SHINee’s Jong Hyun recently took a picture with volleyball player Kim Yeon Kyung.
On August 15, Jong Hyun tweeted a picture with the comment, “Thank you for the picture! You did a good job! I have an athlete friend!”
On the same day, Kim also tweeted the same picture with the comment, “With SHINee’s Jong Hyun.” The picture was taken when the two attended the ‘National Festival’ on August 14. In the picture, Kim and Jong Hyun are intimately posing for the camera.
The two stars continued commenting each other. Kim, who are two years older than Jong Hyun said, “I’m not your friend, I’m your older sister.” Then Jong Hyun made people laugh by saying, “Older sister, sleep tight. Bow.”
Since Kim is 192 centimeters tall, Jong Hyun made his fans smile again by saying, “I’m actually two meters tall but I folded my knees. Kim will be surprised at my height if I stand up straight. I’m just keep folding my knees so I don’t surprise everyone.”
People responded: “Jong Hyun is cute.” “A singer and a volleyball player have become friends.”
On August 15, 4Minute’s Hyun Ah released a music video of “Oppa, You’re Just My Style” on Naver Music. As soon as it was released, it attracted a lot of attention, but people are rating this music video either extremely good or extremely bad.
First of all, many people comment that Hyun Ah’s performance is great. In the music video, Hyun Ah overwhelms Psy with her sexy dance. As they did in the music video of “Gangnam Style,” they’re showing off their good teamwork in this music video, as well. Her alluring outfit also attracts a lot of attention.
People responded: “Hyun Ah looks really great in the music video.” “I was so impressed by the music video.” “I love Hyun Ah’s fancy performance in the music video.” “This music video is really entertaining.”
However, some people comment that Hyun Ah’s voice doesn’t go with the melody of the song. In the video, Hyun Ah is singing “Oppa, You’re Just My Style” in a cute voice.
People responded: “Hyun Ah’s voice doesn’t go with the song.” “It could be better if Hyun Ah just sang the chorus.” “I like Hyun Ah, but her voice is a bit awkward here.”
Hyun Ah appeared in the music video of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
The popular emcee Yoo Jae Seok performing good deeds in Germany is creating a stir.
Recently on an online community board, a picture titled, “Yoo Jae Seok is considerate even in Germany” has been revealed. It has been revealed that this has been captured from an episode of SBS TV’s X-man, which was held back in year 2006 at Heidelberg, Germany. The picture had created a stir back then but it’s becoming a hot issue once again.
The picture displays Yoo picking up trash in Germany. He is holding trash bags in both of his hands, and cleaning up enthusiastically.
When this picture was taken he said, “Hey guys, we need to clean this up. We should clean more when we are in other people’s country.” The writer of the post also reminisced and said that Yoo greeted the fans who recognized him and also took pictures with them.
Netizens commented: “The little episode in Germany is so heartwarming.” “He sure represents Korean emcees.” “That’s why he is being loved so much.”
“We going to Manila ^^ See u soon guys !! With Siwon.” was Donghae’s tweet, early morning of August 14. From the time Donghae tweeted about their departure, fans all over the Philippines began waiting for their arrival. Together with Siwon, they will be launching their product line for Bench, a world-renowned Filipino clothing brand.
At 12:32 PM of the same day, Siwon tweeted, ” I’m here, Philippines. Feel so good now!” Donghae followed suit by posting a photo of their promotional billboard, one of the many which lined the streets of EDSA.
Attached with this photo was one word – “Bench!!”
Thousands of fans are expected to attend the product launching. Prior to this, a promotional raffle was held, where 700 fans will be given the chance to see Siwon and Donghae up close and personal. Dubbed as ‘SiHae in Manila’, the event will be held on August 15 at the Trinoma Activity Center.
2PM’s Ok Taec Yeon recently released a picture that he took in front of a haunted house.
On August 14, Ok tweeted a picture with the comment, “Horror Maze for this year! Fail! I’m too scared. Is there anyone who wants to come and protect me?”
In the picture, Ok is posing in front of a haunted house, which will open on September 7 at an amusement park. He made people laugh by staring off into the distance as if he is scared of the haunted house.
People who saw the picture responded: “I can’t believe the beast idol is scared of a haunted house.” “He is so cute.” “Come with me. I will protect you.”
Super Junior’s Kangin is currently keeping busy practicing for the Japanese version of the musical Goong.
On August 14, the production company for the musical released pictures of Kangin practicing hard in the two weeks before the musical starts in Japan.
In the picture, Kangin is focusing his energy on practicing for the musical. He drew a lot of attention by wearing comfortable clothes and making various facial expressions.
Kangin plays the role of a clever and handsome crown prince named Lee Shin. He has spent most of his time by himself in a castle. He is lonely but he will be transformed into a warm-hearted man after he meets a girl named Chae Kyung.
He is surprising the entire crew by expressing his emotions very well just like a professional actor. Kangin says, “I’m enjoying performing the role of Lee Shin, who reminds me of myself.”
“I still have to learn lots of things. I want to focus all my energy on practicing for the musical and I want to become a good musical actor who performs well from the star to the end.”
The musical is a creative Korean musical about a crown prince and an ordinary high school girl. It will start performing on September 1 through 13 in Tokyo, Japan.
2NE1′s Sandara Park recently showed off her distinctive hairstyle.
On August 13, Park uploaded a picture of herself on her me2day account with the comment, “I’ve changed my hairstyle like Hwang Jin Yi’s to show my overseas fans the real look of Korea. I’m Sandara with a binyeo! Because I had to shave half of my head for ‘I Love You,’ I was able to show you this hairstyle only twice. I’m so sad. Sandara looks so cute with a binyeo. I couldn’t even take a picture of it because I’ve been lately very bad at taking pictures. Oh, my god.”
In the episode of SBS TV’s Inkigayo that aired on August 12, Park showed off a distinctive hairstyle, which reminded many people of the Korean geisha Hwang Jin Yi. Seeing this, Park’s fans nicknamed her Binyeo Dara.
People responded: “That hair looks really good on you.” “You look so fresh.” “I love your new hairstyle.” “I can’t believe that type of hair even looks good on you. You’re awesome.”
2NE1 recently canceled the release of their second single, which was originally scheduled to be released on August 28. Instead, they’ll focus on their new album scheduled to be released in October.
The first teaser of Junsu (of JYJ)’s first English single was recently released.
The teaser, which was released on YouTube, is only twenty-second long, but its impressive scenes are enough to increase music fans’ expectations for the music video.
In the teaser, Junsu is holding a girl in his arms and staring at somewhere with a mysterious look in his eyes. The scenes in the teaser look very fashionable with its dreamy setting accompanied by a stylish urban pop sound.
The second teaser of the song will be released on August 14 at midnight. C-Jes Entertainment, Junsu’s agency, says, “The first teaser shows an overall feeling of the music video, and the second teaser is a fourty-second version that shows an overall story of the music video.”
People responded: “Keep staring at his eyes. SO GORGEOUS.” “The melody is so sweet.” “It looks like a commercial for a perfume brand.” “The twenty-second teaser completely captivated me.”
Jang Keun Suk recently had a hard time because of fans obsessed with him.
On August 11, Jang went to Shanghai, China, for a concert that was part of the 2012 Jang Keun Suk Asian Tour: The Cri Show 2, but he had a hard time because of Chinese fans obsessed with him.
On August 14, a spokesperson for Jang reported that Jang went to a restaurant to have a meal after the concert, but there were a lot of people around the restaurant to see him. Chinese police tried to break up the crowd, but it was totally uncontrollable.
The police told Jang, “You’re the reason for this mess, so you have to leave here immediately.” Eventually, Jang had to leave the restaurant.
The spokesperson for Jang also reported, “Even after Jang Keun Suk left the restaurant, the fans kept following his car. It was really dangerous. We were lucky to be alive.”
Because of this, the agency handling Jang’s concert was investigated.
This is not something that happens only in China. Some Japanese fans once installed a location-tracking device on Jang’s car in order to follow him.
The spokesperson for Jang says, “We really appreciate all Chinese and Japanese fans for supporting Jang Keun Suk, but we ask you to stop doing such extreme things because they are often seriously dangerous.”
Over 10,000 Chinese fans came to the concert in Shanghai to see Jang, and nearly 40 major media sources came to a press interview that was held on August 10.
In a real-time interview on Weibo, Jang received over 420,000 questions, proving his high popularity as a Hallyu star.
Jang will continue his concert tour in Taiwan on September 1. He will also participate in Summer Sonic 2012, which will be held in Osaka and Tokyo on August 18 and 19.