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‘Fated To Love You’ gets viewers ready for premiere with teaser, posters, and behind-cuts

By in News posted Oct June 26th, 2014 No comments
MBC"s upcoming Korean remake of Taiwanese drama "Fated To Love You" released the teaser, posters, and behind-cuts of leads Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra and two"s twelve-year reunion!


SEE ALSO: Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra seem like polar opposites during first filming of "Fated To Love You"


The profiles on the teaser clip start to set us up for the characters we can expect to meet with descriptions that read,


Kim Mi Young (29) [Jang Na Ra]

Large-scale law firm worker

Pros: Expert at odd jobs or chores

Cons: Timid, vulnerable, plain, low self-esteem


Lee Gun (33) [Jang Hyuk]

Humane 3rd generation chaebol

Pros: Rich and has a big sense of responsibility

Cons: Wicked laughter, 99% chance of early death in his thirties

As mentioned previously, the two actors will be reuniting for the romantic comedy which will center around the story of a woman and a wealthy man who end up in an unwanted marriage, making fans anticipate the return of the Jang-Jang couple

K-Drama Feature: Makjang

By in News posted Oct June 7th, 2014 No comments
K-Drama Feature: Makjang
Love it or hate it, K-Dramas are rife with makjang, the Korean term for over the top or ridiculous subplots and coincidences that keep the viewers tuning in week after week. A drama doesn"t have to be terrible or illogical to be makjang, it could be extremely well-acted or tug at your heartstrings.

Despite the negative connotations, does it truly have to be a bad thing? There are some great dramas that are simply amazing to watch, but when you try and sit down to describe the plot, it seems to get, well, laughable. To wit, here are just a few entertaining dramas that have absolutely preposterous storylines (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD):

TRIANGLE

Three brothers are separated at a very young age as a result of their parents" death. A lovely overused trope that they play up here

“No Tears for the Dead” Starring Jang Dong Gun and Kim Min Hee to Play in North American Theaters

By in News posted Oct June 6th, 2014 No comments

Action movie “No Tears for the Dead” starring Jang Dong Gun, Kim Min Hee, and Brian Tee will begin playing in North American theaters this month starting June 20. It was directed by Lee Jeung Bum, who had previously worked on Korea’s highest grossing 2010 movie “The Man from Nowhere.”

Screening locations include, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Fullerton, DC/Virginia, Honululu and Toronto. For more info, times and locations, check out movie’s official US website here.

Synopsis

Abandoned by his mother shortly after immigrating to America, Gon (Jang Dong Gun) is raised by the mafia and grows up to become a cold-blooded hitman. Though usually flawless in taking out his targets, Gon makes a terrible mistake of killing an innocent young girl

Interview with Swedish YouTube Singer Impaofsweden

By in News posted Oct June 5th, 2014 No comments

YouTube singer Impaofsweden, like her name reveals, hails from Sweden. She first discovered BIGBANG’s G-Dragon in 2010, which was a great intro to the world of K-Pop. She discovered her love for singing later than the usual child who dreams of becoming a singer as a teen. Despite her “slow” start, it quickly became her biggest interest. Impaofsweden started uploading her first cover on YouTube in December 2011, which was labelmate 2NE1’s “Hate You.”

December 2011 || 2NE1 – Hate You

“Wait- did 2NE1 release an English version?” That’s probably one of the first thoughts that popped into your mind while listening to the audio. If you check out her other covers, you’ll realize that all the covers are in English

Former F.Cuz Member M.Pire’s Lumin Talks New Start with New Name

By in News posted Oct June 4th, 2014 No comments

M.Pire made its debut less than a year ago, but the rookie group has already been through a member reshuffle, including the addition of Lumin, a former member of idol group F.Cuz. And for Lumin, a new name means a new beginning.

The seven-member group recently sat down with Mwave, where the M.Pire members revealed the special meanings behind their names.

Lumin opened up about the meaning behind his name, sharing “I promoted with the name LeeU first, but rather than continue with that name, since it’s a fresh start, I thought let’s create a new name.

He continued, “While looking for a new name, I came across the word ‘Luminary.’ It means shining brightly, and because I’m starting part two of my life, as the seventh M.Pire member, I thought let’s shine brightly, be a lucky guy, and that’s how I made the decision

Boyfriend Holds Japan Concert for 10,000 Fans Ahead of “Obsession” Comeback

By in News posted Oct June 4th, 2014 No comments

Boyfriend has successfully wrapped up a solo concert in Japan ahead of their upcoming comeback!

On Boyfriend’s official Twitter on June 2, a message saying, “Boyfriend’s Japan concert has finished well thanks to our supportive fans! We sincerely thank all the Best Friend fans that came~ We will show a great stage soon in Korea as well!!!” was posted, along with a group proof shot with all the fans who attended the concert.

보이프렌드 일본콘서트가 응원해주시는 팬분들 덕분에 무사히 마쳤습니다! 와주신 모든 베스트프렌드 팬 여러분 진심으로 감사드립니다~ 本当にありがとうございます! 한국에서도 곧 멋진 무대 보여드리겠습니다!!! pic.twitter.com/JAwwRph22A

— BoyFriend (@G_BoyFriend) June 2, 2014

On May 28, Boyfriend released a Japan single, “Start Up!” Following the release, the group held their solo concert on May 31 and June 1 for the first time in nearly a year, for more than 10,000 fans

“Man from the Stars,” Jun Ji Hyun, and Kim Soo Hyun Voted Most Popular in Taiwan

By in News posted Oct June 3rd, 2014 No comments

The drama series “Man from the Stars” and its lead actors Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun are enjoying so much popularity nowadays all over Asia, including Taiwan.

In a survey of 496 people conducted by the Korea Tourism Organization in Taipei, Taiwan on the best male and female Hallyu star as well as the most popular drama in the country, the results aren’t very surprising.

Kim Soo Hyun took the top spot as the best male Hallyu star for Taiwan residents with 47.8% of the votes. Lee Min Ho followed with 21.2% while Kim Woo Bin came in third place with 4.8%. The whole group of Super Junior and So Ji Sub tied for the fourth place with 4.4% while Hyun Bin took the sixth place with 3

‘The Pirates’ releases its first action-packed teaser and posters starring Son Ye Jin, Kim Nam Gil, and more

By in News posted Oct June 3rd, 2014 No comments
Upcoming movie "The Pirates" released its first action-packed teaser starring Kim Nam Gil, Son Ye Jin, and more!


SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] "Angel Eyes" - Episode 15


The 30 sec. teaser got us ready for the warfare at sea to come with the pirate Son Ye Jin and bandit Kim Nam Gil going head-to-head in an explosive battle on a ship to capture the great seal.


"The Pirates", directed by Lee Suk Hoon, has already been dubbed as the Korean version of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and approximately 10 billion Won (~8.9 million USD) has been invested into the film. The upcoming movie portrays the story of a group of pirates on the hunt during the Joseon Dynasty for a whale that swallowed a valuable treasure.


Kim Nam Gil, Son Ye Jin, f(x)"s Sulli, Lee Kyung Young, Kim Tae Woo, Yoo Hae Jin, Oh Dal Soo, Ahn Nae Sang, Park Chul Min, and Jo Dahl Hwan have so far been cast for the film

K-Pop Comebacks Scheduled for May

By in News posted Oct May 6th, 2014 No comments

Due to the tragic Sewol ferry incident, all of the Korean entertainment industry was put on hold for a few weeks.

Now that music promotions are starting up again, let’s look at what have been announced so far. May is expected to be a busy month. Furthermore, many artists are avoiding releasing something in June due to the World Cup, which usually grabs the attention of the nation.

Before the stoppage, A Pink‘s cute and upbeat track “Mr. Chu” took over music charts and even won five music programs in a single week. Following that, Akdong Musicians‘ “200%” swept the charts. Despite music shows not airing, it was announced that they have won Inkigayo twice and M!Countdown three times. In addition “200%” has also been #1 on the Soompi chart for 2 weeks

Which G-Dragon CF for Gmarket over the years do you like best?

By in News posted Oct April 29th, 2014 No comments

While looking through some celebrity CFs (because who can deny that Korean CFs are pretty entertaining), I happened upon some of G-Dragon"s works and realized that he had been a model for Gmarket Global for some time now! His CFs went as far back as 2010 (a pretty big commitment) and ranged from entertaining MVs to fun informational clips, even featuring other Big Bang members for more eye candy.


Gmarket Global is a pretty eclectic online, open market that has the cheapest options for everything from fashion to beauty to K-Pop in both English and Chinese, so many K-Pop fans all over the world probably already know about it. As a global market, it comes as no surprise that the company chose one of the most well-known and energetic Hallyu stars of Korea to be the face of the company!


Check out the cute videos of G-Dragon below and let us know which one is your favorite

Choo Sarang to release radio jingle for Korean language learning… Cutie patootie!

By in News posted Oct April 29th, 2014 No comments
Although she"s only a toddler, Choo Sarang has already become a CF queen! She went from TV to radio with her upcoming jingle for "Woongjin Think Big"s "Master the Korean Language".


SEE ALSO: Choo Sung Hoon and Choo Sarang score another endorsement deal for Korean language learning


Choo Sarang sung the "Master the Korean Language Song" for her radio jingle featuring her cute narration with her phrases, "I love you," "I miss you," and more in Korean along to a catchy melody.


Choo Sarang"s radio jingle will be released in a four-part series starting in May through June. Isn"t she such a cutie patootie?




Kim Jaejoong, Kang Ji Hwan, and Lee Jong Suk Go on Monday-Tuesday Drama Ratings War Starting Next Week

By in News posted Oct April 29th, 2014 No comments

With only one more episodes left to air, “Empress Ki” is almost finished and the quest is now on to find who will be the righteous heir to Ha Ji Won‘s Monday-Tuesday drama throne.

While there are many factors that can contribute to the success of a drama such as a solid and highly captivating story line as well as the actors’ skills, it is the viewers who can really make or break the deal.

Starting next week, May 5, MBC will try to keep its reign of the time slot following “Empress Ki” with “Triangle,” while SBS will play its cards with “Doctor Stranger.” KBS, on the other hand, started earlier in the game with “Big Man” which started airing this week, the same night as the first of the two final episodes of “Empress Ki

Interview with Mark Russell, Author of “K-Pop Now: The Korean Music Revolution” + Giveaway!

By in News posted Oct April 28th, 2014 No comments

If you ever wished you had a handy guide to K-Pop, a textbook for a “K-Pop 101″ if you will, then you’ll want to grab a copy of the new book, “K-Pop Now: The Korean Music Revolution.” Whether you’re new to K-Pop and could use an easy yet thorough guidebook or you’re a K-Pop veteran who needs help explaining to friends and family what K-Pop is and how awesome it is, “K-Pop Now” would be your go-to book.

“K-Pop Now” was written by Mark James Russell, a writer and K-Pop specialist who has written about the subject for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, among other publications. With his extensive connections and experience in the Korean music scene, Mark Russell is a reliable authority on what was, is, and will become K-Pop.

The book is full of useful information about K-Pop, and it features 34+ artists (males groups, female groups, and solo artists)

What the Members of Fiestar Want to Do If There Was “One More” of Them

By in News posted Oct April 27th, 2014 No comments

Forget the shy and innocent girls that sang “I Don’t Know.” The girls of Fiestar have returned after one year with more confidence and maturity expressing their love with “One More.”

The five members recently held an interview session with a Korean media outlet and answered, “If there was ‘One More’ of you, want do you want to do?

Linzy said, “I want to travel a lot. I want to study hard and become a professor.”

Hyemi’s answer was, “I want to learn how to play an instrument. I really want to learn to play an instrument these days, but I don’t have the time. If there was one more of me I would focus all of my time on learning an instrument.”

Yezi replied, “I wish I had two bodies, so I can replace it when one of me gets sick

BoA’s Undying Passion and Movie ‘Make Your Move’

By in News posted Oct April 27th, 2014 No comments

BoA is an artist with an undying passion. After making her debut in 2000 when she was only 13 years old, she kept going for 14 years. The end result was gaining recognition as one of the most renowned female soloists in Korea, Japan and other countries in Asia.

Despite reaching the top, the star continued to challenge herself in new fields. She began activities in America and even appeared on variety shows.

But that was not enough for her. She challenged herself as an actress and starred in KBS2’s Looking Forward to Romance. But before she acted in the drama, she filmed the movie Make Your Move. The movie that was filmed three years ago finally premiered on April 17.

The following is the conversation with BoA about her movie.

How do you feel about debuting as a movie star?

“It’s been a while since I filmed it

New “You’re All Surrounded” Drama Teaser Introduces Its Good-looking Police Squad

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

A second teaser for forthcoming SBS drama “You’re All Surrounded” has been released. Starring Lee Seung Gi and Go Ara (of the hit tvN series “Reply 1994”), the drama is set to hit Korean screens early next month, with its first episode scheduled to air on May 7.

Following the adventures of a four-member police squad, the teaser reveals that the drama will not be bereft of exciting episodes. Making up the rest of the team, nicknamed P4 (P standing for “police”), are actors Ahn Jae Hyun and Park Jung Min.

In one of the scenes from the new teaser, the team’s boss, played by Cha Seung Won, berates the P4 group, telling them, “I have just one thing to tell you. There is no way that you will become detectives!” His pointed comment seems to suggest that he will not be making life easy for P4

The Next Generation of K-Pop Idols in Dramas

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

With May rolling in, many idols have featured in the new spring dramas. Among the many idol actors, SISTAR‘s Bora, Rainbow‘s Woori, VIXX‘s Hong Bin, and BIG BANG‘s Seungri have created some buzz between drama viewers. So how are they doing acting in major dramas?

SISTAR’s Bora will feature as a North Korean defector in the upcoming SBS drama “Doctor Stranger.” Known as SISTAR’s sexy rapper, Bora will make her acting debut as Park Hoon‘s, played by actor Lee Jong Suk, close friend. Despite her closeness with Lee Jong Suk’s character, even calling him hyung, Bora’s character will be a one who has a one sided love for Park Hoon

BoA on Acting and Her First Film, “Make Your Move”: “I Want to Build My Filmography and Grow as an Actor”

By in News posted Oct April 21st, 2014 No comments

In a recent interview with Daily Sports, BoA opened up about her first major acting stint in the Hollywood film “Make Your Move.”

-Because you speak English well, it seems the movie dialogue would’ve been pretty easy for you.

“It was actually really hard. There’s every-day English, and there’s script English. Not only does the pronunciation have to be accurate, the emotion has to be there, too. There was also a lot of pressure because previous Korean actors who did Hollywood movies were very good at English. I thought that at the very least I should have a command of English such that I’m not embarrassed. Before filming, I even had pronunciation lessons.”

-You must’ve felt a lot of pressure because your film debut was through Hollywood

BoA Was Startled By Paparazzi When She Filmed Kiss Scene On Street

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments

With her first Hollywood film Make Your Move about to premiere, BoA shared her thoughts on having starred in her first film.

In a recent interview with Newsen, BoA said, “Even though I showed my acting previously through KBS 2TV’s Looking Forward to Romance, my actually first project is Make Your Move. So my first kiss scene was not with Im Si Wan, but was with Derek Hough.”

She continued, “Before I started filming I received some acting lessons. I took them with Derek Hough. So we ended up practicing the kiss scene once, because the teacher asked us to. Practice definitely made a difference. So I wasn’t too nervous during filming. I was more distracted by many things.”

“You’ll see in the movie that Derek Hough and I have a kiss scene on the street

EXO Delays Comeback Due to Ferry Tragedy

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

Boy group, EXO, is delaying its comeback due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that took place in Korean on April 16.

SM Entertainment announced on April 18 through EXO’s official homepage that the release of the group’s new mini album, which was originally scheduled for April 21, has been postponed.

The agency stated, “After discussing with the EXO members regarding the release of their new album and their promotion activities in Korea, we have decided to postpone the release of their new mini album “Overdose,” which was originally scheduled to release on April 21.”

The statement continued, “The decision has been made to offer our condolences to the victims and our hopes and wishes that the missing persons will return back safely. We ask the fans who have been waiting for the release of the album for their understanding and patience