Girl’s Day’s Yura Falls Into Hong Jong Hyun’s Jealousy Trap on “We Got Married”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

On the November 22 broadcast of MBC’s variety program “We Got Married,” Girl’s Day member Yura unknowingly fell into the intentional trap set up by her virtual husband, model-actor Hong Jong Hyun, to purposely stir up jealousy in her.

During this episode, Yura asked Hong Jong Hyun, “Why are you so on fire for exercise these days?”

In response, the model-actor admitted, “I have to expose [my body] in the movie [I’m filming]. I have to carry the female lead…At the beach, I have to wear a swimsuit and do a kiss scene.” Hong Jong Hyun is currently in the middle of filming for a new movie alongside actress Jin Se Yeon.

Surprised, Yura stated, “Oh my. So that’s why you’ve been working out so hard?” After seeing her cute, jealous reaction, Hong Jong Hyun continued to stir up jealousy, saying, “Of course

Actor Kim Min Suk joins Woollim Entertainment

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

It has come to light that actor Kim Min Suk might be a new addition to the list of artists signed under Woollim Entertainment!

Korean site Naver has updated Kim Min Suk’s profile by adding that the star is under Woollim Entertainment, while he himself also made an update on his personal Twitter account in his description, stating the same fact.

Photo: Naver

Photo: Kim Min Suk Twitter

While there is no official statement from Woollim Entertainment about the signing of Kim Min Suk, there are high chances of his being a trainee in the entertainment company. The twenty-five year old was previously an artist under CJ E&M, where he had participated in audition program Super Star K3 in 2011, and acted in tvN drama Shut Up Flower Boy Band in 2012 and the ongoing KBS2 drama High School Love On

Lee Kwang Soo Displays a Complete Transformation into ‘Kwang Conehead’ on “Running Man”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Actor Lee Kwang Soo will be showing a complete transformation into ‘Kwang Conehead’ on the upcoming November 23 broadcast of SBS’ variety program “Running Man.”

On this week’s episode, each one of the show’s cast members will change into their own distinct concepts of alien characters, as they fight against one another through a mission parade to try and return to their respective home planets.

Out of all the concepts, Lee Kwang Soo took on the character of a ‘conehead,’ which is based on a science fiction comedy film titled “Coneheads,” which tells the story of aliens with the shape of cone heads, who crash-land on Earth. Through make-up effects and his costume, Lee Kwang Soo was able to perfectly match up to the appearance of the original characters, causing everyone at the scene to burst into laughter upon his entrance

MAMA 2014: Big Bang G-Dragon & Taeyang Are Confirmed For Special Performance At MAMA

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

 

(Photo : YG Entertainment)

On November 22, Korean media outlet Star News reported that G-Dragon and Taeyang would perform their first stage of “Good Boy” together for the upcoming Mnet Asian Music Awards. The initial report was first translated by English media outlet Soompi.

Big Bang’s Taeyang and G-Dragon released the single “Good Boy” on November 21 under the moniker GD x Taeyang.

GD x Taeyang is the first of a two-part special hip-hop project from YG Entertainment. The second installment of the project will comprise of three other artists under the YG label who are set to release a new collaboration song on December 2.

“Good Boy” has been a tremendous success with the track reaching the number one spot on all of the ten Korean real-time charts

Cube Entertainment releases mysterious teaser for another version of B2ST”s “12:30″

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Looks like Cube Entertainment has more in store for fans of B2ST"s latest emotional single, "12:30"!



On November 22, Cube released the above teaser video on their YouTube channel with the title "12:30 Another Version". In the video, a woman can be seen walking along the beach against the backdrop of a "12:30" piano instrumental. The video ends with the message, "Coming soon 2014.11.24," indicating that whatever is being teased will be released early next week.


Fans are abuzz as they guess what Cube could possibly mean by the teaser. While some muse that B2ST may be releasing another MV for "12:30", others speculate that this teaser may actually be promoting a new female artist, who will sing a different version of the hit song

Remembering 'Boys Over Flowers': The Best K-Drama Cliché

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments


(Photo : KBS)

Let"s take a moment to imagine this scenario.

You"re a broke high school student with four millionaire best friends. The first is a musical prodigy, the second is a mob boss"s son, the third is a renowned artist, and the last is a spoiled-rotten brat set to inherit one of the country"s biggest conglomerates. Yes, please!


There are so many wonderful clichés in KBS"s Boys Over Flowers, the 2009 K-drama starring Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon that became a global phenomenon.

Did it have an evil mother determined to separate the main couple? Check. Was there a childish male lead who is cold and evil in the beginning but slowly warms up to the tough and spunky female lead? Check

Birth of a Beauty Episode 7 Review: Han Ye Seul Finds Out That Joo Sang Wook Likes Her

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

In Birth of a Beauty, episode 7, Sara(played by Han Ye Seul) found out that Han Tae Hee(played by Joo Sang Wook) liked her.

Sara asked Tae Hee, “Why are you nice to me? Do you like me?” Tae Hee was startled by her sudden question, but replied, “Nonsense. Married women these days don’t see the reality. Think whatever.”

Just then, Sara read Tae Hee’s test results of him in love with her. The two of them were shocked.

Cube Entertainment Teases ‘Another Version’ of BEAST’s Track “12:30”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments
Cube Entertainment recently revealed a brand new teaser video for another version of BEAST’s latest title track from their “TIME” mini album, which received a lot of love after it was released earlier this year.

On November 23, Cube Entertainment uploaded a video onto its official YouTube channel and through a link posted on the agency’s official Twitter account, titled “12:30 Another Version.”With the unveiling of this teaser, fans are expressing much curiosity as to whether this new version of the song will be sung by the original artists themselves, BEAST, or if another artist will be singing a cover of it. This other version of the song appears to have put a more classical twist, as it shows off a more piano-inspired melody.

The video displays a mysterious female figure, whose face remains hidden throughout, as she walks along an empty beach

Music & Lyrics: Soju Will Set You Free

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments
Music & Lyrics: Soju Will Set You Free Written by Laura On November 22, 2014

Have you ever wondered about the fact that every drama has at least one scene where a main character gets ragingly drunk? Or how routinely alcohol is mentioned in many Korean songs? This constant presence of the subject may lead some readers to make inferences about the importance of alcohol in South-Korean society.

Of course, such conclusions should not merely be based on the select media foreign fans consume. But even a little bit of research will quickly direct the reader to many articles about the drinking etiquette in South Korea, as well as articles about its importance in society (particularly in the work environment).

A study that was conducted this year even claims that South Koreans drink the most substantial amounts of hard liquor in the whole world — with Koreans drinking about twice as much as citizens of the second country on the list, Russia

'Music Bank' Highlights: Super Junior's Kyuhyun Wins #1 On The November 21, 2014 Episode + Performance Recaps

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments


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Another week of KBS" "Music Bank" is here and featured performances from some of your favorite K-Pop stars. Great stage settings and fan chants were all heard and seen yesterday.

The stars who made their comeback were Hyolyn & Joo Young with "Erase," Apink made their return with "LUV," MAMAMOO are in love with a "Piano Man," GOT7 said "Stop Stop It," Natthew said "Love Will Be OK," ALi is "Crying Hard" for her return, and HALO with "Come On Now."

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

This being all said, here are the performance recaps from yesterday

U.S. director puts innovative spin on “Chunhyang”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Pansori singer Min Eun-kyung is one of three performers cast as Chunhyang, the lead female character in "Different Chunhyang". Provided by the National Changgeuk Company

There are so many performances based on "Chunhyang", one of the best-known Korean folk tales, that audiences are beginning to grow tired of it. Nevertheless, when Kim Seong-nyeo, the artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company, asked Romanian-born U.S. director Andrei Serban to recreate "Heungbuga", one of Korea"s five surviving pansori (traditional narrative singing) tales, Serban picked "Chunhyangga" instead, insisting that he could create an alternative version. The upcoming performance by the National Changgeuk Company is titled "Different Chunghyang" as a result. When Kim took the position as artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company in 2012, one of her pledges was to revive the five surviving pansori tales of Korea - "Chunghyangga", "Heungbuga", "Simcheongga", "Jeokbyeokga" and "Sugungga" - from the perspective of the "world masters" in an effort to take changgeuk, or the traditional Korean opera performed with pansori, to the international stage

Buzz drops MV teaser for “Tree”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments


2000"s Korean rock boy band Buzz will be coming back with a new song.
The teaser video for "Tree" was released on November 21st. This song is ballad and will be released on November 26th.
Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: CJENMMUSIC Official

Casting Commences for Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra

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Casting Commences for Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra Written by Amy L On November 22, 2014

Following the success of Monstar, another musical drama is in the works from Mnet. The series, called Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra (more literally translated as Fail seven times, succeed on the eighth), will center around heroine Goo Hae-ra, who hopes to get signed to agency in order to have her father’s work be known to the world. With this mission, she and twin brothers Kang Sae-jong and Kang Sae-chan audition in reality talent show Superstar K2. Fear not — the inevitable love triangle and coming-of-age storyline have also been confirmed.

The drama is currently casting, and the line-up features a star-studded cast. Actress Min Hyo-rin, who previously debuted as a singer, has been cast as Goo Hae-ra

[★PHOTO] Super Junior’s Donghae goes out for a night stroll with “The Celebrity”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Super Junior’s Donghae took a break from his busy schedule to relax and take a stroll in the night streets of Itaewon in his latest photo-shoot for the December issue of The Celebrity.

Donghae took the time to dress up for his night out, making sure to look dapper in his stylish suits. His fashionable, yet casual suits give him the air of a young, handsome man ready for a relaxed night of fun in Itaewon.

Despite shooing at night, Donghae looks at the camera with intense, piercing gaze and energy. His styled-hair draws attention to his sculpted facial features and alluring expression.

In addition to his photo-shoot, Donghae held a short interview with The Celebrity, touching on subjects such as his experience as an actor, as well as growing out of his old identity and into a new one

Han Ye Seul talks about scandalous “Birth of a Beauty” scene with Joo Sang Wook

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

During the press conference for the SBS weekend drama "Birth of a Beauty" on November 21, Han Ye Seul addressed the scene in which Joo Sang Wook had to touch her chest.




She said, "We are actors whether we"re reading the drama script or filming, so rather than thinking about how embarrassing it is, I thought, "How can I make this scene fun to the viewers?" and "How can I express the fact that my character Sear used to be an ahjumma?""


Han Ye Seul continued, "My first thought is the line "I think my breast silicone implants burst. I need emergency care" instead of thinking "A man is [touching] my chest." She looks like a beauty, but I portrayed her like a bizarre ahjumma

Dramas and cartoons that deal with office politics

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

The most successful office drama in Korea was "Sun Tzu"s Tactics on TV", which aired for six years from 1987. Set at trading company Jinsan Group, workers" daily routines and the challenges they faced are depicted in a lighthearted, humorous way. In the 1980s, Korea experienced rapid economic growth, so the drama appealed to many people back then.In the 1990s, the cartoon "Incredible Daeri Hong" and another called "Dexterous Daeri Mu" portrayed the mundane lives of workers in a warm and comical way. Many related to the Average Joes in the cartoons and how they got by one day after another in an office setting.In contrast, there are office dramas and cartoons in which dramatic success stories take place. Park Bong-seong"s "20-Something Jaebeol" and "Those That Usher in Dawn" are classic examples. Famous cartoonist Huh Young-man also made several office cartoons, such as "Asphalt Man" and "Mister Q"

Dal Shabet”s Ah Young BTS photos from MBC “Love Frequency 37.2″

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments


Dal Shabet uploaded behind-the-scene photos of Ah Young while she was on the set of MBC"s "Love Frequency 37.2."

Ah Young is the lead female role for the drama which just aired on November 12th.

See her photos:






written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net SOURCE: Dal Shabet Facebook

Kang Sora”s photo shoot video for “NYLON” magazine

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments


Actress Kang Sora will be featured on "Nylon" magazine for its December issue.
A video was also released showing Kang Sora"s photo shoot. She also shares her beauty tips.

Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: NYLONTVKOREA

Hot as ever, the global village exclaims “I love Korea”

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments

Global enthusiasm for Korea is hotter than ever.

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an arm of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of Korea.net, held its "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, jointly with KBS World, from July to October this year. It asked for readers worldwide to submit their self-generated content that showed just how much they truly, "loved Korea".

KOCIS received a total of 7,721 entries covering videos, photos and online comic strips, with content coming in from 43 countries and territories spanning Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and other parts of the world. From Palau in the South Pacific, to Niger in Central Africa, to tiny Andorra in Europe, to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, and even from such strife-torn regions as Syria, Palestine and Ukraine, interest in all things Korean is at an all-time high

OVEN RADIO drops teaser feat. A Pink

By in News posted Oct November 22nd, 2014 No comments


LOEN TV‘s OVEN RADIO dropped a teaser video featuring A Pink.
A Pink will be the next DJ guests on OVEN RADIO. For five days starting on November 24th, A Pink will give information on their 5th mini album "Pink LUV." They will also read fan messages, answer phone calls and sing requested songs. This will end on November 28th.
A Pink will comeback with their 5th mini-album "Pink LUV" on November 24th.
Watch below:



written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: 1theK