Yun Si Yun
LIZZY - NOT AN EASY GIRL
Lizzy, of After School and Orange Caramel fame, has released a trot song, trying to appeal to an older generation of fans. Korean trot, for those who don"t know, predates K-Pop by quite a few decades, having its origins in the colonial period during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945). Some estimates trace the first trot song to 1926. Trot music is typically performed in a two-beat rhythm with traditional seven-five syllabic stanzas and a lyric song cycle accompanied by a chamber orchestra (Gagok vocals). Debates still rage over whether or not it was adapted from Japanese music.
"Not An Easy Girl" is sung with clean vocals and in a somewhat lower register than with Orange Caramel. I can"t quite trace the instrumentation (almost an accordion), but it definitely sounds dated and retro. Perhaps predictably, the funniest part of the song comes not from Lizzy but her collaborator, comedian Jung Hyung Don. While she repeatedly insists that she"s not an easy girl, Hyung Don interjects:
AOA’s Seolhyun kept her ‘One Million Hit’ promise for the film Gangnam 1970.
Seolhyun uploaded a video on AOA’s official Facebook showing her keeping the promise for the film Gangnam 1970, which gathered over one million audience members in just five days since its premiere.
As much as it is her first film, Seolhyun had promised that she will dance to AOA’s song in 1970s fashion style if Gangnam 1970 hits one million.
She also revealed that she has already prepared the outfit to wear during the ‘Global Premiere’ event of Gangnam 1970.
Despite her busy schedules of promoting in Japan, Seolhyun took her time to keep the promise.
The behind-the-scenes cuts show Hyun Bin waiting to catch Han Ji Min in his arms at the botanical garden in his character Goo Seo Jin"s residence. Hyun Bin has a smile on his face, making viewers guess that he is acting out his other alter ego Robin in this scene.
The drama"s producer stated, "Starting from the third episode, Goo Seo Jin"s alter ego Robin will make his entrance. We ask that you look forward to finding out whether it is Goo Seo Jin or Robin who is holding Jang Ha Na and Robin"s charms."
“Blood,” the upcoming KBS2TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama, has released teasers featuring main leads Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun. The short clips were initially released on their official website.
In Gu Hye Sun’s teaser, the actress shows a dreamlike charm in the eerie video. Her tearful statement, “I will protect you the way you protected me,” is sparking the curiosity of many viewers.
For Ahn Jae Hyun’s teaser, we see him as a surgeon dealing with lots of blood. He also broods on top of a building. Then his character states, “I am a vampire.”
Singer IU and actor Lee Hyun Woo are a cute couple for an advertisement for clothing brand Unionbay. Well-known as celebrity friends, IU and Lee Hyun Woo are the same age, both born in 1993. The two worked together previously as co-hosts on SBS’s “Inkigayo” and both appeared in IU’s “You and I” music video. They worked together again as models for casual clothing brand Unionbay.
Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min will begin their heart fluttering romance in Hyde, Jekyll, Me.
A set of stills has been released featuring Gu Seo Jin (Robin/Hyun Bin) and Jang Ha Na (Han Ji Min), who had a rather brusque first encounter in the first episode of the drama, which aired on January 21.
The revealed still cuts show Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min filming in Gu Seo Jin’s garden. Han Ji Min is standing on the windowsill looking down as if she is about to jump off. Her bright facial expression reflects her character lovely Jang Hana, who is a circus master. Hyun Bin is holding her hands out looking up at Han Ji Min, ready to catch her.
Another picture shows Hyun Bin holding Han Ji Min in his hands, showing a change in their relationship after constantly bickering with each other in the first two episodes. Hyun Bin posing as if he is holding a princess increases anticipation for Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min’s upcoming romance.
On the heels of much criticism, Park Myung Soo has personally spoken up regarding the incident depicted in the “Brave Family” preview video in which he pushes AOA Seolhyun’s head after she accidentally breaks an egg.
During his radio show on January 26, the entertainer asks viewers through to judge for themselves after watching the full “Brave Family” broadcast, saying, “How could I hit a girl?” and expresses that he is upset because the incident became a big deal from a brief edited clip.
Welcome back to this week’s edition of Best of Weekly Music Shows! 2015 K-pop is picking up steam with comebacks, solo debuts and even some fresh blooded debuts. This week was packed full of new stages with the return of Nine Muses, U-Kiss and Davichi; the solo debuts of Yonghwa and Lizzy; and even the debut of rookie hip-hop group, 1Punch. So much happened this week that it’s hard to narrow down. But in case you missed it, here are some of my choices for the highlights of this week’s music show circuit.
Are people Jekyll, Hyde, or a of little both? Hyun Bin (Secret Garden) and Han Ji Min (Rooftop Prince) try to answer this question in their new drama Hyde, Jekyll, and I (하이드 지킬, 나).
Hyun Bin plays Goo Seo-jin, the icy director and heir to Wonderland. He’ll do anything to control his world, from never letting others touch him to spontaneously banning balloons. Despite being the director of an amusement park, Seo-jin doesn’t allow himself to feel happiness, fear, or any extreme emotion; it’s simply too dangerous. From his crisp suits to his heart monitoring device, everything about Seo-jin is pre-planned in a futile attempt to control chaos. The one person who could ruin it all is Robin, Seo-jin’s secret alter-ego.
“We Got Married” Producer Forced to Explain after Negative Response on Hong Jong Hyun – Yura Airport Video
“We Got Married” is a fantasy marriage variety program, and viewers are well aware that the couples are not really dating, much less are they married. However, a lot was said by Korean netizens, both criticizing and defending Hong Jong Hyun and Yura, after a short 15-second fan video of the two was posted online, in which they do not appear as they do on television. The response was especially hot considering the recent dating rumors involving Hong Jong Hyun and After School‘s Nana.
SHINee’s Jonghyun has the new No. 1 song on our chart as his song “Deja-Boo” moves up 12 spots all the way to the top, edging out last week’s No. 1 - EXID’s “Up & Down” – by three points. Jonghyun has previously participated in drama OSTs but this is his first official solo debut with “Base.” Jonghyun not only sings but also showcases his song writing skills as he co-composed “Deja-Boo” with Zion. T, the featured rapper. “Deja-Boo” won on Inkigayo and Music Core last week and continues to rack up music show wins this week so we expect this song to stay on top again next week. Congratulations to Jonghyun!
Park Myung Soo’s promise to donate one billion won (roughly 920,000 USD) was brought up on the recent broadcast of “Infinity Challenge,” causing the comedian a bit of embarrassment.
On the show’s 413th episode, Yoo Jae Suk brought up Park Myung Soo’s five-year-old vow to donate the money, saying, “Didn’t you say you’d donate a billion won in 2015?” The show then played a clip of its 200th episode special in which he made the pledge “to donate a billion won to Korean society in 2015.”
On the January 24 broadcast of “We Got Married,” Girl’s Day Yura bragged to Hong Jin Young that she received a kiss on the cheek from her virtual husband Hong Jong Hyun.
This episode also showed the three “We Got Married” couples preparing for the year-end MBC Entertainment Awards. At rehearsals for the award ceremony, Yura and singer Hong Jin Young, another “We Got Married” wife, met backstage.
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The 24th Seoul Music Awards was held on January 22nd. Many of your favorite K-pop stars attended the award show. Dressed in elegant dresses and suits, the night was one to remember.
The award show showcased great performances from your K-pop stars. From GOT7, EXO, AOA, TaeTiSeo, & more, the lineup of performances was great. The hosts to introduce the performers were Super Junior"s Leeteuk, SISTAR"s Soyou, and Jun Hyun Moo.
MBC"s "Show! Music Core" is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists!
On this episode, U-KISS returned with "Playground", Yonghwa made his solo debut with "One Fine Day", Nine Muses made a comeback with "Drama", Lizzy made her solo debut with "Not An Easy Girl", Davichi returned with "Cry Again", Eddy Kim came back with "My Love", and 1PUNCH debuted with "Turn Me Back".
Because the boy’s face is GAUNT.
He looks kind of sickly T_T
I know he said that he lost 5kgs (about 11lbs for Americans) because he was anxious about his solo debut, but he is winning awards and his album is doing really great now. It is time to eat and fill out that skeletal face.
It’s not good enough to see him in photos with food; that can be set up. In the picture, he could have easily taken one spoonful and then pushed it away. I want to see a progression of him emptying out a spread of delicious Korean food to give assurance that this dinosaur is eating healthy.
Park Myung Soo gets criticized for pushing Seolhyun”s head on “Brave Family” + PD says it”s just a misunderstanding
Park Myung Soo is currently getting caught up in a controversy due to his violent act towards AOA"s Seolhyun on KBS"s variety show "Brave Family".
During the preview for the second episode next week on January 23rd, Seolhyun was seen accidentally dropping an egg which was brought back by Lee Moon Sik. Since it was a precious egg as Lee Moon Sik went all the way to ask for it from the local residents, Seolhyun"s reckless act indeed made Park Myung Soo angry and he ended up pushing her head violently.
After the broadcast, many viewers flooded in with various messages on the program"s official board stating that Park Myung Soo"s behaviour towards Seolhyun was rude and demanding him to release an official apology. However, Song Jun Yeong PD later came out and explained,"It"s taken out of context because the trailer showed various scenes back anf forth. The misunderstanding will be resolved once the broadcast starts". He also added,"Park Myung Soo always treats Seolhyun fondly. There was never a problem during the filming".
"Brave Family" broadcasts every Friday at 11:10 PM KST.
You can check out the scene from the video below, from 1:40 to 1:45
FNC clears up misunderstanding surrounding Park Myung Soo”s seemingly harsh treatment of Seolhyun in preview for “Brave Family”
As mentioned before, this new variety show brings together celebrities to form an onscreen family. Park Myung Soo plays the "uncle" role in the family and he was seen pushing away Seolhyun"s head during the preview after she dropped the one egg the "family" had worked hard to acquire for their meal.
The preview then goes onto show Seolhyun crying in a room with Minhyuk trying to console her. This led a portion of the audience to believe that Seolhyun had been crying due to Park Myung Soo treating her so harshly and viewers voiced their criticism on the show"s homepage community board. However, others insisted that it was probably one of those cases of editing where the show"s staff tries to make a situation seem as dramatic as possible to lure in viewers to watch the next episode.
MC : SoHyun, MinHo(SHINee), ZICO(Block B), Lizzy(Orange Caramel)
♬ First Solo Debut
- Jung Yong Hwa (with. Yoon Do Hyun) 『Cruel Memories』,『One Fine Day』
- Lizzy 『Not an easy girl』
♬ Comeback Stage
- DAVICHI 『Cry Again』
- Nine Muses 『PILOT EPISODE』,『DRAMA』
- Eddy Kim 『My Love』
- U-KISS 『Playground』
♬ Hot Debut
- 1PUNCH 『Turn me back』
♬ Hot Stage
- JONGHYUN 『Deja-Boo』
- BTOB 『The Winter’s Tale』
- Mad Clown (feat. Jinsil) 『Fire』
- NOEL 『Your Voice』
- Navi 『At the Han』
- GFRIEND 『Glass Bead』
- NC.A 『Coming soon』
- SONAMOO 『Deja vu』
- 4TEN 『Why』
- LU:KUS 『Break Ya』
Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se go through a time machine and travel back to the Joseon Dynasty in the upcoming episode of “Superman Returns.”
Song Il Gook and his triplet sons visit a folk village and take etiquette lessons at the schoolhouse. Wearing traditional blue clothing, the triplets transform into Sungkyunkwan scholars.
Min Gook in particular revealed a lot of aegyo (cuteness). He gives 9 adorable expressions including smiling widely, crying, and more.