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Popular Drama “Fated to Love You” Stars Dress Up as High School Students During Parodies

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*Warning: Mild Spoilers Included

On Episode 10 of MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama, “Fated to Love You” that aired July 31, the main characters portrayed by Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk were seen wearing high school uniforms. What drew attention, however, was the fact that they were each doing a parody of their past drama and movie, respectively.

In this episode, Mi Young (portrayed by Jang Nara) and Lee Gun (portrayed by Jang Hyuk) were being followed by reporters after their contract marriage became known to the public. Mi Young was surrounded in her mom’s restaurant while Lee Gun was trapped in his home. Each character disguised themselves as high school students in order to escape and meet up with each other.

Mi Young took up the alias of Yang Soon while escaping, which caught viewers’ attention since that was the name of the character that Jang Nara portrayed in the 2002 drama “Successful Story of a Bright Girl,” where she also starred alongside Jang Hyuk

Numerous Stars Pay Their Final Respects at Yoo Chae Young’s Funeral

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On the episode of MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment News” that was aired on July 27, stars were seen attending the funeral of singer and actress Yoo Chae Young. It was an extremely sad day for everyone in attendance and as Yoo Chae Young was loved by many, there were numerous attendees.

Guests included singers Kim Jang Hoon, Lim Chang Jung, Haha, Byul, Kim Jong Gook, Cool‘s Lee Jae Hoon, actors Song Ji Hyo, Kim Hyun Joo, comedians Yoo Jae Suk, Jung Joon Ha, Park Mi Sun, Song Eunee, and many more.

Kim Jang Hoon said at an interview, “It’s all the more saddening because Chae Young was just a nice girl.” Kim Sung Soo, who performed with her when Yoo Chae Young was a fellow member of the group Cool, said, “It’s so sad and I feel so sorry

Jun Ji Hyun Earned Over 20 Billion Won from Endorsements Since “Man from the Stars”

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Jun Ji Hyun’s income from advertisements and endorsements since starring in the popular SBS drama “Man from the Stars” added up to more than 20 billion KRW (~$2 million USD), according to the first broadcast of Channel A’s new program “Dominant 7.” The episode aired on July 20.

Featuring Jun Ji Hyun as the endorsement model for various brands and companies has had a great influence on their sales numbers, which have continued to climb rapidly. Almost every single one of the actress’s CFs (commercial film), from the catch phrases to her dancing, became a hit and received much attention from the public.

After gaining even more popularity from starring in “Man from the Stars,” it has been estimated that she earned over 20 billion KRW through many different advertisements, including CFs for jeans and drinks

BTOB’s Yook Sungjae Dresses Up As Jun Ji Hyun’s Character from “Man From the Stars,” Reenacts Romantic Scene with f’s Amber

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If you’re into K-Pop and boy idol groups in particular, you’re probably familiar with the boys dressing up as girls- sometimes making the female fans jealous of just how pretty they are, like in the case of Super Junior’s Kim Heechul.

Super Junior’s Kangin, f(x)’s Amber, and BTOB’s Yook Sungjae got together for the first episode filming of KBS’ global request show “A Song For You,” and decided to have some fun on set and parody “Man From the Stars.”

The fans of the drama might be familiar with the backdrop, which is in episode 15 and the romantic scene at the end where Do Min Joon (played by Kim Soo Hyun) makes Chun Song Yi (played by Jun Ji Hyun) fly towards him and lands his lips on hers

YG Stars to Hit Singapore for 2-Day Concerts in September

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YG Entertainment is bringing their mega stars PSY, BIG BANG, 2NE1, Epik High together with rookie group Winner to Singapore for “YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore” for the very first time on September 13 and 14! The long awaited and much anticipated family concert is presented by YG Entertainment, Live Nation, Live Nation Lushington Singapore and ONE Production.

Fans can not only expect entertaining solo and group performances but collaboration stages as well! Tickets are priced from S$168 and will go on sale from July 19, 10AM at Sports Hub Tix ticketing channels. Additional details about the tour can be found at www.yg-galaxytour.com.

Show Information:
YG FAMILY 2014 GALAXY TOUR: POWER IN SINGAPORE
Show dates:2014

Comic book writer drops lawsuit against 'You Who Came From the Stars' for alleged plagiarism

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The drama behind the hit SBS drama "You Who Came From the Stars" is possibly over as it has been reported that comic book writer Kang Kyung Ok withdrew her lawsuit against the drama"s production company HB Entertainment and writer Park Ji Eun for alleged plagiarism.


SEE ALSO: Comic book writer intends on taking legal action against "You Who Came From The Stars" for alleged plagiarism


Writer Kang Kyung Ok initially announced her intent to take legal action through her personal blog and later filed a claim for damages against HB Entertainment and writer Park Ji Eun on May 20, asking for a compensatory amount of 300 million KRW (~$297,000 USD) for the alleged plagiarism.


The drama"s production company previously denied the alleged plagiarism and threatened to take legal action against the writer, "The production company and writer Park Ji Eun have evidence and witnesses which prove that this production has been in the works since 2003

Plagiarism Suit Against ′You Who Came From the Stars′ is Dropped

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The plagiarism suit brought against the SBS drama You Who Came From the Stars has suddenly been dropped.

On July 3, it was made known that Kang Kyung Ok, the writer who had filed the suit, had withdrawn it.

Kang Kyung Ok is the author of the book Seol Hee. She had demanded compensation from the screenwriter of the drama and its production company, HB Entertainment, for plagiarising from her book.

The case had first been filed in May.

Kang Kyung Ok′s legal representative said that the decision to drop the case had been made on June 30. He mentioned the case had been settled thanks to a third party.

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′You Who Came From the Stars′, ′I Hear Your Voice′ and More are Nominated for the ′2014 Seoul Drama Awards′

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The Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee revealed the nominees for the ceremony this year.

The list shows that You Who Came From the Stars, Empress Ki, Reply 1994, Jung Do Jeon and more popular dramas were entered.

Entries were accepted until May 17.

A total of 209 dramas were turned in from over 50 countries, the biggest turnout in the history of the ceremony.

The list includes such globally renowned series as Walking Dead 4, Sherlock 3 and Orphan Black 2.

It also, of course, contains the hit Korean dramas I Hear Your Voice, Master′s Son, Gapdong, Secret Love Affair, and more.

The most competitive category turned out to be the Mini Series category

Park Shin Hye stars in the MV for her new single 'My Dear' (ft. B2ST's Junhyung)

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Multi-talented actress Park Shin Hye is once again treating fans to her sweet voice with her new song "My Dear"!


SEE ALSO: B2ST ask what is "V" in comeback spoiler video


The song is actually the work of her older brother Park Shin Won, and she and her brother wrote the lyrics for it together. Park Shin Won also played the guitar for the song and B2ST"s Junhyung was brought in for a featuring.


So check out their efforts through the MV above starring Park Shin Hye herself!

SHINee's Key confirmed as a fixed member on stars & fans variety talk show 'Stargazing'

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SHINee"s Key has been confirmed as a fixed guest on Kang Ho Dong"s new MBC variety show "Stargazing"!


SEE ALSO: Kang Ho Dong"s pilot variety show "Stargazing" to compete with "Happy Together 3" in its new time slot


MBC stated on the 9th, "Key has been confirmed for the talk show, "Stargazing", through which [viewers] can hear stars" hidden stories through fans." Key is expected to be a hilarious addition to the lineup with his diva-like confidence and honest wit that we"ve been getting to see on "We Got Married - Global" and more.


Due to the success of its test pilot episode that aired a while back, "Stargazing" will now air regularly every Thursday at 11 PM KST, which is the same time slot as KBS 2TV"s "Happy Together 3", heating up Thursday nights with the battle between the nation"s MCs Kang Ho Dong and Yoo Jae Suk in viewer ratings

Kim Soo Hyun and Han Hyo Joo Voted as Stars with Most Anticipated Drama Comeback

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Kim Soo Hyun and Han Hyo Joo have been selected as stars who are most wanted back on the small screen.

‘Seven Edu & Cha Math,’ an online courses group, held a poll between May 16 and June 4, asking which stars they want to see back on dramas again soon.

The result showed that Kim Soo Hyun and Han Hyo Joo ranked number one as an actor and actress, earning 120 (18%) and 129 (20%) of the votes, respectively.

About Kim Soo Hyun’s win of the votes, CEO of ‘Seven Edu & Cha Math’ Cha Gil Young said, “The fans’ interest in Kim Soo Hyun has been rising due to the success of his recent drama You Who Came From the Stars, which made him famous not only in Korea but across Asia. Fans even flew from China and Japan to see him during ‘Baeksang Arts Awards,’ proving his current popularity

Choi Min Shares on Having Let Go of‘You Who Came From the Stars’

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Choi Min shared on having to let go of his role in SBS’s You Who Came From the Stars.

Attending a press conference for KBS1’s new drama There’s the Cat! Meow on June 5, Choi Min said, “It was a regretful experience for me. I had to step off the drama due to my back injury. I was really disappointed.” Choi Min had to let go of the role of ‘Hwi Kyung,’ which was later taken by Park Hae Jin instead.

Choi Min said, “But a new door opened for me. I’m really happy to be acting in There’s the Cat! Meow. I want to focus on acting more than on popularity. I think people will naturally show love if I’m good at acting.”

Choi Min will be acting as ‘Yoon Sung Il,’ who goes abroad to study but comes back to Korea against his parents’ will, in order to debut as an entertainer

OST Concert for “Man from the Stars” Will Be Held in China

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An OST Concert for SBS’s popular drama, “Man From the Stars” will be held in 10 cities in China later this year.

On June 4, a staff of the concert explained that, “We are planning on doing the China OST concert for two months during September and October.”

One official involved with this concert explained that, “SBS, HB Entertainment and a Chinese company recently agreed to hold this concert. They will officially sign the contract on June 10 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza where the exhibition of the set of ‘Man From the Stars’ will be held.”

According to the official, the “Man From the Stars” China OST concert will be held in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other cities and a total of 10 shows will be held. Currently, the location of where the concert will be held is in discussion

K-Pop stars vote on 'Election Day'!

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June 4 marked "Election Day" in South Korea, and idol stars made sure to cast their vote and perform their civic duty!

SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori wears casual brand "Coming Step" for a retro shoot with "Grazia" in Amsterdam

 

For many, it was their first time at the polling center. 2NE1"s Minzy, BTOB"s Ilhoon, 4minute"s Sohyun, A Pink"s Na-Eun, and VIXX" Hyuk are just a few stars who cast their first ever votes as official adults! Anyone born before June 5, 1995 was eligible to vote this year.

Check out some of their "proof shots" below!

2PM"s Chansung


Lee Hyori


BTOB"s Ilhoon


Super Junior"s Ryeowook and Heechul


Girls" Generation"s Sooyoung


4minute"s Sohyun


VIXX


Dal Shabet


AOA


Berry Good"s Soobin


A Pink"s Na-Eun


Clara


BTS


2AM"s Jo Kwon


SECRET"s Ji Eun


Topp Dogg"s Sangdo


BTOB"s Minhyuk


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

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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