SEVENTEEN’s member DK is to make a musical debut through Musical Xcalibur.
Following his announcement on February 28 about his first musical, Xcalibur, DK treated fans with character posters for the upcoming musical.
In the revealed pictures, DK completely transforms into his role, Arthur. The line, which reads, “If the sword has chosen me, I will rise as the king,” hints the overall atmosphere of the musical.
“I’m honored to be a part of such a great piece,” said DK through Pledis Entertainment. “As it’s my first attempt in musical, I’m very nervous and careful. But I will try my best to portray ‘Arthur’ of my own. I will work hard to present the best performance. Thank you.”
Brief Introduction to MBC’s Omniscient Interviewing View
Omniscient Interviewing View is an entertainment program broadcasted by MBC since March 10, 2018. The show is similar to MBC’s I Live Alone format where cast members view and comment on the episode. The main difference would be celebrities are filmed with their managers during their day to day schedules and tasks. Omniscient Interviewing View gained much attention and love from viewers resulting in the cast members winning lots of awards at 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards Ceremony. Additionally, the managers of the cast members won awards as well, where managers were able to gain recognition for their hard work behind the scenes.
Current cast members: Jun Hyung Moo, Lee Young Ja, Song Eun-i, Yang Se Hyung, Yoo Byung Jae, Park Sung Kwang (long-term guest)
The special guests for this week’s episode were Seventeen’s Seungkwan and Mingyu.
Spoilers ahead! For those who would like to watch this episode, please stop reading! For readers wanting to watch only the Lee Young Ja segment on Omniscient Interviewing View, Lee Young Ja appears around 35:44 on episode 47.
Recap of Lee Young Ja’s segment on MBC’s Omniscient Interviewing View
The segment starts off with Lee Young Ja at the salon getting her makeup done. As a rare request, Lee Young Ja asks her makeup artist to focus on her eyes today since its fine if her makeup isn’t pretty today. She also requests to apply eye drops to make her eyes look moist. As the commenters back at the studio are shocked at Lee Young Ja’s request, Lee Young Ja shares she wants for “whoever looks in her eyes to be unable to look away.”
Lee Young Ja shares her schedule for the day with excitement about her meeting with Jung Woo Sung. The comedian heard Jung Woo Sung looks into the person’s eyes when he says “hello?” While everyone at the salon is fangirling over Jung Woo Sung, cut to Manager Song who explains Jung Woo Sung became a fan of Lee Young Ja through Omniscient Interviewing View and invited Lee Young Ja and himself to Jung Woo Sung’s movie premiere and dinner.
While Lee Young Ja pretties herself up with delight, she notices her lips are too pretty that it takes away the attention from her eyes. As a result, Lee Young Ja asks her makeup artist to make her lips look less vibrant since her eyes are more important. Later when Lee Young Ja’s hairstylist mentions Jung Woo Sung is a director at his agency who does not like wasting resources, Lee Young Ja worries Jung Woo Sung doesn’t like that she usually orders a lot of food.
Cut to Lee Young Ja on her way to the movie premiere, she talks about her favorite movie that Jung Woo Sung starred in, Beat, after which Manager Song starts playing one of the OSTs from that movie –Let it be by Beatles. As more OSTs from Jung Woo Sung’s films continue to play, Lee Young Ja requests to change the playlist since she finds herself falling even more for Jung Woo Sung while recalling his roles in each film. Hilariously she later reminds her manager that if Jung Woo Sung asks about her favorites, he needs to remember the following.
What is her favorite food? Answer: Salad
What is her favorite music? Answer: Classical
What is her favorite hobby? Answer: Ballet
What is her waist size? Answer: 29 inches
Does she like to eat meat? Answer: Lee Young Ja is a vegetarian
Movie premiere for Innocent Witness.
Once they arrive at the movie theatre, Lee Young Ja and Manager Song make their way to the snack booth deciding they will each get their own snacks. Lee Young Ja selects one original large popcorn [Shocking the commenters since mukbang professor LYJ chose the plain popcorn flavor. It is later explained she hasn’t been to the movie theatre for a long time so she didn’t know there are new flavors like caramel, cheese, garlic and onion to her deep regret.], one hotdog, one soda, 2 servings of dried squid.
Cut to the end of the movie, Jung Woo Sung finally comes on stage. [One of the commenters, Jun Hyun Moo comments Jung Woo Sung is a swindler for looking so unrealistically handsome.] Jung Woo Sung makes an announcement thanking Omniscient Interviewing View‘s Lee Young Ja and Manager Song for attending the movie premiere.
Finally meeting Jung Woo Sung!
Once the movie premiere ends, Lee Young Ja finally meets with Jung Woo Sung and the first thing she points out is how she forgot to eat her snacks during the movie. Jung Woo Sung responds by asking isn’t it a great thing since it implies the movie was good enough to distract her from her food.
Jung Woo Sung continues by pointing out it is the first time they are meeting in the 21st century. It turns out the last time Lee Young Ja and Jung Woo Sung met was in the mid 1990s where Jung Woo Sung was a guest for one of Lee Young Ja’s comedy skits.
Jung Woo Sung invites Lee Young Ja out to eat.
Jung Woo Sung invites Lee Young Ja out to a meal while grasping Lee Young Ja’s hand. At this time, Lee Young Ja looks so surprised and captivated by Jung Woo Sung. After Lee Young Ja immediately agrees, she tells her manager he can go home since she can ride Jung Woo Sung’s car to Manager Song’s astonishment.
To be polite, Lee Young Ja asks the other people in the room if they would like to join them for dinner. Hilariously, the other people present quickly refuse after observing her mood since Lee Young Ja doesn’t hide her desire to eat alone with Jung Woo Sung. Once it is decided that no one else will be joining Jung Woo Sung and Lee Young Ja for dinner, Jung Woo Sung asks the important question to mukbang professor Lee Young Ja, “What would you like to eat? What menu comes to mind when you see me?” Shockingly, Lee Young Ja’s mind freezes where she starts mumbling incomprehensible words to the amazement of everyone at the scene. Eventually mukbang professor Lee Young Ja recovers and she recommends they have spicy octopus for dinner.
Jung Woo Sung captivates Lee Young Ja at the restaurant.
Cut to meeting up at the restaurant, Jung Woo Sung gifts a bouquet of flowers to Lee Young Ja at the entrance of the restaurant to congratulate her for winning the Daesang trophy for the 2018 Entertainment Awards. As Lee Young Ja sniffs the bouquet of flowers nearly covering her face, Jung Woo Sung jokingly asks her if she is eating the flowers.
As they wait for their food, Jung Woo Sung asks what Lee Young Ja’s favorite food is. Contrary to everyone’s expectations, Lee Young Ja answers with “my homemade food.” As the commenters back at the studio are laughing at Lee Young Ja’s answer since she had gone to all the trouble planning to say “salad”, Lee Young Ja explains she couldn’t bear to lie when looking into Jung Woo Sung’s eyes.
As the two celebrities continue to wait for their food, Jung Woo Sung asks Lee Young Ja whether there aren’t a lot of people waiting in line to dine with her. To which Lee Young Ja answers there are, adding she let Jung Woo Sung cut in front of the line. As Jung Woo Sung thanks Lee Young Ja for letting him cut the line, the food finally arrives.
As everyone starts picking up their utensils to begin eating, Jung Woo Sung (JWS) and Lee Young Ja (LYJ) have a funny conversation.
LYJ: Do you like to talk with you eat or focus on your food?
JWS: I like talking while I eat.
LYJ: Oh, we aren’t compatible.
JWS: Isn’t it more fun if we have our differences? (followed by JWS’s staring into LYJ’s eyes)
Lee Young Ja’s genius strategy to eat in front of Jung Woo Sung.
As everyone starts eating, Lee Young Ja hesitates since she wants to appear delicate and feminine in front of Jung Woo Sung. However, since Lee Young Ja is used to eating a big spoonful at a time to experience all the flavors, she asks Jung Woo Sung “Can you check where the food ingredients originated from?” Cut to him actually checking the wall behind him while she quickly chews the spoonful of food by the time Jung Woo Sung turns back towards her. Hilariously this happens until she gets caught by Jung Woo Sung on the third try just as her spoon is leaving her mouth.
As Jung Woo Sung kindly comments he only saw when she was elegantly removing the spoon from her mouth, Lee Young Ja quickly diverts the conversation by telling Jung Woo Sung he needs to express his thoughts about the food to the restaurant owners. During the time Jung Woo Sung expresses his opinion of the food while he mimics Lee Young Ja’s usual style, Lee Young Ja quickly sneaks in another spoonful of food.
As Jung Woo Sung and Lee Young Ja become more familiar with each other talking about their managers and sharing their favorite restaurants, the two people end up sharing a bottle of soju to the amazement of everyone back at the studio. Lee Young Ja is known for being a light drinker who can barely handle beer according to the commenters back at the studio.
Teaser for next week’s episode: Kpop idol group Seventeen and their manager
Group SEVENTEEN took the top spot on Sunday’s broadcast of SBS’ music show “Inkigayo.”
SEVENTEEN took the top spot on SBS’ “Inkigayo” with their song “Home.”
After winning, the group gave a short speech where they thanked their company, fans who are called carats, and expressed joy at their first no.1 win on the show. “We’re grateful to the people in the company (Pledis Entertainment) and to Carats. We’re proud to be Carat’s idol,” and ” “it is our first time being no. 1 on ‘Inkigayo’ since debuting — I’m really happy.”
With their win on the SBS music program, the group gained their fifth prize since they returned with their sixth mini-album You Made My Dawn. Although they have always been a musically gifted group, this new album is reportely different. This record is said to show a level of maturity and music skill and ability that they have not shown before.
For the first broadcast of MBC’s biannual special “Idol Star Athletics Championships” will introduced a new feature and enhances safety.
MBC announced that it would include a penalty shootout to the soccer matches in the first broadcast of “Idol Star Athletics Championships” (ISAC) on Lunar New Year. According to the network, the shootout will provide an opportunity for idols to demonstrate their soccer skills and lend more excitement and anticipation to the match.
This year, the soccer games feature participants from top boy groups like SEVENTEEN, MONSTA X, ASTRO, NCT 127, and Stray Kids. Additionally, the network anticipates a balanced game because many of the players are skilled in soccer.
On another note, MBC is also taking more steps to ensure that fewer injuries result from the event. A production team official said that medical teams will be on-site and they have installed non-slip mates in the gymnasium where aerobic gymnastics and more will take place. As such, they hope that both idols and their fans can enjoy the day worry-free.
Meanwhile, filming for ISAC takes place on January 7 with broadcast scheduled for the Lunar New Year holiday.
KBS announced the 29 participating groups and singers for its yearend song festival.
On December 20, KBS announced the third and final lineup for 2018 KBS Song Festival, which will be held on December 28 at 8:30 PM.
The newly announced teams are Celeb Five and Kim Yeon-ja, who have established their own genres in K-pop with unique music and performances. With their participation, a total of 29 teams are performing for the upcoming song festival.
Take a look at the list below for the artists to make appearances in 2018 KBS Song Festival:
Boy Groups – BTS, EXO, Wanna One, Seventeen, BTOB, Norazo, VIXX, NU’EST W, GOT7, Monsta X, and NCT 127 Girl Groups – TWICE, Red Velvet, GFriend, A-Pink, Oh My Girl, (G)I-dle, AOA, Lovelyz, Momoland, WJSN, and Celeb Five Solo Artists – Hwang Chi-yeol, Sunmi, Chungha, Yong Jun-hyung, 10CM, Roy Kim, and Kim Yeon-ja
One of the biggest idol star events in Korea, Idol Star Athletics Championships are coming back this year for the upcoming Lunar New Year.
This year’s idol sports event will be hosted by Jeon Hyun-moo, Lee Teuk, and members of TWICE.
For the archery game, which represents the games, TWICE’s Tzuyu and Red Velvet’s Irene are competing against each other. Gugudan, the gold medalist of the previous game, and GFRIEND are expected to present an interesting match as well.
In addition to iKon, which is joining the games for the first time, SEVENTEEN, Monsta X, NCT 127 are competing for the men’s games.
Gold medalists April’s Rachel and Alice’s Yoo-kyung are competing for the rhythmic gymnastics title. Members of MOMOLAND and (G)I-DLE are also participating.
2019 Idol Star Athletics Championships will air over the Lunar New Year holiday in Korea.
2018 KBS Song Festival has announced its MCs and 2nd lineup for the upcoming event!
On December 14, KBS announced further details about the upcoming 2018 KBS Song Festival. According to the notice, EXO’s Chanyeol, BTS’ Jin, and TWICE’s Dahyun have confirmed to host the event.
Along with the announcement about the hosts, the event also announced the second lineup of artists in attendance. The list includes A-list idol groups such as EXO, TWICE, AOA, Vixx, N’UEST W, GOT7, MONSTA X, NCT 127, Highlight’s Yong Jun-Hyung, 10CM, Roy Kim, Lovelyz, and Momoland.
Meanwhile, the first lineup included BTS, Wanna One, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, (G)I-DLE, BTOB, Apink, Hwang Chi-Yeul, Sunmi, Chungha, Norazo, and Oh My Girl.
2018 KBS Song Festival will take place at the KBS hall in Yeouido on December 28 at 8:30 PM, KST.
Original Article (1), (2), (3) Translated by Dasol Kim
2019 Idol Star Athletics Championship has announced the lineup of participants!
On December 11, MBC announced the final lineup for this year’s Idol Star Athletics Championship. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the lineup for the upcoming event is more legendary and epic than ever before.
According to the notice, this year’s event will feature artists from the Big 3 companies – JYP, SM, and YG for the first time. More in detail, the lineup includes Super Junior, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, Red Velvet, MONSTA X, NCT 127, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, Momoland, ASTRO, The Boyz, gugudan, Celeb Five, and Golden Child. Moreover, iKon has announced their first-ever appearance in this particular annual event.
Furthermore, MBC had also previously announced a new category that’s been added to the event called a Penalty Shootout. For this particular event, iKon, SEVENTEEN, MONSTA X, ASTRO, NCT 127, The Boyz, Stary Kids, and Golden Child have confirmed participation.
Meanwhile, 2019 Idol Star Athletics Championships will air over the Korean Lunar New Year holidays.
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Pledis Entertainment, the agency behind NU’EST and Seventeen, is planning to take legal steps to prosecute those slandering its artists.
On Wednesday, Pledis Entertainment (Pledis) announced that it will “take legal action against chromic malicious slander” that affects its artist “without exception.” Moreover, Pledis notes that they have noticed the disproportionate amount of slander directs at certain artists. Notwithstanding, the writers of such libel and the disseminators of it will be subject to strong legal action.
According to the announcement, the agency is currently collecting evidence of the said slander in order to create a legal case. Further, going forward they will attempt to provide regular updates to fans regards the matter.
Meanwhile, Pledis is home to such groups like After School, N’UEST, Seventeen, Pristine, Bumzu, and more.