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“Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards” under fire for suspicious poll results

A controversy has recently been surrounding the ‘2010 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards’, as many fans are doubting the legitimacy of its online voting system.

Between November 8th and the 30th, Yahoo has been conducting an online poll for three categories:‘Korean Male Buzz Star’, ‘Korean Female Buzz Star’ and ‘Asia’s Buzz Star‘.

The problem that had caught the attention of sharp fans is that the poll results for some nominees had either taken a sharp rise or drop in a spontaneous fashion. For instance, in the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category, Jang Geun Suk’s poll results saw sharp rises and falls at a continuous rate, while a considerable number of votes for Kim Hyun Joong dropped unexepectedly.

Consequently, many netizens are suspecting the poll results to have a substantial error in voting calculations.

Fans have become even more angered by Yahoo’s lack of investigation on this matter, who merely called it a simple ’server error’. Netizens commented, “The globally acknowledged Yahoo doesn’t want to be humiliated in public, which is why they are ignoring the hard work of the fans”, “I want to rebuke Yahoo for their lack of action regarding this issue.”

Responding to such criticism, a representative of Yahoo Korea explained on December 2nd, “There was a problem with the server overloading, however, we have not been able to confirm a manipulation of the poll results. We are still inspecting the reasons behind these errors.”

They carefully continued, “We cannot reveal a correct set of poll results without fully completing our investigation. We cannot confirm anything for now.”

Meanwhile, according to the online poll results on the site, Jang Geun Suk ranked 1st place for the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category for this year’s ‘Buzz Awards’.

Source: Newsen

 


Lee Si Young shows off her sultry side in lingerie

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

Photos: Esquire

 

 


Kim Hyun Joong has only 40 numbers in his phone?

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

 


Kim Hyun Joong to release solo album next year + interview

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


Making Film Part 2 of ‘Playful Kiss’ Special revealed through YouTube

 

MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube. The announcement also mentioned that it will have a different storyline than the TV version!

We have posted the 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st specials before, and now check out the second part of making film video (as I posted the first part of it yesterday) below!

Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Since Youtube doesn’t have strict restrictions, we were able to show a steamier love scene than on television. I believe that the couple will look more natural than on TV. Youtube is a place where netizens of the entire world can share and communicate. I hope ‘Playful Kiss’ can participate in the phenomenon and become an international icon.”

The making-of video for the drama “Playful Kiss” was revealed on Novemer 17th, featuring never-before-seen scenes and various NG cuts.

Since November 2nd, the Youtube channel for “Playful Kiss” has been uploading three special episodes every week, achieving impressive records in views and replies.

The special episodes for the drama will come to an end on the afternoon of the 18th with the final reveal of its second making video.

Actor Kim Hyun Joong commented, “I’m thankful for the fans that have been with us through this long time. I will greet you all once again with good performances and projects.

Netizens left comments such as, “The set looks so lively,” “Kim Hyun Joong is even cool in the NG Cuts!,” and “I’ve fallen in love with how professional Kim Hyun Joong is.”

This will be the last video that they’ll release on the drama. But, wait for the Seung Jo’s Diary videos!

Source: ytkiss (video) and Asia Today (article)

 


Making Film Part 1 of ‘Playful Kiss’ Special revealed through YouTube

MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube. The announcement also mentioned that it will have a different storyline than the TV version!

We have posted the 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st specials before, and now check out the first part of making film video below!

Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Since Youtube doesn’t have strict restrictions, we were able to show a steamier love scene than on television. I believe that the couple will look more natural than on TV. Youtube is a place where netizens of the entire world can share and communicate. I hope ‘Playful Kiss’ can participate in the phenomenon and become an international icon.”


The making-of video for the drama “Playful Kiss” was revealed on Novemer 17th, featuring never-before-seen scenes and various NG cuts.

Since November 2nd, the Youtube channel for “Playful Kiss” has been uploading three special episodes every week, achieving impressive records in views and replies.

The special episodes for the drama will come to an end on the afternoon of the 18th with the final reveal of its second making video.

Actor Kim Hyun Joong commented, “I’m thankful for the fans that have been with us through this long time. I will greet you all once again with good performances and projects.

Netizens left comments such as, “The set looks so lively,” “Kim Hyun Joong is even cool in the NG Cuts!,” and “I’ve fallen in love with how professional Kim Hyun Joong is.”

On November 17th (today) and 18th, making-of films including special NG cuts will also be released!

Source: ytkiss (video) and Asia Today (article)



7th Special of ‘Playful Kiss’ revealed through YouTube

MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube. The announcement also mentioned that it will have a different storyline than the TV version!

We have posted the 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st specials before, and now check out the 7th special below!

Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Since Youtube doesn’t have strict restrictions, we were able to show a steamier love scene than on television. I believe that the couple will look more natural than on TV. Youtube is a place where netizens of the entire world can share and communicate. I hope ‘Playful Kiss’ can participate in the phenomenon and become an international icon.”

Meanwhile, the special episodes of Playful Kiss will be divided into seven different videos, about 10 minutes each.

On November 17th (tomorrow) and 18th, making-of films including special NG cuts will also be released!

Source: ytkiss

 


‘Playful Kiss’ reveals more on Seung Jo’s Diary on YouTube

MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube.

This past week, they’ve released various specials through the YouTube channel ytkiss and now three more special diaries featuring Seung Jo have been revealed.

You can view English subs utilizing the cc button on the YouTube player.

Source: ytkiss

 


6th Special of ‘Playful Kiss’ revealed through YouTube

MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube. The announcement also mentioned that it will have a different storyline than the TV version!

We have posted the 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st specials before, and now check out the 6th special below!

Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Since Youtube doesn’t have strict restrictions, we were able to show a steamier love scene than on television. I believe that the couple will look more natural than on TV. Youtube is a place where netizens of the entire world can share and communicate. I hope ‘Playful Kiss’ can participate in the phenomenon and become an international icon.”

Meanwhile, the special episodes of Playful Kiss will be divided into seven different videos, about 10 minutes each.

On November 17th and 18th, making-of films including special NG cuts will also be released!

Source: ytkiss


Kim Hyun Joong talks about the impact of Youtube on the Hallyu wave on CNN

Earlier this week, we revealed that reporter Anna Coren from CNN’s Talk Asia program would be doing a feature series on Korea due to the country’s hosting of the G20 Seoul Summit this week.

An interview was conducted with actor Kim Hyun Joong, who is the male lead for the international-hit drama, “Playful Kiss“. Since “Playful Kiss” is currently releasing special web episodes throughYoutube as a response to the high demand from fans, Kim Hyun Joong discussed the significance of Youtube in spreading awareness about Korean culture.

His cut from the program has just made its way onto the net. Check it out below!