We are just moments away from the 2010 ‘SBS Entertainment Awards‘, and stars have already started to walk the red carpet at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan-gu.
The ‘SBS Entertainment Awards’ is held annually to acknowledge those who have excelled or made MBC entertainment programs enjoyable for viewers in the year 2010.
Idol stars who walked the red carpet include KARA’s Nicole, IU, f(x)’s Luna, ZE:A’s Kwanghee, CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa,and 2AM’s Jo Kwon. They’ll be having a busy night shuttling to KBS Hall afterwards for their performances at the 2010 ‘KBS Music Festival‘.
Other stars who attended the ceremony included Jang Yoon Jung (MC), Jung Ju Ri, Kim Hyo Jin, Kim Young Chul, Lee Moo Song, Noh Sa Yeon, Seo In Young, Jung Ga Eun, Kang Ho Dong, Lee Seung Gi, Yoo In Na, Jo Hye Ryun, Noh Hong Chul, Yoo Jae Suk, Song Joong Ki, Ji Suk Jin, Song Ji Hyo, Kim Jong Kook, Gary, Haha, and Lee Gwang Soo.
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Two Asianovelas on ABS-CBN will set to end. The Perfect Koreanovela “Perfect Match” led by the Asianovela/Korean Siperstar Lee minho & Korea’s Drama Queen Son Ye Jin will set to end this January 07, 2011 (DON’T MISS THE PERFECT FINALE OF IT). The Taiwanese Drama “Down with Love” starring the King of Asianovela Jerry Yan and Taiwan’s Sweetheart Ella Chen will also end this Friday, Dec. 31. DON’T MISS IT ALSO! (I wonder what will be the next? Heven’t seen any Advertisement of Asianovela). A lot of anticipated Asianovelas will come this year “2011” (I HOPE THEY’LL CONTINUE AIRING ASIANOVELA). We’ve all knew that ABS-CBN was the First & True Home of Asianovelas. The First Asianovela aired in the Philippines was AMAZING TWINS in the YR 2002. It was broadcasted in IBC-13 but it didn’t gain popularity. The Fever of Asianovela started on 2003 when ABS-CBN aired Meteor Garden . It was the first & still the most top rated Asianovela aired in the Philippines. After the cult brought by MG in thePhilippines a lot of hit asainovelas came.
=Boys Over Flowers Forever
=Down with Love (Finale: December 31)
=Perfect Match (Finale: January 07)
Upcoming Asianovelas for 2011
=My Fair Lady
=My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
=Mary Stayed Out All Night
=Absolute Boyfriend (Not yet confirmed whish version japanese or tai/kr )
source: kapamilyanovela’s multiply
Looks like puppy’s having a good year. Triple threat singer/actor/MC Lee Seung-gi (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, Brilliant Legacy) is playing with the big boys now—he’s been nominated for SBS’ MC Daesang, up against veteran heavyweights Kang Ho-dong, Yoo Jae-suk, and Lee Gyung-gyu. There’s not so much a chance in hell that he’ll win, but that’s not the point, as being nominated with these guys is pretty much the highlight for such a relative newbie like him.
I say relative, of course, because compared to these comedians (all three come from the gagman-to-MC camp), 23-year old Lee Seung-gi is just a kid. Lee Gyung-gyu debuted before Seung-gi was even born; Kang Ho-dong debuted in 1988, Yoo Jae-suk shortly after in 1991. But despite his greenness, there’s something about Seung-gi that almost everyone universally acknowledges: what Koreans would call MC-chaejil, meaning he was born to do this.
He has this disarming way of making everybody love him, which isn’t so hard to believe since he’s everything from the Nation’s Little Brother to Korean moms’ number one pick for a son-in-law. He and Kang Ho-dong have fantastic chemistry as an odd couple, on bothStrong Heart and KBS’ 1 Night 2 Days, and frankly, theirs is my favorite tv bromance, because it’s real, and completely adorkable.
I think what makes him good is that he’s natural in front of the camera and doesn’t shy away from being himself, which is dorky and funny and naive. But his success as an MC has everything to do with Kang Ho-dong, who isn’t afraid to look bad while making Seung-gi look good. Together they have this great comic timing that makes them click.
I have no doubt that the real battle for the award will be between Kang Ho-dong and Yoo Jae-suk, as they are both at the top of their game and always neck-and-neck for the year-end MC awards. But it’s nice to see Seung-gi coming up in the world.
Lee Seung-gi and Kang Ho-dong (bottom right) are both nominated for Strong Heart (and Kang Ho-dong also for Star King); Yoo Jae-suk (top right) for Running Man; and Lee Gyung-gyu (top left) for Star Junior. The SBS Awards will air December 30.
The 2010 Melon Music Awards was held on December 15th at the Hall of Peace in Kyunghee University, and many top K-pop artists were in attendance.
The awards show begun in 2009 and took its place as one of the big four music award ceremonies in South Korea, alongside Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and Seoul Music Awards.
The awards ceremony is famed for calculating ONLY digital sales (80%) and online votes (20%) onMelon.com, and the final tally of those two factors will give the winners in the various categories.
Below is the list of winners from this year’s show!
▲ 2010 Artist (Daesang)
– SNSD (Oh!)
▲ 2010 Album (Daesang)
– 2NE1 (To Anyone)
▲ 2010 T-World Best Song (Daesang)
– 2AM (Can’t Send You Away Even If I Die)
▲ 2010 Top 10
2NE1 | CNBLUE | DJ Doc | 4MEN | SNSD | IU | 2AM | Lee Seung Gi | T-ara | 2PM
▲ 2010 Newcomer
– CNBLUE (I’m A Loner)
▲ 2010 Netizen Popularity Battle
– Super Junior (Bonamana)
▲ 2010 Hot Trend
– SNSD (Hoot)
▲ 2010 MBC Radio Award
– Jung Yeob (Love You/Without You)
▲ 2010 MBC+ Star Award
– miss A (Bad Girl Good Girl)
Only Jia and Fei took to the stage to receive the award, as Min was away for a scheduled variety show recording, while Suzy was filming her drama, ‘Dream High.’
▲ 2010 OST
– Lee Seung Gi (Losing My Mind)
▲ 2010 Rap/Hip Hop
– Supreme Team (Dang Dang Dang)
▲ 2010 R&B
– Gummy (Because You’re A Man)
▲ 2010 Trot
– Jang Yoon Jung (Ole)
▲ 2010 Alternative
– Hot Potato (Confession)
▲ 2010 Music Video
– PD Hwang Soo Ah for Ga-In’s “Irreversible”
▲ 2010 Song Writer
– Composer Lee Min Soo, Lyricist Kim Lee Na for IU’s “Nagging”
▲ 2010 Concert Culture
– PSY (Right Now)
▲ 2010 Best Dressed Award
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Lee Seung Gi joined photographer Jo Se Hyun’s “The 8th Letter of Angels – Happiness” photo exhibition event that is co-run with the Social Welfare Society.
With an angelic baby in his arms, Lee Seung Gi impressed the staff on set by personally stopping and calming the baby every time he cried. Despite his busy schedule with his many variety programs and advertisement filmings, he was said to have made extra sure that he had time to lend a hand for this meaningful event.
One representative on the set commented, “This is the third time Lee Seung Gi has joined this event after his participation in 2007 and 2008. He was touched with the event’s effort to raise societal awareness for adoptions, and aggressively worked to help out. He even asked questions about the babies he took photos with in the past and truly gave his all.”
The exhibition also includes photos of other celebrities, like Kim Min Joon, Lee Mi Yeon, Park Kyung Lim, Lee Min Jung, Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Byung Hun, Lee Seung Gi, Kim Ah Joong, Kim Ok Bin, Yoon Si Yoon, Jang Geun Suk, and many more.
The event will run from December 15th to the 20th at the Insa Art Center.
Source: JoongAng Daily via Nate
Photos: Photographer Jo Se Hyun’s Twitter
The end of the year is near, and the Korean music industry is abuzz with news of upcoming awards shows that seek to recognize the most outstanding artists in a multitude of categories.
As a nod to these important events in the K-pop realm, allkpop has decided to initiate our first ever “allkpop Awards” this year, and we’re inviting fans from all over the world to determine the results!
That’s right – the votes will be 100% determined by international K-pop fans.
In order to ensure that the results are achieved in a fair manner, we’ve established a system in which votes can be submitted once a day per category via Twitter or Facebook.
Fans can vote as many times as they like over the course of the awards voting period, but again, only one vote per category per day will be counted.
We are aiming to make this an award that accurately represents the opinions of the international K-pop community, so check out the nominees below, and help decide K-pop’s best of 2010!
As the ceremony date for the “2010 Melon Music Awards” draws near, music fans will be delighted to hear that artists from all three companies – SME, YGE and JYPE – will be standing on one stage.
Representatives of Melon Music revealed that viewers can anticipate a meaningful ceremony because of the variety of confirms from different agencies. “We believe that artists confirmed their attendances because they trust the fairness of our awards show. It will be a highly meaningful ceremony, as artists will be giving back the love they’ve received from their fans all year long together.”
Many collaboration stages are under preparation, along with a cute surprise by ceremony host Song Joong Ki.
SNSD, 2AM, 2PM, 2NE1, T-ara, CNBLUE, IU, Lee Seung Ki, DJ DOC and 4Men have been chosen as the top 10 nominees for the “2010 Artist Award”, the winner of which will be revealed during the ceremony.
Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate
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
Multi-talented singer/actor/MC Lee Seung Gi recently held a fan meeting for Samsung Zipel on the evening of November 9th in Seoul, where he talked about his thoughts on his future army enlistment and his desire to act in certain genres of drama.
When the MC asked about his plans on his future drafting, Lee Seung Gi boldly replied, “I think I might want to enlist sooner rather than later.” The singer lightly joked with his disappointed fans, “I might even go next month…”
With regards to his general image, Lee Seung Gi expressed, “To be honest there are times when my image as a exemplary student is quite burdensome. When the ‘1N2D’ cast drink beer on the show, even when I drink just one shot, I get called a boozer.”
Lee Seung Gi also hinted at his desire to act in historical dramas for future projects. “Sequels and movies are good too, but I really want to act in historical dramas.”
The actor explained, “I’ve always wanted to try historical dramas. It’s only because I never got the opportunity. If I do, then I would definitely prefer a character who is quite high up. They receive good entertainment and get to wear warm clothes, so it would always be good to get a high-end role.”
Lee Seung Gi laughed and added, “Since I’ve played so many immature characters, I want to try an intellectual character next time.”
Source: Seoul NTN
On November 10th, in order to celebrate SBS’s 20th anniversary, the television station aired a show about the “10 Greatest Dramas of All Time” that the public would want to watch over, and “Shining Inheritance” received the honor of being one of those 10 dramas. For reference, in this drama, Seung Gi played the lead male character, Hwan, the son of a wealthy family that holds up an outside facade barrier as a rude individual in order to hide his pain and true kind self within. During this drama’s airing back in 2009, it received great response and interest from the public as a wonderful show.
Furthermore, regarding this drama, Seung Gi had a lot of positive feelings to express, as he said, “To me, ‘Shining Inheritance’ was a drama that allowed me to grow and spread my dreams of walking the path as an actor. It is a drama that gave me the base to try out other dramas. It is also a drama that allowed me to experience the happiness of receiving a 40% viewership rating, and to be honest I don’t know how many more dramas I would be able to say the same.”
Seung Gi also revealed an incident during his time acting as Hwan towards the beginning, “While filming the drama, people kept wondering if I was really like Hwan as a rude and an immature individual. I was a little surprised because a lot of people cursed Hwan’s character, as they said, ‘Even though Hwan is immature, there is a limit to immaturity.’” However, Seung Gi then added, “As time passed though, people began to understand Hwan’s true character and deeply fell into his charismatic charm.”
Source + Photo: Newsen