He received numerous awards from both in and out of the country including Best Video at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany; the New Media Award at the American Music Awards; and the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit, one of Korea's highest cultural honors given by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

He is said to have become friends with numerous world stars, going to clubs with Usher and hanging out with Justin Bieber, Conan O'Brien, Hugh Jackman, Kanye West and many more. He appeared on famous talk shows in the United States, horse trotted with Madonna in Madison Square Garden and even danced in front of U.S. President Barack Obama.

2. Historic films

This year has been a big one for the Korean film industry. It closed in on the annual box office record of 100 million, according to the Korea Film Council, thanks to big hits ranging from "The Thieves" and "Masquerade" to "A Werewolf Boy" and "Architecture 101".

"Gwanghae" and "The Thieves" generated ticket sales of more than 10 million each. So far this year, a total of nine films have exceeded the four-million mark. The local market share for Korean films also rose, reaching 59 percent to date, which is about 7.1 percent more than last year.

During an event to commemorate the Korean films exceeding 100 million viewers early this month, the minister of culture, sports and tourism, Choi Gwang-sik, said that this year's success of domestic movies can be attributed to "the passion and ongoing persistence of the filmmakers".

Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" triumphed both at home and abroad by securing the Golden Lion Prize at the Venice Film Festival. It was deemed Film of the Year at this year's Blue Dragon Awards at home. More recently, the gory thriller was also named best foreign film at the Satellite Awards in Los Angeles on Dec. 18.

3. Sexual assault at agencies

Cases of sexual assault involving young women hoping to become celebrities has been a recurring problem in the entertainment industry, but this year several high-profile cases surfaced with the CEO of Open World Entertainment, a 51-year-old man surnamed Jang, arrested in April on charges of repeated sexually harassment, assault and rape since 2008.

Ko Young-wook, 37, a former member of the 1990s pop band Roora, was also investigated by the police for allegedly raping three aspiring singers in their teens in March. An arrest warrant was rejected two months later.

Such cases led the government to initiate a comprehensive inspection of the talent agencies. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said there are about 1,000 talent agencies in the country, while only half are registered. The ministry said it will push for new regulations concerning the creation of such agencies including minimum requirements for assets, office space and employees.

4. Ithe '90s

This year kicked it back to the 1990s. With members of Gen X - people born from the late 1960s through the early 1980s - today's biggest consumers and at the center of content creation, the culture of the 1990s dominated the industry in 2012.

Culture critics point to the release of a Korean film, "Architecture 101", as the contributor to this nostalgic boom. The film tells the story of a 35-year-old man's first love, flashing back to the early '90s when they met for the first time. The flick has reignited throwback fever among Koreans and has made the fashion, music and celebrities of the period cool once again.

5. Singing audition shows

This year was a relatively tough one for large idol groups. The spotlight in 2012 was on the so-called "real talents" who appear on singing-survival shows including SBS's "K-pop Star", MBC's "The Greatest Birth" and Mnet's "Superstar K".

Lee Hi, the runner-up of "K-pop Star" who signed a contract with YG Entertainment, instantly became No. 1 on numerous music charts with her debut song "1,2,3,4", while "Superstar K" runner-up band Busker Busker also dominated the charts during the first half of this year.

More recently, Roy Kim, Jung Joon-young and the DickPunks from the fourth season of "Superstar K" made headlines, beating out idol groups.

In light of the success of these vocalists who triumphed over pretty faces and glitz, Yang Hyun-suk of YG Entertainment agreed that idol groups were in for a rough time ahead.

By Yim Seung-hye

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[NEWS] KARA to make comeback in second half of 2012

[NEWS] KARA to make comeback in second half of 2012

[NEWS] KARA to make comeback in second half of 2012

DSP media, the agency of KARA who had just completed KARASIA Japan in Saitama, announced on 7th June afternoon, the information on KARAs comeback in the latter half of 2012 and their individual solo songs!

From the warm support received for the 3rd album STEP released last September of 2011, their comeback in Korea after a year will be highly anticipated!

A DSP Media official commented, KARA is currently working in preparing for the comeback in the latter half of 2012, the concept and schedules have yet to be concretely confirmed. Besides, the member solo songs will also be released one by one before the album but there is no plan for performance or promotion. Please be patient and give you support for KARA new releases."

In related news, KARA recently held their second fan meeting at NH Art Hall in Seoul on the 10th June.

Source: Kpopn

Translation: [email protected]

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[NEWS] Gong Yoo becomes the “Chemi King”

[NEWS] Gong Yoo becomes the “Chemi King”

[NEWS] Gong Yoo becomes the Chemi King

Actor Gong Yoo has been dubbed as the new Chemi-King!

Gong Yoo who was recently casted in KBS 2TV drama Big with Lee Min Jung, is currently getting a lot of compliments for his great acting.

Chemi-King stands for king of chemistry which means an actor or actress who is compatible with the opposing actor or actress in a drama. Gong Yoo became the new Chemi-King because of his great match with his female partners.

The actor has played the role of Tae-in, who loved Bori (Gong Hyo-jin) a woman 6 years older than him in Biscuit Teacher And Star Candy and was a match made in heaven in the MBC drama One Fine Day with Sung Yuri.

He was even suspected of being in a real relationship with Yoon Eun Hye, the actress he starred in the MBC 2007 drama Coffee Prince. He was in a scandal with actress Im Soo-jung whom he starred in the movie Finding Mr. Destiny with.

About his newly given nickname, netizens commented, He might be going out with all the actresses hes ever worked with, I agree that he's chemy king, It all comes down to how well you get along with your opposing partner and more.

Source: hancinema

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[NEWS] Winners from Mnet’s 2012 20’s Choice Awards

[NEWS] Winners from Mnet’s 2012 20’s Choice Awards

[NEWS] Winners from Mnets 2012 20s Choice Awards

On June 28th, Mnet held the one and only summer awards ceremony for youth, the 20s Choice Awards which took place at The Oasis in Banyan Tree ClubSpa.

The 6th 20s Choice Awards was packed with a fresh wave of top stars which battled out in a variety of categories, including Male/Female Drama Star, Male/Female Movie Star, Trendy Music, Online Music, Variety Star, Global Star and Social Artist, among many others.

The winners were chosen by combining 50 percent of online votes, 30 percent research results among those in their 20s and 20 percent from expert judge scores.

Check out the full list of winners below:

[20s Drama Star] (Male)

Kim Soo Hyun*

Song Joong Ki

Uhm Tae Woong

Lee Seung Gi

Ju Won

[20s Drama Star] (Female)

Shin Se Kyung

Yoona

Jung Ryeo Won

Ha Ji Won

Han Ji Min*

[20s Movie Star] (Male)

Ryu Seung Ryong

Park Hae Il

Yoo Ah In

Lee Je Hoon*

Ha Jung Woo

[20s Movie Star] (Female)

Gong Hyo Jin

Kim Go Eun

Kim Min Hee

Suzy*

Im Soo Jung

[20s Trendy Music]

Big Bang

SISTAR

Taetiseo*

FT Island

miss A

[20s Online Music]

LeeSsang

Busker Busker*

Se7en

T-ara

[20s Performance]

SHINee

Shinhwa

MBLAQ

Ulala Session

HyunaHyunseung (Trouble Maker)*

[20s Band Music]

Guckkasten

Glen Check

Daybreak

Monni

The Koxx*

[20s Sports Star]

Kang Jung Ho

Koo Ja Cheol*

Park Chan Ho

Son Yeon Jae

Jung Chan Sung

[20s Variety Star]

Gary

Kyuhyun

Kim Jun Ho

Leeteuk

Han Hye Jin*

[20s Gag Character]

Raitto*

Emergency Planning Committee

Americano

Gaeparta

Brave Guys

[20s Style]

Go Joon Hee

Sooyoung

Yoo Ah In

Jang Yoon Ju*

G-Dragon

[20s Global Star]

Kim Hyun Joong

B2ST

Girls Generation (SNSD)

Super Junior*

Jang Keun Suk

[20s Booming Star]

Ailee

Lee Sang Min

Lee Jong Seok

Im Si Wan

Jo Jeong Suk*

[Upcoming 20s]

Kang Seung Yoon

Kang Ji Young

Kim Yoo Jung

Sulli

Yeo Jin Gu*

[20s Social Artist]

Kim Jang Hoon

Park Jin Hee

Lee Hyori*

Cha In Pyo

Choi Siwon

[20s Click]

Youve Got an Ugly Girlfriend

Sound of the Heart

Reverse! Weird Cooking

Whos on First

Fashion King - Kian 84*

[20s DoDonts]

Park Jin Young*

[20s Sexiest Performance]

SISTAR*

[20s Choice Blue Carpet Volkswagen Scirocco Popularity Award]

Kim Soo Hyun*

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[NEWS] Big Bang confirms China for ‘Alive Tour 2012’

[NEWS] Big Bang confirms China for ‘Alive Tour 2012’

[NEWS] Big Bang confirms China for Alive Tour 2012

Big Bang has confirmed to bring its ongoing Alive Tour 2012 to China.

According to YG Entertainment on June 27th, Big Bang will be meeting their fans in China with three concerts in three consecutive weeks. The boys will make their stops in Shanghai on July 21st, Guangzhou on July 28th, and Beijing on August 4th.

Big Bangs Alive Tour 2012 is set to take over Asia, North and South America and Europe with performances in 25 cities in a total of 16 countries.

[NEWS] Big Bang confirms China for Alive Tour 2012

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[NEWS] Girls’ Generation wins ‘Best Album of the Year’ award in MTV VMAJ 2012!

[NEWS] Girls’ Generation wins ‘Best Album of the Year’ award in MTV VMAJ 2012!

[NEWS] Girls Generation wins Best Album of the Year award in MTV VMAJ 2012!

In the recently unveiled list of winners for the MTV Video Music AwardsJapan 2012 (MTV VMAJ 2012), Girls Generation, also known as ShoujoJidai in Japan, won the Best Album of the Year award for their firstJapanese album Girls Generation among big name nominees Lady Gaga,Coldplay, Juju and fellow K-pop girl group KARA.

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In addition to this award, GirlsGeneration were also nominated for the Best Video of the Year award,which eventually went to EXILE for their song Rising Sun.

The groups first full-length Japanesealbum Girls Generation was released in June last year and is stillrecording high sales with the album certified Million by the RecordingIndustry Association of Japan (RIAJ) earlier this month, which makesthem the second Korean artist to have achieved the Millioncertification after their senior BoAs Best of Soul compilation albummore than seven years ago.

Girls Generation were no strangers tothe MTV VMAJ awards as they won two out of three nominations last year,namely the Best Group Video and Best Karaokee! Song awards for theJapanese remake of their hit single Genie, where they beat Black EyedPeas, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Ikimono-gakari andw-inds for the awards.

The awards represent the success of thegroup in Japan, who had made their debut in the country only less thantwo years ago in August 2010, and their upcoming release Paparazzi hasalready gotten huge support and response from Japanese andinternational fans alike. The group has also kicked off theirpromotional activities for Paparazzi on TV Asahis Music Station onFriday.

Credit: gyao.yahoo.co.jp/vmaj2012 via @fanwonder

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