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Celebrity Abuse: Should Hallyu Stars Be Held To Higher Standards Than Hollywood Stars?

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The assault charges against singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong have not yet been proven. For now, they are only allegations. But if the singer is found guilty, it seems likely that his career will suffer, as k-celebs are held to a higher standard than Hollywood stars.

The closest case to compare it to might be actor Park Shi Hoo"s 2013 date rape scandal. The allegations damaged his career even though the charges were eventually dropped. He has not worked in Korea since the charges were made early in 2013. The news that he might be cast in a drama even after the charges were dropped prompted so much negative criticism that his involvement did not happen.

He has worked outside of Korea but it might be a while before Korean audiences accept him

T.O.P talks playing a card game with his co-stars in only their underwear for "Tazza 2"

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During a press conference at the Lotte Cinema on August 25, T.O.P talked about playing the Korean card game "hwatu" with his "Tazza 2" co-stars wearing only their underwear for filming.

He said somewhat shyly, "For the scene in which we take off our clothes and play "hwatu," the men also took everything off and filmed. We were not used to that, so we were unable to look at one another when we were not filming.

The women were also undressed with us, so I found that I was unable to look around. I thought it might not be considerate for the others. We filmed that day with an amicable and distinctive atmosphere."

It appears fans may see some rare T

10 K-Drama Stars Who Coupled Up Twice On Screen

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Yesterday marked the premiere of Joseon Gunman, the new drama starring Lee Joon Ki and Nam Sang Mi. Aside from the interesting premise of a sword fighter’s son learning to use modernized guns, the show is also exciting because the two main actors have starred together before in Time between Dog and Wolf. Drama fans often wish that their favorite stars would be reunited in a new series, and this is one case where it happened! Here are a few other cases where K-drama fans were able to see co-stars together in more again.

1. Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun: My Love from Another Star (2013) and the movie The Thieves (2012)

2. Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye: You’re Beautiful (2009) and Heartstrings (2011)

If the guy you favored didn’t get the girl, there’s always hope for another series!


8 Handsome K-Drama Stars Before, During, After Military Service

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With the news that Lee Min Ki is leaving for military service and that Super Junior’s Leeteuk having returned, it’s a great reminder that when our favorite stars enlist, they aren’t gone forever. In fact, sometimes those stars return with an added air of maturity and charisma. To see how military service treats K-drama actors, here are 8 hot stars before, during, and after their military service:

1. Hyun Bin

Before (in his last pre-enlistment drama, Secret Garden)



Instead of enlisting in the celebrity soldier division (which no longer exists), Hyun Bin went all-out, enlisting as a Marine

Top 10 Most Kindhearted And Giving K-Drama Stars

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Now that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it’s nice to recognize some K-drama stars who show gratitude for their success by giving back to the community. Sometimes it seems like K-drama actors and actresses are always involved in relationship scandals, but this is the good kind of fame—the charitable kind that brings awareness to important causes. Fighting!

1. Won Bin

Autumn in My Heart"s Won Bin has been an official UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007. His recent work has included raising funds for vaccination efforts and disease treatment.

2-4. Song Joong Ki, Park Yoo Chun, and Lee Jong Suk

All three of these in-demand actors have been involved with the Good-Hearted Library Project, where they use their voice talents to create audiobooks for the visually impaired

EXO’s Suho stars in remake MV of g.o.d’s “To My Mother”

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EXO’s leader Suho became the next member to star in a remake of a 90s music video for EXO’s show “EXO 90:2014.”

Last week, EXO’s Chanyeol unveiled a remake of H.O.T.’s “Hope” for the first episode of “EXO 90:2014” featuring H.O.T.’s Kangta.

For the show’s second episode, filmed with g.o.d members Son Hoyoung, Joon Park, and Kim Taewoo, Suho revealed a remake music video of g.o.d.’s “To My Mother.”

In the music video, Suho transformed into a teenage delinquent, sporting long blonde hair parted down the middle with an opened shirt as he strolls down the streets picking fights.

Mnet has revealed that should the video get over 30,000 views in 72 hours, they will unveil a BTS video for the remake

IU, Chanyeol, Sunny, Yuri, and many more top stars continue the "Ice Bucket Challenge"

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Here comes the next long list of celebrities accepting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to spread awareness about and raise money for the Lou Gehrig"s Disease: 2PM"s Chansung, Go Ara, Girls" Generation"s Sunny and Yuri, IU, B.A.P, MBLAQ"s Seung Ho, EXO"s Tao and Chanyeol, Taurine, INFINITE"s Sungyeol, Jun.K, Hwang Jung Eum, F.T Island"s Seunghyun, HOMME, Sunny Hill"s Misung and SeungA, NU"EST"s Minhyun, SISTAR"s Soyu, and Park Bo Ram. Read below for their nominations:

Chansung: 2PM"s Junho, Producer Lee Ye Ji, J.Y. Park

Go Ara: Lee Min Jung, Henry

Sunny: Shin So Yul, Shin Dong Yup

IU: f(x)"s Luna, Akdong Musician

B.A.P: Park Ji Sung, g.o.d"s Park Joon Hyung, Psy, Untouchable"s Sleepy, Park Tae Hwan, Hong Suk Chun, Moon Chae Won, TVXQ"s Yunho, Kim Yuna

Seungho: 2PM"s Wooyoung, 2AM"s Changmin, TINT

Yuri: Jun Hye Bin, Yoo Se Yoon, her older brother

Hyun Bin: Tang Wei, Jang Dong Gun

Sung Yeol: TEEN TOP"s Niel

Chanyeol: John Mayer, Beenzino


Stars Appearing on “Real Men” Female Soldier Special to Reveal Real Weight, Height, and Bare Faces

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On the MBC variety program “Real Men’s” female soldier special, the cast members will be revealing their real weight (not just their profile weight), as well as their complete bare faces (no makeup).

According to MBC on August 22, the stars who have taken up the challenge to become female soldiers will unveil how much they weigh, as well as their faces without any makeup, to viewers on the upcoming August 24 broadcast.

The members—Hong Eun Hee, Kim So Yeon, Ra Mi Ran, Girl’s Day Hyeri, G.NA, Park Seung Hee, and Maeng Seung Ji—have all gathered together at a training camp, each with their own individual goals for becoming a female soldier. The very first difficulty the members faced upon entering the camp was measuring their height and weight, which caused them to be completely taken aback by the unexpected task

‘Running Man’ 90s Idol Stars Attack Running Man Members

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The popular SBS entertainment program "I like Sundays - Running Man" guests who were members of the idol group stars from the 1990s surprised the Running Man members. The most recent episode of the SBS entertainment program "I like Sundays - Running Man," which aired on August 17, 2014. On this episode, the Running Man members Song Ji Hyo, Gary, Kim Jong Gook, Ji Suk Jin and Lee Kwang Soo, played games with the 90s idol group stars, such as members of H. O. T. god, and Sechs Kies, and idol group stars such as EXO, SISTAR, and SHinee. The members of the idol group stars from the 1990s made the audiences laugh from the beginning of the show until the end. Mon Hee Joon of the 90s idol group H. O. T. called Song Ji Hyo pretty and hugged her, making Gary jealous. Eun Ji Won of the 90s idol group Sechs Kies warned Taemin of Shinee, and made people laugh. In related news, the SBS entertainment program "I like Sundays - Running Man" stars Running Man members and occasional guests who play games together for a mission that changes every week

Actress Kim Soo Hyun Signs With United Talent Agency, Joins A-List Stars Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, etc.

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Expectations are high for “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron” actress Kim Soo Hyun‘s Hollywood career as the actress has recently signed an exclusive contract with top agency “United Talent Agency” (UTA) to represent her in the United States.

According to a report by Hollywood Reporter on August 14, UTA has signed an exclusive contract with Kim Soo Hyun, who goes by the English name Claudia Kim.

Claudia Kim (Kim Soo Hyun) will be joining the ranks of A-list Hollywood actors Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, James McAvoy, Channing Tatum, and Nicholas Hoult in the top talent agency. The agency has also signed Chinese actress Li Bing Bing and Korean actress Ha Ji Won to target the Asian market

Yoo In Na Chose “My Secret Hotel” Because the Script Was Just as Fun as “Man from the Stars”

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Actress Yoo In Na recently compared the scripts for her new drama “My Secret Hotel” with her previous hit drama “Man from the Stars.”

At the press conference for upcoming tvN Monday-Tuesday drama “My Secret Hotel” on August 14, the cast including Yoo In Na, Jin Yi Han, Nam Goong Min, Lee Young Eun, Choi Jung Won, Ha Yeon Joo, as well as director Hong Jong Chan and writer Kim Do Hyun, were in attendance to talk about the new production.

During the press conference, Yoo In Na opened up by saying, “Honestly, the productions I have done until now have been very successful. That’s why I feel a lot of pressure when choosing my next work, but it doesn’t seem to have a good effect on selecting a project

Jang Yoon Jung to join Lee Hwi Jae and more under agency KOEN STARS

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Trot singer Jang Yoon Jung (34) will be joining MCs Lee Kyung Kyu and Lee Hwi Jae under the agency KOEN STARS!

KOEN STARS stated on the 12th, "We made a promise with Jang Yoon Jung to work together." Jang Yoon Jung also featured in KOEN MEDIA"s produced program KBS 2TV"s "Superman is Back" which labelmate Lee Hwi Jae also stars in.

The agency stated, "We had a lot of interest in Jang Yoon Jung and after hearing that she needed a new agency, we tried to contact her multiple times... We were able to meet with her at her home late last night and we developed trust and found sincerity within each other... We will announce her upcoming activities once she signs the official contract

Stars Before and After Weight Loss: BIGBANG’s T.O.P, EXO’s Xiumin, Actors Jung Kyung Ho, Kang So Ra, and More

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On the August 10 broadcast of MBC’s entertainment news program “Section TV,” a group of reporters gathered around to talk about past photos of various stars—from idols to actors—before and after their incredible weight loss that completely transformed their looks. Out of all the stars who were discussed during this segment, it was agreed upon that the most dramatic change in appearance following weight loss was BIGBANG’s T.O.P. The reporters shared the story of how he was over 90 kilograms prior to his debut, but managed to lose 20 kilograms in just 40 days. T.O.P’s motivation for losing so much weight came from YG Entertainment Yang Hyun Suk’s promise to let him debut if he lost weight. EXO member Xiumin was also on the list, as an idol whose cute image was revealed even more after weight loss

Big Stars to Perform at Incheon Asian Games

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Renowned artists and K-pop stars will perform in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, which will take place between Sept. 19 and Oct. 4.Rapper Psy and boy band EXO will celebrate the Game"s opening, while its promotional ambassador JYJ will sing the event"s official song. Film director Im Kwon-taek, who is in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies, is working hard to highlight Korea"s uniqueness, especially pop culture, which is sweeping across Asia and other parts of the world. During the opening ceremony, soprano Jo Su-mi will sing "The Song of the Asiad", dedicated by poet Ko Un, along with a choir consisting of 919 residents of the host city symbolizing the event"s opening date.

Actor Jang Dong-gun and star of the hit drama "Dae Jang Geum" Lee Young-ae will participate

Happy August Birthdays K-Drama Stars

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Today is Jang Geun Suk"s birthday and he celebrated it this past weekend with a two-day event that included a podcast and a photo exhibit. The photo exhibit included photos of the actor taken by his fans. And the profits from the exhibit will be donated to charity. He also held a podcast to spend some time with his fans. 

But while you are enjoying a slice of birthday cake to celebrate the special day of the "You"re Beautiful," "Mary Stayed Out All Night," "Love Rain" and "Pretty Man" star, you may want to note the birthdays of some other k-drama celebs that will be a year older this month.

August 5: Tomorrow is Kwon Sang Woo"s birthday. He"s currently starring in the drama "Temptation," which reunites him with his former co-star Choi Ji Woo