‘Infinite Challenge' Noh Hong Chul Wins 'War of Money'

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On the most recent episode of the MBC entertainment program "Infinite Challenge," which aired on November 22, 2014, Noh Hong Chul won the "War of Money" episode, which was a special episode where the Infinite Challenge members were given a thousand dollars, and asked to open a business. Noh Hong Chul won the round with the most profit margins.

Ha Ha and his singer friend made a profit of $650, and placed the third. Jung Hyung Don sold water bottles and made the profit of over $1000. Noh Hong Chul sold a variety of items, cookies perfume and roses, and made over $2000. He explained that he was able to accumulate the most profit because he only invested his seed money on purchasing products, and did not use money on other spending, such as borrowing equipment, as the Infinite Challenge member Jung Joon Ha did

Tomorrow Cantabile' Baek Suh Bum On Being Compared To Joo Won

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The KBS 2 TV Monday Tuesday drama "Tomorrow Cantabile" actor Baek Suh Bin recently shared his concerns on being compared with the main actor of the drama, Joo Won. Actor Baek Suh Bin in the KBS 2 TV Monday Tuesday drama "Tomorrow Cantabile" plays the character Han Seung Oh, who is the rival of the number one orchestra conductor Cha Yoo Jin, played by actor Joo Won. Baek Suh Bin said in a recent interview that it was an honor for him to star in the drama. He said, "The character I play in fact does not exist in the original work. It is a hybrid character of two characters in the original work. This allowed some flexibility for me." He added that the drama is meaningful for him, because it gave me the opportunity to experience the life as a composer. In related news, the KBS 2 TV Monday Tuesday drama "Tomorrow Cantabile" which premiered on October 13, 2014, tells a story of an orchestra composer Cha Yoo Jin, played by actor Joo Son, who is a man who has everything but feels empty inside, and pianist Sul Nae Il, played by actress Shim Eun Kyung, who has nothing but is filled with positive energy

Girl”s Day sends army men into swoons with their aegyo

By in News posted Oct November 24th, 2014 No comments

The lovely ladies of Girl"s Day sent military men to heaven when they appeared for a surprise performance on the latest episode of "Real Men"!

Especially given Hyeri"s newfound fame among army fans after her stint on the program, the group found themselves mobbed by starstruck recruits clamoring for a handshake.

Check out the hilarious clip below.

“This Is Family” comes in first of the weekend

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KBS 2TV weekend drama "This Is Family" broke its record.

According to Nielsen Korea, "This Is Family" rated 35.4%. This is 6.4% more than the previous episode.

Hyo-jin (Son Dam-bi) declared that she"d be living with the in-law"s for 3 months and Heo Yang-geum (Kyeon Miri) tried to take her back home but failed. Dal-bong (Hyung Sik) complained to Hyo-jin about bossing Seo-wool (Nam Ji-hyeon) around and blurted out, "I"m going to marry Seo-wool".

Meanwhile, MBC "Rosy Lovers" rated 17.4%, "The Legendary Witch" rated 22.0%, SBS "Modern Farmer" 4.6% and "Birth of a Beauty" 7.4%.

Source : www.newsen.com/news_v...

Kim Woo Bin Loves Fellow Actor's Soju and Beer Mixing Skills

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Actor Kim Woo Bin showed his love for actor Ko Chang Suk"s soju and beer mixing skills. on the recently aired episode of the KBS 2 TV entertainment news program "Midnight Entertainment," an interview of actors Kim Woo Bin, Lee Hyun Woo and Ko Chang Suk from the upcoming film "The Technicians" was aired. During the interview, Kim Woo Bin showed his love for his colleague actor Ko Chang Suk"s soju and beer mixing skills. He said, "(Ko Chang Suk) has good hands. I can"t mix it as well as he does, even when I follow what he does right next to him. What do you mix with soju and beer?" and made people laugh. In related news, actor Kim Woo Bin attended the 51st Grand Bell Awards (Dae Jong Film Awards) which took pace in the KBS hall in Yeo Yi Do, Seoul, and received the popular actor"s award along with actor Im Shi Wan and actress Lee Ha Nee

Joo Won Is Kang Dong Won's Lookalike

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Reporters from the KBS 2 TV entertainment news program "Midnight Entertainment" shared Korean celebrities who are lookalikes. On the most recent episode of the KBS 2 TV entertainment news program "Midnight Entertainment," which aired on Wednesday, five reporters discussed Korean celebrities who are lookalikes. The first lookalike celebrities the reporters mentioned were actors Joo Won and Kang Dong Won. The reporters shared episodes of one reporter who mistakenly put Ju Won"s picture in Kang Dong Won"s article, and how someone advertised a play starring Ju Won as "there is someone who looks like Kang Dong Won in the play." Another lookalike celebrities were Dae Sung and K Wall, and Lee Jong Suk and Na Na.



[Spoiler-free] Extraterrestials land on Earth on “Running Man”

By in News posted Oct November 23rd, 2014 No comments

Laughter ensued on the latest episode of "Running Man" when the cast members transformed into outer-space aliens!

Of course, being aliens, they looked quite different from ordinary humans. The cast members spent quite a few minutes keeled over in laughter over their incredible new faces! It looks like a lot of time were spent on their makeup and wardrobe, and the end result seems to have paid off.

Check out their transformations above! Which one is your favorite?

Girl’s Day Makes Soldiers Go Wild with Surprise Appearance on “Real Men”

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Girl’s Day made a special surprise appearance at the 2014 Ground Forces Festival, causing soldiers to go wild upon seeing them. Every year, this large festival gathers soldiers and citizens to celebrate and enjoy the army culture.

On the November 23 episode of MBC’s “Real Men,” cameras showed the members of Girl’s Day entering the army base in order to put on a performance for the soldiers in attendance at the festival. Before going up on stage, the members ran into the cast and soldiers of the show.

Both sides greeted one another, however, some of the soldiers, including the stars of “Real Men,” asked for handshakes and were unable to hide their excitement after meeting the girls. The soldiers became so distracted by seeing Girl’s Day that they briefly forgot about their own upcoming performance

Chun Jung Myung

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Name: 천정명 / Chun Jung Myung (Cheon Jeong Myeong)
Profession: Actor and model
Birthdate: 1980-Nov-29
Height: 182cm
Weight: 71kg
Star sign: Sagittarius
Blood type: AB
Education: Sang Ji University (P.E. degree)

TV Series

Glory Jane @ Man of Honor (KBS, 2011)
The Duo(MBC, 2011)
Cinderella’s Sister (KBS2, 2010)
What’s Up Fox? (MBC, 2006)
Goodbye Solo (KBS2, 2006)
Fashion 70′s (SBS, 2005)
Beijing My Love (KBS2, 2004)
Honest Living (SBS, 2002)
Third Coincidence (MBC, 2001)
School 2 (KBS1, 1999)


Blue Salt (2010)
Hansel and Gretel (2007)
Great Enemy (2006)
The Aggressives (2005)
R U Ready? (2002)




2011 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Awards, Actor (Mid-length Drama, Glory Jane)
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Award (Fashion 70′s)
6th Pusan International Film Festival: Best New Actor Award
2005 SBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Fashion 70′s)
2005 26th Blue Dragon Awards: Best New Actor Award (“The Aggressives”)

“Pinocchio” Cast Shows Off Great Teamwork Dynamics in Behind-the-Scenes Stills

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On November 23, the production team of SBS’ Wednesday-Thursday drama “Pinocchio” revealed new still cuts showing the great teamwork of the drama’s cast behind-the-scenes on set of filming.

In the still cuts, actors Lee Jong Suk, Park Shin Hye, Kim Young Kwang, Lee Yoo Bi, and others can be seen smiling and enjoying one another’s company in between takes.

Viewers can especially get a glimpse at the great dynamics between Lee Jong Suk and the actor who plays the role of his grandfather within the drama, as the two can be seen laughing together in the photos. There is also a couple cut of the two main leads, seen facing one another with the same pose as they smile for the camera.

The producers of “Pinocchio” thanked the fans and viewers, expressing, “We thank you for all of the interest and love that you have continuously shown since episode one

Check out the performances from the first episode of “K-Pop Star 4″!

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The latest season of SBS"s hit audition program, "K-Pop Star 4", aired its first episode today - and there are already tons of amazing performances that will blow your socks off!

Numerous hopefuls showed up en masse to try their hand at realizing their dream of being a true K-Pop star. Check out some of their performances below - which ones do you think have what it takes to take the spotlight?

[Contest] Win a Chance to Be Featured on “A Song For You” With AOA + Signed Merch!

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Calling all AOA fans!

From now until Wednesday, December 26 at midnight PST, 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 AOA!

Want to participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is submit a fanmade video no longer than three (3) minutes to Soompi by Wednesday’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 or album from one of the two artists!

1) Two ways to participate:

Record yourself showing your fandom! You can send in videos of a flashmob, a parody/cover, heartwarming stories, questions you have for AOA or song requests of their songs; anything goes!

OR Record yourself and/or friends demonstrating a game that either of the group can play – if your game is chosen, the members will play it, right on the show!

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

“Superman Returns” Triplets and Twins Don’t Want to Say Goodbye to Each Other

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On the November 23 broadcast of KBS’ “Superman Returns,” Lee Hwi Jae and twin sons Seo Un and Seo Jun visited the home of Song Il Gook and his triplet sons Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se.

During this episode, the triplets, twins, and their dads spent the day together taking part in a flea market event. It is said that all five children got along well and enjoyed playing with one another.

After having dinner at a buffet, Lee Hwi Jae and Song Il Gook were saying their goodbyes as it was time for the two families to go their separate ways.

However, Min Gook continued to repeat “Don’t go” to the twins’ dad, causing Dae Han and Man Se to join. Older twin Seo Un even got back into the triplets’ cart when Lee Hwi Jae wasn’t looking

K-Pop Idols In Print: ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly, Glamorous & Stylish

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As the song goes, "it"s the most wonderful time of the year," and indeed so magazines are as festive as ever for their respective December offerings!

Let"s take a trip down the publication wonderland to check out what"s in store for us this December.


Girl"s Day"s Hyeri in SURE

(Photo : SURE)

Hyeri takes a more sensual route for her style this December. Wrapped in a lace dress and a plunging neckline number in another, Hyeri tops her photo shoot for SURE magazine with a dose of Giorgio Armani"s lipstick line in various colors.

Kang Sora and GOT7 in NYLON

(Photo : NYLON)

24-year-old actress Kang Sora shows that growing up has worked well for her

'Music Core' Showreel: Kyuhyun Wins On The November 22, 2014 Episode + Performance Recap

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(Photo : Twitter )

MBC"s "Music Core" is back for another week of great performances from some of your favorite K-Pop idols. Great stage setting, fan chants, and comebacks were seen and heard yesterday.

The stars who made their comeback were Hyolyn & Joo Young with "Erase," Apink are in "LUV," GOT7 said, "Stop Stop It," MAMAMOO are in love with a "Piano Man," HALO said "Come On Now," Hello Venus are "Sticky Sticky" for their return on the music show, and former KARA member Nicole made her solo debut with "Mama."

Your nominees for the night were AOA, Kyuhyun, and HI SUNHYUN as they battled for the first place trophy. The winner for the November 22nd episode was Super Junior"s Kyuhyun for his single titled, "At Gwanghwamun." Congratulations to him!

All this being said, here are the performance recaps from yesterday

Fabien, Busker Busker”s Brad and more in next week”s “Running Man” foreigner special!

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When the cast of "Running Man" enter the cutthroat business world, they find themselves face-to-face with their toughest foe yet: foreign buyers!

However, next week"s "Running Man" isn"t just about dreary business stuff, as the cast puts their own spin on how to do business - with lots of running, chasing and scavenger hunting, of course!

Check out the preview below.

“K-Pop Star 4″ Contestant Lee Jin Ah Tops Music Charts with Song Performed on Show

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After just the first episode of “K-Pop Star 4,” a contestant’s song is already topping numerous music charts.

On the first episode of “K-Pop Star 4″ that was broadcasted on November 23, singer-songwriter Lee Jin Ah performed her own song “Time, Slowly.” The judges were thoroughly impressed by her unique voice, as Park Jin Young said, “I felt like I was dreaming. I didn’t want it to end,” while Yoo Hee Yeol praised Lee Jin Ah by saying, “I just saw the ideal female singer-songwriter of my dreams. I think I’ve dreamed of this moment.” Yang Hyuk Suk also praised her, saying, “Lee Jin Ah may be able to lead the movement of indie artists becoming successful in the mainstream industry

‘America’s Next Top Model’ Contestants Learn Acting From K-Drama Stars Clara & Yoon Jong Hoon At Namsan Tower

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(Photo : The CW ) K-Drama actress Clara with J. Alexander during "America"s Next Top Model."

“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 21 contestants performed Korean drama scenes with Clara and Yoon Jong Hoon in the latest episode, “The Guy With Moves Like Elvis.” The latest challenge for the Cycle 21 contestants was to perform a scene from the tvN drama “Emergency Couple” with Yoon Jong Hoon and Clara standing in as acting partners.

“Emergency Couple” was a popular tvN K-Drama which concluded in April 2014. The drama also starred Song Ji Hyo (Running Man) and Choi Jin Hyuk (Gu Family Book, The Heirs) as a divorced couple who struggled to work together as interns at a hospital.

The five contestants watched scenes from “Emergency Couple” prior to meeting the actors at Namsan Tower

4Minute’s Gayoon Sings Another Version of BEAST’s “12:30”

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Following the release of a mysterious teaser for ‘another version’ of BEAST’s title track “12:30” from the group’s latest seventh mini album titled “TIME,” many people were curious as to who the star of this new version would be.

It has finally been revealed that BEAST’s labelmate, 4Minute member Gayoon shared her voice to sing a solo cover of “12:30.”

On November 24, Cube Entertainment revealed a video of Gayoon singing the cover through its official YouTube channel. The brand new version of “12:30” puts a more classical and mellow twist on the original, as the melody expresses a piano-inspired melody. The 4Minute member’s vocals blend perfectly with the beautiful sound of the instruments playing in the backdrop

A Pink Releases Music Video for “LUV” from Comeback Mini Album

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A Pink has officially made their comeback with the release of their fifth mini album “Pink LUV” on November 24 at midnight, coming eight months after their fourth mini “Pink Blossom.”

The title track “LUV” takes a slightly different direction from A Pink’s previous dance tracks, taking an upbeat melody to express the emotion of a breakup. Overall, the new track and music video show a more mature A Pink, from the emotion portrayed to the outfit concept.

Meanwhile, A Pink has already held their comeback stages on this past week’s music shows.

Watch the music video below.