Song So Hee wins first place on “Immortal Song 2″

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Gukak (Korean traditional music) singer Song So Hee won first place on the July 26 installment of "Immortal Song 2"!



Song So Hee sang Cho Young Nam"s "Can"t Live Without Love" and impressed Cho Young Nam with her traditional take on the song. She moved the audience with the strength and emotion in her voice that made it hard to believe that she is only 17 years old (international age: 16). She beat Homme with 393 points and won the first place title.


Congratulations!

Wonderful Days Episode 45 Review: Kim Young Chul Refuses to Get Divorced

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In Wonderful Days, episode 45, Kang Tae Seop(played by Kim Young Chul) refused to get divorced.

As Ha Young Choon(played by Choi Hwa Jung) left the house, Tae Seop was excited to move into Jang So Shim(played by Yoon Yeo Jung)’s room. However, as soon as he entered the room, So Shim handed him a divorce paper. Tae Seop got extremely mad and shouted, “I’m never gonna sign thoses papers!”

HA:TFELT (Yenny) releases 2nd MV teaser for “Ain’t Nobody”

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After releasing the first music video teaser for “Ain’t Nobody” yesterday, HA:TFELT has now released her second music video teaser for her upcoming title track.

The music video teaser begins similarly to the first teaser with a blue butterfly flying across the screen, then passionately dancing in front of a car. The melody of this teaser differs from the first with a more upbeat and less somber tone.

Yenny will be showcasing not only her music producing abilities, but how she will take on the stage as a solo artist.

Her first mini-album “Me?” is scheduled for release on July 31st at midnight KST, along with her title track music video “Ain’t Nobody.”

View her first teaser and images here.

Source: jypentertainment

Furniture startup breaks traditional framework

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From left to right: Jeong Jae-yeob, Ahn Oh-jun and Tak Eui-seong in their furniture cafe in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul. By Kim Kyeong-rok

Middle-aged Korean women may single-handedly be contributing to the success of multiple retailers and fashion lines. This demographic has a reputation for being savvy shoppers as well as avid fans of dramas.They are quick to find out what kind of handbag their favorite character was carrying or what type of table the most popular fictional family had in their dining room. When the latest episodes conclude, many instantly look up the brands and products that caught their eyes and add them to their shopping list. Businesses are eager to capitalize on this trend and are often willing to pay a small fortune to the producers of television shows or drama series to go toward product placement

Wonderful Days Episode 45 Review: Kim Young Chul Sincerely Apologized to Choi Hwa Jung

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In Wonderful Days, episode 45, Kang Tae Seop(played by Kim Young Chul) sincerely apologized to Ha Young Choon(played by Choi Hwa Jung).

Tae Seop gave Young Choon a small gift before she left and apologized. Young Choon decided to forgive him.

Tae Seop said, “I’ll make sure I look after Dong Hee(played by Ok Taec Yeon).” Young Choon replied, “Why would I worry about Dong Hee? He’s your son, not mine.” She continued, “Be good to your wife. She’s the only reason why I didn’t kill you.”

Lorde indirectly greets Girls” Generation in Japan

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Lorde, who happens to be a fan of various K-Pop artists, is currently in Japan as she will be performing at the Shinagwa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball on July 29. The ladies of Girls" Generation are also in Japan as they"re currently promoting their greatest hit compilation album, "The Best".


With Girls" Generation"s "The Best" promotions in full gear, Lorde indirectly greeted the girls as she encountered a huge "The Best" billboard. The popular New Zealand singer wrote on her Instagram, "hi gg nice to see you ok bye now (love you)".


As Lorde previously mentioned that she would love to write lyrics for a K-pop girl group, perhaps now would be a good time if they were to meet more directly.


Wonderful Days Episode 45 Review: Yoon Yeo Jung is Cold to Kim Ji Ho

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In Wonderful Days, episode 45, Jang So Shim(played by Yoon Yeo Jung) becam cold to Kang Dong Ok(played by Kim Ji Ho).

Dong Ok spent a good time with Min Woo Jin(played by Choi Woong) and was excited on the way home, when she saw Woo Jin’s mother waiting for her in front of her house.

As Dong Ok said hi, Woo Jing mother said with an angry voice, “No, I can’t say hi back.” She continued, “Don’t you have something to tell me? I have a lot to ask you. What’s your plan with Woo Jin? Do you want me to beg you? What shall I do to keep you away from him?”

Just then, Cha Hae Won(played by Kim Hee Sun) came and took Dong Ok’s side. However, Jang So Shim(played by Yoon Yeo Jung), who was there as well, said, “Stop caring about it and go in

EXO to host their own variety show on Mnet, “EXO 90:2014”; first guest to be Kangta

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EXO will be airing a new variety program on Mnet, in which former H.O.T member, Kangta, has been chosen as their first guest appearance.

Besides their first reality program, “EXO’s ShowTime” which aired last year on MBC every1, this will EXO’s 2nd individual television program.

On the 26th of July, CJ E&M revealed that EXO have recently finished filming their first episode on the 24th of July, and other media sources have revealed that the title of this new variety show will be titled “EXO 90:2014 (K-Pop Time Slip)”.

The program will be looking back on K-pop from the 90’s, and every episode will include a special remake video of a 90’s song by EXO, however only EXO-K will be appearing on this program.

Furthermore, SM Rookies Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Jaehyun and Ten will also be starring on the show, and thus many fans are already excited for the first episode, which will air on August 15th at 10pm KST for 12 weeks

Wonder Girls” Yenny (HA:TFELT) shows her flexibility in new teaser for “Ain”t Nobody”

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Wonder Girls" Yenny (HA:TFELT) showed off her flexibility and artistry in a new teaser for "Ain"t Nobody"!



Wonderful got treated to a teaser on "Music Core" today and now there"s a bonus treat with this new teaser for the track "Ain"t Nobody". She shows off her flexibility and the exciting melody should get fans pumped up even more for what"s to come and Yenny hinted that she might even be doing some dancing for her solo debut!


Yenny will make her solo debut with her mini-album "Me?" and MV on the 31st!

Homme perform a refreshing cover of “Goodbye City” on “Immortal Song 2″

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Homme got the audience smiling from ear to ear with their cover of Cho Young Nam"s "Goodbye City" on "Immortal Song 2"!



The duo of Homme never fail to impress listeners with their smooth vocals and showcased their teamwork once again with their refreshing take on "Goodbye City". They even donned farmer hats to bring the lyrics of returning to one"s hometown to life. Son Seung Yeon (Sonnet Son) commented, "It was a really cool and refreshing stage."


They became the first place runner up with 366 points, but lost to gukak singer Song So Hee.


Chinese composer Yuan Wei Jen compliments EXO”s Lay on his songwriting ability

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Chinese composer Yuan Wei Jen complimented EXO"s Lay on his songwriting skills.



Yuan Wei Jen took to his Weibo on the 25th and gave some encouraging words to Lay, sharing, "Listening to your music in Shanghai makes me really happy. I think the talent of young people these days is really impressive... Creativity is grown and embellished gradually, and it will be your best tool for music. Let me listen to more of your new songs. Fighting."


Lay replied, "I feel so good to be complimented by you, teacher. Like your words, I will work hard and let you listen to my Chinese songs."


Yuan Wei Jen is a famous composer and lyricist in China and Taiwan

EXO to launch their new show “EXO 90:2014″ on August 15th

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EXO is ready to greet the fans through a whole new variety show.

The show is called "EXO 90:2014" and is produced by Mnet, with the concept of connecting the big seniors in the music industry from the 90s with EXO in order to make some of the past hit songs come to light once again as well as to revive its cultural and classic.

In particular, EXO will be the main characters in the "2014 version" of the music videos of these past hit songs which will be premiered throughout the show. The boys are expected to showcase more of their hidden charms that fans have never seen before.

According to the officials, the first episode will be about H.O.T with the appearance of Kangta and some of the trainees from SMROOKIES. Jun Hyun Moo will be the MC of the show. There will be a total of 12 episodes.

Don"t miss the first broadcast of "EXO 90:2014" on August 15th at 10pm kst

Girl’s Day’s “Darling” ranks 1st on Music Core on July 26th

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Girl’s Day’s “Darling” ranked 1st on MBC’s Music Core on the 26th of July.

On this episode of Music Core, Girl’s Day’s “Darling” went up against B1A4’s “Solo Day” and Park Myungsoo’s “Myungsoo’s Tteokbokki”, in which Girl’s Day seized the trophy.

Upon receiving their trophy, Girl’s Day were all shocked with the results and expressed that they had not expected this at all. They then thanked their fans and promised to continue improving for the future.

Congratulations to Girl’s Day!

Source: TV Report

Quiz: Which f(x) Song Should You Listen to?

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It’s hard being an f(x) fan these days (your fandom doesn’t even have an official name), particular in light of the news that “Red Light” promotions have been cancelled and Sulli is on an indefinite break. K-Pop fans hardly had a chance to get used the unusual style of “Red Light” before f(x) had already pulled their last music show performance with only four members.

While the future of the group may seem unclear and rather hopeless, Noona is here to remind you not to jump into conclusions and try to remain optimistic. Meanwhile, why don’t you listen to some of f(x)’s most popular songs while you stew in righteous fandom fury? Not quite sure where to start? Take this quiz to find out which f(x) song you should listen to!

Want to know what the other results were? Go through the pages below to see all the outcomes

The Fairy and the Woodcutter: tragic love, Korean-syle

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The Fairy and the Woodcutter is one of the most popular of all Korean folktales. Almost all children in Korea grow up reading a version of this love story. The story has three well-known versions that differ mainly in plot length. The following is a synopsis of the full version of the folktale. There once was a poor woodcutter who lived with his mother. One day, he helped a wounded deer escape from hunters. As a show of gratitude, the deer informed the woodcutter of a nearby pond where fairies came down from the heavens to bathe every month. The deer pointed out that the woodcutter would be able to marry one of the fairies by hiding the fairy"s winged clothing-her only means of flight. He could then come to the rescue of the stranded fairy. The only proviso: everything was to be kept secret from his wife until they had at least three children

'Joseon Shooter' Lee Joon Ki Strategic And Acting Perfectly

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"The Joseon Shooter" Lee Joon Ki"s strategy shone.

On the 9th episode of KBS 2TV Wednesday/Thursday drama "Joseon Shooter" (script Lee Jung Woo, Han Hee Jung, director Kim Jung Min, Cha Young Hoon) broadcast on July 23rd, Lee Joon Ki perfectly lied to Yoo Oh Sung who was suspicious of him. Lee Joon Ki and Yoo Oh Sung were together and at that time, Sang Choo had transformed into a shooter and created an alibi for Lee Joon Ki.

In the relevant scene, Lee Joon Ki started to feel a bit shy and lacking confidence in front of Yoo Oh Sung. He saw all sorts of circumstances and made this twist into a way that was more favorable to him. As Yoo Oh Sung captured the screen with his glare and expression, Lee Joon Ki"s strong charisma added to the vibe of the drama.

 

Lee Joon Ki is continuing to draw out great reviews of action, romance, and strategy, as he perfects his acting and body movements

Hong Jong Hyun Is Touched by Yura’s Gift on “We Got Married”

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Hong Jong Hyun showed great appreciation for Girl’s Day member Yura who poured out her heart in drawing a portrait that she gave the actor on the MBC variety show, “We Got Married.”

On the July 26 episode of the reality couple show, Yura and Hong Jong Hyun were shown moving into their new house as husband and wife. Here, Yura was able to give to Hong Jong Hyun her surprise gift that she prepared as seen on the July 19 broadcast.

Yura, who has always been known for her talent in drawing, gained even more attention for the quality of the drawing she made for Hong Jong Hyun. At the interview, Yura revealed, “I’m not lying, it really took me three to four sleepless days (to finish that portrait.) I drew it when I got some free time after my schedule

“The Three Musketeers” Reveals an Action-packed Main Video Teaser

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The swords are swinging and intense looks are being exchanged on the latest teaser video for “The Three Musketeers.”

The main video teaser for the highly anticipated drama was recently revealed, following the release of individual teaser clips.

This time, three main characters played by Jung Hae In, CNBLUE‘s Jung Yong Hwa, and Yang Dong Geun are facing a tough battle against a number of criminals. With skillful swordsmanship, the musketeers do their best to eliminate the opponents, while the prince’s first love Mi Ryung (Yoo In Young) glances at the situation and Princess Yoon Seo (Seo Hyun Jin) is being protected by the prince. As promised, the drama seems to be the perfect blend of action and romance

In new show, artists break from their comfort zones

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Dongi Lee"s painting "Power Sale", left, and Suejin Chung"s video "Infinite Human Pattern Actuator", right, are part of the "Spectrum Spectrum" exhibition, which begins tomorrow at Plateau Gallery in central Seoul. The show features seven established artists, including Lee and Chung, and seven younger artists they recommended. Provided by the museum

Artist Dongi Lee, 47, is best known for his character Atomaus, which he created by combining Atom (Astro Boy), the robot hero of the Japanese anime, and Mickey Mouse, of the American Walt Disney Company. But in a new group show entitled "Spectrum-Spectrum", which debuts tomorrow, Lee takes a different approach. He will unveil a large-scale painting that juxtaposes well-known imagery, like a sale logo, with abstract images.Moreover, all seven of the established artists participating in the exhibition, taking place at Plateau, a Samsung Museum of Art branch near City Hall Station in central Seoul, will showcase new work that deviates from their signature styles

BIGBANG’s Taeyang and Haru Spend Time Together on Facetime

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BIGBANG member, Taeyang, and Tablo’s cute daughter Haru spent time together on Facetime.

On July 26, Taeyang uploaded a photo of him and Haru doing Facetime on his Instagram and wrote, “Tokyo-Seoul #Facetime.” In the picture, half of Taeyang’s face can be seen while Haru is smiling brightly, showing off her cute charms.

Through his Instagram, Taeyang has expressed his affection towards Haru many times. Haru showed her support for Taeyang as she revealed on KBS2’s “Superman Returns” that she liked Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips.”

Meanwhile, Haru is currently appearing on KBS2’s variety show, “Superman Returns” with Tablo where she is showing off her adorable charms