'Music Bank' Highlights: Super Junior's Kyuhyun Wins #1 On The November 21, 2014 Episode + Performance Recaps

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Another week of KBS" "Music Bank" is here and featured performances from some of your favorite K-Pop stars. Great stage settings and fan chants were all heard and seen yesterday.

The stars who made their comeback were Hyolyn & Joo Young with "Erase," Apink made their return with "LUV," MAMAMOO are in love with a "Piano Man," GOT7 said "Stop Stop It," Natthew said "Love Will Be OK," ALi is "Crying Hard" for her return, and HALO with "Come On Now."

Your nominees for the night were AOA and Super Junior"s Kyuhyun as they battled for the first place trophy. The winner was Kyuhyun for his single titled, "At Gwanghwamun." Congratulations to him!

This being all said, here are the performance recaps from yesterday

U.S. director puts innovative spin on “Chunhyang”

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Pansori singer Min Eun-kyung is one of three performers cast as Chunhyang, the lead female character in "Different Chunhyang". Provided by the National Changgeuk Company

There are so many performances based on "Chunhyang", one of the best-known Korean folk tales, that audiences are beginning to grow tired of it. Nevertheless, when Kim Seong-nyeo, the artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company, asked Romanian-born U.S. director Andrei Serban to recreate "Heungbuga", one of Korea"s five surviving pansori (traditional narrative singing) tales, Serban picked "Chunhyangga" instead, insisting that he could create an alternative version. The upcoming performance by the National Changgeuk Company is titled "Different Chunghyang" as a result. When Kim took the position as artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company in 2012, one of her pledges was to revive the five surviving pansori tales of Korea - "Chunghyangga", "Heungbuga", "Simcheongga", "Jeokbyeokga" and "Sugungga" - from the perspective of the "world masters" in an effort to take changgeuk, or the traditional Korean opera performed with pansori, to the international stage

Buzz drops MV teaser for “Tree”

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2000"s Korean rock boy band Buzz will be coming back with a new song.
The teaser video for "Tree" was released on November 21st. This song is ballad and will be released on November 26th.
Watch below:

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Casting Commences for Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra

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Casting Commences for Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra Written by Amy L On November 22, 2014

Following the success of Monstar, another musical drama is in the works from Mnet. The series, called Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra (more literally translated as Fail seven times, succeed on the eighth), will center around heroine Goo Hae-ra, who hopes to get signed to agency in order to have her father’s work be known to the world. With this mission, she and twin brothers Kang Sae-jong and Kang Sae-chan audition in reality talent show Superstar K2. Fear not — the inevitable love triangle and coming-of-age storyline have also been confirmed.

The drama is currently casting, and the line-up features a star-studded cast. Actress Min Hyo-rin, who previously debuted as a singer, has been cast as Goo Hae-ra

[★PHOTO] Super Junior’s Donghae goes out for a night stroll with “The Celebrity”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Super Junior’s Donghae took a break from his busy schedule to relax and take a stroll in the night streets of Itaewon in his latest photo-shoot for the December issue of The Celebrity.

Donghae took the time to dress up for his night out, making sure to look dapper in his stylish suits. His fashionable, yet casual suits give him the air of a young, handsome man ready for a relaxed night of fun in Itaewon.

Despite shooing at night, Donghae looks at the camera with intense, piercing gaze and energy. His styled-hair draws attention to his sculpted facial features and alluring expression.

In addition to his photo-shoot, Donghae held a short interview with The Celebrity, touching on subjects such as his experience as an actor, as well as growing out of his old identity and into a new one

Han Ye Seul talks about scandalous “Birth of a Beauty” scene with Joo Sang Wook

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During the press conference for the SBS weekend drama "Birth of a Beauty" on November 21, Han Ye Seul addressed the scene in which Joo Sang Wook had to touch her chest.

She said, "We are actors whether we"re reading the drama script or filming, so rather than thinking about how embarrassing it is, I thought, "How can I make this scene fun to the viewers?" and "How can I express the fact that my character Sear used to be an ahjumma?""

Han Ye Seul continued, "My first thought is the line "I think my breast silicone implants burst. I need emergency care" instead of thinking "A man is [touching] my chest." She looks like a beauty, but I portrayed her like a bizarre ahjumma

Dramas and cartoons that deal with office politics

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

The most successful office drama in Korea was "Sun Tzu"s Tactics on TV", which aired for six years from 1987. Set at trading company Jinsan Group, workers" daily routines and the challenges they faced are depicted in a lighthearted, humorous way. In the 1980s, Korea experienced rapid economic growth, so the drama appealed to many people back then.In the 1990s, the cartoon "Incredible Daeri Hong" and another called "Dexterous Daeri Mu" portrayed the mundane lives of workers in a warm and comical way. Many related to the Average Joes in the cartoons and how they got by one day after another in an office setting.In contrast, there are office dramas and cartoons in which dramatic success stories take place. Park Bong-seong"s "20-Something Jaebeol" and "Those That Usher in Dawn" are classic examples. Famous cartoonist Huh Young-man also made several office cartoons, such as "Asphalt Man" and "Mister Q"

Dal Shabet”s Ah Young BTS photos from MBC “Love Frequency 37.2″

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Dal Shabet uploaded behind-the-scene photos of Ah Young while she was on the set of MBC"s "Love Frequency 37.2."

Ah Young is the lead female role for the drama which just aired on November 12th.

See her photos:

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net SOURCE: Dal Shabet Facebook

Kang Sora”s photo shoot video for “NYLON” magazine

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Actress Kang Sora will be featured on "Nylon" magazine for its December issue.
A video was also released showing Kang Sora"s photo shoot. She also shares her beauty tips.

Watch below:

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Hot as ever, the global village exclaims “I love Korea”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Global enthusiasm for Korea is hotter than ever.

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an arm of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of Korea.net, held its "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, jointly with KBS World, from July to October this year. It asked for readers worldwide to submit their self-generated content that showed just how much they truly, "loved Korea".

KOCIS received a total of 7,721 entries covering videos, photos and online comic strips, with content coming in from 43 countries and territories spanning Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and other parts of the world. From Palau in the South Pacific, to Niger in Central Africa, to tiny Andorra in Europe, to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, and even from such strife-torn regions as Syria, Palestine and Ukraine, interest in all things Korean is at an all-time high

OVEN RADIO drops teaser feat. A Pink

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LOEN TV‘s OVEN RADIO dropped a teaser video featuring A Pink.
A Pink will be the next DJ guests on OVEN RADIO. For five days starting on November 24th, A Pink will give information on their 5th mini album "Pink LUV." They will also read fan messages, answer phone calls and sing requested songs. This will end on November 28th.
A Pink will comeback with their 5th mini-album "Pink LUV" on November 24th.
Watch below:

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Lee Soo Hyuk and Others Spill Beans on Hong Jong Hyun’s Dating Experience

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

On the November 22 broadcast of MBC’s “We Got Married,” Hong Jong Hyun‘s friends Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Young Kwang, and stylist Kim Se Joon appeared as guests and met their friend’s on-screen “wife,” Girl’s Day’s Yura.

On this episode, the on-screen couple of Hong Jong Hyun and Yura met with the three friends and had an enjoyable time chatting with them. The three guys asked the couple some questions and also revealed a couple of things about their friend, Hong Jong Hyun.

“When we first knew that Hong Jong Hyun will be on ‘We Got Married,’ I thought that an older partner would be better suited for him,” said Kim Young Kwang. Yura was quite taken aback by Kim Young Kwang’s statement but she managed to make a joke out of it when Lee Soo Hyuk pointed out how she took her fork and stabbed her food

Lee Sung Yeol lends voice for “Misaeng” OST “Fly”

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On November 20th, Part 3 of Misaeng’s OST entitled "Fly" was released.
Lee Sung Yeol sang the OST, and the video tells the story of "Misaeng."
"Misaeng" premiered on October 17th and will be finished on December 20th.
Watch below:

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Lee Hoon

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Name: 이훈 / Lee Hoon
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1973-May-06
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 177cm
Weight: 68kg
Star sign: Taurus

TV Shows

May Queen (MBC, 2012)
21st Century Family (tvN, 2012)
Indomitable Daughters-in-Law (MBC, 2011)
Dream (SBS, 2009)
I Am Happy (SBS, 2008)
Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son (SBS, 2007)
My Man’s Woman (SBS, 2007)
Love and Ambition (SBS, 2006)
Three Leaf Clover (SBS, 2005)
King’s Woman (SBS, 2003)
Forever Love (MBC, 2003)
My Platoon Leader (MBC, 2002)
Navy (MBC, 2001)
Bad Boys (MBC, 2000)
Days of Delight (MBC, 1999)
Queen (SBS, 1999)
The Boss (MBC, 1999)
Barefoot Run (MBC, 1998)
Hotel (MBC, 1995)
General Hospital (MBC, 1994)
The Moon of Seoul (MBC, 1994)


Miracle on 1st Street (2006)

Girl”s Day”s Hyeri”s SURE Magazine BTS video

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Girl"s Day"s Hyeri graces the December issue of SURE Magazine
Here"s the behind-the-scene video of her photoshoot with Giorgio Armani.

Watch below:

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SOURCE: sure magazine

“We Got Married” Kim So Eun: “I Felt Good Making Song Jae Rim Jealous”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Virtual couple Kim So Eun and Song Jae Rim have once again showcased their chemistry on MBC’s “We Got Married.”

On the latest episode of the show that aired on November 22, the representative LTE-couple had lunch with actor group 5urprise members Seo Kang Joon, Kang Tae Oh, and Yoo Il.

The jealousy began when Song Jae Rim asked Seo Kang Joon how he became close with Kim So Eun. Seo Kang Joon made Song Jae Rim’s blood boil by saying, “I shot my first kiss scene with her.” Soon, Seo Kang Joon fed Kim So Eun a piece of meat which Song Jae Rim could no longer stand, and jokingly warned the young actor, “I will let you go this time.”

After the meeting, the couple was given a mission card

Performances from November 22nd “Show! Music Core”!

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MBC"s "Show! Music Core" is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists!

On this episode, Hyorin & Joo Young teamed up for "Erase", A Pink returned with "LUV", GOT7 made their comeback with "Stop Stop It", MAMAMOO came back with "Piano Man", HALO returned with "Come On Now", and Nicole made her solo debut with "MAMA".

[Winners will be updated.]

Other performers of the night included AOA, Lovelyz, Yoon Hyun Sang, B.I.G, Hello Venus, Boys Republic, Topp Dogg, HOTSHOT, TL Crow, and JL.

Check out the performances below! [Videos will be updated as they become available.]

WINNER: === DEBUT: Hyorin & Joo Young


== Lovelyz

== Yoon Hyun Sang == B

Webtoon-based web drama “Dating DNA” surpasses 5 million views

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Web drama "Dating DNA" surpassed 5 million views, setting a new record among web dramas. "Dating DNA" is a 15-episode web-drama, which aired its last episode on November 21 through Naver TV Cast.

The series received positive reviews from viewers with its refreshing, exciting storyline and unique execution. In addition, the actors who appeared in the web-drama, such as Jang Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin, Park Sun Ho, and Kim Yoo Jung, brought in audience members of various age groups and genders. Kim Yoo Jung also played a human version of the cat, while Park Sun Ho and Jihyun played the love interests.

As it was previously reported, the drama will be based on the popular webtoon series of the same name

Mood Schula”s MV for new song “My Fxxxxx”

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On November 18th, CJENMMUSIC Official dropped the latest music video from Mood Schula.
The latest track from Mood Schula is entitled "My Fxxxxx." The song is both soft and hard. You can hear piano and hip hop beats at the same time, 
Watch below!

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G-Dragon x Taeyang Confirmed to Perform at 2014 MAMA

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon and Taeyang will be holding their first stage as project group at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).

The news were announced by news outlet Star News on November 22. According to the report, G-Dragon x Taeyang’s first performance will take place on December 3 at the 2014 MAMA in Hong Kong. The show will be broadcast live through Mnet and other CJ E&M channels.

The project group will perform their energetic and catchy dance track, “Good Boy,” which has topped the charts since its release. Also, the music video has recorded over three million views in less than 48 hours.

While both BIGBANG members were confirmed as a part of the line-up last month, fans get to see G-Dragon and Taeyang on stage together instead of holding solo stages