“It”s Okay, That”s Love” sees a rise in viewer ratings, but which Wed-Thurs drama was #1 this week?

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"It"s Okay, That"s Love" had a slow start last week, but it quickly picked up in viewer ratings. Meanwhile, "Joseon Gunman" maintained its spot at #1 in its time slot this week!

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the July 31st episode of KBS 2TV"s "Joseon Gunman" achieved a 11.7% viewer rating, which is a 0.5% increase from its previous viewer rating of 11.2%.

MBC"s "Fated To Love You" dropped 0.5% from a 10.2% to 9.7%. SBS" "It"s Okay, That"s Love" broke its own record by seeing the biggest increase of 1.0% from a 9.1% to 10.1% viewer rating.

Which Wed-Thurs drama has got you squealing lately?

BEAST’s Kikwang Updates Fans on His Condition Following Ankle Injury

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Earlier this week, it was reported that BEAST’s Kikwang had been rushed to the hospital after injuring his ankle during a soccer match while filming for the KBS variety show “Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education” (also known as “Cool Kiz on the Block”).

On August 1, Kikwang left a message on his personal Instagram account to reassure fans who have been showing concern, that he is well on his way to recovery. He wrote, “Receiving treatment again today..Let’s get rid of the swelling!!!!!” along with a picture of his injured ankle during a rehab session.

The injury occurred on July 30, when the ball hit his right ankle in the middle of a friendly opening soccer game with the cast of “Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education,” who was playing against the FC Seoul players, called the FC Seoul “Old Star” team

Victoria says she wants to try out sexy concept

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Victoria made a surprise confession that she wants to try out sexy concept.

During a recent recording for KBS2"s "Global Request Show: A Song For You 3", f(x) received a comment from foreign fan,"I like that f(x) doesn"t need to go with sexy concept like other girl groups".

To this Victoria said,"I don"t think that girls need to wear short skirt or expose body to be sexy". Kangin then said,"f(x) stands outs with their unique concept among other girl groups who go with sexy concepts".She then surprised everyone by saying,"To be honest I want to try out sexy concept","But we can"t reveal our bodies because of Amber", she jokingly said which caused Amber to respond,"It would be too dangerous, everyone would fall for me".

This episode will be broadcast on August 2nd.

Goo Ja Myung Promises a Period of Self-Reflection While Serving in the Military

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Goo Ja Myung, the singer who got his start on MBC’s audition show “Birth of a Great Star,” has secretly enlisted in the army.

On July 31, Goo Ja Myung was admitted to Chungnam Province’s Nonsan District’s army training center. After spending five weeks as a trainee, he will then work in public service instead of serving in the regular army.

A representative for Goo Ja Myung’s label, Boohwal Entertainment, released the following statement in the August 1 edition of Mydaily News: “Goo Ja Myung did not make a sudden decision to enlist, but rather did so because all Korean men must serve in the military. He will serve faithfully and use the time to reflect on himself and his past actions. Once he is discharged, he intends to continue his career as a singer

SECRET unveil BTS photos of a mystery member on the set of the “I”m In Love” MV

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SECRET got fans wondering which member is in the latest batch of behind-the-scenes photos from their upcoming "I"m In Love" MV!

The mysterious member was spotted with a short hairstyle that none of the members were seen having in the previous teaser images, making it harder to guess who she is.

One thing that"s for certain is SECRET will be deviating from their signature cutesy concept for their comeback with their first collaboration with Duble Sidekick as a group for "I"m In Love".

It"s finally August, so wait just a little bit longer for their comeback on the 11th!

After School’s Lizzy Cast in Movie “Today’s Love,” to Act Alongside Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won

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After School and Orange Caramel member Lizzy will be making her big screen debut through the upcoming movie “Today’s Love.”

According to a movie industry official on August 1, Lizzy has confirmed her casting in the movie “Today’s Love,” and recently joined the rest of the cast and crew on set.

The movie’s cast lineup consists of actor and singer Lee Seung Gi, actress Moon Chae Won, former announcer Park Eun Ji, as well as former T-ara member Hwayoung.

It has been reported that Lizzy will be taking on the role of ‘Min Ah,’ a bright and charming character that will breathe life into the movie’s storyline

Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan to Star in New Short Film “Empty Dream” and Musical “Hedwig”

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Shinhwa member Kim Dong Wan will be making his return to acting through an upcoming short film “Empty Dream” (working title), as well as the musical “Hedwig.”

Director Jo Sung Kyu, who directed the movie “Santa Barbara,” starring Lee Sang Yoon and Yoon Jin Seo, will also be taking charge of this new short film. In the storyline, Kim Dong Wan will be playing the role of a rock festival staff member who longs to become a singer, but is unable to achieve his dream. Also confirmed to star alongside the Shinhwa member are actors Choi Phillip and Shin Ji Hoon.

It has been more than two years since Kim Dong Wan has made an appearance on the big screen with “Deranged” in 2012

MC Mong”s agency denies reports of his return to variety shows

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MC Mong"s agency denied reports that he"ll be returning to broadcasts through an upcoming tvN variety show with PD Na Young Suk and writer Lee Woo Jung, who he previously worked with on KBS 2TV"s "1N2D".

A rep from Wellmade Yedang told OSEN, "Besides his [preparations] for his new album release, no other activities have been prepared for this year. There are currently no plans for any broadcast activity including music shows. Variety programs are no exception."

He continued, "MC Mong is currently staying in the States and putting the finishing touches on his album. We have not heard anything about [his possible participation in] a variety program." PD Na Young Suk has also denied the reports

Actor Go Kyung Pyo Cast as “Mine” in “Cantabile Romance”

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Actor Go Kyung Pyo is confirmed to join the cast of “Cantabile Romance,” the Korean adaptation of the hit 2006 Japanese drama “Nodame Cantabile.”

The handsome actor of “Flower Boy Next Door” and SNL Korea fame is said to be appearing in the highly anticipated KBS 2TV drama, “Cantabile Romance.”

According to a statement by a broadcast insider to isPlus on August 1, “Go Kyung Pyo is cast for the role of ‘Mine (Ryotaru)‘ in KBS 2TV’s adaptation of Japan’s ‘Nodame Cantabile.’” Go Kyung Pyo’s side has also confirmed the actor’s participation in the drama, “There’s good news going back and forth and the casting will be finished earliest today or latest tomorrow

Wonder Girls” Yenny (HA:TFELT) shines with charisma in jacket making-of video for “Me?”

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Wonder Girls" Yenny (HA:TFELT) took fans behind the scenes of her intimate and artistic album jacket photo shoot in a making-of film!

Yenny showed how much she has matured as an artist since her days singing "Nobody" with the Wonder Girls, returning to Wonderful with "Ain"t Nobody" as HA:TFELT. The singer-songwriter took more artistic control this time around, and her leadership and charisma were evident on set as she executed her poses.

Check out HA:TFELT"s album jacket making-of video above!

Lee So Yeon Gets Down and Dirty on “Running Man” Friends Special

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Actress Lee So Yeon will be making her first “Running Man” appearance, getting down and dirty with the other “Running Man” cast members. She will be appearing in the “friends” special for the show, in which the cast invited their personal friends to guest appear. Also appearing on the show will be Nam Hee Suk, Park Soo Hong, Kim Jae Dong, and Kim Heechul.

Lee So Yeon was invited by Ji Suk Jin, whom she became good friends with after they met in 2007 through the KBS variety show “Six Heroines.”

The actress, although she made her entrance to the show in an elegant open-shoulder dress, was one hundred percent ready to throw down in a muddy pool, not afraid to get her hands a little dirty

Jung Yoo Mi Admits Not Keeping in Touch With Jung Joon Young After “We Got Married”

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Actress Jung Yoo Mi got real and revealed that she hasn’t been keeping in touch with his then on-screen husband Jung Joon Young after their stint in the MBC variety show, “We Got Married.”

In an interview with OSEN on August 1, the actress talked about her relationship with the rock singer after they finished the show. “We don’t contact each other. Even when we were filming the show, we weren’t the type to contact each other,” said Jung Yoo Mi.

“I’m currently working with Choi Tae Joon in a drama and he’s Jung Joon Young’s best friend. The two really meet often. Whenever I meet (Choi Tae Joon), I hear news about him (Jung Joon Young). That’s why even when ‘We Got Married’ is finished, I feel that there’s still an extension (of our relationship)

Hwang Jung Eum discusses her torture scene in “Endless Love”

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On July 31, Hwang Jung Eum met up with reporters at the SBS Drama Production Center for the "Endless Love" press conference and discussed her torture scene in the series.

She said, "At the beginning of the production, there were body doubles, and I got to try new things, so it was extremely fun. Recently, I filmed a scene in which I get tortured. In that case, I had to do it myself." Hwang Jung Eum explained, "I actually got slapped. When I get hit for real, I get angry, so my feelings came out. I think acting goes well if you get hit once. In particular, I"d never experienced a torture scene before, so it was even harder."

"Endless Love" is a drama set in the 1980s that focuses on the characters" dreams, ambitions, and love

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong Features in Commemorative Stamps in Japan

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JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong’s face will be all over the mail in Japan as special commemorative stamps featuring the singer will be available for pre-order starting today, August 1.

According to C-JeS Entertainment on August 1, “Kim Jaejoong was chosen as the model for the commemorative stamp of a stamp company’s 10th anniversary. Being chosen as the face of the 10th anniversary commemorative stamps of a stamp company in Japan means that he is receiving a lot of love in Japan wherein it is said that Hallyu is experiencing a slump. It is a great honor and a happy news.”

“Kim Jaejoong’s popularity in Japan is high so the company chose him for its 10th anniversary commemorative stamp. As soon as news of Jaejoong being chosen for the commemorative stamp came out, inquiries from his fans came pouring in

Super Junior-M’s Henry Becomes a One-Man Band and Gives Cho Yong Pil’s “Bounce” a Spin

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Super Junior-M‘s Henry showed off his musical talent by becoming a one-man band in the latest video released by the mobile contents platform service, Daum Storyball.

In the fifth episode of “Henry’s Real Music : You, Fantastic,” Henry gave Cho Yong Pil‘s 2013 hit song “Bounce” his own spin.

Through the use of the “Loop Station” technique, Henry was able to give the melody of “Bounce” a different feel by introducing various sounds from a shattering wine glass to the percussion box and even his own beat box. Towards the end of the 3-minute video, Henry also sang the refrain part of the song, completing his rendition of Cho Yong Pil’s “Bounce.”

The video is a validation of Henry’s exceptional talent in music as he participated not only in brainstorming for the production of this episode but also played all of the instruments by himself

Korean Production of “Nodame Cantabile” Holds Orchestra Auditions

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The production team behind the forthcoming Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga and drama “Nodame Cantabile” are thick into the preparations for the drama. In addition to the confirmation of actress Shim Eun Kyung and Joo Won in the lead roles, an audition was held to fill in roles in the orchestra.

According to a report, the KBS drama audition room had held around 1,000 applicants during the recruitment session on July 24. The large turnout is indicative of the support towards a good harvest of musical talent for the drama.

Reports further said the auditions of young classical music talents were fierce and conducted under the helm of music director Lee Jong Jin along with a cellist of the Royal Conservatory of Music, members of the National Band Munich, Germany and Switzerland Lugano Conservatory

SPICA to debut in the US with English single “I did it”

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On August 1st, it has been reported that girl group under B2M entertainment, SPICA, is set to debut in the US and their first performance will be on the stage of KCON - America’s largest annual K-pop concert on August 10th at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
SPICA is revealed to partner with Billboard Magazine to release their main single, “I Did It” on August 7th. The single is an English song produced by Oliver ‘Oligee’ Goldstein, Cory Enemy, and Daniel Merlot who have credits with Carly Rae Jepsen, Shakira, Ellie Goulding, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez.
SPICA"s Jiwon shared, "We’re so excited to release our first song and video in the US. Cory, Oli and Daniel delivered an awesome track which we had to release as our debut single

Nana, Lee So Ra, Hong Soo Hyun, and Jo Se Ho pose like models in Taiwan in BTS photos from “Roommate”

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Lee So Ra, Hong Soo Hyun, Nana, and Jo Se Ho turned the streets of Taiwan into a runway on SBS" "Roommate"! 

"Roommate" PD Park Sang Hyuk tweeted behind-the-scenes photos on August 1 and posted, "Roommate home-share vacation in Taiwan. Beauties and Se Ho ~ Let"s go meet Chanyeol," making fans excited to see the roommates visit Chanyeol, who was busy with EXO"s "LOST PLANET" concert in Taipei at the time.

As mentioned previously, the roommates celebrated their 100th day together by going on an overseas vacation with one team going to Taiwan and the other going to Japan last month.

The first part of the "Roomates" 100th day vacation will air this Sunday at 4:05 PM KST!

AOA’s Seolhyun Unveiled as New Buckaroo Model

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AOA star Seolhyun has been revealed as the new model for jeans and fashion brand Buckaroo. FNC Entertainment, the agency that represents AOA, posted a message on the group’s official Facebook site confirming the news.

A photograph of the popular girl group member was also released, showing the star wearing black Buckaroo jeans and an off-the-shoulder blouse. It was accompanied by the caption, “Seolhyun was selected to be the new muse for Buckaroo. Enjoy the 2014 F/W Buckaroo pictorial!”

A spokesperson for Buckaroo also spoke about the AOA star, telling the media, “Seolhyun exudes both innocence and sexiness. She has a youthful face, a great body and long legs, all perfect for modelling jeans. She is uniquely attractive, and that is why we chose her as our new model

Buzz to reunite for their first album in eight years, kicking off with a pre-release on August 8

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Buzz will make their long-awaited return with a pre-release on August 8!

A rep from their agency Santa Music announced their reunion on the 1st, "This album will be their first album in 8 years since the release of "Love From a Real Heart Part 2"."

Buzz will make their comeback with a pre-release on the 8th ahead of their full-length album. Although they discussed delaying their comeback in light of guitarist Son Sung Hee"s leg injury, they decided to set their comeback date to August in respect for fans" wish for them to return as soon as possible.

Buzz will also release a MV teaser and poster on the 4th, so stay tuned!