Everyone loves, or at least knows how popular "Superman is Back" is, so it probably comes as no surprise that it"s been recorded as #1 in viewer ratings for the 44th week in a row!
Nielsen Korea revealed that the latest episode on May 3 had a 14.9% viewer rating. That was a 0.3% increase in ratings from last week"s episode, making it the 44th straight week of maintaining the number 1 spot in its competitive time slot. This means the variety show has been #1 for 11 months in a row!
For the first time ever in Singapore, a Korean drama OST themed concert was held here on April 22 at The Star Performing Arts Center. Baek Ji Young and K.Will who headlined the one-night only show was joined by Gilgu Bonggu (GB9) and Yoo Sung Eun. Together, they treated ardent K-drama fans to symbolic songs from the last decade to the latest popular OST songs of today.
I got goosebumps right from the beginning when GB9 gave their rendition of “Bogoshipda” (I’m Missing You). “Stairway to Heaven” was the very first drama that got me started on Korean dramas and I was so smitten with Kwon Sang Woo back then! The next song was “Snow Flower” from “I’m Sorry, I Love You,” starring So Ji Sub and Im Soo Jung, followed by “I Believe” from “My Sassy Girl” which made everyone take notice of Jun Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun. I bet you still remember Gyun Woo being humiliated by wearing Jun Ji Hyun’s high heels! Right?!
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"Heard It Through the Grapevine" is directed by Ahn Pan-seok, written by Jeong Seong-joo, and features Lee Joon, Ko Ah-seong, Yoo Joon-sang, and Yoo Ho-jeong.
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Showing how much her babies have grown, Lee Young Ae recently participated in a photo shoot with lifestyle magazine JLOOK with her beautiful twin children.
In the recently revealed pictorial, Lee Young Ae elegantly posed with her fraternal twins, Seung Kwon and Seung Bin. Just like their mother, the twins carried a graceful beauty about them, despite being playful children.
During the interview, Lee Young Ae shared, “I’ve lived 20 years under the title of actor. And now, I’m living as Seung Kwon and Seung Bin’s mother.
“I was happy receiving the brilliant spotlight as actress Lee Young Ae, but I’m also quite content with my life right now as a mother of two. I always start my day with hearing the kids saying, ‘Mommy, Mommy.’”
Then we have the backstory behind Goo-min and Hyeon-sook"s romance, which is just as precious as that between Roo-oh and Ma-ri. Revealing the past between Goo-min and Hyeon-sook makes me want to root for them even more, especially since Goo-min is so obviously still in love with a very oblivious Hyeon-sook. Her self-esteem still won"t let her accept that a man like him could love a girl like her. Although she"s taking steps to better herself, she hasn"t quite yet gotten that far. The flashbacks let us see what a kind-hearted man Goo-min is just like the ones last episode gave us insight into Jong-mi, Hyeon-sook"s best friend.A plot thread I"m also not keen on in that of Eun-shil, the insidious and jealous manager of Soon-ok"s cooking class. As if there wasn"t already enough going on in this story, the writer had to add in another self-serving person. I wonder if she, too, will receive a redemption plotline.Aside from a few quibbles, I"m really enjoying this show. It creates a solid world and allows me to forget I"m watching television.
Hyeon-ae is also repeating the mistakes of her past, but now we see the insecurities behind her bravado and cruelty. She is so unsure of herself that she puts Hyeon-sook down in order to feel better about herself. This time, however, Hyeon-sook is learning not to let Hyeon-ae get to her. This is my favorite conflict of the episode. We get to see how Hyeon-ae ticks behind her facade and we get to watch Hyeon-sook grow up.As for Ma-ri and her suitors, she has begun to date Roo-oh and they are hopelessly adorable. Her mother likes Doo-jin who has developed a crush on Ma-ri as well. The love triangle is complete. It is also bolstered by the fact that Hyeon-sook prefers Doo-jin. This set up will lead to much more drama in the future when relationships between people are revealed. For example, Doo-jin and Roo-oh know each other from the past. They will now fight for a woman. Hyeon-sook will learn that the Ma-ri she so adores is the daughter of the student she most hates. Although this world is rather insular, I am looking forward to watching the world explode in front of all of these unsuspecting characters.
Added episode 3 for the Korean drama "Who Are You - School 2015"
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"Who Are You - School 2015" (2015) Directed by Baek Sang-hoon, Kim Seong-yoon Written by Kim Hyeon-jeong-II, Kim Min-jeong-II Network : KBS With Kim So-hyeon-I, Nam Joo-hyeok, Yook Seong-jae, Lee Pil-mo, Lee David, Kim Hee-jeong-I,... Mon, Tue 22:00 Synopsis This drama starts with a mysterious case in a school where the "it girl" Eun-byeol disappears and comes back with her memory erased. The truth about the school reveals itself as she struggles to find herself. Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/04/27
Added episode 7 for the Korean drama "My Unfortunate Boyfriend"
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"My Unfortunate Boyfriend" (2015) Directed by Nam Gi-hoon Written by Lee Jae-yoon Network : MBC Dramanet With Noh Min-woo-I, Yang Jin-seong, Yunhak, Han Hye-rin, Kim Eun-jung, Yoon Joo-sang,... 16 episodes - Fri, Sat 19:00 Synopsis An unbelievable but honest love story between a girl who does not mind lying whenever necessary and a guy who has to tell only the truth all the time. Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/04/10
It has been reported that 2PM’s Nichkhun, Super Junior-M’s Henry, f(x)’s Amber, g.o.d’s Park Joon Hyung, and M.I.B’s Kangnam will all be appearing together as guests on a future episode of “Running Man.”
According to a broadcast official on May 5, these five stars are currently in the middle of filming for SBS’ variety program “Running Man” for its ‘Trending Variety Stars’ special.
Busker Busker‘s guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Jang Bum Joon has made over 4.6 billion won (approx. US$4.3 million) over the past four years from the royalties of the band’s hit song “Cherry Blossom Ending” from their first album.
According to the May 4 episode of tvN‘s “The List 2015“, on the list of celebrities with the highest profits from their copyright holdings, he is behind only top stars BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon and Park Jin Young.
GOT7 Exudes Passion, Professionalism, and Confidence at First Press Conference and Fan Meeting in Singapore
JYP Entertainment’s rookie boyband GOT7 was in Singapore last week for its first press conference and fan meeting at the Kallang Theatre. The members, JB, Mark, Jr., Jackson, Yongjae, Bambam, and Yugeom, confidently talked about their impression of Singapore, their fans, their activities on SNS, their interest in reality/ variety shows, their songs, and even answered a psychological survey on their ideal types to the media. Hours later, GOT7 displayed perfection in their energetic performances and made memories with their fans.
Members of f(x) excluding Sulli recently shot a commercial for ice cream brand Baskin Robbins.
The SM Entertainment group has been chosen to be the models for the ice cream brand’s bingsoo, and they will release a “Bingsoo song” for the summer. The group’s leader Victoria posted a sneak peek of the commercial on her Instagram account.
The fans consequently picked up on Sulli not being present in any of the behind-the-scenes footage released so far, as only four members can be seen.
Minguk is spreading the happy virus!
In the latest episode of The Return Of Superman, Song Il Gook and his triplets spend some time fishing. Minguk definitely loves the activity so much as he keeps on laughing throughout the journey, check out the video below
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Added new trailer and posters for the upcoming Korean movie "The Silenced"
"The Silenced" (2015)Directed by Lee Hae-yeongWith Park Bo-yeong, Eom Ji-won, Park So-dam,...Formerly known as "Gyeongseong School: The Lost Girls"SynopsisDuring the year 1938 in Gyeongseong, a story of mystery unfolds in a school which existence itself is a secret.Release date in Korea : 2015/06
Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Mak-Girls"
"Mak-Girls" (2013)Directed by Kim Ki-youngWith Hong Ah-reum, Changjo, Kim Min-yeong, Im Won-hee, Yang Taek-jo, Ko Eun-mi,...SynopsisFemale students from the Chungjoo Yeseong Girl"s High School develop a new kind rice wine and patent it. This drama is about high school students helping their beloved father continue their family business.Release date in Korea : 2015/05/21
Korea is celebrating children today with Children′s Day on May 5!
With that in mind, we′ve chosen a list of idol group members that we think would make awesome babysitters for all the children running around the area today.
Who do you think will be the best babysitter?
EXO′s Chan Yeol
As many of you have heard, EXO′s Chan Yeol will appear in an upcoming episode of KBS′ Return of Superman.
According to what people have said, Chan Yeol was super careful and super affectionate towards Lee Hwi Jae′s twins, even taking them out to the grocery store to get them treats.
We don′t really need to watch the episode to know how sweet Chan Yeol will be to babies, but please, do give us the episode soon!
Rapper Jessi appears as a flawless summer beach beauty in the latest issue of Grazia magazine.
In the photos, she shows off her body in surfer tops and bikini bottoms and short shorts.
Since she appeared on “Unpretty Rapstar,” Jessi has become increasingly popular. She has starred on SBS‘s “Running Man” and tvN‘s “SNL Korea,” as well as joined her close friend Girl’s Generation‘s Tiffany on Mnet‘s “Heart a Tag.”
Added episodes 9 and 10 for the Korean drama "Falling For Innocence"
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"Falling For Innocence" (2015) Directed by Ji Yeong-soo Written by Yoo Hee-kyeong Network : jTBC With Jeong Kyeong-ho, Kim So-yeon, Yoon Hyeon-min, Park Yeong-gyoo, Ahn Seok-hwan, Kong Hyeon-joo,... 16 episodes - Fri, Sat 21:45 Also known as "Beating Again" and "Falling in Love With Soon Jung" Synopsis A man who is a cold-blooded hunter gets heart surgery and due to cellular memory syndrome, he becomes warm hearted. He meets a woman, then learns the true meaning of happiness and love. Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/04/03
At the press conference for upcoming web drama, "Midnight Woman", WINNER"s Nam Tae Hyun mentioned a possible comeback for WINNER this year!
When asked when his group would make a comeback, he said, "We"ve been going to the practice room and receiving new songs and creating new songs. You might be able to look forward to a comeback by the second half of this year. Our company is the type to take its time until a good song comes. We"re working hard right now so look forward to it."