On July 24 broadcast of SBS ” Strong Heart ,” Solbi stated that she was diagnosed with sociophobia. After a long hesitation, she had gone to the psychiatry to get treatment, during her two years of break. She added on saying that “The rumor never ends once you start to rest,” as she opened up about the previous scandals that had put her at that depressed state. Solbi, who was once very loved by the public with her direct sense of speech and confident charm, has been resting without any official announcement since two years ago. You can hear the full story for yourself on July 24 broadcast of SBS “Strong Heart.”
On the July 24 broadcast of SBS ” Strong Heart ,” Kyuhyun confessed, “I saw Leeteuk sleeping and I wanted to joke around. I poured water on him and he immediately reacted by hitting my head.” He continued, “I don’t think Leeteuk could hold back his anger. With tens of staff members watching he said to me, ‘You’re a really bad guy,’ and hit me again.” Kyuhyun revealed that he had fought back tearing up, making everyone laugh. Eunhyuk added, “We were all not in a good mood that day because when we performed with f(x) that day, Luna had hurt her ankle. Leeteuk had been trying to make everyone feel better, and he grew tired after a while. That’s why he was sleeping.” Eunhyuk did what he could to describe the situation more objectively. Leeteuk shared, “Our members joke around pretty seriously. We even pull each other’s clothes off. That day, other members had joked around with me, and then, Kyuhyun topped it off.” “After I hit him, I regretted it,” Leeteuk shared, in an apologetic way. Photo Credit: SBS
After School member Lizzy , who recently turned legal, revealed the 3 steps to looking sexy. On July 24 broadcast of SBS ” Strong Heart ,” Lizzy revealed that she changed her concept to sexy in celebration of Adult’s Day on May 21st. When she was asked how to be sexy, Lizzy confidently revealed her 3 steps. She said, “First of all, you have to raise your chin just a little bit and open your eyes very lazily. Then you put your hands together, twist your body a little bit, and blink your eyes.” She continued, “You could even make your facial expression as if you’re going to bite the guy to look sexy,” bringing laughter to the studio. Photo Credit: SBS
JYJ member Junsu has confirmed his Latin America and North America concert locations. On July 25, his agency commented that this was the first time a solo Korean artist will try to successfully complete a world tour. His world tour plans to visit the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and Chile. His first concert will be in New York on August 30. This location is the same location as JYJ’s 2010 showcase. This location is also famous for having artists such as Nicky Minaj and Puff Daddy perform on stage. Junsu will then visit Mexico on September 6 and in Brazil on September 8. Lastly, he will visit Chile on September 10. A Latin America official stated, “The news of his Latin America tour has fans going crazy. Latin America’s budget and revenue is not much, but through this tour we hope that people will have a positive outlook on Latin America. Junsu commented, “I am currently filming my single album and music video in America. I’m happy with my single album results. I am so excited to be able to meet my fans from all over the world.” Junsu will perform in Hong Kong on August 7, ending his Asia Tour.
INFINITE has been sweeping Japan’s music charts, gaining much attention. On July 24, INFINITE’s entertainment stated that their 3rd mini album limited edition showcase DVD, ‘INFINITIZE: THE MISSION,’ ranked number 1 on the Japan Oricon DVD Chart. This showcase DVD showed footage of their showcase from May where they toured 5 cities in Korea in just one day. The clips showed them getting ready, practicing, back stage and performing. Although they have comeback on July 17 with their new single, ” She’s Back,” they still had about a month to go before their Japan promotions. Even without officially promoting themselves in Japan, they have already gained much popularity and ranked first and second on the music chart as well as their showcase DVD, proving their great popularity in Japan. INFINITE debuted in Japan last November with, BTD (Before the dawn) . Their second single, ” Be Mine ,” ranked number 2 on the Oricon Single Chart, showing their fast growth in Japan. INFINITE plans to release “She’s Back” in Japan on August 29.
BEAST ‘s choreography has been revealed. On July 24, BEAST’s “It’s a Beautiful Night” dance video was revealed on their official YouTube channel. In the video, BEAST’ usual perfect dance moves were no where to be seen. Instead, they were seen dancing freestyle along with the original choreography. More than half of the choreography seemed to be all freestyle. While dancing, they were seen jumping on the wall or dividing the group into 3 members and showing off different choreography. BEAST has always shown perfect dance moves in previous songs. Their new style of dancing showed off more of their personalities. Internet users commented, “I like the dance,” “They are so awesome” and “I want to see them on stage soon.
Super Junior members made Shindong cry. On the 24th on SBS ” Strong Heart ” was an olympic special titled, “1973 Talk National Representative Competition Part 2.” In this episode Kyuhyun , Eunhyuk and Leeteuk shared about their group’s wrestling episode. While listening, Shindong surprised everyone by saying, “The person that cried the most that day is me.” He continued, “I was sleeping by myself in the waiting room. I woke up at the sound of Kyuhyun getting hit.” “The atmosphere was kind of weird, but, the funny thing is, our manager caught it all on tape. After seeing it on tape, I realized it wasn’t that anyone was bad; they all didn’t do a good job defending. I sympathized with each the remembers,” he shared. Following that event, Shindong had told the members repeatedly, “Let’s show them how pros do it,” trying to comfort the members. Even when they got first place, he tried to change the atmosphere by saying, “Let’s smile.” Nevertheless, his efforts were useless. Shindong expressed, “It made me mad when I thought about what little effect I had. After it was over I walked over to the waiting room. When I saw the members walk
After School Uee confessed her first kiss was with an idol. On the 23td on Mnet ” Beatles Chord ,” Uee was asked about her first kiss. She shared, “It was during my second year of high school. I was training at the time.” She additionally revealed that before After School, was to debut with a girl group called ‘Five Girls.’ She stirred even more interest about the recipient of her kiss. The MCs began joking around by asking Uee if they could call the other singers who debuted from that agency. Uee firmly responded, “No. I want keep that as a personal secret.” She then shared, “We were both students when it happened. He was part of an active idol group. I haven’t run into him since my debut.” She was revealing more about him than others expected, so, many laughed. The other members of After School were asked, as well, if they had been asked out by male celebrities. With the exception of Lee Young and Gaeun, all of the members shared that they did.
MBC ‘s special titled, “Idol Athlete Competition,” started in anticipation for the 2012 London Olympics. The sports featured in the olympics like archery, fencing, and ping pong were all included in this idol competition. Jo Kwon and Kim Dong Joon competed head to head in the 100m Track Race. In this particular episode, ‘Silly Sign Bolt’ Jo Kwon, ‘athlete idol’ Kim Dong Joon, and short track winners B1A4 all got together to compete. Everyone was especially interested to see how Jo Kwon and Kim Dong Joon would do. Both had displayed very competitive attitudes even before the games. Right after Kim Dong Joon crossed the finish line for the 100M track, he asked what Jo Kwon’s time was. His fiery competitive nature was like any actual olympic athlete’s. It was also discovered that in the midst of all this competition, an unexpected rookie rose as dark horse. He flustered the athletes and the viewers. The results for the “athlete idol” games will be revealed on episodes to be aired on July 25 and 26.
Wonder Girls Yeeun shows off her passion as a musician. Yeeun has maintained a fresh, bright, youthful image. Recently, though, on the style magazine, ‘Singles,’ her photoshoot shows her wilder side. During her interview, she shared her story, not as another idol member, but, as a musician. The Wonder Girls album has featured some of Yeeun’s own written songs. She further expressed, “I also want one of my songs to be on recent SBS ‘ K-pop Star ‘ finalist Park Ji Min ‘s new album.” Her love for music was on display. In this interview Yeeun also sharded about her earlier years living with member Yubin . In the photoshoot, Yeeun’s established perfect girl image is replaced by a chic and tough image. Her revealing clothes and unique poses further bolster her strong and radically different image.