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Secret ‘Madonna’ up #1 on Dosirak music chart for the 2nd consecutive week

Secret’s latest song ‘Madonna’ is up #1 on music site Dosirak weekly chart for the 2nd consecutive week.

According to Dosirak’s weekly music chart for the 4th week of August, Secret is up #1 with the song ‘Madonna’. And at #2 is 2AM ChangMin and 8eight Lee Hyun’s ‘I was able to eat well’.

At #3 is Rainbow with ‘A’, rising up 6 spots from their previous ranking and #4 is Brown Eyed Girls Narsha with ‘Mama Mia’.

Find the rest of the top 10 rankings under the cut.

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T-ara HyoMin’s ‘scary’ transformation into member SoYeon?

T-ara HyoMin transforms as SoYeon?

HyoMin posted a photo of herself transforming (?) member member SoYeon on her Twitter on 3rd August and wrote, “HyoMin whose soul has moved and tranformed into SoYeon unnie’s body..”

Netizens’ comments on the photo are, “What is this?”, “Scary”, etc. Meanwhile, HyoMin is currently working on upcoming SBS drama ‘My Girlfriend is a nine-tailed fox’ alongside actors like Lee SeungGi and Shin MinAh.

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Research: How do we recognise idol singers these days?

How do we recognise the idols of this time?

Mnet music research centre did an investigation on 1000 male and female adults for the whole month of June. The investigation looked into the 57 singers/teams who are the most active currently in the Korean music scene in terms of vocal capabilities, appearances, amiability, talent, performance and variety.

And through the survey, it was known that other than vocal capabilities, the idols are ranked very high in all the categories. In terms of their live performances, 16 ranks out of the top 20 ranks belongs to idol singers. And in terms of appearances, the girlgroups have dominated the rankings. Of the top 10 rankings we see the names of popular girlgroups like So Nyeo Shi Dae, KARA, f(x), After School, 2NE1, T-ara, 4Minute etc.

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CNN names the ‘South Korea’s 20 hottest male celebs’

Jang DongGun, Bae YongJoon, Joo JinMo, Jo InSung are some of the Korean artistes picked by American CNN as ‘South Korea’s 20 hottest male celebs’.

The list was revealed through an online bulletin board on 2nd July. CNN wrote, ” These specially chosen South Korean celebs, who we’ve selected purely on the basis of how much drool they elicited from the female members of our staff, no doubt have solid acting, modeling and/or singing skills. But it’s their chocolate abs, sublime faces and lean, mean, sex-machine bodies that get them a place on this list.”

At #1 on the list is Jang DongGun and CNN introduces him as Even though he was recently stolen away from us by the annoyingly beautiful actress Ko So-Young, the recently married flame has been sizzling up screens for over a decade…He first leaped into our hearts with his breakout role in the 1994 drama “The Final Jump” and the 2000 movie “Friends” established him as truly ‘watchable’.”

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IU and SeulOng overtakes WonderGirls to be #1 on weekly music chart

IU and Im SeulOng overtakes WonderGirls on music charts.

On music specialty site Monkey3 weekly chart, the duet song ‘Nagging’ by IU and 2AM SeulOng takes the #1 spot for the 2nd week of June (7th~13th June), overtaking WonderGirls ‘2 Different Tears’ which slipped 4 ranks to be #5 for the week.

And at #2 is Seo In Young with ‘Love is Bitter, Pain is Calling’ climbed up 4 ranks from #6. #3 is Namolla Family with ‘Amnesia’ and #4 is Koyote with ‘Have you loved’ which had climbed up 23 spots.

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[Updated] Kim C to leave KBS ‘2 Days 1 Night’ after 3 years

It has been known that singer Kim C will leave KBS ‘2 Days 1 Night’.

Kim C is well loved as a quiet and rational character in the weekend variety show ‘2 Days 1 Night’ and he will be leaving the show after 3 years. This news came after there has been speculations of him leaving the show earlier.

As for the reasons of leaving the show, it has been revealed that Kim C will be going overseas to *further his studies. And the last filming of the show was completed last week in KyeongBok KyeongJoo. And for the last filming for Kim C, the other 2Days1Night like members Kang HoDong, Lee SooGeun, Lee SeungGi, MC Mong, Eun JiWon and Kim JongMin bade him farewell.

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Sandara Park casted as female lead to drama ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed fox’ with Lee SeungGi?

With news that the upcoming midweek SBS drama ‘My girlfriend is a nine-tailed fox’ will be set for August airing, many netizens are curious as to who Nine-tailed fox (Goo MiHo), the female lead alongside Lee SeungGi to the drama, will be.

It has already been confirmed that Lee SeungGi will be the male lead to the drama. Previously Lee SeungGi shot to fame as a actor when his drama ‘Brilliant Legacy’ received overwhelming responses from viewers. In addition, this is also another drama by the Hong Sisters to look forward to.

The drama talks about the legendary nine-tailed fox who wakes up in year 2010 after being sealed for over 500 years. It will be a romantic fantasy drama, as stated by the the production team. As for the female lead, there are speculations that 2NE1 Sandara Park will be casted as the nine-tailed fox.

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MC Mong draws the portraits of the 2D1N members on his iPhone

MC Mong draws the portraits of the other 2Days1Night members on his iPhone.

He posted on his Twitter page some portrait photos he drew of the 2D1N members – Kim C, Lee SeungGi, Kang HoDong etc on his iPhone. He also left comments like “Kim C. Published. This one really looks like him”, “PS: That’s a 19-year-old version of Kang Ho Dong” etc.

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