[SBS Star] JIMIN Says, "JUNGKOOK Told Me I'm Not Maknae But I Have the Least Power Out of BTS"
JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS laughingly shared that the group's youngest (maknae) member JUNGKOOK told him that he believes JIMIN has the least power out of all the members. On March 30, JIMIN featured in KBS' television show 'HK Coin'. As JIMIN entered the studio, the host Cho Sae-ho excitedly claimed that he is close to JIMIN, and revealed what JIMIN is like in the real world. About JIMIN, Cho Sae-ho said, &'JIMIN's personality contrasts to himself on stage. He loves to have good times, and joke about. He is full of fun.&' But the other hosts did not believe they were actually close, and JIMIN playfully commented, &'We do go out for meals or drinks together every now and then, but we're not that close.&' He laughed at his own joke, then said, &'No, but really, I'm planning on giving him about 2 to 3 million won (approximately 1,530 to 2,300 dollars) as a gift at his wedding.&', making all hosts go &'Oh, wow!&' and Cho Sae-ho smile ear to ear. Then, another host said to JIMIN, &'I heard that you are the 'considerate king of BTS'. When you were living with your fellow members, you always used to let others shower first even when you needed it badly. Is that right?&' JIMIN only just shyly smiled, not knowing how to appropriately answer this question. Then, he was asked another related question, &'Where do you stand within BTS? In terms of power, where do you rank?&'; the hosts looked more curious than ever. This time, JIMIN gave his answer; he laughingly stated, &'Our maknae JUNGKOOK told me that I have the least power out of all the members. Conventionally, it would be maknae, but yeah. I'm at the very bottom of the rank.&' &'It may be quite obvious, but RM has the most power. He's the leader, so...&', he added. When wrapping up the topic about BTS, JIMIN noted with a bright smile, &'I wish to promote as part of BTS for as long as it's possible.&' (Credit Big Hit Music, KBS HK Coin) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.31 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Jun Ji Hyun Says, "I Couldn't Focus with Gang Dong Won Around"; They Are in Talks for Drama Now
Thousands of K-drama fans are breathlessly anticipating the day they watch actress Jun Ji Hyun and actor Gang Dong Won's upcoming drama together. A few days ago, it was reported that Jun Ji Hyun was confirmed to join a drama 'The North Star' (working title) as the lead. Following the release of this report, Jun Ji Hyun's agency commented, &'While it is true that Jun Ji Hyun was offered a role in 'The North Star', it is undecided whether she will star in the drama yet. We are still reviewing the offer with her. But it is quite likely that she will join it.&' 'The North Star' is a reunion between writer Jeong Seo-kyeong and director Kim Hee-won of last year's drama 'Little Women', and is an espionage melodrama depicting the story of spies, who are trying to recover their lost identity. What was also revealed on this day was that Gang Dong Won was going to lead 'The North Star' alongside Jun Ji Hyun, which raised public expectation to an impossible pitch. In the midst of all this hype, Jun Ji Hyun's past remark about Gang Dong Won's appearance became the talk of the Internet. Previously in April 2016, when Jun Ji Hyun appeared on MBC's television show 'Section TV', she told some fun behind-the-scenes stories that occurred on site of her movie 'Assassination'. During that time, Jun Ji-hyun indulged in reminiscence of the time when she was shooting the scene where she confronted a Japanese soldier. She gave details of the moment, &'When I was shooting that particular scene, I couldn't pay attention to my acting. It was because of Gang Dong Won.&', she laughed and carried on, &'It was an important scene. But with him around, I wasn't able to concentrate at all. He was pretty much the only thing on my mind then.&' Later that year, Jun Ji Hyun once again expressed her immense love for Gang Dong Won; although it was as a character in a drama this time. At the end of 2016, Jun Ji Hyun played in 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' with actor Lee Minho ('Heo Jun-jae') as 'Shim Chung'―the last mermaid on the planet who followed 'Heo Jun-jae' all the way to Seoul after spotting him in Spain and instantly falling in love with him. In 'The Legend of the Blue Sea', Jun Ji Hyun was seen watching a 2015 movie 'The Priests', featuring Gang Dong Won, on a laptop next to Lee Minho. When Gang Dong Won came out, Jun Ji Hyun went fanatical, and vigorously shook the laptop up and down to get Gang Dong Won out of the laptop. Ever since the news was released, the whole K-drama fandom has been dying to see the two stars in one frame. (Credit SBS Entertainment News/Baik Seung-chul, SBS The Legend of the Blue Sea) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.31 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: Cho Hyun-ah Describes Suzy to Be the Perfect 'Boyfriend' Material; She Explains Why
Cho Hyun-ah of group URBAN ZAKAPA explained her reason for saying that K-pop artist/actress Suzy is the perfect 'boyfriend' material. On March 30, Suzy featured in her good friend Cho Hyun-ah's YouTube show 'Thursday Night with Cho Hyun-ah'. While describing what Suzy is like in real life, Cho Hyun-ah said, &'Suzy is like the best 'boyfriend'.&', then elaborated on why she would say that about her, &'I've never seen anyone who comes to pick me up and drop me off by the end of our day so often.&' She kept going, &'Even when we decide to spend time at your place, you come to pick me up all the way to Namyangju. When I get in your car, there is always a cup of coffee ready for me as well. This is just insane! Why are you so sweet, Suzy!&' Suzy laughed and said, &'Getting your coffee ready is just something that obviously needs to be done. That's some basic stuff, isn't it? As for driving you to and from your home is because I love driving. And as you know, I weirdly pride myself on my driving skills.&' Cho Hyun-ah could not stop going on about Suzy's sweetness; she continued to reveal what other things Suzy had done for her. The URBAN ZAKAPA member said, &'Every year, you fill a room with pretty balloons on my birthday, too. I can't help myself but cry whenever you do that for me. It's so heart-warming.&' Regarding this, Suzy pointed out it was because she knows Cho Hyun-ah loves balloons. Suzy's kind acts did not stop to flood here either; Cho Hyun-ah went on to share Suzy came to check if she was okay when she had fallen asleep without replying to her messages on a sick day. Cho Hyun-ah revived the memory of this time, &'I was feeling unwell on that day, and you got worried about me because I suddenly stopped replying to your messages. I happened to just fall asleep, but you asked around for the password to my home, and came to check up on me. Remember that?&' Suzy giggled hard as she recalled that moment, then spoke, &'You know I'm good at figuring that sort of stuff out like that. I'm a detective! Anyway, when I got to your place, I spotted you sleeping on the couch with only one slipper on your foot. I was relieved to see you that way.&' Then, Cho Hyun-ah was like, &'Do you also remember yourself cleaning up my place at another time when I was feeling ill? You visited me with some sundae (Korean blood sausage) soup on that day. You made sure that I ate, then you cleaned the place as you left. I couldn't see what you were doing at that time, but it turned out you were tidying everything around.&' In response to her remark, Suzy said, &'Yeah, I don't remember it exactly, but I think I did that. Well, cleaning is my kind of thing―it's an activity that I enjoy. I like organizing and rearranging items at home. Sometimes, I get anxious when I arrive at the shooting site without finishing what I was doing. At times like that, I don't want to go to work in the first place!&', then laughed. (Credit '조현아의 목요일 밤' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.31 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Photos Leaked: 'PEAK TIME' Team 23:00 Member DGNA KARAM Partying with Adult Film Stars
Some photos of K-pop boy group DGNA's member KARAM, who presently features in JTBC's survival show 'PEAK TIME' as a member of Team 23:00, partying with adult film stars were leaked online. Recently, one Japanese Internet user exposed KARAM's private life through Twitter. A total of 23 K-pop groups which are less known to the public, or that halted for a long time due to unforeseen circumstances compete in 'PEAK TIME', and DGNA was among them. In 'PEAK TIME', DGNA, consisting of KARAM, JAY and INJUN, was given the name Team 23:00. Just last week, the top 10 groups were chosen, and one of the groups was Team 23:00. It was right after the broadcast of this episode that these photos of KARAM were released. Judging by the numerous 'PEAK TIME' hashtags under the photos, it is assumed the uploader no longer could sit and watch KARAM gain fame from his 'PEAK TIME' appearance. In the leaked photos, KARAM was seen partying with lots of girls who wore revealing outfits, and having a drinking party in large groups at a place that did not look too &'normal&'. There were also photos of him smoking, and even on a bed at a hotel, looking as if they were taken by a girl. Along with the photos, the uploader wrote, &'Your days look very fun, KARAM. Whether you are in Korea or Japan, you were always partying and partying. Oh, you were called to join where there were female adult film stars, right?&' &'What sort of life do you have to lead to have these sorts of photos? Back in the day, you told me that your fans will understand whatever you do. But will your current fans be understanding of all this? I wonder if they will LOL.&', the uploader added. He/she sarcastically continued, &'I lost my social media account because I didn't sign in for ages. That's how much I don't use social media. However, I managed to dig up some nice photos of you from other people's accounts. I miss these times. You probably thought you looked super cool smoking in front of your fans, too.&' Then, regarding a photo of him with a rose in his mouth and photo of a girl with a rose bouquet, he/she said, &'You are certainly good-looking, but if you didn't behave well, you wouldn't have been given a rose.&' After the photos went viral, 'PEAK TIME' gave their official response; they briefly commented, &'We are checking to see if they are true at the moment.&' (Credit Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.30 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Joo Woo Jae Gets Caught Hiding the Fact that He Has a Girlfriend?
Former professional basketball player Seo Jang Hoon caught(?) model Joo Woo Jae hiding the fact that he has a girlfriend. On March 26 episode of SBS' talk show 'My Little Old Boy', Joo Woo Jae joined as a guest. During the talk, Seo Jang Hoon said to Joo Woo Jae, &'I heard that you half-live by yourself at the moment. I mean, what is that? I'm confused. I think I need some explanation here.&' Joo Woo Jae chuckled and defined 'half-living alone' to him, &'I used to live alone, but recently started living with my parents again. I have my own YouTube channel, so I've got to film myself every so often. But it's kind of embarrassing for me to do that at home while they're there. It's super awkward, you know.&' The model continued, &'Since I work until late at night, I didn't want to wake them up by entering home in the middle of their sleep as well. Our dog would probably bark when I come home, so... That's why I began to half-live alone.&' &'What I mean by that is I got a studio near our family home. It's where I could stay alone. About 60 to 70 percent of the week, I sleep at our family home, and the rest, I sleep at my work studio.&', he added. With eyes filled with suspicion, Seo Jang Hoon asked, &'Ah, okay. So, you only sleep there when your girlfriend comes over, right?&' Joo Woo Jae burst out laughing and blushed a little, then commented, &'Well, I guess that would be possible if I did have a girlfriend, but...&' Then, another host Shin Dong-yeop jokingly stated, &'Oh, no wonder you call it a 'work' studio!&', making Joo Woo Jae blush even more. (Credit SBS My Little Old Boy) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.30 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] JANNABI Choi Jung-hoon Explains What He Means by EXO D.O. Is a Trustworthy but Crazy Person
Choi Jung-hoon of band JANNABI shared what he thinks of K-pop boy group EXO's member D.O. possessing &'reliable but crazy appearance&'; he provided details alongside his statement. On March 23 episode of SBS' new television show 'No Math School Trip', the six cast members―Choi Jung-hoon, D.O., ZICO of boy group Block B, singer Crush, comedians Yang Sechan and Lee Yougjin were spotted on a trip to Hokkaido―northernmost of the four main islands of Japan. While Choi Jung-hoon and Yang Sechan were enjoying private hot springs at their accommodation after playing in the snow outside for ages, they briefly told each other how much fun they were having in Hokkaido. Yang Sechan said, &'It's been some time since I've played in the snow like that. I literally rolled around. I had the time of my life. What about you? Hasn't it been long since you've enjoyed yourself in the snow like that as well?&' Choi Jung-hoon commented, &'Yeah, it's been years for me too. I don't even remember the last time. It looked like all others also had a great time. I like the fact that we're becoming closer day by day. I now feel more comfortable with the members than the first day of our trip.&' &'You know how Kyung-soo (D.O.'s real name) has a unique look in his eyes, right? Looking into his eyes, in particular, gives me a lot of comfort.&', he said, then started to laugh softly. He continued as he laughed, &'I see both a trustworthy and crazy person in his eyes. I feel like there's only a paper-thin line between the reliable and lunatic side of him.&' Yang Sechan burst into laughter, and wholeheartedly agreed with Choi Jung-hoon. In addition to their words, the production crew let viewers know that they could check out D.O.'s insane behavior in the following episodes, stimulating the curiosity of everyone. (Credit SBS No Math School Trip, SM Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.29 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] BTS JIMIN Reveals that JIN Has Been Eating So Well in the Military that He Put On Weight
JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS shared how well another group member JIN is doing in the military. On March 27, JIMIN featured in his groupmate SUGA's YouTube show 'SUCHWITA'. While having a conversation over some soju (Korea's national alcoholic beverage) that JIMIN brought with him, JIMIN spoke about his most recent visit to JIN's military base. Regarding his visit, SUGA commented, &'You and J-HOPE recently went to see JIN, didn't you? I wasn't able to join you guys because I had work on that day. How is JIN? Does JIN seem to be doing well there?&' JIMIN answered, &'I know, I know. Well, as you know, JIN has never weighed more than 63 kg since he made his debut, but he is now 66 kg.&', totally catching SUGA off guard. SUGA replied in a tone of surprise, &'Whoa, seriously? He's becoming healthier, I guess. I've never seen him weigh that much. He must be at his heaviest at the moment then. Isn't that right?&' To this, JIMIN nodded his head in agreement and said, &'Exactly.&' while grinning broadly. And then, JIMIN told SUGA what he did with J-HOPE and JIN on the day they met, &'We went to a restaurant together. We had jjajangmyeon (black bean paste noodles), but he wouldn't stop going on about mulhoe (sashimi served with spicy sauce).&' SUGA laughed and responded, &'Ah yeah, mulhoe is pretty much the only thing that he talks about in our group chat as well. He just wouldn't stop talking about it.&', sharing how crazy JIN is about mulhoe these days. JIMIN added, &'But you know what? Some of our managers apparently went to visit him a week before we visited him, and he had mulhoe with them. It's unbelievable that he mentioned it again to us. He's always been like, 'mulhoe', 'mulhoe', 'mulhoe' everywhere we went though.&', then chuckled. JIN began his national mandatory duty in the military last December; he is taking on the role of assistant instructor at his military base. The oldest member of BTS is expected to be discharged from the army in June 2024. (Credit 'BANGTANTV' YouTube, 'jin' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.28 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Park Myung-soo Shares He Has Seen Nobody More Good-Looking than BTS V
Entertainer Park Myung-soo shared V of K-pop boy group BTS is the most handsome person he has ever seen in his entire life. On March 26 episode of KBS Cool FM's radio show 'Radio Show', the host Park Myung-soo complimented V's stunning facial features. On this day, Park Myung-soo spent time reading messages from his listeners. One listener told Park Myung-soo, &'My 11-year-old daughter ran for class president. Apparently, only one boy in the class voted for her.&' The listener continued, &'Following that day, she started finding the boy to be good-looking. She told me that she thinks he is better-looking than V of BTS.&' Immediately after reading the message out loud, Park Myung-soo revealed his thought―a very honest one. He commented in a firm manner, &'I think your daughter needs to wear glasses. I've honestly never seen anyone more good-looking than V.&', then laughed. Ending his comment, he said, &'Anyway, the daughter of my manager was recently elected as class vice president. Even becoming class vice president something big, you know. I told her that she did a great job.&' Debuted as part of BTS in June 2013, V is known to be the 'visual' of the group alongside JIN and JUNGKOOK. After his debut, he was often referred to as one of the most handsome male K-pop stars; not only by the public, but also by his fellow K-pop stars. (Credit 'gpark_radio' 'thv' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.27 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] EXO SEHUN's Girlfriend Says to Be Pregnant & Seen at the Gyn with Him; SM Ent. Responds
SEHUN of K-pop boy group EXO's management agency SM Entertainment responded to words stating SEHUN's 'girlfriend' is pregnant. On March 27, a post about SEHUN and his 'girlfriend' was uploaded on a popular online community. The post included screenshots of SEHUN's alleged non-celebrity girlfriend's social media updates. They were photos of her enjoying EXO's concert, and even a photo of a mysterious handsome guy with the similar kind of renowned wide shoulders as SEHUN's. Over the photo of 'SEHUN', the 'girlfriend' wrote, &'With my love who is a gift-like person to me.&' with a heart emoji. What was more noticeable than anything else was the profile photo of SEHUN's 'girlfriend'. In the photo, there was a chubby animated character with a big belly, and she put an orange heart emoji on the belly. The uploader claimed his 'girlfriend' was pregnant at the moment, based on the orange heart emoji on the huge belly, implicating her pregnancy. About a week ago, another community user had uploaded a post saying that she saw a popular male K-pop star at the gynecologist with his non-celebrity girlfriend that seemed pregnant. The user stated that the K-pop star was someone who was more well-known some years ago, but you will definitely know him if you are into K-pop. At the time of upload, a lot of guesses were being made, but after seeing the social media update by SEHUN's 'girlfriend', her description made all K-pop fans come up with SEHUN right away. In the afternoon of March 27, SM Entertainment stepped in and declared to take legal action against those spreading fake news online. SM Entertainment stated, &'Everything about SEHUN that is going around online is totally false. Distributing malicious information that is untrue is obviously illegal, and so we're planning on taking strong legal action regarding this matter.&' The agency continued, &'We have found that the initial post has been deleted now, but we're currently monitoring the activities of the initial uploader and other malicious users who spread the rumors. We will not hesitate to take them to court.&' Born in April 1994, SEHUN is 28 years old; he made debut as a member of EXO in April 2012. (Credit SM Entertainment, Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.27 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Kim Jong-kook Says, "Jae Seok Resembles 'The Glory' 'Ha Do-yeong' Too Much! I Can't Focus!"
Singer Kim Jong-kook complained to entertainer Yu Jae Seok about him not being able to focus on Netflix's popular series 'The Glory' because Yu Jae Seok looks too much like 'Ha Do-yeong'. On March 26 episode of SBS' television show 'Running Man', Kim Jong-kook made a hilarious complaint to Yu Jae Seok. During the opening, Kim Jong-kook had a say to Yu Jae Seok; he geared up and said to him, &'I can't concentrate on watching 'The Glory' because of you, Jae Seok! You look too much like 'Ha Do-yeong'. I honestly can't focus on the story.&' He carried on complaining, &'There was a scene where 'Ha Do-yeong' wore a hard hat, and he looked just like you, Jae Seok! It was just unbelievable.&' In response to his unexpected complaint, Yu Jae Seok commented, &'But why are you complaining to me?&' As the two were squabbling, Song Ji-hyo closely studied Yu Jae Seok's face and erupted in laughter while telling everyone, &'Oh, he does. He truly does look like 'Ha Do-yeong', guys!&' Because words have been going around about 'Ha Do-yeong' (actor Jung Sung-il) and Yu Jae Seok's similarities since the first part of the series was premiered last year, Song Ji-hyo's response was a very late one. So, Yu Jae Seok asked Song Ji-hyo, &'Have you not seen 'The Glory: Part 1'?&', in which Song Ji-hyo answered, &'Of course I have!&' Yu Jae Seok tilted his head to the side, then responded, &'Oh, that's weird. It's been quite a while since people have been saying that we look alike though.&' Still amused from the new discovery, Song Ji-hyo stated with a bright smile, &'This is my first time hearing about it, and I totally see the resemblance!&' Her response reminded the 'Running Man' members how slow it is for any kind of information to get to Song Ji-hyo. Ever since 'The Glory' was released in the end of last December, 'Ha Do-yeong' and Yu Jae Seok's striking resemblance caught the eye of many; their photos even turned into memes. (Credit SBS Running Man, Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.27 | 방송/연예