Lee Seung Gi’s last ep of Strong Heart to be ‘YG special’
On the 22nd, a related person from SBS said, “On the 15th March, at Strong Heart, ‘YG special’ where all the singers from YG entertainment will appear will be filmed. The production team are having meetings about various concepts such as Psy being the MC.”
March 15th is the date of the last recording of the current MC of Strong Heart, Lee Seung Gi. Lee Seung Gi is leaving the show in order to concentrate on his acting and singing activities.
SBS has been generous to YG artists. In 2010, when 2NE1 made a comeback on Inkigayo, for the first time ever, they performed 3 songs. In addition, in February 2011 when Big Bang made a comeback, a program called ‘Big Bang Show’ was made. Yang Hyun Suk is also active on SBS Kpop Star at the moment.
Jisook has revealed the identity of her ex- boyfriend.
Jisook, a member of Rainbow has revealed who her ex-boyfriend was when she was filmming ‘Strong Heart‘ for SBS TV.
She said, ‘when I was a trainee,I met my ex- boyfriend who is now a famous member of an idol group. When we were trainees, this boyfriend gave me a lot of help and even for now, we are still good friends.’
The MC Lee Seung Gi asked ,‘ is he from a 5-member group? ‘ She answered ambiguously, ‘ 5- member groups or groups have less than 5 people but the 5-member groups are included.’
Idol group JYJ triumphed over singer / actor Lee Seung Gi as well as girl group SNSD to be crowned the nation’s top idol star.
From December 8th to the 28th, KBS held a ‘2011 Best Icon Award‘ poll on their website and JYJ secured the #1 spot for ‘Best Idol Star’.
JYJ with 58,357 votes beat out Lee Seung Gi who had 53,560 votes to come out on top. JYJ who released their first special full-length Korean album ‘In Heaven‘ this year have proven that they are capable and talented musicians.
Behind JYJ were not only Lee Seung Gi, but also Park Si Hoo, Kim Hyun Joong, Girls’ Generation, and more.
SNSD‘s YoonA, Lee Seung Gi, and actress Song Ji Hyo have officially been chosen to MC the upcoming SBS ‘Gayo Daejun’.
On December 27th, a representative of SBS shared that the three entertainers will be hosting the music ceremony on December 29th at 8:50 p.m. KST. The ceremony will be broadcasted live for viewers to watch. This is also YoonA’s second hosting for year-end ceremonies in 2011, as she previously led the KBS ‘Entertainment Awards‘ back on the 24th.
Furthermore, top artists such as B2ST, 2NE1, 2PM, Wonder Girls, KARA, Super Junior, SNSD, and TVXQ will also be participating in the ceremony, showcasing a never-before-seen joint performance.
But that’s not all — SBS has also organized a dance battle between boy groups, ballad performances, and a sexy performance by several divas.
Source + Photos: Mydaily via Nate
by MrTuxedo @ allkpop
In the Korean entertainment biz, one of the best indicators of your popularity depends on the number of endorsement deals you can score. According to a recent survey, SNSD and Lee Seung Gi were the CF Queens and King for the year 2011!
SNSD and Lee Seung Gi both filmed a total of 27 different commercials in the past 12 months. SNSD filmed and endorsed brands for fried chicken, water purification systems, beauty products, and more. On the other hand, Lee Seung Gi took on commercials for pizza, banking and finance, refrigerator brands and more.
Next on the list were top stars like Won Bin (with 24 commercials), Hyun Bin (with 19), and IU (with 18).
Source + Image: Star News
by jae.lea.jung @ allkpop
A recent online survey conducted by Korea-Center asked netizens, “Which celebrity do you think would be the most successful if they opened an online shopping mall?”
A total of 429 voters participated in the survey, and sexy diva Lee Hyori dominated with a resounding 38% of the total votes. Runner-up was Lee Seung Gi who received 18% while Yoo Jae Suk came in third with 14%.
In addition, 58% of the voters chose Lee Seung Gi as the most preferred male model for a shopping mall while SNSD secured the ladies’ section with 33% of the total votes. Other top male celebrities on the list included So Ji Sub (29%) and Won Bin (25%); the female side consisted of Lee Hyori (26%) and Kim Yuna (23%) who came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Tell us if you agree with the results and who else should be included on the list!
Source + Photos: Nate
by MrTuxedo @ allkpop
On the recent episode of ‘SBS Inkigayo‘, Sulli, one of the show’s MC’s and a member of f(x), made fans laugh with her adorable request.
MC Lee Seung Gi thanked his fans for his comeback by stating, “I will work even harder for the fans who waited patiently for me.”
Then Sulli suddenly stated, “Can you fuss my hair like you did to SNSD‘s YoonA?” in reference to the past episode of ‘Strong Heart‘, in which Lee Seung Gi fussed the young lady’s hair after she revealed that she loved that kind of action.
Taken aback, Lee Seung Gi stated, “Right now?” However he laughed shyly and quickly patted her head. To this, MC IU said, “Now all of the female fans will be jealous. Let’s announce the next artist.”