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SM Rookie Actor Kim Ian Lands Lead Role in New Drama “Sweden Laundry”

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SM Entertainment’s rookie actor Kim Ian has been cast as a lead male role in the upcoming drama titled “Sweden Laundry.”

“Sweden Laundry” is a comic-fantasy drama that tells the story of a female laundromat owner who has the ability to read people’s worries regarding love, friendship, and work.

Kim Ian will be taking on the character of Park Ki Joon, a dentist from a well-to-do household who is known for his perfect qualities, yet possesses quirky charms. It is expected that he will be involved in a love triangle with the main female role, Kim Bom (played by Song Ha Yoon) and the other lead male, Yong Soo Chul (Teen Top’s Changjo).

The SM rookie actor has previously displayed his acting through supporting roles in the drama “To the Beautiful You,” the movies “Pirates” and “Fashion King,” and more

Teen Top’s Changjo Cast as Lead Actor of His First Drama

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Boy group Teen Top‘s member Changjo will be debuting as an actor in an upcoming drama called “Sweden Laundry.”

He has been cast as the lead actor in the MBC cable drama, as announced by the drama’s representatives on October 27.

“Sweden Laundry” will be a comic fantasy drama about a female laundromat owner who can read people’s worries. Changjo will play the love interest again the actress Song Ha Yoon.

On his casting, Changjo stated, “This is my first drama so I’m very nervous, but the members are cheering me on and they have been very helpful. I want to show a different side to me through ‘Sweden Laundry.’ I’ll try my best.”

“Sweden Laundry” will premiere at the end of November

Kim Soo Hyun accepts Best Actor award at the 2014 "Tokyo Drama Awards"

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Actor Kim Soo Hyun was awarded with the Best Actor award at the 2014 "Tokyo Drama Awards" for his outstanding performance as Do Min Joon on "You Who Came From the Stars"!

On October 23 at the "Tokyo Drama Awards," Kim Soo Hyun accepted the "Special Foreign Drama" award on behalf of the drama and was also awarded with the "Best Actor" award.

The actor stated as he received the award, "I am honored to have received such a special award. I worked hard to express the years that Do Min Joon has lived and I am thankful that everyone had a positive response of it. The year 2014 was a very special year for me. Thank you for giving me such an undeserving award and I will work hard to live up to the support and love that everyone has given me

Upcoming drama "Mister Baek" release first teaser starring Lee Joon, Jang Na Ra, and Shin Ha Kyun

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Upcoming MBC drama "Mister Baek" has dropped the first teaser, starring actors Shin Ha Kyun, Jang Na Ra, and Lee Joon!

Although short, the teaser does give quick and amusing character introductions starting with Shin Ha Kyun"s character, who is actually a wealthy and successful man in his 70"s who goes back to his 30"s and meets the woman of his dreams. Jang Na Ra"s character is a young, unemployed woman, while Lee Joon"s character is a second generation chaebol, the son of Shin Ha Kyun"s character, who makes a splash in the teaser by saying all cool and collectedly, "I"m the man who made you pregnant."

The drama starts airing on November 5!

"Superman is Back" twins Suh Un and Suh Joon play with sea animals

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Proud father Lee Hwi Jae shared a photo of his twins Suh Un and Suh Joon playing with sea animals.

The "superman" from "Superman is Back" posted the above photo on Instagram on October 15 with the message, "Don"t hate Nemo too much." In the picture, Suh Un is holding up a stuffed shark, while his brother Suh Joon bothers Nemo by getting rough with his fin.

As usual, fans were overwhelmed by how adorable the two brothers are, pointing out how Suh Un is looking at Suh Joon. Stay tuned for more of the twins this weekend on "Superman is Back"!

Yoon Jong Shin releases latest monthly project "Silence" with Jung Joon Il

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Yoon Jong Shin is back with his latest monthly project, and this time it"s a beautiful melody called "Silence"! The singer and producer has brought in singer Jung Joon Il who is sure to stir emotions with his clear voice. 

Although Yoon Jong Shin had thought to sing his new song himself, while monitoring his guide version, he decided someone with a more sorrowful tone to his voice would suit the song better. This led him to seek out Jung Joon Il, who accepted his offer.

Take a listen to it through the video above!

Why ‘Pretty Actor’ Jang Geun Suk Failed ‘Pretty Boy’

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Actor Jang Geun Suk is still a very attractive character. From his good looks to the popularity he is enjoying as a Hallyu star, his competitive edge as a 20 something actor precedes that of any other actors in their 20s. In addition, the fans who remember him from the dramas "Beethoven Virus" in 2008 and "You Are Beautiful" in 2009 will know that Jang Geun Suk"s acting skill is also great.

However, popularity of an actor never guarantees the national viewing rate of a drama. In terms of the weekday dramas, Jang Geun Suk seems to becoming the icon of failure. Starting from the drama "Mary Stayed Out All Night" which ended with the national viewing rate of 7.3%, drama "Love Rain" ended with the national viewing rate of 5.9%, and the recently ended drama "Pretty Boy" ended with the worst national viewing rate of 3

Lee Joon Will Leave MBLAQ To Focus On His Acting Career

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Actor and singer Lee Joon will be leaving the group MBLAQ when his contract ends in November. He will no longer be represented by the agency that he trained under, J.Tune Entertainment.

J.Tune Entertainment released a statement about Lee Joon"s wishes but stressed that he would participate in the MBLAQ concerts scheduled for November 29th and 30th. Beyond that the final details of his departure have not been decided.

"We will take into consideration the other members" wishes and thoughts along with the agency"s decisions to come to an official conclusion," said the J.Tune representative. "Our agency will be working hard to make the best decisions for MBLAQ."

According to the Star News, Lee Joon is quitting the group to focus on his acting career

SECRET’s Sunhwa and actor Lee Jangwoo are “Rosy Lovers” as an upcoming on-screen couple

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On October 13th, Lee Jangwoo and SECRET’s Sunhwa participated in the production press conference of MBC’s weekend drama “Rosy Lovers” as leading actor and actress.

This couple drew attention due to the fact that they both appeared in MBC “We Got Married” individually with other on-screen lovers. The two confessed that they looked up each other’s marriage life in the popular show before the shooting of MBC’s new drama “Rosy Lovers.”

Jangwoo said, “I enjoyed watching Sunhwa in ‘We Got Married.’ As I appeared in it as well, I could really feel that she is an enthusiastic and hard-working actress.” In response to this, Sunhwa also said, “I searched some episodes of Jangwoo in ‘We Got Married

Actor Lee Sang Yoon reveals that he was bombarded with hateful comments after he was cast for "Liar Game"

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Actor Lee Sang Yoon revealed during the drama press release that he was bombarded with hateful comments when he was confirmed for the cast of tvN"s "Liar Game".

He said, "It was the first time I was hit so much [with hateful comments]. I think it was because the character in the manga is slim and has a sharp image, but I have a different image and vibe."

Lee Sang Yoon explained "I worked hard to be similar to the character image and personality wise. When I was talking to the PD and the writer, they told me that it was going to be different than the original drama. When they told me that the character interpretations will be different, I felt less burdened."

tvN"s newest Monday and Tuesday drama, "Liar Game", will feature talented actors such as Shin Sung Rok, Kim So Eun, and Lee Sang Yoon

Actor Lee Jang Woo talks about working with SECRET"s Sunhwa

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Actor Lee Jang Woo discussed how it was working with SECRET"s Sunhwa for their newest MBC drama series "Rosy Lovers" during the drama press release held on October 13. 

Lee Jang Woo commented, "It was an honor to be around such great seniors. I was worried that they would be intimidating, but they took care of me. The drama hasn"t aired yet, but it still feels like she is my mother."

The actor also mentioned being able to work with Sunhwa, "When I first filmed with Sunhwa, she was very nice. I asked around about her before filming. I was worried that since she is an idol, she would be stuck up, but she was friendly and came up to me first." He added, "I thought that I was lucky having a SECRET member be so nice to me

Actor Seo Kangjun, Sistar’s Dasom and KARA’s Goo Hara confirmed to MC for the 2014 “Hallyu Dream Concert”

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The 2014 “Hallyu Dream Concert” (also known as the “Hallyu Dream Festival”) will be hosted by the none other than rising actor Seo Kangjun, Sistar’s Dasom and KARA’s Goo Hara!

It has been confirmed that the “Hallyu Dream Concert 2014” will be hosted by Seo Kangjun, who has received much respect for his hosting of SBS’s Inkigayo despite being a rookie in the show business. Artists Goo Hara of KARA and Dasom of Sistar will also be joining the actor on the 28th at the Kyeongbuk Kyeongju Sports Center for the opening of the festival.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, this year’s festival will have artists, such as EXO-K, SISTAR, 4minute, KARA, VIXX, Secret, B.A.P, BTOB, Dal Shabet, Block B, Crayon Pop, Ailee, Bestie, GOT7, and Red Velvet, come to perform for an audience who appreciates all things Hallyu - Korean culture, drama, and music

MBLAQ"s G.O tweets baffling messages following news of Lee Joon & Thunder

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MBLAQ member G.O has posted two perplexing messages on his Twitter account shortly after news broke that Lee Joon and Thunder were leaving the group.

Immediately after news of Lee Joon broke, G.O tweeted, "In the end, the consideration is what will carry selfishness."

Approximately 30 minutes later, G.O revealed a second tweet which reads, "Those who are intended to know already all know. For now, believe what you see. You will know after time passes."

What do you think the tweets mean? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Lee Joon to Leave MBLAQ

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Lee Joon to Leave MBLAQ Written by Laverne On October 13, 2014

2014 has not proven to be a good year for K-pop with the latest member departure unexpectedly revealed to be none other than Lee Joon from MBLAQ.

With the announcement of MBLAQ’s last tour before their enlistment, Curtain Call, fans were already heavy-hearted at the thought of MBLAQ’s absence from the industry. The sudden news that Lee Joon is no long part of MBLAQ has been just another blow to fans.

Reportedly, Lee Joon did not renew his contract with J. Tune Camp as a member of MBLAQ. Instead, he will remain part of the company, focusing on his acting instead.

As hard as this is for A+’s, it is also completely understandable. Debuting in 2009, MBLAQ has not seen the same success that fellow ’09 groups, such as Beast, have had

Lee Joon decides not to renew contract with J. Tune Camp + withdraws from MBLAQ

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It has just been shockingly reported that MBLAQ member Lee Joon has withdrawn from MBLAQ!

Lee Joon"s contract with J.Tune Camp recently expired, and the idol has ultimately decided that he"d like to focus on acting. As a result, Lee Joon will not be renewing his contract with J.Tune Camp.

Although the contract has officially come to an end, according to insiders, Lee Joon will still take part in MBLAQ"s upcoming concert dubbed "MBLAQ"s Curtain Call" scheduled for November 29th and 30th. There is no news on whether the remaining members will continue on with group promotions after their upcoming concert.

In other news, Lee Joon was cast for upcoming MBC drama "Mister Baek"