So Ji Sub makes fans swoon during his fan meeting tour in Japan

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Actor So Ji Sub continued on his fan meeting tour in Kobe and Yokohama, Japan!

The "SOJISUB 1st ASIA TOUR-Let′s Have Fun in JAPAN(KOBE/YOKOHAMA)" was held at Kobe International House Kokusai Hall on July 18 with 2,000 fans and Pacifico Yokohama on the 21st with 4,000 fans.

During the first half of the fan meeting, So Ji Sub talked with fans and surprised them with personally prepared bracelets, bringing the audience to tears. So Ji Sub then brought out his rapper side with performances of "Picnic", "Rulers", "Eraser", "Pick Up Line", "Boy Go", and "You Are In My Fantasy".

Towards the end of the fan meeting, the actor stepped out in a convertible and gave his farewell greeting to fans

Park Bom to officially quit “Roommate”

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

Park Bom, a member of the girl group 2NE1, will quit the television program "Roommate" after this weekend.The episode set to air on Sunday will be the last episode featuring the singer. Park has not participated in filming for the show since July 11. The production team for the SBS reality show previously said that Park"s appearance on the program had not been problematic, though it was important for the star to decide whether she wanted to continue participating. The broadcaster barely edited out Park"s appearance on the program even after she became involved in a dispute over allegations that she had smuggled illegal substances - specifically, amphetamines - into Korea four years ago. She was caught by customs officials at Incheon International Airport attempting to bring in the contraband. Amphetamines can be taken with a doctor"s prescription in the United States, while their use in Korea is prohibited

SHINee”s Taemin preparing to make his solo debut

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

SHINee"s Taemin is preparing for a solo debut!


On July 25, insiders revealed that Taemin was currently working on his debut solo album and that the release was scheduled for August. SM Entertainment later confirmed the news, but the agency added that a date has not been set. The agency"s rep stated, "It"s true that he"s preparing, but the schedule and details have not been decided yet."

It was also revealed that the SHINee maknae flew to America to work with choreographers there. He"ll be perfecting the dance for his first solo track before entering music video filming.

Stay tuned for more info! Are you excited for Taemin"s solo debut?!

NU’EST Proudly Displays Soompiers Fan Art in New Video

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

Idol group NU’EST proudly showed off what their international fans created for them in a special video shared through their official YouTube channel.

Earlier this July, NU’EST partnered with Soompi to celebrate the release of their first studio album, “Re:BIRTH,” and held a fan art a contest. NU’EST fans from all over the world submitted art work based on what came into their mind when they thought about “Re:BIRTH.” A select number of lucky winners had their submissions selected to receive autographed Polaroids of the members.

You can check out the winner’s submissions and some others selected pieces in the video below.

Congratulations to the winners and to all those who submitted pieces!

YG Family invite you to their upcoming “Power in Seoul” concert in additional promo clips

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

YG Family raised the excitement for the "YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power in Seoul" this August with additional promo clips!

YG Entertainment"s very own Kal So Won, who many of you might remember from "Miracle in Cell No.7", complimented her YG Family on how awesome they are and even performed Psy"s "horse dance" along to "Gangnam Style".

Also check out the second trailer above! It all happens at the "AIA REAL LIFE NOW FESTIVAL 2014" in Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium, Seoul on August 15-16!

SHINee”s Taemin to make solo debut this August

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

SHINee"s youngest member Taemin will make his solo debut this upcoming August.

According to the officials on July 25th, Taemin is at the final steps of preparing for his solo debut album. Even though the exact date hasn"t been confirmed yet but it will be around the middle of August.

It was also revealed that Taemin directly went to the United Stated and worked with the choreographers there. He"s currently in the midst of practicing for the choreography and then will proceed with the music video shooting.

Are you excited for Taemin"s solo debut?

SHINee’s Taemin to Make Solo Debut Possibly in August

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

SHINee‘s youngest member Taemin is currently preparing for a solo debut.

According to several sources on July 25, Taemin is currently in the final stages of his solo album preparations. Although the official debut date has not be finalized, it is expected that Taemin will make his solo debut mid-August.

According to the sources, Taemin went to Los Angeles to meet with a choreographer, among other album preparations. With his preparations almost finalized, it will not be long until Taemin is ready to film his music video.

SHINee debuted in 2008 and aside from participating in special sub-united, Taemin would be the first of the SHINee members to promote as a solo act.

What do you think Soompiers? Are you excited for this solo act?


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

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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!

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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”

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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”

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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”

By in News posted Oct July 25th, 2014 No comments

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!