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Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Any excuse to post cute photos of Song Joong-ki: Here he is in Australia, ready to undertake a bicycling tour around Sydney, which will be shown in two parts via ELLE atTV, an offshoot of the fashion mag.
Song filmed these spots in mid-December; the program shows him at the Circular Quay, The Rocks, Newtown, and Sydney University.
Song has been busy with a string of projects in recent years that have left him unable to travel much — he’s acted in dramas Sungkyunkwan Scandal, OB-GYN, Will It Snow For Christmas and Triple, in addition to being the MC of Music Bank — and he said, “I’ve had two chances to travel to Australia but ended up not making the trip, so coming here with Elle AtTV makes this an exciting place to visit. Traveling around Australia on bike, it doesn’t feel like a foreign country but gives me a friendly neighborhood vibe, and I’m pleased that it’s given me the chance to recharge.”
The first segment, titled Star Velo: 27 & Bike in Sydney, will be shown on January 2. (The 27 refers to his age, by Korean counting.) The second part airs the week after, on January 9.
Cute cute cute.
Here are the three video teasers:
KBS just may have the longest winners list at the end-of-the-year award ceremony, but they do have the most programming. Not surprisingly, some of the big winners were expected names, like Baker King Kim Tak-gu, Cinderella’s Sister, and Chuno.
The Grand Prize of the night went to Jang Hyuk, who beat out Choi Su-jong’s president (of the nation), Jeon Gwang-ryul’s president (of a baking company), Kim Gab-soo’s president (of a makgulli factory), Lee Mi-sook’s scheming wife, and Moon Geun-young’s damaged daughter characters.
Red-carpet-wise, KBS’s event was much more interesting than MBC’s lackluster event the night before, and perhaps a step up from the slightly better SBS awards, although there was a curious abundance of white. Everyone wearing it looked great, but I had to wonder whether, if you put ‘em all together, they’d look like models at a bridal convention.
The hosts of the event were perennial cutie Song Joong-ki (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), veteran Choi Su-jong (President), and a very tall Lee Da-hae (Chuno) in between. (She IS wearing platforms.)
I love how Moon Geun-young looks here — classic, simple, and pretty. I’m sorry thatMary Stayed Out All Night tanked, but it still netted her a couple award — although really, if you give out five “best couple” awards, it’s kind of a cop-out, no? Plus, she picked up an acting nod for Cinderella’s Sister, where she was amazing, as well as a popularity award. Three out of four ain’t bad. (She was also up for an acting award for Mary.)
If she were at the aforementioned imaginary bridal convention, I’d have to say she’d be the classy no-frills bride — everything would be elegant, but simple.
*Tear* There were times when I didn’t think this day would ever come — Jang Geun-seok, looking impeccable at an awards show? I need a moment to soak this in.
This almost makes me sad to think the days of showing up to events dressed up like a crazy hobo, or a glam-rock groupie, or Severus Snape, or a cheery neighborhood ajummaare over. Well, it was fun (and absurd) while it lasted!
I’ll give you a moment to ogle. Okay, done yet? *scrolls back up* No?
I don’t know how Yoo Ah-in (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) can pull off looking fierce and hot wearing a shiny gold bowtie, but he does it. And then also pulls off adorable, winning for best couple with his best bud Song Joong-ki, although I think it’s a shame he didn’t win for New Actor. (I actually liked Yoochun and his character, but he wasn’t better than Yoo Ah-in in that drama, no way. I would say I was willing to fight for this stance, but I have a feeling nobody would fight against it.)
Gah, Lee Shi-young would have me in a perpetual fit of envy, if only I didn’t like her so much. With her talent, I’m surprised she didn’t break into the industry earlier. She had a few dramas this year but it was Birth of the Rich that got her a newcomer award here.
I love everything about her look, even that blunt blob which, face it, not everyone can pull off. (It’s the type of cut you ask for at the salon, and when you’re done, your face falls because now you look like a 12-year-old medieval pageboy whose voice hasn’t dropped yet, while somehow Lee Shi-young gets to be luminous and regal. The world isn’t fair.)
And that’s it! Now we bid adieu to the old year. Onward, new year!
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