Shin Sung Rok
, who fans remember as the villain on "You Who Came From the Stars
", opened up about his growing popularity, similarities to his evil character, and his emoticon-like expressions!
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During the "OX" talk game on the March 8th broadcast of KBS 2TV"s "Entertainment Relay", in response to the statement, "Villain Lee Jae Kyung and and Shin Sung Rok have similarities", Shin Sung Rok raised an "O" (meaning yes) much to the reporter"s surprise. The actor assured fans that he didn"t mean that he"s evil in real life as he explained, "Not the mindset but our expressions [are alike]." When asked, "When you"re angry or frustrated, what do you do?" Shin Sung Rok shared, "I open my eyes like a character", and demonstrated how he gets angry with his expressions that have been receiving attention for looking like KakaoTalk emoticons
The lineup for KBS’s pilot variety “Mister Peter Pan” has been finalized!
On March 6, an official of “Mister Peter Pan” told TV Report the final lineup for the program, which will be Shin Dong Yup, Yoon Jong Shin, Han Jae Suk, Kim Kyung Ho, and Jung Man Shik.
Directed by PD Oh Hyun Sook, “Mister Peter Pan” will feature the 5 child-like middle-aged stars, simply having fun with various events and conversation. The first filming for the show will take place on March 9, and the first episode will air in mid-April.
With the two talented hosts Shin Dong Yup and Yoon Jong Shin, and the motley crew of Han Jae Suk, Kim Kyung Ho, and Jung Man Shik, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of show “Mister Peter Pan” will become
2PM‘s Chansung and Big Star‘s FeelDog will be appearing on the taekwondo episode of “Cool Kiz on the Block.”
A representative revealed to TV Report on February 18, “Chansung and FeelDog have been chosen as members for the taekwondo episode, and are currently practicing hard.”
The two idols showed off their teamwork in the badminton episode of the show, in which they played tennis doubles. FeelDog proved that he is a natural talent in the field of sports, and Chansung showed his strong fighting spirit by constantly doing his best.
As their badminton match ended with a defeat, causing the two to shed tears, fans of the show are already anticipating their upcoming appearance to see if their results will be better this time around
There are always too many drama specials that go by each year to keep up with all of them, but I’m definitely going to tune in for this one. It’s a sageuk one-act short for KBS’s 2014 Drama Special series called Funeral Singer, and Kim Yoo-jung (Gold Rainbow) is headlining. She’ll be reuniting with Seo Joon-young (Unemployed Romance) four years after they were both in Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child. I really adore them both so I’m excited to see them in something new, even if one hour is way too short.
The drama special comes from PD Lee Eun-jin of Anticipate Love and Don’t Worry I’m A Ghost, and is scripted by a newbie writer. It tells the story of a young girl who was born into a family of funeral singers in the Joseon era (they’re the people who wail the sorrowful song in the funeral procession through town for noblemen’s deaths)
Daily dramas are tricky. They’re usually 100 plus episodes, so many characters you need a flow-chart and are often based on family dynamics. The plus’s are they’re usually only 30 minutes long, which is very easy to fit into my evenings. Since I fast-forward through any parts of the story I’m not interested in – that leaves me with maybe 15 actual minutes of hard-core drama. *kekeke*
Melody of Love, airing on KBS caught my eye because of two of the actors. Baek Sung-hyun, who I remembered from “White Christmas” and “Queen Insoo” and Kim Hye-Ok, who always (and I mean always) plays the screechy, screaming (literally) horrible Mom. I decided to check it out and snoozed my way through the early episodes. Until around episode 30 when it hit me what this drama was about: Two sisters in love with the same man
Talented soloist Zia, who has released hit after hit, appeared on KBS 2TV"s "Yoo Hee Yeol"s Sketchbook" to perform a few songs, including her latest title track "Have You Ever Cried"!
During the talk portion of the show, she was asked by Yoo Hee Yeol, "Your songs receive a lot of love, but you rarely appear on broadcasts. Why don"t you come out?" Zia replied, "My stage fright is severe. I thought I did well in rehearsal, but even now, I shook while performing."
Yoo Hee Yeol joked, "I wonder if your vibrato comes out so well because you were shaking."
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The singer was also asked, "Other singers work really hard to appear more on broadcasts
The first episode of KBS’ “Age of Feelings” seems to have caused a shift in rankings for Wednesday and Thursday night drama ratings.
On January 15, “Age of Feelings” aired its first episode, and it recorded a rating of 7.8%. With hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong showing his tough and charismatic fighting skills, the new KBS drama can expect to garner more fans. With two years of planning and about 14.1 million USD invested to the drama production, “Age of Feeling” plans to showcase many talented actors through its interesting story plot.
However, the KBS drama could not beat the widely popular SBS drama that aired during the same time slot. SBS’ “Man from the Stars’” episode 9 brought in a viewership rating of 23.1%, solidifying its large number of viewers
MBC’s Empress Ki reentered the 20s again on Tuesday night, hitting its highest ratings of 20.3 percent. Its previous highest was 20.2 percent.
Empress Ki continues attract viewers with its talented cast and tightly knit story that has grabbed the viewers’ attention since episode one, leaving no room to wonder why the drama maintained its number one stop.
SBS’ A Warm Word also rose with its complicated love lines and affairs. KBS’ Prime Minister and I dropped once again.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
1. MBC Empress Ki 19.6 →20.3
2. SBS A Warm Word 9.9 →10.2
3. KBS Prime Minister and I 6
Even though the two seem to stick together for most of their public appearances, the two members of TVXQ have been working ‘together and apart’ for some years now, with each of them taking on solo projects in dramas, movies and even variety shows.
With TVXQ being voted for this week’s Star of the Week, we’ve decided to take a look into some of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin’s individual accomplishments so far.
U-Know Yunho in Yawang
U-Know Yunho has always shown his passion as an actor, making his way into the small screens through sitcoms and short dramas, and finally taking a major role in SBS’s drama Yawang, where he acted as ‘Baek Do Hoon,’ a rich guy who falls deeply and madly in love with ‘Joo Da Hae,’ who has evil plans to attain power through him
The battle of handsome actors and their dramas is about to begin! In a recent press conference, Kim Hyun Joong commented about his feelings on his KBS2TV drama, “Age of Feeling” competing against Kim Soo Hyun’s drama.
On January 9, KBS2TV’s “Age of Feeling” held a press conference, introducing the characters and plot. During the conference, Kim Hyun Joong was asked, “You are in the same agency as Kim Soo Hyun. Have you two discussed about your dramas?”
In response, the singer turned actor said, “Although I am in the same agency as Kim Soo Hyun, he is the popular icon. Also, Jun Ji Hyun is the original popular figure. Since my drama is competing against their drama, it is true that I feel burdened. I said to him to not be nervous, but I think both of us will be nervous while filming
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While B2UTIES will always have a special place in their hearts, the B2ST members temporarily made some spots for some lucky ladies, who’ve had the chance to work with B2ST on different occasions.
Some interactions lasted longer than others, but one thing is for sure – these ladies must have done something good in their previous lives.
Lee Soo Kyung & Yoon So Hee
If food was a girl, Yoon Du Jun would be all over it, but it’s not, so he instead chose Lee Soo Kyung and Yoon So Hee as his ladies in tvN’s Let’s Eat.
Lee Soo Kyung and Yoon So Hee play his neighbors in apartment 805 and apartment 804. These ladies have completely opposite personalities and a hate/love relationship with Yoon Du Jun, but the three manage to keep each other company with their love for food in common
The big three are at it again. 2014 will be a year full of fresh, new faces as SM, YG, and JYP plan to debut new groups next year. It is the first time that the big three entertainment companies will be releasing a new rookie group in the same year.
YG Entertainment: Winner
Out of all three companies, YG Entertainment seemed to be the most prepared and open about their new group. Known by many as WINNER, the five member group became known through their previous reality show “WIN: WHO IS NEXT.” Having showcased their talents, as well as revealed their identities, WINNER is an upcoming boy group that had won in a competition between YG trainees. Members Kang Seung Yoon, Lee Seung Hoon, Song Min Ho, Nam Tae Hyun, and Kim Jin Woo are expected to shake the K-pop industry as the group is the first boy group released by YG Entertainment since BIG BANG back in 2006
The drama world kept our eyes glued to the screen all year round, but it’s time to decide which drama stole the show in 2013.
We’ve divided the year’s dramas into categories by timeslot – Mon/Tues, Wed/Thurs and Fri/Weekend – so be sure to check out each category and, of course, vote!
But choose wisely, because the top drama from each timeslot will advance to the final round, where the drama with the most votes from each category will compete for the title of Mwave′s Drama of the Year.
We have been rolling out polls for the 2013 Mwave Drama Awards all month, so be sure to get your votes in over in our poll section before voting ends!
Who doesn’t love a good high school drama?
But this drama, in particular, holds a special place in our hearts for birthing one of the hottest bromances of 2013
And although there were flower boys a-plenty on KBS’ School 2013, the drama also delved into real life issues today’s high school students face through relatable characters and storylines
It’s been no less than eight years for Taewon as a nameless singer. But after a long time of perseverance, it is now his turn for the spotlight.
On the December 14 episode of KBS’s “Immortal Song 2,” the second part of a special featuring our ‘favorite Korean ballads,’ Taewon performed “Now” by Seoul Family.
However, there was the pressure of eight nameless years, and he got off to a rocky start, his nerves getting the best of him in the introduction. With borrowed energy from the audience, who started chanting “It’s okay,” Taewon was able to bounce back and shed his nerves, proceeding to blow the audience away with his amazing vocal ability.
This stage was a huge deal for the singer, and his sincerity really hit home with the audience, who couldn’t compliment him enough
Girl group A Pink member Jung Eunji is losing her special talent due to her improvement in speaking the Seoul accent.
The story was told on the November 14 episode of KBS2‘s “Happy Together 3″ titled “Girl Group and Uncle Fans Special” which featured Fei and Suzy(miss A), Jung Eunji(A Pink), and Minah(Girl’s Day).
During this episode, Eunji said, “These days, the Seoul accent has become natural to me. My special talent of speaking an awkward Seoul accent has gone away.”
MC Yoo Jae Suk asked, “How was your Seoul accent before?” and Eunji responded with impressions of her awkward Seoul accent. MC Park Myung Soo joked, “I thought you were a bride from overseas” which made the hosts laugh
The multi-talented singer/actress Park Ji Yoon will return to the acting scene.
On November 12, sources related to KBS2‘s upcoming Wed-Thurs drama “Beautiful Man” have revealed that Park Ji Yoon will appear midway in the drama. She will capture the attention of the main character Dokgo Ma Te played by Jang Geun Suk. Even though she will not have a big part in the drama, her scenes will be special.
This will be Park Ji Yoon’s comeback to the TV since filming for the KBS2 sitcom “Family” nine months ago.
“Beautiful Man” is based on a popular comic series of the same name. The drama will feature IU, Jang Geun Suk, Lee Jang Woo, and Han Chae Young
Known for her thick Busan accent, A Pink’s Jung Eun Ji said she lost her personal talent after she mastered how to speak Korean, the Seoul way.
In an upcoming episode of KBS’Happy Together, Jung Eun Ji shared, “My personal talent was speaking Korean in a really awkward Seoul accent.”
However, after living in Seoul for a few years now, Jung Eun Ji said that has all changed.
“Now, my Seoul-style Korean has gotten so natural that my talent is gone now.”
Jung Eun Ji will demonstrate on November 14’s episode of Happy Together. Miss A′s Suzy and Fei, and Girl′s Day Minah will also be on the show.
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Joo Won kissed Ivy on stage as part of a performance on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook.
Joo Won and Ivy, who are partners in the upcoming musical Ghost, guested on KBS 2TV’s Yoo Hee Yeo’s Sketchbook.
During the show, Joo Won showed a bit of his acting as a preview for the musical by performing a famous scene from Ghost.
Choosing Yoo Hee Yeol as his partner, Joo Won hugged him from behind, proving himself a talented actor once again.
Upon being hugged by Joo Won, Yoo Hee Yeol commented, “I felt like my spirit left the body.”
But later in the show, Joo Won got a better partner in Ivy, who is playing opposite Joo Won in the musical, and the two put on a performance set to song Here right now
Rock singer Jung Joon Young has revealed that he can speak five languages during his recent appearance on KBS2‘s game show “1 vs. 100.”
During the filming of “1 vs. 100,” Jung Joon Young made the audience laugh when he joked, “In order to perform well on today’s quiz, I decided to dress intelligently. Don’t I look smart?”
However, Jung Joon Young was all business during the quiz and made his 100 opponents nervous as he played the game.
Also during the show, Jung Joon Young revealed that he can speak five languages. He said “I was born in Indonesia, but I spent my school days in China, France, The Philippines, Japan, etc. I can speak five languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, Tagalog, and Korean.”
Fans can see how Jung Joon Young fares on “1 vs
Tablo of Epik High is about to make his return to the variety show scene, as he will be joining KBS2 “Superman Returns” with his daughter Haru.
“Superman Returns,” which aired its special pilot episode this past Chuseok, is a show where the mothers suddenly disappear, and the fathers are challenged to take care of their children for 24 hours. The program was well received by the viewers, and it has now been extended to a full season.
The hip hop artist and his 4-year-old daughter Haru will be appearing on the show along the families of judoka Choo Sung Hoon, entertainer Lee Hwi Jae, and actor Jang Hyun Sung. As Tablo is the youngest father of the group, viewers are already anticipating to see how he will spice up the show