Shin Bong Sun and Heo Kyung Hwan Leave “Happy Together 3,” Kim Shin Young and Jo Se Ho Join

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Comedians Shin Bong Sun and Heo Kyung Hwan will be leaving KBS2TV’s “Happy Together 3.”

According to KBS2TV, the two MCs filmed their last episode on July 26.

Shin Bong Sun has been a member of the “Happy Together” family since 2007, and she will thus leave the show after entertaining the viewers for seven years. As for Heo Kyung Hwan, he joined the show in 2011 as a member of gag group G4.

The new MCs have confirmed to be Kim Shin Young and Jo Se Ho, who are well-known faces to all fans of variety. Their first filming will take place on August 2.

A representative of “Happy Together 3″ revealed to Star News, “Shin Bong Sun and Heo Kyung Hwan left the show, but Kim Shin Young and Jo Se Ho have joined the family

The cast look ready to bust ghosts in 4 posters for “The Night Watchman”

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MBC Mon-Tues drama "The Night Watchman" teased the upcoming premiere of the historical drama with a twist through four posters!

Jung Il Woo, Go Sung Hee, TVXQ"s Yunho, Seo Ye Ji, Yoon Tae Young, Jo Dahl Hwan, and more left fans dazzled by their charisma as they got into position for a fight against ghosts or perhaps, each other, around the palace for the fantasy-meets-history drama. 

"The Night Watchman" is a fantasy-romance drama that takes place during the Joseon Dynasty. The story revolves around Lee Rin (Jung Il Woo), who is the "night watchman" who fights ghosts.

"The Night Watchman" is set to premiere following "Triangle" on August 4 at 10 PM KST!

Actress Lee Ji Ah Confirmed to Guest on “Healing Camp”

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Actress Lee Ji Ah will be opening up about her past on SBS’ talk show “Healing Camp.”

According to a representative of SBS, the actress will participate in filming the show on July 30.

Lee Ji Ah has been actively sought after by the producers of “Healing Camp,” but as her issues in her private life have recently made the headlines, her responses to previous casting calls have been on the hesitant side. Back in April, she agreed to appear on the show after a lengthy negotiation, but the filming ended up being pushed back due to the Sewol ferry incident. This upcoming episode will mark her first-ever talk show appearance.

The actress is expected to reveal more of her career and private life, breaking the wall between her and the public

Roundtable: Turn The Speakers Up, It’s Summer!

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Roundtable: Turn The Speakers Up, It’s Summer! Written by Seoulbeats On July 29, 2014

It’s summer now in South Korea, which means a slew of summer singles being dropped by K-pop’s idol groups. We all have our sentimental favourites for the season, but will always welcome a fresh batch of songs with each new year. What are your summer bops, both new and old?

Mark: Summer is always a great battleground for songs contending for Song of the Year status, which is why the market tends to get saturated with higher quality songs at this time of the year. Proof of point:

2011: T-ara – “Roly Poly”
2012: Sistar – “Loving U”
2013: Exo – “Growl”

Sistar seems like a favorite at this point of reclaiming the title but there’s still plenty of summer left

Han Bo Reum to play Hongki”s love interest on “Modern Farmer”

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Actress Han Bo Reum has been cast as F.T. Island Hongki"s love interest on the upcoming SBS weekend drama "Modern Farmer"!

Han Bo Reum will play the role of famous idol singer Yuna who not only has the looks and talent, but a strong ambition to succeed after growing up in a poor household. She"s also loved Hongki"s character who she meets during her trainee days.

Han Bo Reum joins Park Min Woo, Honey Lee, F.T. Island"s Hongki, N.Flying"s Jaehyun, and AOA"s Mina in the drama, which is written by Kim Ki Ho of "Roller Coaster" and "Blue Tower" and directed by Oh Jin Suk of "Goddess of Marriage". 

Stay tuned for the premiere of "Modern Farmer" following "Good Day" ("Glorious Day") on October 18!

EXO’s Luhan Complimented for His Diligence by a Famous Taiwanese Guitarist

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Taiwanese producer and guitarist Benson Chen has praised EXO member Luhan for his strong work ethic.

On July 29, the guitarist shared a picture taken with Luhan through his Weibo account, showing off their close relationship.

Luhan, who is currently filming his debut film “Twenties Once Again,” has been mentored by Benson Chen to prepare for his role as a talented rocker. Seems like the idol’s skills have impressed the professional guitarist, as Benson Chen praised Luhan, “Luhan is a very hard-working young man that endures hardships. Fighting! You are outstanding!”

“Twenties Once Again” starring Wilson Chen and Zi-Shan Yang is the Chinese version of this year’s hit movie “Miss Granny

B.I.G say “Hello” to their fans by treating them to chicken

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Rookie boy group B.I.G treated their fans to some delicious chicken!

The group said "Hello" with their debut song earlier this month and are currently promoting the track on music shows. To thank their fans who suffered through hot weather just to see them, the boys chose 10 lucky fans who showed up to cheer them on at MBC"s "Show! Music Core" and SBS" "Inkigayo" and treated all 20 fans to chicken.

B.I.G"s already communicating with their fanbase through various SNS portals, and they prepared the chicken party to get even closer. They held a talk session and even took polaroid photos with fans who won the arm-wrestle contest at each table.

How did you like B

SM brings a touch of velvet to K-pop

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SM Entertainment, home to many popular K-pop groups such as Girls" Generation, Super Junior and Exo, is introducing a new girl group named Red Velvet. Red Velvet will have four members: Seul-ki, Irene, Wendy and Joy. The first three were part of a team of trainees named SM Rookies, which includes males and females who frequently practice in front of fans to get ready for official future debuts. The new group will release its first EP on Aug. 4 with the debut song "Happiness". The teaser video for the group"s debut was released through SM Entertainment"s official website and on YouTube. This marks the first time in five years that a top entertainment agency introduced a new group."Just like how red velvet reminds people of a soft, feminine touch, along with some passionate feelings from the color red, we have high hopes that the group will mesmerize the world with some sophisticated music and performances", said the agency

TVXQ’s Yunho Speaks About “Night Watchman” Taking Over Kim Jaejoong’s “Triangle”Timeslot

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TVXQ’s Yunho talks about his drama “The Night Watchman” taking over the time slot of former member Kim Jaejoong‘s drama “Triangle“.

In today’s press conference at 63 Building in Yeouido for the MBC period drama, Yunho was asked to relay his thoughts about replacing the said drama saying “I was preparing a lot for this piece, and so truthfully I wasn’t able to watch ‘Triangle’ in much detail. I have watched it once in a while whenever I can. It was nice seeing (him) working hard, and it would be nice if ‘The Night Watchman’ will have the same good impact as well.”

Meanwhile, “The Night Watchman” will air its first episode on August 4 at 10 pm while “Triangle” will be airing its last episode tonight on MBC

“Fated To Love You” releases BTS cuts of Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra”s slow dance scene

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MBC Wed-Thurs drama "Fated To Love You" gave viewers more to squeal over with behind-the-scenes photos of Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra"s slow dance scene!

It has been reported that the Jang-Jang couple filmed the scene, which looked like it popped out of a fairy tale, near Mapo Bridge on July 22. Although it was filmed at the early hour of 1 AM KST, Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra were the atmosphere makers on set with their playful personalities.

Jang Na Ra also gave Jang Hyuk a thumbs up possibly in approval at the way he took the lead with Jang Na Ra"s shy character Kim Mi Young during the romantic scene!

Stay tuned for new episodes of "Fated To Love You" this Wednesday and Thursday!

Tony Testa, Siwon, and Eunhyuk Share First Photos of Leeteuk Since Finishing His Military service

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Super Junior member Leeteuk was discharged from his two year military service today, and it was choreographer Tony Testa and fellow Super Junior members Siwon and Eunhyuk who were one of the first to share photos.

Both Eunhyuk and Siwon kept it subdued by sharing photos of their hyung, without showing his house. However, both left comments announcing cheerfully the return of the Super Junior leader.

He is back. @special1004 welcome back.

— SIWON CHOI (@siwon407) July 29, 2014

SM Entertainment choreographer Tony Testa went a step ahead and shared a group photo he took with some of the Super Junior members during their dance practice

Composer Cho Young Soo confirm SG Wannabe”s upcoming reunion album

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Composer Cho Young Soo will have the honor of producing for SG Wannabe"s upcoming album!

Cho Young Soo stated, "It is true that Kim Yong Joon and Kim Jin Ho recently met up with me... They will reunite and asked me to be the producer for their new album... When I heard the news of SG Wannabe"s reunion, I was very happy and even happier that they asked me to produce for them... Like how Fly to the Sky"s recent reunion after five years was a success, I think the ripple effect will be even bigger if the best vocal group of the 2000s, SG Wannabe, was to release a new album."

It is expected that SG Wannabe will release their reunion album in spring of next year. Following Lee Suk Hoon"s discharge from the military this coming October, they will begin recording, which takes an estimated 3-4 months

DreamT releases official response to news of Girl”s Day”s Minah and soccer player Son Heung Min dating

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After conflicting reports, DreamT has released an official response to the news that Girl"s Day"s Minah and soccer player Son Heung Min are in a relationship.

The agency stated in an official response that it"s true that Minah and Son Heung Min did go out on two dates. According to DreamT, "Minah told us that she went out with Son Heung Min twice with good feelings. After maintaining a friendship and encouraging each other as fans through SNS, [Minah] and Son Heung Min started dating with good intentions before he returns to his team in Germany." The agency added, "Minah is worried that this news going public after their second date and in the midst of them beginning to get to know each other might negatively impact Son Heung Min, who is about to enter a league, and Girl"s Day, who are currently promoting

Jo Bo Ah and Song Jae Rim Share an Underwater Kiss for “The Mermaid”

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TvN drama “The Mermaid” revealed an underwater kiss scene between actors Jo Bo Ah and Song Jae Rim.

“The Mermaid,” which has its first broadcast on August 7, is based on the fairy tale of the same name and replicated the romantic kiss scene, which is already moving the hearts of women.

In the picture, you can see the mermaid (Jo Bo Ah) sharing a electrifying kiss with a normal human male (Song Jae Rim) in the water. Song Jae Rim is sure to make fans’ hearts flutter come the first episode when he grabs Jo Bo Ah’s waist and pulls her in.

“The Mermaid” director Baek Seung Ryong revealed his feelings, saying, “Jo Bo Ah had to do quite a bit of underwater scenes, so she has worked hard. Despite shooting for over 14 hours, she continues to film with a bright expression

SISTAR reveal what they”ll do if they win #1 and more on 2nd episode of “Oven Radio”

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SISTAR told fans what they"d do if they win #1 and sang some of their old hits during the second episode of their featuring on "Oven Radio"!

SISTAR promised that if they win #1, the four members will perform a funny dance during their encore stage to match the cheerful concept for "Touch My Body". Soyu also demonstrated the sexy choreography for their latest title track during the "follow me" corner, and it was also Soyu who totally dominated the "random live" game with her perfect memory of all of her group"s song lyrics.

Tune in for the next episode of their "Oven Radio" tomorrow!

T-ara Fans Build a Forest for Group’s 5th Anniversary

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T-ara‘s fans decided to combine forces and build a forest under the group’s name in order to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their debut.

The fans of the girl group who worked together to make the project happen are the local fandom ‘T-ara dot com,‘ international fandoms ‘Diadem,‘ ‘TARA6JAPAN,‘ ‘T-ARACHINA,‘ and ‘T-ARAHK‘ which made up the T-ara fanclub union.

T-ara forest” was created through Triple Planet‘s ‘Star Forest Project‘ with the intentions of building a better environment and to make everyone create a green forest together. Other famous stars’ forests that have had their fans participate in the same project are 2NE1 forest, Shinhwa forest, Roy Kim forest, Girls Generation forest, TVXQ forest, Infinite forest, and more

Kim Chung Soo

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Name: 김청수 / Kim Chung Soo
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1985-Sep-02

TV Shows

Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats (jTBC, 2011)

SG Wannabe Meets With Producer Jo Young Soo, Possible Comeback in the Works?

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Ballad group SG Wannabe is discussing a reunion after a two year hiatus, and members Kim Yong Joon and Kim Jin Ho recently met with renowned producer Jo Young Soo. Jo Young Soo collaborated with the ballad group on their very first album, “Timeless,” and also wrote the group’s hit singles like “Craze” and “Untouchable.” Their other member, Lee Seok Hoon, was not present as he is currently serving his mandatory military service.

Sports Joseon reported that the group actually asked the producer to work with them for the new album, while still other sources reported that while they did have a light meeting with producer Jo Young Soo, nothing has been confirmed or discussed as of yet

Park Si Yeon, Bae Soo Bin, and more attend first script reading for TV Chosun drama “Greatest Marriage”

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Park Si Yeon, Bae Soo Bin, and more attended the first script reading for the upcoming TV Chosun drama "Greatest Marriage".

According to the drama"s production company on July 29, the cast and staff attended the first script reading at the TV Chosun headquarters in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on the 15th. Park Si Yeon, Bae Soo Bin, Noh Min Woo, Uhm Hyun Kyung, Jo Eun Ji, Yoon Mi Ra, Song Young Kyu, Lee Young Ran, Park Ji Il, Kim Jin Ho, Jung Se Hyung, Choi Jae Sub, PD Oh Jong Rok, writer Go Yoon Hee, and more came together for the first time to go through the lines.

Park Si Yeon shared, "It"s thrilling and fun to do a script reading with the entire cast today. It now feels like we"re really entering production

Girls” Generation”s “THE BEST” rises to the top of the Oricon Weekly Album Chart

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Girls" Generation"s first Japanese greatest hits album "THE BEST" topped the Oricon Weekly Album Chart!

According to the Oricon Chart, "THE BEST", which was released on the 23rd, sold a total of 75,000 copies, ranking #1 on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart. This marks Girls" Generation"s third time topping the Oricon Weekly Album Chart following "GIRLS" GENERATION" in June 2011 and "LOVE & PEACE" in December 2013.

With "THE BEST" at the top of the chart, Girls" Generation have become the first Asian, non-Japanese girl group to achieve such a feat. This doesn"t come as a surprise since the album has been maintaining the #1 spot on the Oricon Daily Album Chart for five days.

Congrats to Girls" Generation and SONE!