Pinocchio, Episodes 1-4: Truths, Twisted Truths and the World of Media

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Pinocchio, Episodes 1-4: Truths, Twisted Truths and the World of Media Written by Elaine On November 24, 2014

In a world in which the success of media is based off the size of its audience, the question arises: to what extent may journalists alter truths to gain attention, and what are the implications of these actions on others? The writer and PDs of I Hear Your Voice have reunited for the production of Pinocchio, a new drama on SBS. Pinocchio is a drama centered around journalism and, similar to I Hear Your Voice, the theme of honesty. The title of the drama refers to a fictional disease, the Pinocchio syndrome, characterised by the act of hiccuping when one lies.

The drama’s male lead, Choi Dal-po (played by Lee Jong-suk), is an intelligent man and a filial son with a tragic back story

Highlights: “Modern Farmer,” Episode 11

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Episode 11 of “Modern Farmer” gives us new insights into old traumas, revealing why some act the way they do. Though Kang Hyuk does his best to get closer to Kang Yoon Hee, it is clear she is still looking towards Lee Min Ki, whether she realizes it or not. And while things are looking up for Hwang Man Goo’s family, the same cannot be said for Yoo Mi Young.

1. Kang Hyuk explains why he is so set on making Kang Yoon Hee happy.

After convincing Kang Yoon Hee to let him tag along to get the tents for the market, Kang Hyuk manages to get her to let him drive on the way back. This was a terrible mistake, of course, because he manages to get them to the ocean rather than back to the village.

Deciding to make the most of being by the sea, Kang Hyuk and Kang Yoon Hee eat and drink together

[Video] Added 2 teaser videos for the Korean drama “Drama Festival – The Diary of a Resentful Woman”

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Added 2 teaser videos for the upcoming Korean drama "Drama Festival - The Diary of a Resentful Woman"

"Drama Festival - The Diary of a Resentful Woman" (2014)Directed by , Written by Kim Ji-hwanNetwork : MBCWith Kim Seul-gi-I, Seo I-an, Chae Soo-bin, Oh Sang-jin, Yoon Jin-wook,...SynopsisResentful woman Kong-ji likes reading more than thinking about getting married. One day, she gets hunted for the first time while she"s swinging with Choon-hyang, by none other than the handsome Magistrate Byeon! Why hasn"t she known love? Kong-ji finally feels the need for someone she must have, but is he good enough? Will he recognize the beauty on the inside and not just the outside? But wait a minute, she"s not great on the inside, either

Stills from Lee Minki and Yeo Jin Goo’s upcoming movie “Shoot My Heart” released

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Several stills from Lee Minki and Yeo Jin Goo‘s upcoming movie Shoot My Heart were released on November 24th, sparking interest in the unique story line involving two psychiatric patients.

The movie features actors Lee Minki and Yeo Jin Goo as two patients in a psychiatric hospital, who become close friends while planning their escape. Lee Minki plays Seung Min, an heir to a large fortune who is forced into the ward by his family during an inheritance battle. Yeo Jin Goo plays Soo Myung, who suffers from a fear of scissors resulting from his mother’s suicide.

The recently released stills show glimpses of the two men’s lives in the hospital. In particular, shots of Yeo Jin Goo’s disheveled face, Lee Minki’s comical haircut, and their emotional interactions have piqued interest in the story behind the two characters

Nam Tae Hyun causes controversy over alleged rude behavior toward fans and apologizes

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Recently, WINNER"s Nam Tae Hyun got embroiled in controversy after his behavior during "GS&Concert 2014" on November 22 was deemed rude. After finishing a song, the leader Kang Seung Yoon was greeting the fans when Nam Tae Hyun shouted informally, "He"s speaking!" This caused a portion to throw criticism at him for his informal speech, so he made an apology.


On November 24, Nam Tae Hyun spoke through his agency, YG Entertainment, to TV Report in an exclusive, "I apologize for the situation during the concert last Saturday. At the time on stage, the situation called for comfortably speaking with the fans while joking around. However, if the people who heard were put in a bad mood, I truly apologize. At the time, it was not a situation for me to get angry

Korean drama starting today 2014/11/24 in Korea

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Korean drama starting today 2014/11/24 in Korea: "Only You My Love"

"Only You My Love" (2014)Directed by Jin Hyeong-wookWritten by Ko Bong-hwangNetwork : KBSWith Han Chae-ah, Seong Hyeok, Ji Joo-yeon, Choi Dae-cheol, Kang Nam-gil, Kim Hae-sook,...Mon~Fri 20:25SynopsisBased on the concept of a "sharehouse" that"s been an issue these days, this drama is about discovering the true meaning of family through various families living under one roof.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/11/24

Why Korean Fans Upset By WINNER Member Nam Tae Hyun's Informal Language

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(Photo : YG Entertainment )

Nam Tae Hyun has apologized for his informal language at a recent concert.

Nam Tae Hyun of YG Entertainment’s boy band WINNER has issued an official apology to fans, following his use of informal language during a November 22 concert.

On November 22, Nam Tae Hyun performed along with his WINNER bandmates at the GS & Concert 2014 event, which was held at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul. The GS & Concert 2014 featured other artists in addition to WINNER including their label-mate Psy and girl groups Girl"s Day and SISTAR. 

During the stage performance featuring WINNER, audience members reportedly continued to speak loudly as the group’s leader Kang Seung Yoon delivered his introduction

Lee Jong Suk looks casual and chic in latest Oakley pictorial

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Photos from actor Lee Jong Suk’s photoshoot with global sports equipment and apparel company, Oakley Incorporated have finally been revealed.

The model-turned-actor was confirmed as the first ever official Korean model for Oakley earlier in November. A sneak peek at his photoshoot with the brand was given then, and at last, the full set of the pictorial from his first photoshoot with them has been released.

Jong Suk fell back on his modeling roots as he tried his hand at a new concept, “Urban Street Casual.” He adheres to the theme, dressing in both casual athletic wear and fashionable clothes to go out in, taking care to match his glasses with his outfits.

The photos focus on Jong Suk’s chiseled face as he pensively stares into the distance while wearing regular glasses, and poses sexily as he wears his sunglasses both indoors and outdoors

'Dr. Frost' Is A Character Who Feels Neither Love Nor Sorrow

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The new cable drama "Dr. Frost" follows two current k-drama trends. First, the drama concerns a character with mental problems and/or a medical background and second, it"s based on a popular webtoon. The drama"s leading character, Dr. Frost, is a prodigy who became a psychologist at a very early age but has some trouble relating to people. He is called Dr. Frost both because he has frosty white hair and because he cannot sympathize with others, which might create some problems when helping people cope with their problems.

Dr. Baek Nam Bong, played by Song Chang Eui, feels neither empathy nor love nor sorrow. But he has excellent deductive skills so he is good at guessing the cause of a patient"s problems.

Dr. Frost"s problems relate date back to a physical injury in which he damaged the frontal lobe of his brain

“Pinocchio” Receives Biggest Overseas Profit from Chinese Site Youku Tudou

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The currently airing SBS drama “Pinocchio” has been sold to China’s biggest video portal site “Youku Tudou” for $280,000 per episode. This amount surpassed “My Lovely Girl” which was sold for $200,000 and “Man from the Stars” that was sold for $35,000 per episode.

The drama has been acquiring much attention from the Chinese fans already and it is expected that many more will be addicted to the drama as well.

It has been reported that the drama’s success is owed to its solid story line and to the actors’ great acting skills.

The production company of the drama stated, “As well as for China, the drama is praised in other foreign countries as well

Gayoon Covers Beast’s “12:30″

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Gayoon Covers Beast’s “12:30″ Written by Chelsea On November 24, 2014

After much mystery and speculation, Cube Entertainment released Gayoon‘s sombre cover of labelmate Beast’s most recent hit, “12:30.”

Compared to Beast’s original version of the ballad, the 4Minute vocalist graces the song with more delicate vocals that highlight her sweet and breathy voice against a simple piano accompaniment. Gayoon also covered the rap portion of the song, giving it a new, more subdued feel.

For the new music video, Cube kept the concept simple, focusing on Gayoon alone on a beach. Her isolated nature suits the lyrics of the song which discuss emotional distance in a relationship. The almost gloomy aesthetics match well with Gayoon’s vocal styling

G-Dragon and Taeyang share behind-the-scenes footage from their “Good Boy” MV

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G-Dragon and Taeyang released behind-the-scenes footage from the set of their "Good Boy" MV!




While G-Dragon first impressed everyone with his English in the intro, the two boys kept impressing with their hard work throughout the rest of the video. In addition, there was discussion about the set, such as the dome, the choreography, the visuals, and more.


If you want to see how the whole awesome MV got pieced together, check out the making footage above!

'America's Next Top Model' Contestants Read Lines With K-Drama Stars

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The current season of "America"s Next Top Model" features appearances by k-pop stars Jay Park, BTOB, and girl group 2NE1, and most recently two k-drama stars.

The episodes based in Korea were also shot in popular k-drama locations such as the W Seoul Walkerhill hotel and Dongdaeumun Plaze. The W Seoul Walkerhill hotel room that all the contestants stayed in was featured in "Cheomdamdong Alice," in a scene between actresses So E Hyun and Moon Geun Young. Donegdaemun Plaza has been featured in several dramas, including "You Who Came From The Stars." It"s the scene where Jun Ji Hyun has her action scene accident. Dongdaemun Plaza was also featured in "Fated To Love You," in the scene where Jang Nara has her car accident.

But the contestants really got the feel for what it"s like to be a in a k-drama after they read lines with two k-drama stars

Lee Bo Young And Ji Sung Are Expecting

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When actors Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung married in September of 2013 they knew they wanted to have children.

"I want to be a father soon," Ji Sung said a few months after his wedding. " We don"t have any specific plans, like how many children we want; we just want to have children when it happens."

A year later the couple is expecting. On Nov. 24 Ji Sung"s agency Namoo Actors told Newsen that Lee Bo Young is 10 weeks pregnant and that the actor is extremely happy over the pregnancy news. They also said that she plans to take a break from acting.

For the time being, she won′t be active in projects but will focus on her baby," said the Namoo Actors representative. "She usually takes very good care of her health, but until next summer when the baby is due, she will be extra careful

Why China Spent More On ‘Pinocchio’ Than ‘You Who Came From The Stars’

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"You Who Came From The Stars," starring Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun, was a big hit in China. But "Pinocchio," starring Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye, is expected to become even bigger.

At least that"s the conclusion you can draw from the export price being paid for each of the episodes of the currently running drama. Each episode is being sold for $280,000. "You Who Came From the Stars," which inspired a rush of trends in China, only sold for $35,000. And while the price of exporting k-dramas has risen rapidly since then, even "My Lovable Girl" only earned $200,000 per episode.

Because of its record-breaking price, the drama"s name "Pinocchio, has become the most widely searched word on Chinese search portals.

There are several reasons that the drama may be going for such high prices

A Pink call their celebrity friends for their 1st episode of “Oven Radio”

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A Pink called their celebrity friends on the first episode of their "Oven Radio"!



All of the A Pink members became the main DJs for this episode and introduced their new album to fans along with teasing the song to their celebrity friends. The girls play a snippet of their new song "Luv" for two friends and they must make a review in under ten seconds. In addition they explain more details of their self-composed song.


Find out who their celebrity friends are by watching the episode above (with English Subtitles)!

T-ARA & Chopsticks Brothers release MV for “Little Apple”

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The official music video for T-ARA & Chopsticks Brothers" song "Little Apple" is released.

As we get teased from the mv making earlier, the MV is more polished and offers more fun to T-ara fans.

Watch below:


[EXCLUSIVE] CNBLUE Kang Min Hyuk Fan Meeting in Hong Kong + Fancam

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On Sunday, 23rd of November, the drummer of the famous boy band group, CN BLUE, had a first-ever local fan meet in Sunshine City Plaza, Ma On Shan, organized by the SMILES Production.
Kang Min-Hyuk is also locally famous due to his role of ‘Yoon Chan-Young’, a top-of-class high school student, in the popular Korean drama, ‘The Heirs’, also starring Kim Woo-Bin, Lee Min-Ho, and Park Shin-Hye.
Upon his arrival on the stage, he managed to say some basic Cantonese phrases to his fans, such as “Hello” and “I love you Hong Kong”, which led his fans to scream louder.
“Thank you for coming” Min-Hyuk said, “it feels completely different to be here on my own today, I hope the members (of CN BLUE) were here with me.”
He also told his fans about how nervous he is to have his first-ever fan meet on his own in Hong Kong, but he feels happy to be receiving so much warm support from his local fans

BTS are suave young men for “W Korea”

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BTS utilized their handsome, fresh looks in their latest pictorial for W Korea’s December issue, displaying the youthful charms that only men their age have.

The members of BTS display another facet of their group dynamics, switching from their charismatic aura on-stage and silly personas off-stage to serious, languid young men for this photo-shoot. Each of the members’ relaxed poses and intense expressions reflect the ease and professionalism with which they work.

They dress in stylish suits and over-sized coats, modeling the trendiest outfits for the winter season. The monochrome colors of the photos draw attention to the boys’ poses and expressions.

In contrast to the serious mood of their monochromatic photos, the boys also shot some photos in color, displaying the crazy, fun side of being young men in their twenties

SHINee leave heartfelt letters in “Ceci” magazine

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Photos from SHINee‘s winter photo shoot for the December issue of Ceci magazine have been revealed, following the release of a video commemorating the group’s appearance on the cover of the magazine.

Set in a rundown building filled with character, SHINee’s black-and-white photos draw attention away from the clothes they wear and focus instead on their expressions and poses.

The boys display their unique charismatic charms in a series of individual photos, which are also decorated with a sweet message and signed by the members. Each member looks at the camera with a piercing gaze while striking a pose in their own distinctive fashions.

Through their duo and group photos, SHINee let loose and replaced their intense gazes with bright smiles and goofy expressions and poses