Kwon Sang Woo thanks fans and family upon the news of his second child

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Kwon Sang Woo shared his thoughts as a father who is expecting his second child with wife Son Tae Young.

Kwon Sang Woo shared on his fan cafe on July 25, "Luke now has a dongseng (younger sibling)... I still don"t know what life is about, but after my child was born, I thought about my parents and family more. I feel like I"m becoming more mature one step at a time... I ask for nothing else besides my precious child to be born healthily and hope that it lives with only laughs without wanting for anything."

"Even in this moment, I will not forget the hearts of fans who are happy for me like family... It feels like how I felt when I had Luke. I feel like I"m on top of the world once again

Renowned Chinese Composer Wei Jen Yuan Praises EXO’s Lay for His Music Writing Ability

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Recently, on July 25, famous Chinese composer Wei Jen Yuan recognized EXO‘s Lay for his excellent music writing ability. Wei Jen Yuan posted on his Weibo, “Listening to your music in Shanghai makes me so happy. Young people these days are really talented. Creativity is something that slowly grows with time, and it’ll be your best tool for music. Let me listen to your new stuff. Good luck!”

Lay replied, “Getting praised by you makes me really happy. As you said, I’ll work hard and show you my music.”

Wei Jen Yuan is a renowned composer, writer, and producer in China and Taiwan. He worked as a producer from 1996 through 2004, and started releasing his own music in 2000.

Lay has previously shown his original work in concerts, and once mentioned in an interview that his inspirational figure is Beethoven

Male Cast Members of “Roommate” Get Dressed Up in New Group Photos

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The male cast members of SBS’ variety show “Roommate,” Lee Dong Wook, Park Min Woo, Seo Kang Joon, Shin Sung Woo, EXO’s Chanyeol, and Jo Se Ho, gathered together for a dressy photo shoot.

On July 25, SBS revealed a recent group photo of all six men of the house, who can be seen showing off their manly charms, as they are dressed up in nice suits. In the released pictures, you can see a different side of these members, who are usually caught on camera wearing a casual and comfortable style of clothing. They prove that they are still able to look handsome and display their perfect visuals once they switch out of their sweatpants and jeans in exchange for some fancy suits.

In one of the photos, the male cast members flash big smiles for the camera for a friendly shot, while the other portrays a more intense image, as they pose with a serious expression on their faces

“It”s Okay, That”s Love” premieres, but which Wed-Thurs drama was #1 this week?

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"It"s Okay, That"s Love" premiered this week, but it was "Joseon Gunman" that rose to the top of its time slot this week!

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the July 24th episode of KBS 2TV"s "Joseon Gunman" achieved an 11.9% viewer rating, which is a 0.3% increase from its previous viewer rating of 11.6%.

MBC"s "Fated To Love You" broke its own record by rising 0.9% from a 9.7% to 10.6% viewer rating, and SBS" "It"s Okay, That"s Love" dropped 0.2% from a 9.3% for its premiere to a 9.1% viewer rating.

Which Wed-Thurs drama are you starting or catching up with?

[Hiring] Soompi Graphic Designer/Videographer Position Available in Seoul!

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Hi Soompiers! Soompi is seeking an awesome graphic designer/videographer who can create and edit graphics and videos. If you’re an experienced designer who lives in Seoul and is looking for a part-time job, this might be the position for you!

You will create fun graphics for and Soompi Shop, as well as shoot and edit video interviews with the newest and hottest names in K-Pop. You will work about 20-30 hours a week from our Seoul office. Our ideal candidate will be well-versed in both graphic design and video editing, but we will also consider candidates who are skilled in graphic design and are willing to learn the basics of video recording and editing. (Videography is a secondary responsibility, so we will not accept candidates who are well-versed in video editing but cannot create and edit graphics.)

If you’re not a Korean citizen, you must possess a working visa (e

TEEN TOP add dates in Chile and Colombia to their world tour this August

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TEEN TOP will be heading to the Americas for their world tour this August!

"TEEN TOP 2014 World Tour HIGH KICK" will continue on in Chile on August 11, Mexico on August 14, Panama on August 16, Colombia on August 17, and Peru on August 20. Although the dates for Mexico, Panama, and Peru were previously planned, TEEN TOP added dates in Chile and Colombia in response to fans" love calls.

Their agency T.O.P Media stated, "TEEN TOP will perform their hit songs including "Rocking", "No More Perfume On You", "Supa Luv", and "Clap" as well as songs of various genres including dance, hip hop, and ballad. The members will also perform their self-composed songs of course and perform a special repertoire for their [international] fans

Jung Kyung Ho Shows His Goofy Side for Harper’s Bazaar

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Actor Jung Kyung Ho appeared in a humorous yet stylish photo shoot for fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar.

Incorporating eclectic items like a Micky Mouse hat with fashionable suits, Jung Kyung Ho wonderfully pulled off the photo shoot with his unique charm.

During the interview with the magazine, Jung Kyung Ho showed his great dedication to his currently airing drama “Endless Love“. On the drama’s strong plot, he said, “I was so glad to finally meet a drama with such a strong structure that made me want to map out a character chart.” Although the drama does not have the best ratings for a weekend drama, it has shown a steady viewership since its premiere.

The full photo shoot and interview with Jung Kyung Ho can be found in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar

Kim Byung Choon

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Name: 김병춘 / Kim Byung Choon (Kim Byeong Chun)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1967

TV Shows

Time Slip Dr. Jin (MBC, 2012)
Fermentation Family (jTBC, 2011)
Noriko Goes to Seoul (KBS2, 2011)
City Hunter (SBS, 2011)
Gloria (MBC, 2010)
Mrs. Town (tvN, 2009)
Triple (MBC, 2009)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
Unstoppable Marriage (KBS2, 2007)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
Shin Don (MBC, 2005)
Fashion 70′s (SBS, 2005)
Shining Days (SBS, 2004)


Hanji (2011)
Be My Guest (2011)
No Doubt (2010)
Potato Symphony (2009)
Hand Phone (2009)
My Wife Got Married (2009)
Cherry Tomato (2007)
Bank Attack (2007)
Love Exposure (2007)
Femme Fatale (2007, cameo)
Paradise 1986 (2006)
My Wife is a Gangster 3 (2006)
A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Heaven’s Soldier (2005)
Dance With The Wind (2004)
Once Upon A Time In Highschool (2004)
A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003)
Double Agent (2002)
Can’t Live Without Robbery (2002)
Indian Summer (2001)
Happy End (1999)

Shoo is a super mom with her twins Ra Hee and Ra Yool for “Styler Housewife Lifestyle”

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Shoo continued to prove that she is a superwoman with her efforts as the mother of twin daughters Ra Hee and Ra Yool in "Styler Housewife Lifestyle"s August issue!

For the pictorial, Shoo and her twins traveled to a resort one hour away from Seoul. Despite the drive and shoot, the babies didn"t seem to cry or throw tantrums during the photo shoot, which goes to show how well Shoo raised them.

Shoo shared, "Even after giving birth to Ra Hee and Ra Yool, I went on a lot of trips with them and my son [Lim] Yoo because I wanted to spend a lot of time with them. Maybe it"s because of that the twins adjust well to unfamiliar surroundings. I was worried today as well because of the outdoor photo shoot, but the twins followed along well

2NE1 Park Bom to appear on Japanese music show following unofficial leave from “Roommate”

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Despite having unofficially left her role on reality show “Roommate” following her recent controversy, 2NE1’s Park Bom will be appearing on a Japanese television music show.

Park Bom will be appearing on the NHK music talk program “MUSIC JAPAN.” On their official homepage, they announced that 2NE1 will be guest starring next week on the Thursday, July 28th episode. This comes just a day after Park Bom was reported to have left her first fixed guest show, showing that 2NE1’s promotions in Japan as a whole are still continuing strong. 2NE1 kicked off their Japanese promotions with the launch of their “2014 2NE1 WORLD TOUR ~ALL OR NOTHING~” in Yokohoma on July 10th.

Additionally, despite the cancellation of her broadcast on the Friday, July 11th episode of “Roommate,” Park Bom will still be joining her fellow YG family members for their Japan concert, “AIA Real Life: NOW Festival 2014,” on August 15th and 16th, as well as 2NE1’s concert on September 13th and 14th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

Recording of “Music Japan” Interrupted Due to the Appearance of Taeyang and Daesung

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Big Bang’s Taeyang and Daesung recently filmed NHK’s “Music Japan,” which is the most well known music program in Japan.

Although Big Bang appeared on the show before as a group, this is the first time Taeyang and Daesung appeared together.

On July 25, Taeyang and Daesung’s agency, YG Entertainment, revealed, “For this filming, about 3,000 people were invited to the NHK hall in Tokyo. About 10 teams appeared on the show but when Taeyang and Daesung appeared, the audience cheered the loudest. The cheer was so loud that during the talk with the MC, they had to stop the interview.”

During this episode, Daesung performed the song, “Shut Up,” which is one of the tracks that’s on his original album, “D’slove

TVXQ’s Yunho Is Quite the Swordsman for “The Night Watchman”

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TVXQ’s Yunho has got the look of quite the warrior in new stills released for MBC’s “The Night Watchman,” their upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama.

This was Yunho’s first time filming as Mu Seok, and he tackled the sword choreography like a pro, a sure product of his endless practice on set under the hot sun.

“The Night Watchman,” also starring Jung Il Woo, is a fantasy romance drama about three powers in the world: those who deny ghosts, those who use them, and those who try to get rid of them.

The new drama airs on August 4, taking over the time spot previously occupied by “Triangle.”

TVXQ”s Yunho shows off his swordsmanship in BTS cuts for “The Night Watchman”

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Upcoming MBC Mon-Tues drama "The Night Watchman" unveiled behind-the-scenes cuts of Yunho of TVXQ"s first filming!

The idol-actor showcased the swordsmanship skills that he acquired through training with a martial arts director on set in Yongin, Gyeonggido. Although it was his first shoot, he adjusted quickly and was dripping with sweat, showing his hard work and impressing the staff.

Yunho plays the role of Moo Seok in the fantasy-romance drama about ghosts set during the Joseon Dynasty. "The Night Watchman" is set to premiere following "Triangle" on August 4 at 10 PM KST!

Davichi starts fresh with a new single

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After switching agencies, female duo Davichi decided to signal their new start with a song for the soundtrack of the SBS drama "It"s Okay, That"s Love".Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, reported yesterday that the duo recorded a piece for the series, which debuted on Wednesday. The two already completed recording a single, but its title has not been released yet. Their new song is set to preview on the drama soon, as well as on other local music providers.The girls announced last week that they signed a new and exclusive management contract with CJ E&M. The company also produces "It"s Okay, That"s Love". It previously said that it would respect the ideas the duo have concerning their work and will fully support them, promoting their music traditionally and on television. By Lee Sun-min

Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won Confirmed for New Romance Film

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The new film “Today’s Love” has confirmed “Brilliant Legacy” co-stars Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won as the two leads, and will head into filming at the end of this month.

Lee Seung Gi, in his first movie role, plays Junsu, a character who fails at relationships, and always gets broken up with because he just gives too much. Moon Chae Won, on the other hand, returning to the big screen in three years after “War of the Arrows” in 2011, plays the meteorologist Hyun Woo, a woman with a witty tongue and aggressive manner.

“The story about a natural relationship that just might really exist in the world drew me in, and it’s the kind of genre that I like,” Lee Seung Gi said. “I also am a fan of Director Park Jin Pyo, so I’m glad for this opportunity to work with him

Super Junior’s Leeteuk to Return from Military Service Without a Ceremony

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It has been reported that Super Junior’s leader, Leeteuk, wishes to be discharged from his military service without any kind of special ceremony.

On July 25, SM Entertainment released an official press release stating, “We are making this announcement in regard to press coverage at the scene of Leeteuk’s discharge. Leeteuk plans to be discharged from the military without any interviews with reporters or any special event for fans. This decision has been made out of respect for his desire to return quietly.”

Leeteuk, who enlisted into the military on October 30 of 2012 to complete his mandatory service, will soon be returning to civilian life on July 29. It has been said that the Super Junior leader will be focusing on preparations for the group’s future promotions following his discharge from the military

Junggigo Releases MV for “Too Good” Feat. Boyfriend’s Miinwoo from “High School: Love On” OST

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Rookie solo singer Junggigo released the music video for his song “Too Good” featuring Boyfriend‘s Minwoo through the official 1theK YouTube channel.

“Too Good” is part of the OST for the drama “High School: Love On.” The drama stars INFINITE’s Woohyun and Sungyeol and also child actress Kim Sae Ron. The song is an urban dance number with a style and tempo that match the drama very well and will be used as the ending title and theme song for the characters.

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Yoo Ah In suffers a minor head injury while filming “Sado”

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Actor Yoo Ah In has suffered a minor head injury while filming his movie "Sado".

According to an exclusive by Star News, Yoo Ah In accidentally hit his head on the ground on set in Buan County on the 24th. It has been reported that the actor got immersed into his acting while filming a scene in which he hits his head on the floor and accidentally hit his head on the real stone floor instead of the fake stone prop prepared for the filming.

He received treatment at the hospital and returned to filming. Although the hospital recommended that he focuses on maintaining a stable condition, Yoo Ah In expressed his intent to return to filming.

His agency UAA rep assured worried fans on the 25th, "Yoo Ah In suffered a minor injury while filming "Sado" on the 24th

“High School” to skip out on airing today”s episode due to “2014 K League All-Star Game” broadcast

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KBS 2TV teen-fantasy drama "High School" ("High School: Love On") will not air today due to the "2014 K League All-Star Game" which will air in its time slot today (25th).

According to the KBS program schedule on the 25th, the "2014 K-League All-Star Game" will be aired live on the 25th from 7:50-10 PM KST. The July 25th broadcast of the shows in this time slot including "Cuckoo Nest" (7:50 PM KST), "Vivid Source Plus" (8:30 PM KST), and "High School" (8:55 PM KST) have been suspended.

The following programs "VJ Special Forces", "Love and War 2", and "Yoo Hee Yeol"s Sketchbook", however, will air as regularly scheduled today.  

Boy Group HIGH4 and Singer Lim Kim Releases MV Teaser For “A Little Close”

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Rookie boy group, HIGH4, have partnered up with female singer, Lim Kim, for a collaboration song, “A Little Close.” In the MV teaser that was released, the boys of High4, Alex, Sunggyu, Myunghan and Youngjun, are seen dancing while Lim Kim is sitting seductively.

High4 is well known for collaborating with IU. They released the song, “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms” on April 7, which won first place on various music charts. Despite of the fact that they didn’t perform on music shows, they were ranked first place on music shows.

Since the collaboration between High4 and IU was a success, many are anticipating a lot for this collaboration.

The full song of “A Little Close” is set to release on July 29