Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lee Seung Gi and Psy still the most popular CF stars

Lee Seung Gi and Psy have been ranked as the hottest CF stars on the market for the past month!

According to a poll conducted by CM Value of the Korea Advertisers Association, Lee Seung Gi and Psy were ranked as the #1 and #2 most likable CF stars, respectively.

Lee Seung Gi won with 10.05% of votes followed by Psy with 6.81% for the month of November. Trailing behind were Kim Tae Hee, Song Joong Ki, Kim Yuna, Kim Soo Hyun, and Son Yeon Jae.

Psy and Lee Seung Gi’s latest ‘Samsung Zipel Assak‘ refrigerator CF also became the highest ranked advertisement, showing the effect of combining two of the biggest stars at the moment.

Lee Seung Gi is currently starring in CFs for Zipel, KB Financial Group, Pizza Hut, Chung Jung One, Activia, KB Card, Perioe, Kolon Sport, and Heritory. Meanwhile, Psy has taken hold as a CF star for brands T Smart Learning, LG U+, Nolboo, Zipel, Condition, and Dry Finish.

Both Lee Seung Gi and Psy ranked #1 and #2, respectively, for the previous month of October as well.

Congrats to both of them!

Kim Hyun Joong picks up four awards at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012′

Kim Hyun Joong picked up four awards at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012‘ held at the Hong Kong Convention Center on the 17th.

The ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards’ gathers the most popular search data from Yahoo!’s search engine throughout the year to honor the hottest stars in Asia.

Kim Hyun Joong received the ’Most Popular Artist of the Decade’, ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’, ‘Hong Kong Top Buzz Solo Artist’, and ‘Taiwan Top Buzz Solo Artist’ awards, proving his unceasing popularity. The idol garnered an impressive total of 1.35 million votes to achieve the ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’ award, which is three times the number of votes for competing nominees.

Key East Entertainment stated, “This achievement marks the fourth consecutive year of being awarded since 2009. This year’s ‘Most Popular Artist of the Decade’ award was the result of a poll featuring beloved artists in Asia since 2003, and it is an honorable award that holds a lot of meaning.”

Kim Hyun Joong released his first full-length Japanese album, ‘UNLIMITED‘, on the 12th and rose to the top of the Oricon daily chart. The music video for his title song, “Save Today“, ranked #1 on Chinese music video site, YinYueTai.

Starting in January 2013, Kim Hyung Joong will perform in 10 cities across Japan for his Japanese tour.

MYNAME concludes a successful solo concert in Japan

MYNAME is continuing on with their achievements in Japan as they have successfully wrapped up their solo concert, ‘MYNAME 1st LIVE – What’s Up‘, with 5,000 lucky fans in attendance.

According to the group’s agency on December 18th, “MYNAME kicked off their two-day solo concert titled ‘MYNAME 1st LIVE – What’s Up’ on December 15th and 17th in Osaka and Tokyo. The boys met with a total of 5,000 fans, successfully wrapping up their first solo concert.”

The two-hour long concert had fans go wild as the group rocked the concert hall with a series of their songs, including their debut track “Message“, and solo stage performances.

The representative continued, “MYNAME is enjoying an immense amount of popularity in Japan as tickets for the two-day concert were sold out. There is much anticipation being placed on their future activities in Japan.”

In related news, MYNAME will be releasing their 2nd Korean single in January.

KARA’s Hara reveals a baby photo

KARA‘s Hara revealed an adorable baby photo of herself through her Twitter account.

She tweeted on December 17th, “Oing~” along with the cute picture. The photograph is a screenshot of an iPhone and shows a young Hara, smiling brightly for the camera.

Upon seeing the picture, fans commented, “She’s pretty“, “This is cute“, and “She’s always been beautiful“.

Idols vote miss A’s Suzy as the ‘Idol of the Year’ on ‘Weekly Idol’

On the upcoming December 19th broadcast of MBC every1‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, the ‘2012 Idol of the Year Best 7‘ will be revealed, based off the votes of many idols.

The votes cast by fellow idols were determined through the promotions and activities of idols in their success and careers in acting, variety, and commercials. Strong contenders included INFINITE‘s Hoya, with his acting debut this year in tvN‘s ‘Reply 1997‘, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, well-known for his hilarious variety show appearances, and A Pink‘s Eunji, another breakout star due to her acting debut in ‘Reply 1997′.

The most votes, however, went to miss A‘s Suzy, who experienced a huge rise in popularity after the success of her big screen debut in ‘Introduction to Architecture‘, a highly successful movie in Korea this year. Her extreme popularity continued to shine in many solo commercials and television shows, and many of her idol peers recognized this as they voted her as the idol of the year.

The rest of the ’2012 Idol of the Year Best 7′ will be revealed on the December 19th episode of ‘Weekly Idol’, so don’t forget to check it out!

G.NA and Phantom’s Sanchez reveal MV for “Beautiful Day”

G.NA and Phantom‘s Sanchez have finally unveiled the music video for their duet “Beautiful Day“, which is part of the project album of Producer Kim Do Hoon, ‘Dokkun Project Pt. 2‘.

“Beautiful Day” is of course the work of Kim Do Hoon as well as Seo Jae Woo, and Sanchez has also participated in the writing of the song in addition to acting as the vocalist and rapper.

Contrary to the title, the song depicts the sadness of lovers who have parted ways.

Check out the mv below!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Child actress Kim Yoo Jung selects Big Bang’s T.O.P over Kim Soo Hyun, Yeo Jin Goo, and more as her ideal type

Child actress Kim Yoo Jung has selected Big Bang‘s T.O.P as her ideal type.

During an interview segment on the December 16th installment of MBC‘s ‘Section TV‘, the actress was asked to select her ideal type among actors she hase worked with including Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Hyun, Big Bang’s T.O.P, and Park Gun Tae.

After much deliberation, Kim Yoo Jung ended up selecting T.O.P, whom she worked with in the film ‘Alumni‘, as her #1 ideal type. Following the Big Bang member, the actress placed Kim Soo Hyun in second, Lee Min Ho in third, Park Gun Tae in fourth, and Yeo Jin Goo in fifth.

When asked to explain why she selected T.O.P as her ideal type, Kim Yoo Jung bashfully confessed, “I’m just too much of a fan, so there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Viewers responded to her selection as they left comments like, “I didn’t know she was a fan of T.O.P“, “She has grown up a lot. She’s a lady now“, “They look good together“, and more.

Tiffany does the ‘cutie player’ on MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core’

Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany showed off her cute side during one of her MC segments on MBC‘s ‘Show! Music Core‘.

The segment aired on December 15th, during which she did the ‘guiyomi player’ or ‘cutie player’, which has been a recent trend online.

Tiffany asked, “Do you know the cutie song?” and proceeded to do the motions, exclaiming “1+1 is cutie, 2+2 is cutie..” and so on. While Tiffany was doing the ‘cutie player’, MCs Seohyun and Taeyeonwatched and followed along hesitantly, looking just as adorable as Tiffany.

Upon seeing the video, netizens commented, “Tiffany is so cute” and “The two girls next to her look so embarrassed“.

Check out the clip below!

TVXQ’s Yunho reveals he was in a relationship when he first made his debut

TVXQ‘s Yunho revealed a past relationship he had during the recording for an upcoming episode of ‘Beatles Code 2‘.

Yunho revealed the reason Wheesung‘s song 'With Me' had a special meaning to him was because he had listened to it the day he had a huge fight with his girlfriend on the streets. The two had been dating when Yunho first made his debut as a TVXQ member, but she had broken up with him when his busy schedule didn’t allow him to see her often.

Yunho also revealed, “I may seem cool on the outside, but I am actually sensitive on the inside.”

This episode of ‘Beatles Code 2′ will air on the 17th.

Does it surprise you that Yunho dated during his debut days?

Jay Park responds to Son Dam Bi’s love call

Jay Park has responded to Son Dam Bi‘s love call via Twitter.

On the December 16th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Section TV‘, Son Dam Bi was interviewed on the set of a CF shoot, where she was asked to select an artist whom she would like to work with.

Without hesitation, the singer immediately selected Jay Park and explained, “Jay Park’s ability to express himself on stage is amazing and he’s someone who knows how to enjoy a performance.”

Upon seeing the broadcast, Jay Park took to his Twitter and left a response for the singer, tweeting, “Dam Bi noona wants to perform on stage with me??! I’m honored. I’m up for it anytime. keke. This puts me in a good mood. Heo heo heo.”