November 27, 2011

Leessang, The Most Popular Song in 2011 per melon

Hip Hop group Leessang‘s song has been named the most popular song of the year per the music siteMelon.
Leessang had released their 7th full album, ‘Asura BaBalTa’ back in August. The song ‘Turned Off the TV’ of the 7th album took the first place.
The 2nd place went to the Wonder Girls. The Wonder Girls released ‘Be My Baby’ on November 7th and has so far, taken the 1st place on the daily chart 19 times. The fact that it has only been 3 weeks since the release of the Wonder Girls album is drawing attention.
The 3rd place went to both IU’s ‘Someday’ and 2NE1′s ‘Don’t Cry’ as they both took the 1st place for 18 days. The 5th place went to ‘Baramnatseo’ by GG formed by Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Park Myung Soo presented through MBC’s ‘Infinity Challege – West Coast Highway Gayo Festival’.
With Gil and Gary, both of the members of Leessang high on top of the wave through variety shows, their first love, music also has them on an uptrend. It has been a great year for Gil and Gary, for Leessang.

November 21, 2011

'Running Man' Son Ye Jin Couple Bungee Jump!

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Actress Son Ye Jin is making waves with just her appearance on the preview of SBS’s ‘Running Man’.

At the end of the November 20th episode of ‘Running Man’, Son Ye Jin was shown on a couple bungee jump with the Running man members.

In the preview, HaHa expressed his amazement saying, “Did ‘Running Man’ go crazy?”. The other members’ jaws dropped as Son Ye Jin appeared.

On this episode, actor Choi Min Soo helped bring about an immense amount of tension as he tried to take revenge against Yoo Jae Suk who had broken their alliance back in July on ‘Running Man’.


November 20, 2011

Song Joong Ki was a handsome anchor at his university

Song Joong Ki was an anchor at his university.
On SBS’s Bae Gi Wan, Choi Young Ah, and Cho Hyung Gi’s Good Morning, which aired on November 17, pictures of Song when he was an anchor at his university were released.
Song was an anchor at Sungkyunkwan University. In the pictures, Song looked just as handsome then as he does now.
His simple clothes and the way he talks are that of a university student.
People responded: “He was also handsome at the time. Song doesn’t have any shameful past.” “That kind of handsome university students will never exist again.”
Song recently appeared on SBS’s A Deep-rooted Tree and played the role of a young King Sejong and showed off his charismatic performance.


B1A4′s Sandeul looks like Song Joong Ki’s doppelganger?

B1A4‘s Sandeul was recently named by netizens as Song Joong Kis ‘doppelganger’.
In a recent online community board, a netizen had posted a topic comparing Sandeul’s features to Song Joong Ki’s. The pictures they attached drew a similarity between their smiles, their lip shape, their dimples, and even their eyes.
The comparison drew many comments about how the two stars looked like brothers. “One’s the spitting image of the other“, “Wow… Sandeul will grow up to look like Song Joong Ki? Daebak~”, they wrote.
Song Joong Ki is currently starring in SBS‘s ‘Deep-Rooted Tree‘, while Sandeul is promoting with his group on music programs.
Do you think Song Joong Ki and Sandeul look alike?

Source: allkpop

November 17, 2011

Choi Min Soo Returns to ‘Running Man’ For ‘Grasshopper’ Hunting

 Taken from Allkpop

Veteran actor Choi Min Soo, who terrorized the cast of SBS‘s ‘Running Man a few months ago at a theme park during the “Running Man Hunting” episode, is set to return on November 20th. Choi Min Soo’s return promises more thrills and chills than ever, this time in a more closed environment.

In the recently released preview, Choi Min Soo’s scary voice can be heard from a telephone held by a tight-faced Yoo Jae Suk. The ‘nation’s MC’ bore the brunt of his ire in his previous outing, where he promised to return to extract his revenge against the MC for his elimination.
The “grasshopper hunting” episode will be broadcast this upcoming Sunday.

JYJ, Song Ji Hyo Appointed as Online PR Ambassadors for Education Ministry

On November 16, popular boyband JYJ and actress Song Ji Hyo attended the Online Public Relations Ambassadors Appointment Ceremony, held by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) at the Seoul Central Government Complex.

Having recently completed a successful European concert tour, JYJ members also starred in popular dramas and are familiar and well-loved figures among students and youths. Song Ji Hyo is currently filming MBC drama “Gye Baek” and SBS variety show “Running Man” and is regarded by students and youths as a forthcoming and earnest celebrity.

Education Minister Lee Joo Ho said, “While actively pursuing their careers in their respective fields, JYJ and Song Ji Hyo have expressed their interest in volunteering for education. Due to their high popularity, they have been newly appointed as Online PR Ambassadors and are expected to be a great boost to our interaction with students and youths.”

JYJ and Song Ji Hyo will participate in the first round of MEST’s campaign called “Let’s create a school free of violence and ostracism,” where they will produce a song that will be easily sung among all citizens. The song is expected to be released to students and youths from the end of this month. In addition, they will also send messages about the campaign to students and youths via SNS (social network services) such as Twitter.

Song Ji Hyo
Thank you for the invitation to the Appointment Ceremony. I will do my best for this Education Ministry’s campaign to make schools better. I will also do my best for PR too. Please give us your support. Thank you.

JYJ Junsu
"I have been seeing reports about verbal abusing, gang activities etc in schools these days. I feel that if everyone could have more consideration for one another, the situation will improve, students can make more good friends, and school life will be more pleasant. In this way, the youths of Korea can be more positive, healthier, energetic youths with hopes. As a PR ambassador, I will do my best. Thank you."

JYJ Jaejoong
"It feels good to be able to participate in this campaign for the progress of our schools. Due to the love we receive for our songs, the bright personality of Ji Hyo nuna, that’s probably why we were chosen to be PR ambassadors. We would like to thank the students, staff and of course the minister. We will do our best, and spread good messages as much as we can. Thank you."

JYJ Yoo Chun
"Once again, I would like to thank you. Last year around this time, I was filming drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, about Confucian scholars. It’s important what kind of friends you meet during your school days. Everyone, I hope you will be able to meet good friends, and live your life to your best. I will do my best to become a better ambassador. Thank you.

Congratulations for Song Ji Hyo and JYJ ... Good Luck *^^*

November 16, 2011



Cast Members:
HaHa (Ha Dong Hoon) - @Quanninomarley
Song Joong Ki - @SongJoongKi
Lee Gwang Soo - @masijacoke85
After School Lizzy - @p_Lizzy
Ji Suk Jin - @ilovegamdong
Kang Gary - @garie5882

Staff Members:
PD Jay - @PDjay
VJ Kwon Ryeol - @vjkwonryul2
PD Taek (Im Hyung Taek) - @XXXist

Guest Members:
Goo Hara - @_sweethara
Kim Sooro - @KimSooro
2AM Jo Kwon - @2AMkwon
T-ara Ham Eunjung - @taraeunjung1212
2PM Nichkhun - @Khunnie0624
2PM Taecyeon - @taeccool
Se7en - @officialse7en
Son Dambi - @dambi925
Hwang Jung Eum - @JungEum
Park Bo Young - @boyoung90
After School UEE - @uuuei
Lee Hyori - @frog799
Lee Hong Ki - @skullhong
Super Junior Heechul - @Heedictator
Shin Bong Sun - @kkomulwoosan
Park Joong Hoon - @moviejhp
Hyun Young - @hyeunyoung2
Super Junior Siwon - @siwon407
Shin Se Kyung - @lwmeee
Suzy (Miss A) - @missA_suzy
Park Ji Yeon (T-ara) - @pjy1234
Kim Yuna @Yunaaaa (not really a guest but she made an appearance)
Kang Ji Young (Kara) - @kkangjii
Tiger JK - @DrunkerTigerJK
Yoon Mirae - @Yoonmirae
Simon D - @babospmc
Choiza - @choiza11
Gaeko - @gaekogeem


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International Fan base for Yoo Jae Suk:

International Fan base for Kim Jong Kook:

International Fan base for Korean Actress Song Ji Hyo:

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International Fan base for HaHa:

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International Fan base for Song Joong Ki:

Running Man Fan base for Indonesian’s:!/RunningManFans

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International Fan base for LeesSang:

November 15, 2011


Joined the show / Left the show
July 2010
The main host of the show, Yu Jae-suk is known as Yu-ruce Willis (유르스 윌리스) during the race mission where he is good at running away. The name is a parody of Bruce Willis in Die Hard. He is also known as Yu Hyuk (유혁), acting as a popular student that can dance well. In The Usual Suspects of Running Man (episode 38), he was known as Yu-mes Bond (유임스 본드), where he needed to disguise as a guest and eliminate all members in Find the Guests.
July 2010
The oldest member of the show. Ji Suk-jin is known as Big Nose Older Brother (왕코형님) for his known big nose. He is often shown as weak during the race mission and is frequently and easily caught.
July 2010
The strongest man on the show, Kim Jong-kook is known as Sparta-kook (스파르타국스) and Capable One (능력자) for his skill in capturing others during the race mission. Sparta-kook is a parody of the film 300, his sudden appearances and shows of strength are usually accompanied by the soundbite "This is Sparta" taken from the movie. He uses successful tactics to eliminate the other team members during race missions. He was also known as Kookie~♥^^ (꾹이~♥^^) for his cuteness and "aegyo".
July 2010
Featured as one of the "variety rookies", Gary is known as Peaceful Gary (평온개리) for his calm facial expressions during the Photo Zone Game and throughout the show. He is also known as Ga-colas Cage (개콜라스 케이지) during the race mission, which is a parody of Nicolas Cage. He is frequently easily fooled by others and known for being clueless at times.
July 2010
Ha-ha is usually picked on by the other members. He is known as Ha-roro (하로로) for his similar appearance to Pororo the Little Penguin. During the race mission, he is referred to as Ha-rad Pitt (하래드 피트), which is a parody of Brad Pitt. He also has a tendency to feel as though he is the main lead into a movie created by his imagination. When things don't go his way, he lashes out verbally, causing great laughter among the cast.
July 2010
Featured as one of the "variety rookies", Lee Kwang-su has build an image known as Incriminating Kwang-su (모함광수), where he frames his fellow members with embarrassing and often absurd rumours. He is also known as Gwang-vatar (광바타) for his similar appearance to the Na'vi species in Avatar.
August 2010
The only female member of the show, Song Ji-hyo is known as Song Ji-yok (송지욕), where "yok" means "to swear", because of her "bad words" toward some of the members like Lee Kwang-su and Ha-ha. She is also known as Mung Ji-hyo (멍지효), where "mung" means "confused", because of her facial expressions which makes her seem confused. During the race mission, she is referred to as an Ace (에이스) due to her similar running/catching capabilities as Kim Jong-kook.
The following were previously members of Running Man but have since left the show.
November 2010 / January 2011
The "long-term guest" of Running Man and member of girl group After School, Lizzy is known as the country girl from Busan. As of episode 26, she has left the program for After School activities.[12]

July 2010 / May 2011
Featured as one of the "variety rookies", Song Joong-ki is known for his good-looks and is referred to as Flower Joong-ki (꽃중기), meaning pretty and is referred to as Brain Joong-ki (브레인 중기). He is also known as Active Young Man (적극청년) when he either wants to try something new or believes he can do something well, but fails. As of episode 42, he has left the program to focus on his acting career.[13] He reappeared in episode 66 as a temporary guest, which caught the members by surprise.



Kim Jong-kook and his two kids (김종국과 아이둘)
Kim Jong-kook, Ha-ha, Gary
Often found in the same team, Ha-ha and Gary often appear afraid and are usually under the control of the bad tempered Kim Jong-kook.
Monday Couple (월요커플)
Gary, Song Ji-hyo
The scandalous couple of the show, they show interest in each other on Mondays, the day Running Man is recorded.
Song-Song Couple (송송커플)
Song-Song Siblings (
Song Joong-ki, Song Ji-hyo
This relation officially appeared in episode 23, however, the couple's loveline has attracted a lot of viewers’ attention since episode 15. They have evolved into a sibling-like relationship.
Same-Aged Friends (동갑내기)
Lee Kwang-su, Song Joong-ki
Lee Kwang-su claims to be close friends with Song Joong-ki due to their same age (26), but Song Joong-ki often denies their close friendship, leaving Kwang-su appearing depressed.
Jail Regulars Trio (감옥 단골 3인방)
Yu Jae-suk, Ji Suk-jin, Lee Kwang-su
This trio is often caught the earliest during Bells Hide and Seek, and meet each other at the jail.
Suk-Brothers (석브라더스)
Yu Jae-suk, Ji Suk-jin
Their relation comes from their close friendship for more than 20 years and that they both have "Suk" in their name. However, Ji Suk-jin is always jealous of the good relationship Jae-suk has with Kim Jong-kook. In episode 27, Ji Suk-jin was known as Yu Jae-suk's "sunflower" (always facing towards him) and in episode 40, this relation officially appeared.
My Big Brother and My Little Brother (우리 , 동생)
Kim Jong-kook, Ha-ha
These two are often on the same team and they have an older brother/little brother relation throughout the show.

New Dumb and Dumber (신형 덤앤더머)
Ji Suk-jin, Lee Kwang-su
This relation appeared on episode 65, when they were in the same team and acted similar to the Dumb and Dumber of Family Outing.



Name: Yoo Jae Suk (유재석)
Born:  August 14, 1972
Nickname: Grasshopper (메뚜기), Yooruce Willis, Yoo Hyuk, Nation’s MC, Dumb.
Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Debut: 1991, KBS College Comedian Festival.
Career: hosted TV program called  Live and Enjoy Together, Happy Together, X-Man (2000), Infinity Challenge (since 2005),  Come to Play (since 2004), Happy Together season 3, Family Outing (2008-2010), Running Man (2010-present).

On Running Man

Although he is one of the weak ones, Yoo is always portrayed as the rival of Kim Jong Kook. He often call himself "Yooruce Willis" (유르스 윌리스) when being chased by Kim Jong Kook but he often gets caught in the end. He is also often being labelled as the "Icon of Betrayal" because in one of the episode(38)where he has to eliminate and lie to all his team mates.
Awards :
  • 1991 Inaugural KBS College Student Gag Competition
  • 2003 Best TV Presenter, KBS Entertainment Award
  • 2003 Best Excellence Award in show/variety category, MBC Entertainment Award
  • 2005 Grand Award, KBS Entertainment Award
  • 2006 Best TV MC, 18th Korean Broadcast Producers’ Award
  • 2006 Awarded in TV Entertainment, 42nd Baeksang Arts Award
  • 2006 ‘Speech Award’ from Blue Media
  • 2006 Grand Award, MBC Entertainment Award
  • 2007 Grand Award, MBC Entertainment Award (with Infinite Challenge members)
  • 2008 Mnet 20′s Choice Awards (Variety Star Category)
  • 2008 Grand Award, SBS Entertainment Award
  • 2009 Grand Award, MBC Entertainment Award
  • 2009 Grand Award, SBS Entertainment Award (with Lee Hyo-ri)
  • 2010 Grand Award, MBC Entertainment Award


Name: Ji Suk Jin
Born: May 10, 1968
Nickname: Big Nose Hyungnim
Debut: 1992 1st Album [Smile In The Gloomy Afternoon]
Occupation: MC, Comedian
Career: SBS (Truth Game), KBS (Yuyoomanman), (Happy Sunday), (Roadshow Quiz), (Golden Ladder), Hosted TV Program called Star Golden Bell, Running Man (2010-present).


Name: Kim Jong Kook (김종국)
Born: April 25, 1976
Nickname: Trainer Kook, Kim Kook Jong, Sparta Kooks, The Commander, Kookie~^^
Debut: 1995, as a Member of duo group called TURBO.
Career: TURBO (1995-2001), Solo Singer (2001-present), X-Man, Family Outing (2008-2010), Running Man (2010-present)
Origin: South Korea
Occupations: Singer, Years active 1995–present Labels CJ Music(2001-2006), M.Net Media(2007-2008), 101 Entertainment(2010-2011), JK Entertainment(2011)-present
Associated acts: Turbo, Mighty Mouth, SG Wannabe
Korean Name:
Hangul: 김종국
Hanja: 金鐘國
Revised Romanization: Gim Jong-guk

Key Programs: SBS (Family Outing Season 1), KBS (Happy Sunday).
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards)
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards)
  • MBC 가요대전 (MBC Music Awards)
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards)
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 본상
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 본상
  • MBC 10 가수가요제 (MBC Best 10 Music Awards) 본상
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards) 본상
  • 골든디스크 인기가수상 (Golden Disk Popularity Awards)
  • MBC 가요대제전 (MBC Music Awards) 최고인기가수상 (Most Popular)
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 대상 (Best Artist)
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 대상 (Best Artist)
  • KBS 연예대상 (KBS Acting Awards) Best Entertainer
  • 골든디스크 (Golden Disk Awards) 본상
  • MNET Best Male Solo Artist
  • Korean Entertainer Awards Ballad Award
  • 골든디스크 (Golden Disk Awards) 본상
  • BBF Popular Singer Award
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards) 본상
  • SBS 연예대상 (SBS Entertainment Awards) Best TV Star Award


Name: Gary
Real Name: Kang Hee Gun
Born: February 24, 1978
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Nickname: Peaceful Gary, Monday Boyfriend, Gaecholas Cage
Debut: 1999, as a member of a group called LEESSANG, Honey Family’s 1st Album [A Man’s Story]
Career: Singer(LesSang), Runnning Man, still a freshman in variety program.
2002 - M.net_KM Music Video Festival_Best Hip-hop "Rush"
2007-Cyworld Digital Music Awards_ Song Of The Month_Won
2009-Mnet Asia Music Awards_Best Hip-hop_"Can't Breakup Girl"
          Best Picture_"Can't Breakaway Boy" 
          Cyworld Digital Music Awards_Bonsang_Won
          Melon Music Awards_Sudden Rise of the Year_Won 

2010-Cyworld Digital Music Awards_Bonsang_Won
          Best Collaboration_"Rush" featuring Jung In


Name: HAHA(하하)
Real Name: Ha Dong Hoon(하동훈)
Born: August 20, 1979
Birth: Berlin, Germany
Nickname: Haroro, Harad Pitt
Occupation: Singer
Debut: 2001, as a member of Hip-Hop group named JIKIRI
Career : Sitcom-Nonstop 3 (2002), Infinity Challenge (2005), X-Man, Manwon Happiness (2008), Haha-Mong Show (2010), Running Man


Name: Lee Kwang Soo(이광수)
Born: July 14, 1985
Nickname: The Framer Gwang Soo, Kwang-Vatar
Debut: 2008 MBC in a drama titled That Person is Coming
Career: MBC (That Person Is Coming), Sitcom–Hight Kick Trough The Roof, drama- Dong Yi
Occupation: Actor, Model
Height: 190cm
Star sign: Cancer


Name: Song Ji Hyo
Real Name: Cheon Seong Im
Born: August 15, 1981
Nickname: Ace, Mong-Jihyo, Monday Girlfriend, Song Siblings
Debut: Kiki Fashion Model (2001)
Career: Wishing Stars, Princess Hours, Sex is Zero, Frozen Flower, Joining Running Man after the 2nd episode.
Occupation      : Actress, Model

Key Programs :
Crime Squad (KBS2, 2011) (sbg Jo Min Joo)
Jumong (MBC, 2006) (sbg Lady Yesoya)
Goong (MBC, 2006) (sbg Min Hyo Rin)

Late Blossom/ I Love You (2010) (sbg Kim Yeon Ah)
Frozen Flower (2008) (sbg Queen)
Sex Is Zero 2 (2008) (sbg Kyeong Ah)
Yoga Class (2006)
Some (2004) (sbg Seo Yoo Jin)
Whispering Corridors 3/ Wishing Stairs (2003) (sbg Yoo Jin Seong)

Running Man (SBS, 2010)
Night Of TV Entertainment (SBS, 2010)
Sunday Nights (MBC, 2010)
Good Sunday: Family Outing (SBS, 2009)

Music Video’s
Suyoung Lee’s 3rd album – ‘And I Love You’
JTL’s 1st album – ‘Just Say Good Bye’
Stay – ‘An Unbelievable Word’

Amore Pacific Greentea Powder, Lotteria, LG Telecom Phone & Fun, Binggrae Banana Milk, Lotte Natuur, Nongshim Fresh Udon, P&G Korea Pantene Hair Health System, etc.


Name: Song Joong Ki (송중기)
Born: September 19, 1985
Nickname: Flower Joongki, Ambitious Joongki, Song Siblings
Occupation: Actor and Model
Height: 178cm
Weight: 65kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: A
Talent agency: SidusHQ
Debut: 2008, in a film titled Frozen Flower
Career : KBS Music Bank host, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors, Frozen Flower, Case of Itaewon Murder, Five Sense of Eros, Triple, My Precious Child, Will It Sow at Chirstmas?, Running Man (2010-2011)
Awards :
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award with Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)