Lee Seung-gi announces new album

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Lee Seung-gi announces new album

Singer-actor Lee Seung-gi will bring out a regular album on June 4, according to the 28-year-old"s talent agency, Hook Entertainment."Lee last released his album "Return" in 2012, which means his new album is being unveiled three years after the last", said a person affiliated with the entertainment company.The singer marks the 11th anniversary since his debut on his album release day, June 4. It is the date when he first performed his debut song, "Because You"re My Woman", in 2004.Since his debut, Lee has made several albums, including "The Dream of a Moth", "Crazy for You" and "Story of Separation". In addition to singing, Lee has diversified his career to hosting variety shows such as KBS"s "Happy Sunday - 1 Night 2 Days" (2007-12) and "Strong Heart" (2009-12), all of which contributed to his popularity.The entertainer started his acting career by appearing in drama series. A few of the famous TV shows Lee has starred in are SBS"s "You"re Surrounded" (2014), MBC"s "Gu Family Book" (2013) and SBS"s "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" (2010).Lee was also recently seen on movie screens in his first film, "Love Forecast", which was released in January.By Jin Min-ji

Uhm Ji On Lags Almost a Year behind Her Peers in Sociability?

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Uhm Ji On Lags Almost a Year behind Her Peers in Sociability?

Dad Uhm Tae Woong was understandably shocked at the news.

On the May 24 episode of KBS 2TV’s “Superman Returns,” Uhm Tae Woong takes his daughter Uhm Ji On to a child development center to find out not just how she’s doing but also how he and his wife are doing as parents.

Uhm Tae Woong shares, “We were curious as to whether we’re doing a good job and if there’s anything we’re doing wrong.”

The results of the consultation show that Uhm Ji On is doing fine in all other areas but lagging about 10 months behind her peers in sociability. She is also a bit behind on language acquisition according to the results. Uhm Tae Woong’s heart drops at the news and says, “It’s our fault as parents.”

“Superman Returns” Triplets Graduate from the Kids’ Table

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“Superman Returns” Triplets Graduate from the Kids’ Table

Triplets Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se have graduated from the kids’ table!

On the May 24 episode of KBS2’s “Superman Returns,” the triplets are allowed to sit at the grown-up table and eat with their father, Song Il Gook. In an attempt to teach his kids how to eat like adults, Song Il Kook sits them down at the table and teaches them some table manners.

“You can’t eat first,” he says to Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se as they wait to eat their jajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles). “You have to wait for the adult to eat first before you can begin,” he explains. The triplets, meanwhile, make their father proud by sitting quietly, obediently waiting until he has finished before digging in.

Foo Fighters, The Chemical Brothers & Noel Gallagher to Descend on Korea for “Ansan M Valley Rock Festival”

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Foo Fighters, The Chemical Brothers & Noel Gallagher to Descend on Korea for “Ansan M Valley Rock Festival”

CJ E&M"s Must-see Event Will Take Place on July 24-26 in Ansan, Korea Award-winning rock bands and artists, such as Foo Fighters, The Chemical Brothers, Noel Gallagher, Motorhead and Deadmau5, will excite tens of thousands of fans this summer at the popular Ansan M Valley Rock Festival, organized by Asia"s leading content and media company CJ E&M.

The festival"s lineup to date is as follows: from the U.K. – The Chemical Brothers, Motorhead, Noel Gallagher"s High Flying Birds, Ride, Rudimental; from the U.S. – Foo Fighters, Benjamin Booker, OK Go, Twenty One Pilots; from Canada – Deadmau5; from Japan – Alexandros, One Ok Rock; from Korea –Apollo 18, Bily Acoustie, Galaxy Express, Glen Check, Idiotape, Seoul Riddim Superclub , Hologram Film , Guckkasten, Bulnabang Star Sausage Club, Kiha & The Faces, Peppertones, Rock N Roll Radio, Daybreak, Dear Cloud, GoGoStar, Hyukoh and Sultan of the Disco. Festival organizers at CJ E&M"s Music Business Unit note, "Ansan M Valley Rock Festival has become one of the top music events in Asia, featuring best artists from around the world. We are thrilled to introduce these legendary musicians to the performance line-up". Ansan M Valley Rock Festival is scheduled to take place at Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park in Ansan, Korea, from July 24 through 26. For more information, visit the official website at http://valleyrockfestival.mnet.com/2015/index.asp and the official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/valleyrockfestival).

Lee Yeon Hee Reveals BoA Is Her Drinking Buddy

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Lee Yeon Hee Reveals BoA Is Her Drinking Buddy

On the May 24 broadcast of MBC’s “Section TV,” actress Lee Yeon Hee talks about her close relationship with singer and fellow SM Entertainment artist BoA, revealing how they like to go out for drinks together.

When asked about BoA, the actress says, “BoA is my drinking buddy. We like to drink beer together.”

“I rarely have the urge to drink, but I enjoy having a glass of wine with my meals,” she explains about her healthy drinking habits.

MONSTA X featured on “DeokspatchX” Ep. 2

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MONSTA X featured on “DeokspatchX” Ep. 2


On the first episode of "DeokspatchX" featuring rookie boy group MONSTA X, the members were asked to complete embarrassing challenges like on MBC"s "Infinity Challenge."

On the 2nd episode, MONSTA X created their version of SBS" "Running Man." The members were divided into three teams--Red, Blue and X-Man--- where they were asked to complete missions.

Watch below:


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SBS” “Running Man” drops bonus video featuring Lee Kwang Soo

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SBS” “Running Man” drops bonus video featuring Lee Kwang Soo


On May 22nd, SBS" "Running Man" uploaded a bonus clip featuring their surprise home visit to Lee Kwang Soo.

On the May 17th episode of "Running Man" and it was a live broadcast, Yoo Jae Suk and Ji Suk Jin consummated their prank on Lee Kwang Soo, who was so surprised by the trick as he was caught watching his adult videos.

Watch below:


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Yook Sungjae Is Absolutely Adorable in “Who Are You” Behind-The-Scenes Cuts

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Yook Sungjae Is Absolutely Adorable in “Who Are You” Behind-The-Scenes Cuts

KBS2TV’s “Who Are You – School 2015” has revealed adorable behind-the-scenes shots of BTOB‘s Yook Sungjae who plays Gong Tae Kwang in the popular drama.

Even when the cameras are not rolling, Yook Sungjae is seen playing around like his charming and energetic on-screen character. Each photo showcases a different side of the talented idol, focusing on his wide range of cute facial expressions.

Chu Sarang Dresses Up as Mermaid Princess on “Superman Returns”

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Chu Sarang Dresses Up as Mermaid Princess on “Superman Returns”

Mixed martial artist Chu Sung Hoon’s daughter Chu Sarang transforms into a mermaid princess on the latest episode of KBS 2TV’s “Superman Returns.”

Waiting for her friend Yuto to come over during the episode, Chu Sarang helps her dad as he prepares a cake for Yuto’s birthday. She also makes the decision to dress up in a mermaid princess outfit in anticipation of her friend’s arrival, making the careful selection after taking a look at a variety of dresses. Interestingly, the dress seems to have an effect on the previously lively Sarang, as she suddenly becomes much more modest upon donning the dress.

Henry & Yewon”s quick kiss on “We Got Married

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Henry & Yewon”s quick kiss on “We Got Married


On the May 23rd episode of MBC"s "We Got Married," Henry and Yewon shared their first on-screen kiss.

The kiss happened as the two were taking a walk in a garden. It was quick kiss given by Yewon.

Watch below:


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Military Manpower Administration Says Yoo Seung Jun Did Not Inquire about Military Service

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Military Manpower Administration Says Yoo Seung Jun Did Not Inquire about Military Service

Korea’s Military Manpower Administration has refuted Yoo Seung Jun’s claim that he recently inquired about enlisting in the military.

An official statement from the agency was aired on the May 24 episode of MBC’s “Section TV,” and stated that, “Yoo Seung Jun has not inquired about joining the military since 2002.” This response comes after the former K-pop star gave an emotional live internet interview in which he said that he had inquired about joining the military last year.

Choi Siwon Stopped Watching “Infinity Challenge” After “Sixth Man”?

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Choi Siwon Stopped Watching “Infinity Challenge” After “Sixth Man”?

Super Junior‘s Choi Siwon showed his support for Kwanghee on MBC‘s “Infinity Challenge,” who he competed against for “Sixth Man.

On the May 24 episode of MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment Relay,” he complimented his former competitor, saying, “Kwanghee is really good, and it really suits him well.”

However, he stutters as he says the words, and his co-interviewee Ji Jin Hee points out, “Why are you stuttering?” Choi Siwon responds by asking, “Was that really obvious?”

New YG Girl Group Member Kim Ji Soo Makes Appearance on “Producer”

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New YG Girl Group Member Kim Ji Soo Makes Appearance on “Producer”

Kim Ji Soo, a member of YG’s upcoming mystery girl group, made a surprise appearance on KBS 2TV’s “Producer.”

In the May 23 episode, she appears as a guest of the variety show “1 Night 2 Days” along with seniors from her company, 2NE1’s Sandara Park and Winner’s Kang Seung Yoon.

This is just one among Kim Ji Soo’s many pre-debut appearances, having already been actively participating in the entertainment field, modeling for a casual handbag brand with Lee Min Ho and starring in the music videos for Epik High’s “Spoiler+Happen Ending” and Hi Suhyun’s “I’m Different.”

Yoo Jae Suk Reveals His Personal Space at Home for the First Time

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Yoo Jae Suk Reveals His Personal Space at Home for the First Time

Yoo Jae Suk revealed his personal space at home for the very first time on the latest episode of MBC’s “Infinity Challenge.”

Aired on May 23, the episode shows the various cast members packing for their Bangkok trip.

“The producers told me to self-film this,” says Yoo Jae Suk, as he shows one of his rooms, unadorned except for a computer desk and some caps hanging on the wall.

Shin Goo

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Shin Goo

Name: 신구 / Shin Goo (Shin Gu)
Also known as: Sin Goo (Sin Gu)
Real name: 신순기 / Shin Sun Gi
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1936-Aug-13
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Leo
Debut: 1972

TV Shows

Feast of the Gods (MBC, 2012)
Can’t Live With Losing (MBC, 2011)
You’ve Fallen for Me (MBC, 2011)
New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
Telecinema: Heaven’s Postman (SBS, 2009)
Queen Seon Duk (MBC, 2009)
Amnok River Flows (SBS, 2008)
Family’s Honor (SBS, 2008)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
Kimchi Cheese Smile (MBC, 2007)
Money’s Warfare (SBS, 2007)
Thank You (MBC, 2007)
Someday (OCN, 2006)
Pure 19 (KBS1, 2006)
18 vs. 29 (KBS2, 2005)
Our Attitude to Prepare Parting (MBC, 2005)
Land (SBS, 2004)
Sorry I Love You (KBS2, 2004)
Drama City episode deja-vu (KBS2, 2004)
Beijing My Love (KBS2, 2004)
Miss Kim Makes 1 Million (SBS, 2004)
Long Live Love (SBS, 2003)
Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School (KBS2, 2003)
Wife (KBS2, 2003)
Sunrise House (SBS, 2002)
Ruler of Your Own World (MBC, 2002)
The Woman (SBS, 2002)
Juliet’s Man (SBS, 2000)
Emperor Wang Gun (KBS1, 2000)
Couple Clinic: Love and War (KBS2, 1999)
Queen (SBS, 1999)
School (KBS2, 1999)
Advocate (MBC, 1998)
King and Queen (KBS1, 1998)
West Palace (KBS2, 1995)
Do You Remember Love (MBC, 1995)
The Royal Way (KBS1, 1991)

Yewon Talks With Henry’s Mom for the First Time on “We Got Married”

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Yewon Talks With Henry’s Mom for the First Time on “We Got Married”

Yewon talked with Henry’s mom for the first time since their marriage.

On the episode of MBC’s “We Got Married” aired on May 23, Henry and Yewon enjoy a walk in the park.

On the way back home, Henry asks Yewon if she would talk to his mom, especially since she had connected the two via phone call while inviting people over to celebrate their new house. Though she is worried about her English skills, she takes the phone.

DIA TV aims to bridge video content globally

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DIA TV aims to bridge video content globally

Korea"s leading entertainment company, CJ E&M, launched a new project called DIA TV early this month in an aim to bridge domestic YouTube video creators with a wider global audience.DIA TV is an upgraded version of the company"s multichannel network (MCN) business, which was established in 2013 to provide support to video creators when it comes to marketing, distribution and copyright issues.However, with the business" fast-paced development, the entertainment conglomerate is now taking its service to the next level under a new agenda - by creating new business models, expanding its platform and reaching out to global audiences."We now have 387 creators who amass more than 22 million subscribers on YouTube. Each of them specializes in various fields, like entertainment, beauty, music and food. Now, those creators can advance to become "influencers" who can have an impact on the public", Oh Jin-se, who manages the company"s MCN business, said during a press conference on May 7 in central Seoul. When the MCN business was created in 2013 - the first of its kind in Korea - it aided many content creators by offering practical help, such as renting out cameras, arranging collaboration among video producers and even building studios in Hongdae, western Seoul. Now, DIA TV will diversify the group"s single platform, YouTube, with other video-sharing websites such as Youku, based in China, and Dailymotion, based in France. CJ E&M is currently in discussions to possibly start that service from June. Among the many possible business models possible from video content, the first to be debuted is that called O2O (offline-to-online) service. It matches online content with offline reality - by suggesting real restaurants that offer similar dishes to those promoted by video bloggers, for example. At the same time, the entertainment giant is attempting to reach a wider global audience, considered key in expanding business. CJ E&M plans to broadcast Internet-based content to their own global TV channel, Channel M, which airs in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, among others. "We are not going to restrict our boundaries only to the domestic market", said Lee Deok-jae, who"s in charge of the company"s broadcasts and content. "If we don"t profit outside the domestic market, there would be some limitations. There are creators who aren"t able to realize their potential due to things like language barriers, so we are planning to fill in those gaps", Lee added. Translation services for homemade videos will be offered in addition.DIA TV aims to secure 2,000 content creators by 2017, while establishing more than 20 teams with more than 1 million subscribers. One of the main partners of the new project is Na Dong-hyun, better known as The GreatLibrary, who runs the eponymous Youtube channel with more than 900,000 subscribers. With the help of CJ E&M, Na plans to build his own company, tentatively titled DH Media, within the first half of this year. "Seeking out content creators who lack publicity amid this highly competitive market", is the main purpose of his soon-to-be founded company. BY JIN EUN-SOO [jin.eunsoo@joongang.co.kr]

BIGBANG Scores 10th Win for “Loser” and “Inkigayo” Triple Crown

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BIGBANG Scores 10th Win for “Loser” and “Inkigayo” Triple Crown

Congrats to BIGBANG on their 10th music show win for “Loser”! The song went up against BoA‘s “Kiss My Lips” and INFINITE Sunggyu‘s “The Answer,” in the end coming out on top not only for a 10th music show win, but also for an “Inkigayo” triple crown.

Member Taeyang, accepting the award, said, “Thank you so much for all the love you’ve given us and our music for the past month,” and apologized for the absence of two members - G-Dragon and T.O.P – on the award stage, saying that they had to leave to film the music video for their new release next week.

Big Bang wins #1 on SBS” “Inkigayo” + performances by SHINee, N.Flying, HISTORY & more

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Big Bang wins #1 on SBS” “Inkigayo” + performances by SHINee, N.Flying, HISTORY & more

SBS" "Inkigayo" aired its latest episode with energetic and fun performances from your favorite idols. Joining us were MCs Kim Yoo Jung and Hong Jong Hyun plus new co-MC GOT7"s Jackson.


 



On this episode, SHINee came back with "View", HISTORY returned with "Might Just Die", and N.Flying debuted with "Awesome".

Kick-Ass” Chloe Moretz stuffs her face, dances to “Gangnam Style”, and curses in satoori on “SNL Korea”

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Kick-Ass” Chloe Moretz stuffs her face, dances to “Gangnam Style”, and curses in satoori on “SNL Korea”

Hollywood actress Chloe Moretz learned a lot about Korae on "SNL Korea"!
The actress visited Korea for 4 days this past weekend, guided by singer Eric Nam, and she featured on "SNL Korea" with Eric! She asked Eric for advice on how she could leave an impression on her Korean fans, and he coached her through the "Do you know---" questions, eating broadcast, dancing the way Koreans like it, and even cursing as Koreans do.


At first, Chloe seems to be flustered but willing to learn everything - but at the end she shows that her lessons have really paid off as she gives the comedian a run for her money with her own satoori cursing.
Check out the video above!

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