On this week’s “The Show,” AOA went up against 9MUSES, MAMAMOO, Chaeyeon, and Teen Top for first place and came out on top.
It was a tight competition with Teen Top trailing just behind AOA with only about 100 less points, followed by 9MUSES with approximately 300 less points than Teen Top.
Girl’s Day held a comeback stage with performances of both title track “Ring My Bell” as well as “Come Slowly.” 9MUSES also held a comeback stage for their song “Hurt Locker.” Check them out below!
Imagine Seoul after a devastating earthquake. That"s what the producers of "D-Day" have done. They created a drama about the members of a disaster medical assistance team who rescue and treat victims during the chaos that follows an earthquake.
And the producers of the weekend drama have rounded up a great cast to bring this nightmare scenario to life.
"D-Day" will star Kim Young Kwang, last seen in "Plus Nine Boys" and "Pinocchio." Kim plays Dr. Lee Hae Song, a cancer surgeon who really wants to work in emergency care. The earthquake offers him the perfect opportunity, as the city"s usual relief systems prove to be inadequate for a disaster of this magnitude. Rescue workers and emergency doctors must improvise to bring help to the injured.
Girls’ Generation officially makes a comeback with a stunning music video for pre-release single “Party.”
The hotly anticipated music video (the teaser, which was released just a few days ago, has already garnered over 2.3 million views) has all the makings of a summer anthem with vivid beachside visuals and a catchy hook.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation held their showcase “Girls’ Generation Party @Banyan Tree,” MCed by comedian Shin Dong Yup, on July 7 to commemorate the release of “Party.”
SM Entertainment confirmed that TVXQ‘s Changmin will be enlisting to active duty sometime before the end of the year, promising a comeback as the complete two-member TVXQ after two years.
“Changmin has recently applied for the police forces and been accepted,” a rep from SM Entertainment revealed on July 7. “Changmin will be enlisting sometime within the year.”
While Yunho will be enlisting on July 21 and temporarily leaving fans’ side with his web drama “I Order You” as his last work, the news of Changmin’s enlistment comes as a surprise for many fans. This is Yunho’s last year to enlist, but Changmin, who was born in 1988, still has another two years until he has to. While there was some speculation as to whether Changmin would engage in solo activities, it seems that “Scholar Who Walks the Night” may be his last work before enlistment.
The members took on different careers in the MV, and now you can see how they got ready for the roles. In the making-of clips, BTOB fans get a look at what went on during filming as well as the boys hanging out on set.
Check out part 2 of the making-of above and part 1 below!
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Girl group Hello Venus will return to the public with their new record this month.The girl band hinted at their impending comeback at midnight on Monday by releasing two photos of the members - Alice and Lime - that were taken while they were engaged in a shoot for their album jacket photos.Also, the female idol group"s talent agency, Fantagio Music, confirmed their comeback with the comments, "Hello Venus will bring out a new album in July. They are almost finished with shooting their album jacket images".It is the girl band"s first album since their last digital single, "Wiggle Wiggle", which was unveiled in January. The girl band, which constitutes six members, has become a familiar presence among K-pop fans with their hits such as "What Are You Doing Today?", "Sticky Sticky" and "Would You Stay for Tea?"In addition to their music career, a few of the members have extended their activities to acting. Yooyoung, for example, took part in the movies "Slow Video" (2014) and "Futureless Things" (2014). In addition, Alice debuted as an actress for the first time last year through the TV drama "The Night Watchman"s Journal".By Jin Min-ji
On July 6, the KARA member"s album topped Tower Records Japan"s reservation chart, ranking in above BTS, Dreams Come True, TEEN TOP, and AKB48. Hara herself personally worked on the concept, choreography, and music video for her upcoming solo debut, so fans can expect a lot of Hara in "Alohara".
She"s currently in the last stages of practice, and the album is releasing on July 14 KST. Stay tuned!
Congratulations to Hara!
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During the press conference for SBS"s "High Society", ZE:A"s Hyungsik revealed his true thoughts on his love interest, played by Lim Ji Yeon, in the drama on July 2.
He said, "Right now, I think a relationship like Chang Soo (Hyungsik) and Ji Yi"s (Lim Ji Yeon) is good. I really like Ji Yi. The character Ji Yi approaches me in an extremely charming way, which made me think how attractive it"d be if there were a woman like this."
Excited for Girls’ Generation‘s “Party” release? Join fans around the world also eagerly waiting by tuning into Girls’ Generation’s live streaming event to celebrate their comeback. This live event begins at 8 p.m. KST, which is in about an hour, and here is the announcement video below:
The “Girls’ Generation Party @Banyan Tree” event is streamed through Naver’s Starcast, and you can watch Girls’ Generation’s first performance of “Party,” the music video, the music video making video, and listen to the members tell you stories about the new album. Click here for the page to watch the live streaming.
Kim Sun Ah as Hwang Ji An : JA
Lee Jang Woo as Park Tae Kang : TK
Park Gun Hyung as Jo Eun Sung : ES
Im Soo Hyang as Yeom Na Ri : NR
Again, please take with a grain of salt. And please credit or link back.
eun seong asks, could his name be…
tae gang throws a punch. chung baek rushes over to ask what he’s doing. eun seong stands, and tae gang grabs him by the collar.
tae gang starts telling him off. eun seong asks what he’s talking about.
ji an comes over demanding to know what’s going on. jun hui goes over to ji an and hangs on to her, “ji a~n”. tae gang starts explaining what kind of a jerk eun seong is, but sees jun hui hanging to ji an’s arm.
she tells tae gang to step out with her. she starts telling him off.
she tells him to apologize. even if he was having an affair, violence would be useless.
they go back in, and all 4 of them sit on a table, while chung baek stands in attention. ji an nudges him by the foot under the table. he says, “Sorry!” she tells him to do it more properly. “i. am. sorry.”
eun seong stands up, it might be better if he sends that apology by email; it’ll sound more sincere then. what would he do about the treatment costs? it’s a good thing he didn’t break any teeth. he could say it would be about 100,000 won.
ji an stands up as well, saying i’ll do it (pay up?). tae gang says, that’s fine i’ll do it. even though he doesn’t have money, i think he says.
chung baek and tae gang step out. he asks chung baek to lend him some cash.. his wallet is empty. chung baek doesn’t want to, and walks away. tae gang is left standing.
at home, jun hui says, “what!? he’s the baby’s father?” she’s perplexed that that guy was the real guy. ji an asks if she thought eun seong was the father.
jun hui gets up to leave. ji an is left alone at home with a headache.
eun seong is reading at home in b ed… he can’t concentrate though.. so he goes out for a jog, and remembers tae gang with the ring.. and tae gang handing back her bag.
ji an looks at her drawing of her feet with tae gang’s feet while at the picnic… then flips to the drawing of a sleeping tae gang. she remembers jun hui’s words, to sort it out. ji an says, it’s not like she can fire him…
she receives a text from eun seong. tells her to come to the clinic at 10am… for a pregnancy class.
she responds back, as he’s walking over a bridge.
she comes to the clinic.. and looks around at the pregnant moms. she sees one reading her biography… afraid of being recognized, she puts on her sunglasses and tries to sneak out… but is caught by eunseong. she tells him she can’t do it after all. he said, you said you’d try? she says that somebody’s reading her book. she’s leaving.
he tells her hold on, come this way.
later she comes out of a room, wearing MUCH girlier clothes. he marvels that she looks different; it was her clothes all this time.
he tells her to wear a ribbon. (omg he’s enjoying this XD)
she goes to the class, and does some stretches. learns to diaper a baby… the mom looks over as she messes up somehow XD
the moms then sit in a circle, and introduce themselves. eun seong walks in. she introduces herself as the ankle’s mother, and that she’s 13 weeks pregnant. (time flies!!! o____o)
they then sit to listen to eun seong teaching them to meditate.
in her meditation, she remembers her picnic idea trip with tae gang. she was bobbing her head.. then she leaned over and fell asleep. her eyes open. and now she thinks back to when her head had fallen into the nook of his shoulder while he wakes up. (how can she remember that? she was supposedly asleep.) eun seong smiles gently at her.
at work, tae gang is still trying to memorize the book, while listening to the recording. na ri walks in to see him, reciting to himself. she walks over and waves a hand in his face to get his attention. he stands to greet her, “VP!”
he bows down, and sees her wearing the shoes he fixed. he looks a little confused, and she backs away slowly as his eyes follow. she goes up to her office. he opens up a shoe box that she gave him… and in it are men’s shoes.
he doesn’t think he should accept such expensive shoes.. and she says that a designer shouldn’t wear shoes like that. (he’s wearing crappy shoes.) he says, this is the first time he’s tried so hard.
eun seong takes her out to a restaurant… and then tae gang arrives with na ri. things get awkward.
ji an looks down and sees his new shoes.
inside, the four of them end up sharing a table. na ri wondres that ji an should be hiding such a great boyfriend like this. but what’s with this scar. eun seong notes that a rabid dog attacked him on the road.
ji an asks about the shoes. he responds that na ri gave it to him. she wonders why the VP would do such a thing. na ri responds that they’re good friends.
na ri then says something.. ji an mutters to herself. eun seong observes.
the waitress comes over, and eun seong orders for them. i think he notes that it’s good for her health. she mutters for him to stop.
na ri then takes her turn and asks tae gang what he thinks.
in the bathroom, ji an is doing her make-up. na ri comes in. ji an looks down, and sees her shoes. ji an compliments them, and wonders if jake designed them. na ri says no, it’s somebody with good vision, etc. it’s park tae gang. ji an is surprised, but resumes doing her makeup. na ri tells her to take good care of her only team member. ji an tells her to worry about her own team members.
the two guys are left at the table and are having a discussion.
tae gang asks if he’s really not going to marry ji an? eun seong asks if he’s doing family counseling now.
the two girls return. he then says, your friend thinks we should get married. she’s surprised, as is tae gang. na ri, says, married? congrats.
ji and and tae gang leave first. na ri notes that she left her phone. tae gang looks at it.
ji an and eun seong are outside. and asks what he’s doing? he said he wouldn’t say anything. he says that she’s been tiptoeing around the guy since earlier. is it because that guy is the father? she says, that’s right. he says that’s why he can’t understand.
tae gang comes out. eun seong asks, who is that guy? she says, it’s just a biological relationship, a worthless presence.
they notice tae gang’s presence, and he gives back the phone. he leaves.
she turns to eun seong and asks how long tae gang’s been there. eun seong responds that it’s since she compared him to a sperm bank.
na ri and tae gang walk outside… tae gang lost in thought.. thinking about what ji an had said.
dad and tae gang are watching tv at the store room.
he asks what if it’s somebody who’s way older than him? what if she’s 60? dad gets fed up, and starts wrestling him.
ji an goes to the office. he sees the juice from tae gang, and thinks back to his words… then hears jun hui’s words that she should sort it out.
outside, tae gang is distributing juice at each team member’s place.
later, they have a meeting. ji an says that something smells funny. nobody else thinks so. then she starts looking like she’s going to puke. everybody stops. then tae gang pretends that he’s going to puke as well. and notes that there must be something there. some of the others kind of try to smell a bit, and then get sympathy pukiness? (i know that’s not a word.) some of them look like they’re going to puke. (actually, i think tae gang said something about food poisoning… maybe connected to the juice?)
tae gang gets scolded by seung mi later. and ji an can only listen from a little ways off, regretfully.
she calls him in to the office. she thanks him for coverign for her. she holds out the textbook and asks him about his progress. (i missed part of the convo again, sorry… ^^; )
she observes that he’s not wearing the shoes from na ri. he says these shoes (the crappy ones) were made by his father. he shows her a miniature of children’s shoes that he had made from an eraser.. the one she has in her shoe closet that he’d admired before. she’s taken aback in surprise. he’s quite pleased with himself but then she says something and pushes it back to him. he’s upset, takes it back, crumpling it in his hand.. then throws it in the trash. he walks out, upset. (i think she tells him that if he has time to do something like this, then how about memorizing a page in the book instead?)
she gets a call from lady jang, who tells her that there’ll be a documentary about her by MBS. she tells lady jang that she doesn’t think she can do it.
na ri and jake have another pow wow about the shoes that tae gang fixed.
bong soo comes by the team office, and calls tae gang over. he asks if tae gang has heard. apparently they’re looking for a new patterner. what about his dad? tae gang sucks in a breath and says, no way. if ji an were to find out… he tells tae gang the salary. “really!? but still no way.”
later, we see bong soo puts a wig on dad.
they walk out together… and na ri comes across them. she stops and turns around.. saying hold on. he’s looking down. bong soo says thi sis the new patterner.. but then she looks down at dad’s shoes.. the shoes that she gave tae gang. then says, never mind.
later the minions are having a meeting. seung mi wonders.. time is running short, but what have they been doing all this time? does jake now? does na ri even know? they all sit to think.
lady jang arrives then, and they show her in to ji an’s office. she sees the paper that’s covering the painting lady’s face. then she sees the pill bottles on the visitor table. she wonders.
later, ji an and tae gang are out textile shopping, while drinking juice. at some point, he holds both cups for her.. and as she’s picking out textiles, he holds up the cup for her to drink… “vitamin c”, he coaxes. they continue walking, while he holds all the materials.. and tries to keep people away from her.. pretty much trying to give her a wide berth. at one point, he hugs her over trying to move her out of the way. then later she sits down, her back hurting. he says she must be tired.
lady jang is sitting; an employee is talking to her. she’s suspicious. (missed the convo)
eun seong presents a baby to its parents. and they’re so happy; he fondly looks at them. he signals the nurses to come in, and they have brought a baby cake.
he remembers when ji an was touching the preemie’s hand.
later, in his office, he remembers the talk with ji an outside the restaurant. he texts ji an. he tells her that a baby was let out of the clinic that day.
as he’s about to get out of his car.. he sees tae gang driving ji an’s car (in slo-mo).. eun seong stops for a bit.
tae gang parks. then he looks over at the sleeping ji an. he carefully tries to unbuckle her, but she wakes up. she asks, we’re already here? why didn’t he go to the office? she leans back asleep.
he comes around to her side, and opens her door. he’s about to lift her up, but she jerks awake, asking what he’s doing. he coaxes her to just let him carry her. he takes an arm and puts it around his neck. she hesitantly puts the other one up as well…
eun seong watches from across, as tae gang carries her.
she’s stoic, but tae gang is ecastatic. eun seong stos for a bit.. then moves to get out of the car with the bags. then stops himself, heart heavy.
tae gang carries ji an all the way to her bed. he asks if he should call that guy for her. she says, no it’s fine. tae gang says, that’s what that guy is here for. besides, isn’t he a doctor? he asks if there’s anything wrong with that guy… he’s got a good career, good looks, makes good money. she asks if he really wants them get along that much. he responds that he can’t be next to her all the time.
he asks if he should clean. she says, just go. he asks if it’s ok to take photos of her shoes then. he says that he’s been practicing drawing shoes by copying them. she says, fine.
he goes to her shoe closet and starts taking pictures of shoes… one shelf at a time. then notices that his eraser miniature is now on the shelf next to the original shoes. he happily picks it up. he smiles widely, and then puts it back.. admiring its place.
back in her room, she’s tiredly thinking.
then she hears him call out.. asking if he could look at her sketches. she says yes.. then realizes something.
he’s flipping through her sketchbook, and looks at shoes. then sees a sketch of his feet… then both their feet together. then about 4 pages of him sleeping.
she arrives at the shoe room. he stands, and asks, why did you draw this? she says, no reason. give it to me.
she goes over and she tells him again to give it to her.
he pulls her over as she’s turned to leave. he says, let’s both be honest for just one minute. why did you really draw this picture? she’s quiet. so he holds her face in both of his hands, and slowly, painstakingly, kisses her.
we pan out. and the sketchbook is on the ground.
he pulls back. and she’s quiet with her eyes closed.
it seems so painful as he stares at her.. and she opens her eyes.
the air is heavy as he says he’ll leave now.
she remains standing.
he runs out of her apartment. holding a hand to his heart as he laughs. he quietly says that he thought his heart would burst. he runs, clicking his heels.
in the office parking lot, eun seong is still there.
at chung baek’s restaurant, bong soo, dad, and chung baek are celebrating his new job.
tae gang rushes in, “dad!” his brows are furrowed.
they worry that he might have found out. they start to get flustered… but then tae gang comes over, and hugs dad from behind.. saying, “dad! dad, i love you~~~!” dad says he loves him, too.
just then na ri and jake walk in.
they take tae gang to a restaurant. apparently jake wants to take tae gang to america. he has a worried look in his face. right now, he’s only working as in intern.. if he does this, his pay could go up by five times. he asks why. jake tells him he’s got talent.
he still looks worried. na ri asks what’s wrong. he says he has to go to the restroom.
he looks at himself in the mirror, and laughs a bit. talent?
ji an is drawing in her shoe closet.. and remembers the kiss from earlier.
just then her doorbell rings. lady jang has come for a visit.
she wonders that lady jang should come all this way. lady jang hands her a bag. ji an comments about how simple her place is. she takes a seat. lady jang picks up a pregnancy book. ji an starts to say, “well, that’s…” lady jang then congratulates her, when’s the wedding? ji an apologizes, she’s the type for whom marriage is hard. she’ll be raising the baby alone. lady jang says that as an icon for the company, to be a single mother would be… ji an says, she’s giving up the position of president. lady jang: “what?”
TVXQ’s Changmin, who is acting in MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “Scholar Who Walks the Night,” spoke about the impending enlistment of his one and only bandmate, Yunho, which is coming up on July 21.
During the press conference for “Scholar Who Walks the Night” on July 7, Changmin said, “I actually had a performance in Japan just yesterday, and I went alone. It felt so empty. I was a bit sad and I missed him, too. But I still had to fulfill my duty, so I worked hard.”
He was at "The Midici 2015" to talk about his acting career, including his recent roles as the psychopath Ryu Tae Oh in "Gapdong" and as Han In Sang in "Heard It Through the Grapevine".
As for Hang In Sang, he said, "Unlike Han In Sang"s parents in the drama, my parents are warm and like friends. So I thought of Yoo Joon Sang sunbaenim not as a father but as a sunbae. I imagined the scary sunbaes from high school, and I automatically found myself avoiding Yoo Joon Sang sunbaenim"s eyes."
This announcement is a double whammy for fans as member Yunho will be enlisting later this month on July 21. SM Entertainment stated on July 7, "Changmin has been accepted into a special unit for conscripted policemen. He plans to enlist by the end of this year."
In other news, Changmin is starring in the MBC drama "Scholar Who Walks the Night", which premieres on the 8th KST. Good luck to Changmin on his enlistment! How do you feel about both TVXQ members enlisting in the same year?
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During the press conference of the new drama “Scholar Who Walks the Night,” Lee Soo Hyuk thanked his “Model Avenger” friends Kim Woo Bin, Hong Jong Hyun, Kim Young Kwang, and Sung Joon for supporting him.
When asked how he feels about his group of friends being called “Model Avengers,” Lee Soo Hyuk answered, “We’re not even in the same team and we don’t share our income. I feel sorry because they keep getting associated with me. We have similar goals so we monitor each other’s work and think of ways to help one another. I depend on them a lot.”
SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama “High Society” and Wednesday-Thursday drama “Mask” are both first place in ratings for their respective time slots.
“High Society” aired its first episode on June 8 and focuses on the love story between a privileged heiress and a man who comes from a more meager background. Writer Ha Myung Hee who penned “One Warm Word” in 2014 and director Choi Young Hoon are helming the drama. The leads consist of Uee, Sung Joon, Park Hyung Sik, and Lim Ji Yeon. The drama also boasts talented supporting actors including Yoon Joo Sang, Go Doo Shim, Lee Sang Woo, Yoon Ji Hye, Yoo So Young, Bang Eun Hee, and more.
Your beloved comedian-idol ZE:A"s Kwanghee revealed his startlingly low weight and why he decided to shed the pounds.
On the upcoming "diet special" episode for KBS W"s "Beauty Bible 2015", Kwanghee admitted, "My weight now is 53 kg (approx. 117 pounds), but at one point I weighed 20 kg more than this (approx. 44 pounds more)."
He added, "When I was at my heaviest weight, while filming for a variety show I was so embarrassed when my clothes ripped." After that, he explained that he was so traumatized he exercised until daybreak even after a long schedule and dieted by only eating salads. With this strict regiment, he lost 10 kg (around 22 pounds) within a month.
Kwanghee"s weight now seems to be on the low side for a grown man as SECRET"s Hyosung said, "Kwanghee"s current weight is the same weight I was when I had gained weight."
On the July 6 episode of KBS’s “Escape Crisis Number 1,” MBLAQ appeared on the show and joked about G.O’s fast-growing beard.
After introducing everyone, Kim Jong Kook looks at G.O and says, “It’s nice to see that you’ve shaved, but did you have an early morning start? You’re already growing stubble!”
Kim Jong Kook asks, “Is there something you do to keep your beard from growing fast?”
Rookie female group MINX show their cuteness in the dance practice video for "Love Shake", check out their adorable dance version MV below:
Your two favorite MCs with the last name "Yoo" will be coming together to host a new cable show!
On July 7, a JTBC report stated, "Yoo Hee Yeol and Yoo Jae Suk will work together on JTBC"s "TWO Yoo Project" (working title)."
This will be Yoo Hee Yeol"s first time hosting a JTBC show, and he"ll be doing it with his close friend and "nation"s MC" Yoo Jae Suk, so you know this show is going to be good!
The JTBC variety show is set to air its first episode in August. Stay tuned for more updates!
Henry uploaded a cute and hilarious fancam video on his social media accounts, with the caption, "#xiumin !!! Aren"t you a little too excited? Be careful, be careful! Don"t worry everyone...I"m ok. I"m going to get my revenge next time."
In the clip, Xiumin is swinging his arms around to the beat of the music only to end up hitting Henry in the crotch! Henry immediately covers his sensitive area with a very surprised expression while Xiumin hugs Henry to console him in apology as they laugh. Their bromance is beyond cute!