“Inkigayo” and Sunday variety programs to start airing in new time slots

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Starting on August 24, the Sunday variety programs on the three major broadcast stations will start airing at a new unified time of 4:50 PM KST! In addition, SBS" "Inkigayo" will also have a new time slot starting the week after on the 31st.



This rearrangement of programming schedules has come about with SBS, MBC, and KBS 2TV"s joint decision to change their Sunday night programming times (SBS" "Good Sunday", KBS 2TV"s "Happy Sunday", and MBC"s "Sunday Night") to all air starting from 4:50 PM KST to 7:55 PM KST for a total of 185 minutes, beginning on the 24th.


This means starting this Sunday, viewers can catch "Superman is Back" followed by "1N2D" on KBS 2TV starting at 4:50 PM KST, "Dad, Where Are You Going?" followed by "Real Men" on MBC staring at 4:50 PM KST , or "Roommate" followed by "Running Man" on SBS starting at 4:50 PM KST

“Inkigayo” and Sunday variety programs to start airing at a new time slot

By in News posted Oct August 23rd, 2014 No comments
Starting on August 24, the Sunday variety programs on the three major broadcast stations will start airing at a new unified time of 4:50 PM KST! In addition, SBS" "Inkigayo" will also have a new time slot starting the week after on the 31st.



This rearrangement of programming schedules has come about with SBS, MBC, and KBS 2TV"s joint decision to change their Sunday night programming times (SBS" "Good Sunday", KBS 2TV"s "Happy Sunday", and MBC"s "Sunday Night") to all air starting from 4:50 PM KST to 7:55 PM KST for a total of 185 minutes, beginning on the 24th.


This means starting this Sunday, viewers can catch "Superman is Back" followed by "1N2D" on KBS 2TV starting at 4:50 PM KST, "Dad, Where Are You Going?" followed by "Real Men" on MBC staring at 4:50 PM KST , or "Roommate" followed by "Running Man" on SBS starting at 4:50 PM KST

Upcoming Korean movie “House Full of Happiness”

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Added the upcoming Korean movie "House Full of Happiness""s page to HanCinema database

"House Full of Happiness" (2014)

Directed by Lee Kyoung-mi

With Son Ye-jin,...

Synopsis
A man who wants to join the political world, is at risk of having news of his affair leak out.

Release date in Korea : 2014

Rain becomes latest idol to join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; nominates PSY, Megan Fox, Lee Byung Hun

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Joining the hundreds of idols who have now joined the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”, the latest is idol and actor Rain!

Rain, who has been nominated by numerous people included SHINee’s Taemin, has finally completed the challenge! In the video, he nominates PSY, Lee Byung Hun, and Megan Fox!

Megan Fox recently mentioned that Rain was her ideal type, in an interview. By challenging Megan Fox, Rain might be the first to bridge the gap between US celebrities and K-Pop celebrities supporting the cause towards finding a cure for ALS.

Take a look at the video below and watch all the ALS Challenge videos on Facebook!

PSY, Lee Byung Hun and Megan Fox

Actors Yeo Jin Goo and Seol Kyung Gu Confirm Casting in New Movie “1953”

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It has been confirmed that actors Yeo Jin Goo and Seol Kyung Gu will be starring alongside one another in the upcoming film titled “1953” (working title).

On August 23, a source in the film industry revealed that both Seol Kyung Gu and Yeo Jin Goo recently finalized their casting in the movie “1953,” and are currently in the process of making final adjustments.

“1953” is a war movie that will be portraying the story of the meeting of North and South Korean soldiers during the Korean War, also known as the 6.25 War.

This will be the very first time that Yeo Jin Goo and Seol Kyung Gu are working together in the same production, causing many people’s expectations for the two actors’ synergy to be at an all time high.

Meanwhile, the cast and crew of “1953” are gearing up to start filming at the beginning of September

Upcoming Korean documentary “A Dream of Iron”

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"A Dream of Iron" (2013)

Directed by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park

Synopsis
"A Dream of Iron" looks back on South Korea"s history of modernization in the 1960s, when the nation underwent drastic economic changes under President PARK Jung-hee"s rule in attempts to recover from the devastation left by the upcoming Korean War. Artist Kelvin Kyung Kun Park paints a portrait of what now remains of this time, when its people shared collective hopes and dreams for the nation"s new beginning.

Release date in Korea : 2014/11

Swings and Ailee Have Some Advice for Women on Finding “A Real Man”

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Swings and Ailee have something to say to ladies looking for a real man.

On August 22 at noon, Swings and Ailee’s collaborative track “A Real Man” was released.

The song combines Swings’ sensible advice for women and Ailee’s powerful vocals with a mellow beat. A self-styled “bad guy who’s getting better,” Swings starts out with rapping about the demands and burdens that drag on the modern woman’s life, from the perspective of a man: the makeup one must wear even to study, high heels, and the pressure to marry.

Above all, he has this advice for women who have met and been wounded by bad men. “I can’t tell you what a good man is,” he says, “(but it’s clear) that a good man is as rare as gold. Meet a man who is dedicated to improving himself

BTS Holds Comeback Showcase and Talks about New Album

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On August 19, Big Hit Entertaimnent’s boy group BTS held a showcase one day ahead of the release of “Dark & Wild.” “Dark & Wild” is the group’s first full album, coming a mere year and two months after the group’s debut in 2013.

As with the group’s previous releases, the tracks on “Dark & Wild” were produced and composed by Hitman Bang as well as producers-in-training Supreme Boi and Slow Rabbit, with a lot of help from various members in the group. As it has been six months since BTS last promoted in Korea, leader Rap Monster explained that the members have been quite busy overseas, but also worked hard at practicing choreography, recording, and assisting in the production of the album so that it would be ready in time

Upcoming Korean drama “Signals”

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Added the upcoming Korean drama "Signals""s page to HanCinema database

"Signals" (2014)

Written by Im Seong-han

Network : MBC

Mon~Fri 20:55
Synopsis
A drama revolving around a TV broadcast station with a bright atmosphere.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/10

EXO’s Suho stars in remake MV of g.o.d’s “To My Mother”

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EXO’s leader Suho became the next member to star in a remake of a 90s music video for EXO’s show “EXO 90:2014.”

Last week, EXO’s Chanyeol unveiled a remake of H.O.T.’s “Hope” for the first episode of “EXO 90:2014” featuring H.O.T.’s Kangta.

For the show’s second episode, filmed with g.o.d members Son Hoyoung, Joon Park, and Kim Taewoo, Suho revealed a remake music video of g.o.d.’s “To My Mother.”

In the music video, Suho transformed into a teenage delinquent, sporting long blonde hair parted down the middle with an opened shirt as he strolls down the streets picking fights.

Mnet has revealed that should the video get over 30,000 views in 72 hours, they will unveil a BTS video for the remake

[Video] Official trailer released for the Korean movie “Whistle Blower”

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Official trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Whistle Blower"

"Whistle Blower" (2014)Directed by Lim Soon-ryeWith Park Hae-il, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Yoo Yeon-seok, Park Won-sang, Ryoo Hyeon-kyeong, Song Ha-yoon,...Formerly known as "The Messenger"SynopsisA journalist gets an anonymous call which denounces that Dr. LEE, the world"s first stem-cell founder is involved in an illegal ovum purchase, and soon gets to know the tremendous truth hidden in his lab.Release date in Korea : 2014/10

EXO’s Suho Opens Up About His Long Training Period Before Debuting

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On the August 22 broadcast of Mnet’s “EXO 90:2014,” EXO member Suho opened up about the long period of time he spent training, before finally making his debut into the music industry.

During the show, Suho confessed, “I entered [SM Entertainment] as a trainee in 2005, around the time of Super Junior’s debut, but Taemin and Jonghyun ended up debuting first as SHINee. I felt lonely being left alone as the only trainee [who entered at the same time].”

After hearing Suho’s experience, senior group g.o.d’s Son Ho Young shared, “That long wait is what made EXO to be who they are now.” Park Jun Hyung also added, “[It’s] really incredible and admirable,” as they both displayed their affection and words of encouragement for their juniors

[Video] Added official trailer and new poster for the Korean movie “The Wicked”

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Added official trailer and new poster for the upcoming Korean movie "The Wicked"

"The Wicked" (2014)Directed by Yoo YoungseonWith Park Joo-hee-I, Na Soo-yoon, Lee Mi-so, Sin Ye-jin, Ahn Sun-young, Lee Ik-joon,...SynopsisSaeyoung is a new employee who eventually stands against Leesun, her stubborn team leader. Leesun is upset by Saeyoung"s behavior, but she soon learns about ominous stories about Saeyoung. As the stories about Saeyoung are revealed one after another, she becomes a source of fear to Leesun. Saeyoung"s stalking-like bullying continues, and Leesun tries to run away from her.In this film, Saeyoung is the character of a devil incarnate. As the plot unravels, her unlucky past also reveals itself, which nevertheless does not make her less wicked because she is not a character we can easily develops sympathy with

[Contest] Submit a Fanmade U-KISS Video to Win a Chance to be Featured on “A Song for You” + Signed Polaroid

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Hi Soompiers!

We have some exciting news for you! Are you U-KISS‘ biggest fan? Prove it!

From now until Monday, August 25 at midnight EST, you will have the opportunity to win an once-in-a-lifetime chance to be featured on global music request show “A Show For You,” with the newest episode guest-starring U-KISS themselves!

It’s easy! All you have to do is submit a fanmade video no longer than three (3) minutes to Soompi by Monday’s deadline. We will be picking four finalists that may appear on “A Song For You” - if your video is chosen by KBS to be featured on the show*, you will receive a signed polaroid from U-KISS, as well as the opportunity for U-KISS to answer the personal request or question that you posed in your video!

To enter:

1) Record your fan video (you can send in videos of a flashmob, a parody/cover, heartwarming stories, questions or requests you have for U-KISS; anything goes!)

2) Upload your video to YouTube

Include “Soompi “A Song For You” Contest” in your title Include #SoompiAS4U in the description

3) Follow us on Twitter! Feel free to send any questions you have through Twitter with the hashtag #SoompiAS4U!

4) Write a comment on this page with your YouTube link and Twitter handle! We will contact you on Twitter if you are one of the four finalists!

*Please note: Unfortunately, it may be possible that not all of our finalists will make the final cut for the program

“Cosmopolitan” unveils additional cuts of cover girl BoA + making film

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BoA and "Cosmopolitan" both celebrate their 14th anniversary this year, so to make it extra special, BoA was also chosen as the cover girl for the magazine"s anniversary issue.
We previously saw the cover, which BoA graced, but now additional photos and a making film from the shoot have been revealed.



BoA will also return to fans with her 8th Japanese studio album "Who"s Back?" on September 3 as well as a Japanese tour which will kick off at NHK Hall, Tokyo on September 6-7. More details on her upcoming album and tour can be found here!





9 Photos That Show How Comfortable Lee Minho Is At The Beach

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Lee Minho may be known as a world class actor and one of the top k-drama stars across Asia. But, did you know he’s also a pretty good surfer? Lee Minho can be spotted at the beach quite often, and it’s no wonder, with skills like this!Check out 9 Photos That Show How Comfortable Lee Minho Is At The Beach!

1. Drinking Monster while Surfing

2. Looking natural while surfing

3. Resting on a Water Jet

4. Action Shot

5. Picking up girls? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. Shirtless Photoshoot

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Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie “My Brilliant Life”

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Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "My Brilliant Life" (2014)

Directed by Lee Jae-yong

With Kang Dong-won, Song Hye-kyo, Jo Seong-mok, Baek Il-seob, Kim Kap-soo, Lee Sung-min,...

Formerly known as "My Palpitating Life"
Synopsis
Based on an original by Kim Ae-ran, a story about a boy with progeria disease and his parents.

Release date in Korea : 2014/09/03

Song Il Kook teaches his triplets how to ride tricycles in preview cuts for “Superman is Back”

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Actor Song Il Kook taught his triplets, Dae Han, Min Guk, and Man Se (2 years old), how to ride tricycles on the upcoming episode of KBS 2TV"s "Superman is Back"!



The hardship began even before teaching them how to ride with Song Il Kook having to carry his backpack as well as three bikes on his back while holding his children"s hands to head to the park.


Once the triplets got on their shiny new rides, Dae Han showed his confidence on the pedals, Min Guk showed his aegyo, and Man Se rode the bike like a scooter by pushing it forward with his feet on the ground.


Stay tuned to watch the triplet"s next adventure on the upcoming episode on Sunday!


2AM’s Jinwoon Talks About His Nuisance Character in “Marriage Not Dating” at InStyle Photoshoot

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Jinwoon of 2AM recently transformed into a modern style man in blue in the September issue of fashion magazine InStyle.

Despite the fact that the photoshoot took place late at night right after their JYP concert, Jinwoon didn’t show is tiredness and focused on the shoot while also taking care of the staff members present.

In the interview afterwards he talked about his character, Han Yeo Reum, in the ongoing tvN drama, “Marriage Not Dating.” His character is one that inconveniently gets in between Joo Jang Mi (portrayed by Han Groo) and Gong Ki Tae (portrayed by Yeon Woo Jin).

When asked, “What do you think about being called the nuisance character in the drama?” he responded coolly, “Even I think he’s a nuisance

Gong Hyojin models for “2econd Floor” Fall/Winter 2014 collection

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Clothing brand “2econd Floor” has released their Fall/Winter 2014 collection featuring actress Gong Hyojin.

Gong Hyojin, dressed in chic yet casual clothing, looks comfortable and relaxed as she poses for the camera. As usual, her bright smile and charming sweet look are ever present.

In other news, Gong Hyojin is currently starring in SBS drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” which airs every Wednesday and Thursday night.

Check out her photos below! Have you been keeping up with her drama?

Source: Sports Seoul