Lee Si Young recently stripped off layers of clothing for the camera and revealed her sensual side.
Lee filmed an alluring yet provocative photo shoot for fashion magazine Esquire’s December issue. Lee, who has developed a more mature image after losing weight from her successful boxing diet, posed in a risqué leopard patterned minidress and fur shawl. She even laid down on the floor and revealed her thighs.
A representative from the photo shoot said, “The staff applauded her for understanding the chic fashion made from the powerful red, black, and leopard theme. Her body, toned from boxing, really shined this time.”
Lee Si Young is currently active as an MC for KBS’s “Entertainment Weekly” after having finished filming for MBC’s “Playful Kiss“.
Source: Sports Chosun
The Mnet Asian Music Awards came to an end. Check out the winners below!
Daesang Award (Grand Prize)
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Female Artist Award
Best Vocal Performance – Group
Best Dance Performance – Male Group
Best Dance Performance – Female Group
Best Digital Single
Female Group Award
Male Singer Award
Female Singer Award
Male Group Award
Best Music Video
Best Dance Performance – Solo
Best Vocal Performance – Solo
Best Band Performance
The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award
Best Asia Artist
Best Asia New Artist
Best Asia Pop Artist
Best Asia R&B Group
The 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was held overseas for the first time in it’s history, at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Hotel in Macau where a host of stars from Korea and around the world attended, with millions watching it live (or delayed) through tv broadcasts and online streaming sources.
Check out selected photos from the red carpet ceremony ahead of the awards ceremony below!
When asked how many close celebrity friends he had during an interview with Sports Chosun, Kim Hyun Joong replied, “I really don’t have many. The people I spend most of my time with are not celebrities. I only have about 40 numbers saved in my phone because I like memorizing numbers instead.”
On Xiah Junsu: “I became close with him along with Hero Jaejoong because we debuted around the same time. He’s one of the ‘Men’ members of our celebrity soccer team, which also includes Lee Wan,Kim Bum, and Micky Yoochun. Wan-hyung went to the military so we don’t meet up to play as often, but we all love it enough to meet up at 2:00 AM to play. We don’t have specific positions or numbers, we just run around in packs, chasing after the ball. One time, Junsu suggested that we make uniforms with our own numbers on the back. I said I wanted to be ‘Root3′ and he told me to shut up.”
On Micky Yoochun: “I don’t see him often, but he’s a drinking buddy that I’d run out of the house for at any time of the day. He’s never fake with me, which is why I love him. Our nicknames for each other consists of swears. I actually wasn’t able to monitor for him when he was doing ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘ because I was in ‘Playful Kiss,’ but I did watch it all at once later and felt that the drama ended right when it was getting good.”
On Gummy: “She’s a close nuna that is even friends with my mother. A while ago, her parents opened an oyster restaurant in Bundang, so I went and had a meal with soju by myself.”
On SS501: “We’ll be releasing an album next year. They’re dongsengs that will be with me for the rest of my life. Some time ago, Kim Hyung Joon said that I ignored his text in a conference for his musical. I was in China at the time and my battery died, so I was unable to check his text. Now, whenever I go out overseas, I’m going to make sure I bring an extra charger.”
Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Naver
Just under a week ago, Superstar K winner Seo In Kook released a music video teaser for “Take“, his remake of the 1980s hit, “Take On Me” by a-ha.
The music video stars So Ji Sub and Jung So Min, so be sure to check it out below!
For those that want to compare it to the original, here it is.
F.T Island’s Lee Hong Ki recently confessed about his past relationship with a celebrity girlfriend.
During the November 27th broadcasting of KBS 2TV’s ‘100 Points out of 100′, Lee Hong Ki confessed,“I have dated a celebrity girlfriend.” When other cast members asked if they are still going out, the singer stuttered and replied ambiguously, “Hmm, I’m not sure, *are* we still going out?”
Lee Hong Ki became bashful by this sudden confession and turning bright red, he tried to laugh off his embarrassment.
Sandara Park’s unique airport fashion sense has recently become a hot topic amongst fans.
On November 26th, Dara wrote on her me2day, “2NE1 on our way to Macau!!! We’ll come back safely~”, and attached a picture of herself at the airport.
In the photo, Dara can be seen wearing a black beanie and black shades, which complemented the unique leopard-print pants. Her frozen movement in the picture got fans giggling once more, as if she was caught in the midst of a robotic dance.
Fans expressed, “Please come back safe”, “Wow your force is no joke”, “Can’t you take me to Macau too?”, and “Please have a good performance and come home safe.”
Despite rumors spreading about SS501′s leader Kim Hyun Joong collaborating with JYPE’s head producer, Park Jin Young, for his solo album next year, the singer has come forth to deny all rumors and confirm that no collaboration has been set to concrete just yet.
“Initial reports about Kim Hyun Joong in the middle of album works with Park Jin Young are wrong. I think what Bae Yong Joon said about wanting to introduce Kim Hyun Joong to Park Jin Young was misinterpreted,” confirmed the singer’s agency, KeyEast.
The rumors about JYP and Kim Hyun Joong working on his album together raised even more interest because of the fact that JYP Entertainment and KeyEast are collaborating on producing the upcomingKBS 2TV drama, ‘Dream High’. However, KeyEast later clarified, “He hasn’t even met with Park Jin Young yet, and we have not made any special plans regarding that matter.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s solo album, to be concentrated in the dance genre, has already received a track to use back in July 2010. It was reported that the production of his new album will be done jointly by producers from Europe and America.
During a recent interview with TV Daily, Kim Hyun Joong expressed, “I want to become a Hallyu Star that has the capability to dance, sing and act. Since I already act and sing, my type of Hallyu will become a new kind of Hallyu.”
Source: TV Daily
Actress Lee Min Jung recently shot a new CF for Dove Shampoo.
Having recently signed a new contract with Dove to promote the new ‘Dove Damage Therapy‘ line, Lee Min Jung shot a beautiful CF in white elegant dresses that accentuated her dark, silky smooth hair.
The actress also directly recorded the song for the CF, which will be available for download in mid-January 2011 at the official Dove homepage.
Source: Newsen via Nate
2NE1’s maknae Minzy recently revealed a photo of herself with ‘little Big Bang‘.
On November 25th, Minzy uploaded the photo onto her me2day and also added, “The children that took the roles of Jiyong oppa and Taeyang oppa at last year’s ‘Gayo Daejun’~ ^^”.
In the photos, you can see the two kids smiling innocently with Minzy, and they’ve even matched Taeyang and G.D’s hairstyles and fashion.
Fans commented, “All three are cute~”, “Even just looking at their fashion, I can tell immediately which one’s Taeyang and G.D”, “All that comes out is how cute they look…”.
Minzy, who seems to be having a whole lot of fun with photography these days, also revealed some photos of her fellow members.
Source: TV Daily
Picture: Minzy’s me2day
2NE1′s leader CL and maknae Minzy revealed their baby pictures for the first time ever through Star News on November 25th.
CL’s picture shows her youthful innocence as she plays with a hoola hoop while wearing a one piece, while Minzy’s shows her wearing colorful clothing and a name tag.
Although the two have grown up into powerful women, much attention has been put on their childish and more feminine child photos due to the contrast in images.
2NE1 recently wrapped up their promotions for their first official album and are currently preparing for the year-end award ceremonies.
Source + Photos: Star News via Nate
An artistic picture of 2NE1′s maknae, Minzy, was recently revealed.
On November 24th, Minzy uploaded the picture on her me2day account and added, “Nyahahaha I’m sleepy ~~ T_T After exercise I’ll sleep for a bit and then go off to dance practice!!”
The sepia-tinted picture shows Minzy sleeping on her pillow after a hard day’s work at the gym.
Fans commented, “Please rest when you can”, “You look so tired~~ Please rest up and practice hard~~ The picture turned out nice even though you’re sleeping”, “Totally pretty.. You look so tired…. But the picture turned out nice!!”, “Have strength! keke I’m going to go and exercise too! Kek.”
Source: TV Daily
The ladies of SNSD / Girls’ Generation officially debuted in Japan back on September 8th with the release of ‘Genie’ and ever since then, the girls have experienced a lot of popularity in the country. To further their promotions in Japan, the girls recently appeared in the latest issue of SPUR Magazine.
The photo spread is titled “Girls’ Generation in Classic Mode” and they look beautiful as usual. Check out the photos below!
The nation’s cutie, Moon Geun Young, has uploaded some cute behind-the-scenes photos from her drama, KBS 2TV’s “Mary Stayed Out All Night.”
The pictures show a lot of her comedic side, such as two with her face pressed up against a window, and one where she imitates the Puss in Boots from “Shrek.”
Producers of the drama stated on November 24th, “It’s difficult to for her to find a balance between looking cute and embarrassing herself. Thankfully, people have been responding warmly.”
Source + Photos: Star News via Nate
Actor Lee Min Ho gave a message of support for victims of child abuse via his personal Twitter.
On November 23rd, he tweeted, “A message of encouragement for the beautiful and precious children that are suffering from abuse! Everyone, please join me. #Do not hit them with even flowers.”
The Ministry of Gender Equality & Family is holding a campaign titled “2010 Female and Children Abuse Prevention Campaign, #Do not hit them with even flowers” in participation of World Child Abuse Prevention Days, which run from November 25th through December 10th.
Lee Min Ho is currently the promotional ambassador for UNICEF Love Net and recently received a letter of appreciation from the UN.
The actor will be returning to the small screen through SBS’s “City Hunter” in 2011.
Singer Seo In Kook recently unveiled his MV teaser for the digital single, “Take“, and it’s been garnering a lot of interest due to participation of actor So Ji Sub and actress Jung So Min.
Seo In Kook’s “Take” is a remake of “Take On Me“, an international hit from the Norwegian pop rock band, A-Ha (1985). The remake was done to celebrate the launching of the new smartphone named ‘Take’ from KT TECH.
After watching the MV teaser, netizens commented, “The song has changed quite a bit from the original. Amazing,” ” Seo In Kook’s vocals changes the atmosphere of the song,” and “The MV includes Seo In Kook and So Ji Sub. I want to watch the full MV fast.”
Check out the MV teaser below!
The 1st ‘2010 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards’ was recently held in Seoul on November 22nd, and Big Bang’s Taeyang and Super Junior’s Siwon were awarded the ‘Minister Commendation for Culture and Tourism’.
Other award winners include:
Actors: Kim Mi Sook and Jung Junho
Musicians: Kim Kwang Suk and Lee Jung Shik
Comedians: Kim Byung Jo and Bae Il Jib
Voice Dubbing Artist: Sung Woo
Model: Yang Yee Shik
Cartoonists: Yoon Tae Ho and Won Soo Yeon
Source: TV Daily
SM Entertainment’s idol groups SNSD, SHINee, and f(x) recently modelled in various photoshoots for their respective 2011 calendars.
SNSD’s concept for the calendar was called, ‘Candid GIRLS with me’, in which the members posed naturally and expressed their friendly images.
SHINee’s calendar, titled ‘SHINee, Meeting Friends’, had the members dressed up in vintage outfits. Posing with special props, the photographers captured a classic yet unique atmosphere.
f(x)’s calendar, titled “Innocent f(x), Tainted with Nature”, dressed the girls in white outfits in order convey their innocent sides, while complementing them with colorful props.
The calendars are available in two formats – one for the desktop computer, and one to physically stick on the wall. The price has been determined for 15,000 Won ($13 USD) and can be purchased onGmarket from December 5th onwards.
Photos: SM Entertainment
It isn’t a mere coincidence that Kim Hyun Joong has already played two animation character roles in a row.
The nickname ‘pretty boy’ has followed him since his debut five years ago with idol group SS501 and became only further engrained into fans’ minds after he made his acting debut through, “Boys Over Flowers.” Even with his casting for “Playful Kiss” this year, the nickname stuck by his side like glue.
A rich perfect man named Jihoo and the cranky prodigy Baek Seung Jo. Both characters were the ideal men of the female leads, but also prettier than them as well.
However, as an actor burning with desire to try other roles, such a strong one-sided image isn’t always positive, as Kim Hyun Joong states, “People look at me and just think that my image is a ‘pretty boy.’ Since I’m now a rookie actor, I think they just give me roles that fit that look. I’m sure I’ll be able to try other roles next time.”
im Hyun Joong is divided into two: an actor and SS501’s leader. He grew as an SS501 member and now stands as one of the greatest Hallyu stars, attending events such as the “2010 Guangzhou Asian Games” and others.
“It made me look back at myself since I attended the event representing Korea. It was an honorable experience. They told me that just one side of the stadium held 100,000 audience members. It was quite the experience.”
Another nickname that was recently added beside his name was, “The 2nd Bae Yong Joon.” The star was personally scouted by top Hallyu star ‘Yonsama’ into Kaist Entertainment and seems used to the nickname now.
“They say that I resemble him in my smiles and in the way I manage myself. I must resemble him in some ways for them to say that, I suppose. I honestly don’t know. Whenever I meet hyung, we talk comfortably about acting and living… We’re not able to meet often because he’s busy.”
When asked about his thoughts on being the first leading role for a drama, he didn’t seem too disappointed about the lag in viewer ratings and believed it to be a personal advancement for himself. “It was harder than ‘Boys Over Flowers’ since I had to lead the entire drama on my own. There is a bit of disappointment but I want to grow and work harder in my next project.”
When asked to choose his favorite actors, he chose Yoo Hae Jin and Oh Dal Su. The two are famous for being the supporting actors in various films. “I’m definitely thankful in being able to play the lead roles twice in a row, but I think that supporting roles are great as well. If I like it enough, I won’t care about the importance of the role.”
But just because he began walking down the path of an actor doesn’t mean he’s giving up his dreams as a singer. He is actually preparing for his comeback with his first solo album due for release in the first half of next year.
“I can’t give up being a singer, which is why I’m preparing a solo album. I’ll be releasing one by the middle of next year and I’ve currently received about 200 different songs. Out of the 200, I chose about 5. You can check what kind of album it is when it comes out.”
Despite going through a rigorous schedule, he calmly states, “I’m happier than I am tired. I’m able to do the things I love. I’m no longer just following what others say, I’m actually planning my future and accomplishing things. I like planning, I’m always planning.”
When asked if he wasn’t granted the same freedom before, he replied, “It’s different from now. Back then, I had to do the things I was asked to since we were a group. Being in a group and being on your own is different.”
He continued, “I still keep in contact with SS501. They’re all busy so we’re not able to meet often but we haven’t disbanded. We can be together whenever we want. Actually, I’m not sure who started the rumor that SS501 will be releasing a group album next year. Even if we do, I want my solo album to be released first (laughter).”
When asked about his dreams, he hesitated before answering, “As a singer, my dream is to open a large-scale free concert and invite all of my fans. I have to do it some day.. As for my acting dreams, I want to be an actor that people anticipate the future of.”
What about his personal dreams? “I want to meet aliens and travel to outer space. If an alien came up to me right now and asked me to leave with him, I’d leave without any hesitations. Even if they wanted to do a live-body experiment on me, I will go with him.” He plans to travel into space one day no matter what. Having already traveled to the North Pole, he is hoping to visit the South Pole next as well.
The interview was concluded with one final question: If he had to choose between Baek Seung Jo and Jihoo, who would he choose?
“Definitely Jihoo. Seung Jo is smart, but he’s poor. If I was Jihoo, I’d be rich enough to travel to outer space.”
Source: Star News
Actress/singer Yoon Eun Hye recently collaborated with Sports Life Style Puma to deliver a luxuriously sexy photoshoot, and she’s captivated the cameras once again for a spread in the December issue of ‘Marie Claire’.
Re-inventing the concept, “An actress’ secretive room“, a smoky-eyed Yoon Eun Hye was photographed in a barely-furnished room. Although she’s draped in a puffy jacket most of the time, her bare legs and off-the-shoulder shots are certain to drive the boys wild.
Source: Daily News
Photos: Marie Claire Korea
The ‘Top 10′ list for the ‘2010 Melon Music Awards‘ has finally been revealed after an aggressive voting ‘battle royale’ between the nominees. The ‘Melon Music Awards’ opened up its first round of votes on November 11th, which allowed users to submit their nominations for the ‘Artist of the Year’ award.
Wrapping up on the 21st, the ‘top 10′ artists have been determined as follows:
- Lee Seung Gi
- DJ DOC
The second round of votes has just begun, so users start voting at ‘www.melon.com’ now. The winner will be determined by a combination of votes (20%) and digital album sales (80%).
The ‘2010 Melon Music Awards’ will air on December 15th, so stay tuned to allkpop for updates!
Source: TV DAILY
Actress Moon Geun Young revealed her true feelings regarding the cute expressions.
On the 20th, KBS 2TV Entertainment Weekly introduced the set of new KBS drama Mary Stayed Out All Night. For reference, the main cast members of this drama include Moon Geun Young, Jang Geun Suk and Kim Jae Wook. The drama centers around a cheerful girl named Mary (Moon Geun Young) who is “wedded” to two men for 100 days, where she must choose one man at the end. Regarding this wedding life, Moon Geun Young said, “Up until now, it’s still manageable.”
The actress recently garnered a lot of interest for mimicking the facial expression of Puss in Boots,from the movie Shrek, where she proceeded a pleading look at Jang Geun Suk with her big round eyes. Although the actress was deemed inevitably cute by the audience, she had very different opinions as she expressed, “To tell you the truth, I feel very embarrassed. I’m thinking that the people who watch this probably feel the same way.”
Meanwhile, on this day fellow cast member Jang Geun Suk also revealed that Moon Geun Young likes to drink beer and soju mixed drinks.
Source + Photos: Newsen
Yoon Eun Hye recently uploaded a few pictures of her giving a kiss to a Minnie Mouse glove while wearing the matching ears and a muffler.
Two sets of pictures were revealed on her Twitter, with the second being of her delivering an eclectic cut of eye expressions and quirky mouth poses.
Netizens thought she looked very much like girl group trio Orange Caramel, commenting, “So very lovely!” and “Melting with cuteness.”
Source + Photos: Star News
U-KISS put their fans in a frenzy after performing at the “Kings of Freedom Concert” in Singapore on the night of November 19th.
The boys performed their latest track, “Shut Up!“, along with “Man Man Ha Ni,” “Bingeul Bingeul,” and others.
The freedom concert is one of Singapore’s representative music festivals, and U-KISS was invited as one of the only foreign musicians. Over 5,000 people gathered for the concert.
U-KISS held a short press conference at Singapore’s Korea Plaza and stated, “This is our third visit to Singapore and we feel that it’s a great honor to be able to participate in such a great concert. We will work our hardest to show the charms of Korean music.”
Yong Sun Joong of the Singaporean branch of the Korea Tourism Organization added, “A lot of people in Singapore have much interest in Korean music. U-KISS helped improve Korea’s image and promote tourism as well.”
Source + Photos: World Journal via Nate