It appears as though Korea might be the backdrop for many foreign films going forward.
As highlighted in a recent SBS News report, the Korean government is heavily supporting the production of foreign films on its soil, providing both logistic and monetary support to foreign film companies. For the filming of “Avengers 2,” which spanned two weeks in the Spring of last year, the government closed a major bridge in Seoul for an entire day. In addition, production companies of films shot in the country are eligible to receive back 30 percent of the money they spend domestically. In the case of “Avengers 2,” this compensation totals around 2.8 million dollars.
AOA‘s Jimin and J.Don (N.Flying‘s Seunghyub) have officially kicked off FNC Entertainment’s new collaboration series, N Project, by dropping the single “GOD.”
Continuing with the sultry feel of the teasers, the music video shows Jimin and J.Don transform into charismatic hip-hop royalty. The video goes perfectly together with their unique voices and the strong and catchy hip-hop beat produced by Brand New Music‘s very own Rhymer and Assbrass, who also created Jimin’s previous hit “Puss.”
The collaboration project “FEEDBACK” between SISTAR’s Bora and “Unpretty Rapstar” Kisum, Lil Cham, Jace, and rapper Adoonga released the official music video through Starship Entertainment‘s YouTube channel.
“FEEDBACK,” which was written by the leader of Brand New Music, Rhymer,along with the hot and new producer Lish, is a hip hop song that discusses the honest ways a modern day girl shows her love. The four women each send their message of warning to a daring man who says, “Show me how you react.”
The newest girl group to debut this Spring, Oh My Girl, has followed in the footsteps of many new groups by pursing the cute concept in its debut track “Cupid”. The group is made up of 8 members, with each boasting talent and good looks. However, will this debut stand out from the rest?
Coming from the company WM Entertainment, that bought us the quirky and fun B1A4, Oh My Girl seems to have taken a similar debut route by pursing a cute but funny concept. They even rehash a similar colourful street set that has been seen in many of B1A4’s MV’s. This doesn’t mean that Oh My Girl is just a female version of B1A4, even if they have been presented as a sister group. While B1A4 was more quirky cute, Oh My Girl seems to have gone the more traditional route by basing its cute concept on innocence.
Girl group SISTAR‘s Bora has been chosen as the female lead for an upcoming web drama entitled “Flatterer.”
According to reports, she will be taking on the role of Bong Hee, a judo team leader, and have a crush on Park Gun, the character played by actor Kwak Dong Yeon.
Based on a webtoon of the same name, “Flatterer” revolves around Park Gun who attends a high school full of troublemakers and former dropouts.
When a billboard showing Lee Byung Hun and Sean “Diddy” Combs appeared over a bar on Hollywood Boulevard, many media outlets assumed it was an ad for an actual upcoming sequel in the “Rush Hour” series that previously starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. However, it turns out the ad was just part of the set-up for a funny “Funny or Die” parody video.
While it would not be surprising for Lee Byung Hun to be cast in another Hollywood film, following his appearance in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Red” and the upcoming films “Terminator Genysis” and "Beyond Decit," not everyone was convinced the billboard was for real. The online publication The Daily Beast, suspected that rapper, actor and entrepreneur Combs was creating another parody to follow his recent funny “Downton Diddy” video.
On an upcoming episode of quiz program “1 vs. 100,” ZE:A‘s Kwanghee reveals that Star Empire has finally provided him with a private van.
During an interview with the MC, Kwanghee shares that not all ZE:A members are treated the same. “Siwan and Hyungsik, who used to shoot dramas, had their own minivans,” he talks about the benefits of being one of the more busy members.
It"s true that idols are often cast in dramas to attract k-pop fans but that does not mean they won"t turn out to be great actors. In the past few years several idols-turned-actors have impressed audiences with their talent and on the process racked up some acting awards. This year"s Baeksang Awards include four idol-actors in the Best New Actor category.
That"s four out of five contenders.
The candidates for Best New Actor in a drama are ZE:A"s Im Si Wan, ZE:A"s Park Hyung Sik, EXO"s D.O. aka Do Kyun Soo and former MBLAQ member Lee Joon.
Recently, the web drama ‘Midnight Girl’, starring Winner’s Nam Taehyun has revealed its first teaser video.
In the teaser, Nam Taehyun shows his cute face caring for each minutes passing by. His character in the drama is said to be a karaoke owner, who falls in love with his employee.
The drama is the mixture of romantic comedy and fantasy so fans are curious to discover how the story will become
The staff of the drama praised the actor and actress, “Nam Taehyun and Seo Minji played the role in a very natural way and all the process was done smoothly. You can anticipate the new romantic comedy king and queen! Please pay much more attention and interest for the drama’.
Meanwhile, ‘Midnight Girl’ will be available on May 4 on the internet and then will air on May 7 and 14 on MBC Everyone.
Watch the teaser here:
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Actors Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung recently celebrated the upcoming arrival of their first child at a baby shower thrown by their friends.
The shower was attended by several of the actors" friends, including actresses Bae Jong Ok, Byun Jung Soo and Yoon Hyun Sook, who all appeared with Lee Bo Young in the 2011 drama "Hooray for Love." Jang Hee Jin, who appeared with Lee Bo Young in the 50-episode drama "My Daughter Seo Young," also attended.
Having already taken over the charts, EXO"s Baekhyun has finally revealed the full music video for his new track, "Beautiful", which is part of the OST for the group"s new mini-series, "EXO Next Door"!
The music video shows scenes of Baekhyun recording the song as well as clips from the drama. The evolution of the drama"s love story is shown to with the song as its background music. Have you been enjoying the drama so far?
Lending his voice to the webdrama’s OST, EXO’s Baek Hyun unveiled the music video for Beautiful.
On April 27, SM Entertainment released the official music video for Baek Hyun’s latest song release of Beautiful, which is included in the official OST of the webdrama, EXO Next Door. The music video showed Baek Hyun recording the song in the studio as well as scenes from the drama as well.
EXO Next Door is a webdrama starring the EXO members and actress Moon Ka Young.
Photo Credit: SM Entertainment.
The next runner-up for Mnet′s 4show, T-ara′s Eun Jung and her closest friends shared four-word conversations.
On April 27, Mnet′s 4show revealed the 4-word talk for Naked 4show, showing Eun Jun talking with T-ara′s Hyomin, actor Baek Sung Hyun, and Spica′s Yang Ji Won.
During the 4-word talk, Hyomin asked if Eun Jung wants to date. After bursting out in laughter, Eun Jung replied, "I′m hungry."
Hyo Min added, "Even though she does have some experience, she probably should be hungry for it." Eun Jung also said, "I′m at the age."
Eun Jung′s episode of 4show will air on April 28.
Photo Credit: Mnet
Be Funny Studios Unveils Hilarious ‘Rush Hour/Face Off’ Spoof Starring Lee Byung Hun and Sean ′Diddy′ Combs
Answering to the confusion of the Rush Hour 4 billboard that many people have been talking about, Be Funny Studios released a new video starring Lee Byung Hun and Sean ′Diddy′ Combs.
On April 27, Be Funny Studios released a new video titled, Rush Hour 4/Face Off 2, which was a parody of the two popular movies. In the video, Lee Byung Hun and Sean ′Diddy′ Combs are partnered up to save the ambassador’s daughter with a strange twist of changing their faces.
You can watch the hilarious spoof here.
Photo Credit: Be Funny Studios.
Welcome to this week"s Get That K-pop Look, where we showcase an original K-Pop outfit and give you tips on putting together your own similarly styled, affordable outfit.
The days are getting warmer and the nights are getting sultrier, which means it"s about time we feature a look that"s ready to paint the town red. Or, in this case, gold. Minah of Girls" Day launched her video for the hit single "I Am A Woman Too" recently, and it"s full of great outfits. Minah champions the outfits that are trendy and bold, but are also accessible for the average woman who wants to get a little dressed up for a night out.
Name: Kim HyoSeok (김효석) Japanese Name: ヒョソク Agency: Starkim Entertainment Band: LEDApple Position: Drummer Birthday: April 27, 1993 Height: 178cm Weight: 55kg Blood Type: AB Birthplace: Seoul Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School (Attending) Admires: Steven Smith Specialties: Exercise (Golf, Basketball) Twitter: @khs93power Instagram: kimhyoseoks
-He appeared in TvN Drama Shut Up Flower Boy Band
Usually during a group comeback, fan bases get to sit back and enjoy the many videos, performances, appearances, and songs by their favorite group.
Unfortunately for EXO-L"s, this comeback has been plagued by controversy.
After several rumors about the remaining Chinese members Lay and Tao, it looks like Tao may not be returning for the remainder of EXO"s 2015 comeback. Shortly after an announcement from his Tao"s father in Chinese media, photos began circulating of Tao"s injury that looks to be a combination of problems with his leg, foot, and ankle.
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For K-pop fans not familiar with YG Entertainment, it may seem a bit excessive that the group members attached to the label are always showing love and support for each other.
They should know however, they don"t call themselves the "YG Family" for nothing.
The YG Family love continues to permeate social media as Big Bang members G-Dragon and Taeyang both expressed support for the former YG Family member Se7en. After a more than cordial exit from the YG Entertainment label, Se7en has returned with a teaser for his musical project. With G-Dragon and Taeyang both expressing support on Twitter, it would seem that contracts don"t diminish the family spirit.
Lee Min Ho Attends 11street Online Marketplace Launch Event In Malaysia As International Brand Ambassador
(Photo : Nik Tim)
(Photo : Nik Tim)
Celcom Planet Unveils 11street - The Online Shopping Platform Which Goes Beyond
11street unveiled its online marketplace, www.11street.my, as latest-mall in Malaysia under a joint effort between SK Planet and Celcom Axiata. 11street was officially introduced and launched at NU Sentral Shopping Centre on April 25 witnessed by His Excellency Cho Byungjae, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea.
Stage Name: Fei Birth Name: Wang Fei Fei Label: JYP entertainment Group: Miss A Birthday: April 27, 1987 Position: Lead Vocalist Nationality: Chinese Weight: 47 kg Height: 165 cm Twitter: @missA_fei
Fei’s fans are called Feithfuls. Fei was scouted on her way to dance school in Guang Zhou. Fei was trained for 3 years and learned Korean during her training days, now she is able to speak Korean quite fluently. Fei was part of JYP Sisters with fellow member Jia, Wonder Girls’ Lim, Sarah, and Xiao Fei. Fei’s favorite color is red. Fei can speak mandarin, korean, and minimal english. Fei likes Tamia. Fei likes to play video games. Jia, Min, and Suzy like the Chinese food that Fei cooks. Fei thinks whatever she cooks is nice. Fei can cook well. Miss A members eat anything she cooks. Fei is flexible Fei said that she is a sensitive type, can get hurt easily. Fei can cook well for any menu that she cooks for the first time. Fei decorated her room with the color red. Fei hurt herself a lot when dancing for Good-bye Baby at first. When Fei came to Korea for the first time, her Korean was hopeless. Fei is collecting body mists and hats. Fei likes luxurious and simple fashion style Fei wants to make her own business. Fei has a quiet and mature personality, but sometimes also cute.