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‘Strong Heart’ to possibly change format in February, 2013
‘Strong Heart’ To Possibly Change Format In February, 2013

‘Strong Heart’ to possibly change format in February, 2013

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According to some SBS officials, the current PD of the show, Park Sang Hyuk, will be going overseas and a new PD will be replacing him starting on January 15th, as a result, the show will be changing.

SBS stated, “PD Park will be directing until early January, and PD Shin Hyo Jung will be taking his place. After we finish airing all the ‘Strong Heart’ recordings, there’s a possibility that ‘Strong Heart’ may change its format as new rival pilot programs will be airing in the same timeslot as ‘Strong Heart’. We’ll be giving concrete details on the new ‘Strong Heart’ by mid-January. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet on the format change, or if we’ll be changing MCs. It will be determined after further internal discussion.

‘Strong Heart’ to Undergo Format and Director Change in 2013
‘Strong Heart’ To Undergo Format And Director Change In 2013

‘Strong Heart’ to Undergo Format and Director Change in 2013

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SBS is reportedly keeping a wary eye on new rival pilot programs in the same time slot as Strong Heart which is also influencing the station’s decision to make changes to the show.

SBS said the changes are still being discussed and, as such, any detailed rumored reports of changes in the show’s format and MCs for the show were not true.

Lee Seung Gi reveals his thoughts after Kang Ho Dong left “Strong Heart”
Lee Seung Gi Reveals His Thoughts After Kang Ho Dong Left “Strong Heart”

Lee Seung Gi reveals his thoughts after Kang Ho Dong left “Strong Heart”

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On the April 14th broadcast of Lee Sun Hee‘s special on SBS‘ ‘Healing Camp’, Lee Seung Gi opened up about suddenly taking on the role as ‘Strong Heart’s only MC. He said, ”Also being a main MC at such a young age… Personally, I think I especially had a really difficult time when Kang Ho Dong wasn’t there for a short time. I wanted to run away a couple of times a day. Around 20 to 25 guests come on, and bringing the celebrities together and carrying [the show] by myself was extremely difficult because I wasn’t prepared for it.”

He went on, “Since I haven’t been doing variety shows for about two years and I reflected on myself when I used to do a lot of variety shows and was active, there are times when I feel like I had really competitive sense when it comes to things I say. I felt pride that if I do it, I will be the best at, it but that wasn’t it. Once I left and took a hiatus… I felt like I exhausted myself during the course of only two to three years. But [in the case of Lee Kyung Kyu sunbaenim], doing this comedy route consistently for 30 years is very [impressive].”

MC Lee Kyung Kyu joked, “It’s not that hard. Because if the show does well, it’s my doing, and if it does bad, it’s your fault. If you have that perspective, it’s comfortable. If it does well, I take the credit, but if it does bad, I say, what’s wrong with the guest who came on today,” bringing everyone on set to laughter.

Lee Seung Gi Wanted to Run Away When He Had to Host ‘Strong Heart’ Alone
Lee Seung Gi Wanted To Run Away When He Had To Host ‘Strong Heart’ Alone

Lee Seung Gi Wanted to Run Away When He Had to Host ‘Strong Heart’ Alone

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After confessing that he was able to look back at himself while doing variety shows for the past two years, Lee Seung Gi said, “There was a point when I thought that my abilities and senses were superior to others. But that was arrogance. I feel like I used it all up in two to three years but I think it’s amazing that you’re doing this for 30 years continuously,” as he showed his respect to Lee Kyung Kyu.

Lee Seung Gi Says He’s a ‘Strong Heart’ in Relationships
Lee Seung Gi Says He’S A ‘Strong Heart’ In Relationships

Lee Seung Gi Says He’s a ‘Strong Heart’ in Relationships

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The interviewer asked Lee Seung Gi if he’s a ‘strong heart’ when dating, referring to the talk show that the actor used to host, at which he replied, “I’m not soft of heart [when dating].” Lee Seung Gi was then asked who in his life is like his ‘vitamin,’ and the singer mentioned family. The interviewer was no doubt trying to draw out a response about his girlfriend, but did not succeed. Previously, Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA, whom Lee Seungi Gi confirmed that he was dating at the beginning of this year, replied in the same manner when prompted with the same question, naming family and friends as her ‘vitamins.’ Could this be… [insert dramatic music] coincidence?

‘Strong Heart’ staff apologizes to Norazo’s Jobin for identity mixup
‘strong Heart’ Staff Apologizes To Norazo’s Jobin For Identity Mixup

‘Strong Heart’ staff apologizes to Norazo’s Jobin for identity mixup

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On January 10ths episode of Strong Heart, comedian Jung Sun Hee talked about a music video that she and gagman Kim Hyo Jin had released in 2006 called Love Hunter.  While introducing the video, Jung Sun Hee said, The man in the music video is Norazos Jobin.

Jobin became aware of the mistake four days later, and so he tweeted, “I was surprised. That isn’t me, so why do people think that’s me? When I think about the perspective of the person whos actually in the music video, I feel really bad. If you look, you can clearly tell thats not me.

Strong Heart’s staff have since admitted to the mistake. “We couldnt find the music video, so we used a blurry source from the internet. We didn’t correctly confirm it. We apologize to Jobin for making him worry,” they said.

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap
Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap

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T.O.P has movie star charisma! 2013 marked a turning point for Big Bang's T.O.P. Although, the artist had appeared in the highly successful 2009 action series Iris and in the 2010 film 71:Into The Fire, T.O.P had yet to star in a film that would receive widespread distribution outside of Korea.As the first member of Big Bang to pursue acting, it was obvious that T.O.P wanted to establish that he was a viable action star.When news was released that his film Commitment would receive widespread distribution, including screenings in the United States, it became apparent that T.O.P was on his way to achieving international stardom.On October 5th, T.O.P won the Rookie Award at the Asian Star Awards, which was part of the Busan International Film Festival.Commitment was released on November 6th to an audience of one million viewers within two weeks of the film's release.

If further establishing his acting career were insufficient, T.O.P also released the single DOOM DADA in November 2013.The music video for DOOM DADA has become one of the most acclaimed K-Pop videos for 2013 with the accompanying stage performance for the single, which debuted at 2013 MAMA receiving equal praise.With DOOM DADA, T.O.P was able to establish that while he may not be the most solid dancer in Big Bang, he is most definitely one of the best rappers in Korean pop.

Taeyang at the MTV Music Experiment performance in San Francisco. For Big Bang's Taeyang, 2013 provided an opportunity to not only break out from the group with his release Ringa Linga but to also attract the attention of audiences outside of the Korean entertainment arena.His November 9th solo release Ringa Linga received widespread attention and drew the interest of numerous celebrities including RB's Rihanna.Since the release of Ringa Linga Taeyang performed in San Francisco as part of MTV's Music Experiment 2.0 and has received offers for work beyond Korea.Although, his friend and group mate G-Dragon is featured on the video and responsible for the single's production, Ringa Linga definitely has been responsible for catapulting Taeyang into international stardom.

IU’s ‘Friday’ Going Strong at Number 1 for Last Week of 2013
Iu’S ‘Friday’ Going Strong At Number 1 For Last Week Of 2013

IU’s ‘Friday’ Going Strong at Number 1 for Last Week of 2013

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Singer and actress IU is currently commanding the number 1 spot on music charts, and will be ending the year on high notes.

According to Genie Music on December 31st, IU's new song "Friday" is keeping its place at number 1 for the 4th week of December (December 23rd-29th).

"Friday" was released on the 20th, and is the title song for IU's 3rd repackage album. The song features a swing rhythm and addictive melody line, and is about the exciting butterflies in the stomach feeling that comes with love. The song was written and composed by IU herself.

A-JAX Shows Off Their Powerful Vocals And Strong Choreography At Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea
A-Jax Shows Off Their Powerful Vocals And Strong Choreography At Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea

A-JAX Shows Off Their Powerful Vocals And Strong Choreography At Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea

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They were also asked to expose the members' sleeping habits. Hyeongkon said smilingly that sometimes, Seung Jin, "would talk during his sleep. He would shout 'stop it, stop it!' scaring me. But he can't remember what he is dreaming about when he wake up." Seung Jin also confirmed that he never remembers his dreams. Yunyoung also exposes his roommate, Hyojun, and said that he always dances in his sleep and sometimes kick him. He even jokingly added that, "we would get in a fight one day" causing the fans to erupt in laughter. After which he hugged Hyojun, showing their close knit friendship.

They then gave fans a sneak peak about their upcoming track which was released on October 28, "Snake", by saying that this concept is the concept that they love the most out of all their past releases. They shared that they have been staying all night to practice the choreography, piquing the excitement of the fans.

K-pop = Love: KCON 2013 Shows the True Heart of Fans
K-Pop = Love: Kcon 2013 Shows The True Heart Of Fans

K-pop = Love: KCON 2013 Shows the True Heart of Fans

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Onanother occasion, we tellthe story of thegirl whotraded her 2AMHiTouch voucher to a girl that had a2AMviewing-only voucher (these were twodifferent engagement levels at KCON this year- theHi Touch allows fora highfive with the artist, while viewing session is onlyto stand and look at theartist from a cordoned area). The trade was made so thatthe receivercould getthe chance to touch 2AM instead of just see them. What was more sweet was thatwhen it was her chance to get aHi Touchwith 2AM, she was crying. As she highfived each member of 2AM, when she got to Jo Kwon,the 2AM leaderslightly wipedher face as she passed him. It was so sweet that the whole crowd screamed at thescene. If only Jo Kwon knew...The fangot the chance of her life because anotherfan was kind enough to give up their Hi Touch voucher for another fan for whomit will matter more.

This is one of the reasons why K-pop concerts alwaystouch us,because thereare these kinds of fans who help us spread the love for our favorite artists.