Some might already be familiar with Megan Lee through her participation on MBC’s audition program “Birth of a Great Star,” or have come across one of her many videos on YouTube. Already active as a YouTube artist, she continually tries to stretch her boundaries as an artist. Currently preparing for her official debut, which is just around the corner, Megan Lee was gracious enough to set aside time from her VERY busy schedule (read the interview to find out) to share with us just her pretty awesome journey.
Here’s a quick bio, and scroll down for the interview. ^^
Name: Megan Lee
D.O.B: September 18,1995 in California, United States
Agency Label: Soulshop Entertainment
Appearances: “Birth of a Great Star” season 1 & 2
OFFICIAL SNS (hover over the links to go to the respective page)
* March 2011 – Love, Laugh & Live [Single]
* July 2011 – Destiny [Single]
* October 2011 – Destiny [Single]
* 2008 – Tranquility [Role: Sun Kim] – Short Film
* 2009 – Crush [Role: Jeremy's Sister]- Short Film
* 2010 – The Legend of Beaver Dam [Role: JuJu] – Short Film
* 2010 – The Case Against Jill [Role: Jill] – Short Film
* 2008 – Award of Merit (U
Along with the news that a “My Sassy Girl 2” film has been given the green-light for production, actor Cha Tae Hyun and f(x)‘s Victoria has been linked to the film.
Cha Tae Hyun has confirmed through his agency that he has received the scenario for the film, but nothing else has discussed. As for Victoria, her reps have stated that they have received an offer to appear in the film and are considering it positively.
If Cha Tae Hyun agrees to appear in this film, he will be taking up the same lead role from 13 years ago from the highly successful “My Sassy Girl” that starred both him and Jun Ji Hyun.
If Victoria accepts the film, “My Sassy Girl 2″ will be her screen debut
The "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
" started productions today, and already they"ve had a shocking event.
The staff was filming on top of the Mapo Bridge, and there were also staff on a boat beneath the river. The staff on the boat found a body floating by in the river. Alarmed, the staff immediately called 119 (the Korean equivalent of 911).
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The body has been identified as Mr. Yoon (21), who has been missing since the 10th. He left a text message expressing dissatisfaction about his personal life. He was found wearing a red padded jacket and jeans.
The police said, "[The body] was already severely decomposed, so we believe it had nothing to do with the filming
The movie “Professional Mr. Baek,” starring actors Yoon Shi Yoon and Yeo Jin Gu, has finally received a premiere date for April 3.
“Professional Mr. Baek” is about a famous professional golfer, Baek Se Jin (Yoon Shi Yoon) who loses everything after a drunk-driving accident and ends up becoming the golf instructor of a group of students at an island village school. “The golfer who came to play and was roped into being a teacher,” is how Baek Se Jin is described on the movie poster.
The movie will tell the story of the school’s six students, led by representative Lee Byung Joo (Yeo Jin Gu), described as “the unstoppable bad boy,” and their teacher Baek Se Jin, and the troubles they encounter in their quest to save the school from closing down.
Last week, we covered which Korean terms were essential for K-Pop fans to know. Now, we will cover the English terms, either words that seem English but have never been heard of before K-Pop and words that are English and you can pretty much tell what they mean. At the end, there is also a list of terms that are a fusion of both cultures! Korean words combined with English for a baby language. Check out the list below to become an even more knowledgeable fan.
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This is something you"ll hear often (but may be pronounced like "hwaiting")! This isn"t a cheer telling people to fight each other, but rather to fight the circumstances. It is a supportive cheer, so when you want people to cheer up and do their best, you"ll say, "Fighting!" At times, this is accompanied by an arm movement where you bend your elbow so your arm is still vertical, form a fist, and then pull your elbow down a bit as you say it
Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion. In case you missed it, here is last week’s High Five.
This is your Weekly High Five!
-= News =-
Kim Yuna and Ice Hockey Player Kim Won Joong Confirm Dating Rumors
Shindong Receives Military Enlistment Notice and Requests for an Extension
YG Entertainment to Open “YG Land” in California
Thief Breaks into Jang Dong Gun and Go So Young’s Villa
Actor Park Shi Hoo Caught Up in a $283,000 Lawsuit
-= Music =-
Hoping to receive some healing, the members of Girls’ Generation will appear on SBS’ Healing Camp.
On March 5, SNSD shoot for Healing Camp. SM Entertainment spoke with Newsen confirmed the news, saying, “SNSD is filming for Healing Camp
According to other broadcast affiliates, all nine members of SNSD will be present at the filming. As one of the best girl groups in Korea, the members will talk about their experiences so far with viewers hoping to hear something about Yoona and Soo Young’s dating life, which recently went public.
Meanwhile, SNSD will make its stage comeback through Mnet’s M COUNTDOWN with the song Mr.Mr.
Photo Credit: SM Entertainment
Action/mystery film “Tabloid Truth” will begin screening in select theaters in Los Angeles, New York Hawaii and Vancouver this week on March 7. Featuring Kim Kang Woo, Jeong Jin Yeong, Ko Chang Seok and Park Seong Woong, it is said to be the first film to place a spotlight on the Korean tabloid culture. The movie was just recently released in Korea on February 20.
Synopsis: A scandalous rumor about an up-and-coming actress is included as a gossip item in a stock market tipsheet and propagated by the tabloids, causing her to take her own life. Woo Gon (Kim Kang Woo), the actress’s long-time devoted manager who dedicated everything to building her career, initiates avengeful investigation to expose the sources of the malicious rumor. With unexpected assistance from a tabloid distributor Mr
Kim Soo Hyun makes even the smallest cameo shine like no other.
In the comedy film “Miss Granny,” Kim Soo Hyun makes a surprise cameo appearance as the young Mr. Park, played by actor Park In Hwan.
Until now, Kim Soo Hyun’s existence in the film was a sort of ending or spoiler, and the people who have seen the movie made sure to keep his cameo a secret, as if they would be ruining the movie otherwise. However, as the film broke the 8,000,000 viewer mark, the “Miss Granny” production publicly expressed their thanks to Kim Soo Hyun and revealed his cameo scene.
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk said, “We were looking for an actor who would match well with Doo Ri, played by Shim Eun Kyung, and we immediately thought of Kim Soo Hyun
Lee Min Ho was selected to model for one of the world’s biggest open markets, Taobao.
The actor filmed the commercial for mobile Taobao on January 23, gathering over 5,000 people at the filming site.
An affiliate of Taobao said, “We selected Korean actor Lee Min Ho as the model, who has been causing syndrome in China, in order to set trust and consensus among consumers.”
Taobao marketplace, operated by Alibaba Group, is an open market that reaches up to 940 billion KRW (~875 million USD) in sales records in a day and recorded the total sales of around 176 trillion KRW (~163 billion USD) last year, setting the highest sales records for an online market around the world.
Lee Min Ho is the first foreign actor to model for Taobao.
According to an expert, mobile Taobao is a platform that records daily traffic of about 2 hundred million people, and is used by over 240 trading businesses
South Korean box office hit “The Attorney” is opening in the North American theaters next month.
NEW, the distribution firm of “The Attorney,” announced through its official Twitter account on Tuesday that, “’The Attorney” is opening in North America on February 7 in local time.”
“US distributor Well Go USA, which took charge of distributing ‘New World’ in North America, will open the film over 30 screens in 15 cities including Los Angeles,” the rising film studio added.
The drama film, which conquered weekend box office for third week in a row, drew in over eight million audiences in 20 days of opening and increased its possibility to mark itself as the first 10-million-audience movie this year.
Inspired by a real story of Korea’s former president Noh Moo-hyun, the movie centers around small town lawyer Mr
Cable channel TV Chosun is lining up another drama series, and it’s a period story titled Into the Fire. It’s a story about money, sacrifice, and love as the hero, played by Choi Su-jong (A King’s Dream, President, Comrades), rises from poverty in a war-ravaged youth and pulls himself up by his steel will (and bootstraps) to become a financial success.
On the surface the overall trajectory sounds pretty familiar, although setting it in the years following the Occupation and Korean War puts it several decades before stories like Giant or Empire of Gold. Choi Su-jong’s tenacious, upright character rises up through the miserable circumstances of the post-war years and pours his efforts into developing steel. As he works toward his goal of setting up an integrated steelworks factory, he falls into a love triangle with his childhood friend and a woman who saved his life named Kumiko
After starring in a Korean drama and a Hollywood movie, singer BoA will be making her Korean silver screen debut in the movie “Big Match” with Lee Sung Min, Lee Jung Jae, and Shin Ha Gyoon.
“Big Match” will be about a video game come to live, as an martial arts star, played by Lee Jung Jae, must put himself actually in the video game to save his brother, played by Lee Sung Min. He will be going against a genius game developer, played by Shin Ha Gyoon. BoA will play a mysterious woman with a unreadable face in the video game, and play an important role in the film.
Actors Kim Eui Sung, Park Doo Shik, Son Ho Joon, Bae Jung Woo, and Kim Yoon Sung have also been cast in the movie.
“Big Match” will begin filming next year
EPISODE 13 RECAP
by La Petite
Se Joo walks into the meeting room, introduces himself as Miranda’s grandson who inherits her blood and money but there is one thing that cannot be inherited and that is a challenging mind. He delivers an ambitious speech of his plans for making YBS into a media station that keeps challenging itself and into a media conglomerate that is recognized worldwide.
Mi Rae tries to get a grip of herself in the ladies after getting officially rejected by Shin, Writer Bae walks in and queries her regarding her Christmas date. Meanwhile, PD Lee wakes up from his little drooling nap (yes, there is drool on the desk) and sees Se Joo looking down on him, frowning. LOL. PD Lee obviously has no idea and continues to mock Se Joo but changes tone straight away and shuns Se Joo aside when the vice director enters the office
Back in the summer of 2012, many fans were excited to learn about the release of Junsu’s (XIA‘s) new English single album, “Uncommitted.” The album opened a new understanding towards the singer’s ability to digest and express different musical ranges. Many have wondered about the American producer behind the English song “Uncommitted”. The question might have occurred again this past summer, when the same producer of “Uncommitted” had worked with Junsu to create the song “Incredible,” the Korean and English title song featuring Quincy Brown in Junsu’s second solo album.
American producer Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer, CEO of InRage Entertainment, is the mastermind behind “Uncommitted” and “Incredible,” two completely opposite styled songs that managed to fit perfectly with Junsu’s vocals
After getting rave reviews at the 2013 Busan International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and the AFI Fest, Korean animated movie “The Fake” will be screened in LA for its Oscar qualifying run.
Directed by Yeon Sango-ho, this animated suspense/thriller is described as “a controversial exploration of blind faith and the distorted beliefs that define good and evil.”
Synopsis: A small rural village is scheduled to be flooded to make way for a dam. Fearful and unclear about the future, the villagers’ turn toward their church and its leaders who have promised to relocate them to a new housing development, a promised land. When ex-convict and religious skeptic Min-chul discovers that the church leaders are wanted criminals that are defrauding the flock, the town’s authorities ignore his claims and the villagers declare him working for the devil
Making the dreams of many fans come true, EXO will be appearing on SBS’ Running Man with baseball player, Ryu Hyun Jin.
On October 29, entertainment affiliates stated that EXO is currently filming for Running Man in Buyeo as guests. All members are supposedly present, minus Chanyeol, who will actually beheading to Micronesia for SBS’ The Law of the Jungle on this day.
Ryu Hyun Jin will join the EXO and Running Man members when he arrives in Korea at 5:30PM.
This will be the baseball player’s second time on Running Man, and EXO’s first.
Photo Credit: SM Entertainment, Ryu Hyun Jin’s Twitter
Warning- there are spoilers for the first ten episodes of ‘To the Beautiful You‘ ahead!
Due to what is either poor planning or unfortunate timing, the idol-laden KBS drama ‘To the Beautiful You’ has been struggling to gain viewers, consistently coming last in broadcast ratings for its Wednesday and Thursday night slots.This may be due to premiering during the final episodes of the wildly-popular ‘Bridal Mask‘ (KBS2), and now running at the same time as another popular drama, ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ (MBC).In addition, this drama runs late at night, even though it is targeted at a younger demographic of viewers and should probably be playing a little earlier in the evening.
That said, the show isn’t bad, and if you like the whole girl-disguises-herself-as-a-boy storyline and can deal with blatant product placement, big gaps in logic (the scene where Daniel conveniently forgets he can speak Korean just baffles me), a couple of massive plot holes (Jae Hee walking away untraumatized from an attempted rape being one if not the worst), and an overbearing soundtrack (seriously, the music almost never stops!) you’ll probably enjoy this story
Name: 이범수 / Lee Bum Soo
Birthplace: Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: AB
Talent agency: MNET Media
Education: Chung Ang University (1988-1992, Dramatic Arts and Performance degree)
Time Slip Dr. Jin (MBC, 2012)
Salaryman Chohanji (SBS, 2012)
Giant (SBS, 2010)
On Air (SBS, 2008)
Perhaps Love (TV Mnet, 2007)
Surgeon Bong Dal Hee (SBS, 2007)
Love Story (SBS, 1999)
Over My Dead Body (2012)
Descendants of Hong Gil Dong (2009)
Where is Jung Seung Pil (2009)
Bronze Medalist (2009)
More Than Blue (2009)
Gosa / Death Bell (2008)
Project Makeover (2006, cameo)
My Wife is a Gangster 3 (2006)
200 Pounds Beauty (2006, cameo)
Live Good aka Mission Sex Control (2006)
The City of Violence (2006)
Forbidden Quest (2006)
She’s on Duty (2005, cameo)
Name: 김래원 / Kim Rae-won
Chinese Name: 金來沅
Date of birth: 1981 March 19
Star sign Pisces
Blood type: A
Talent agency: Blue Dragon Ent.
Education: Joong Ang University
Family: parents and younger sister
A Thousand Days’ Promise (SBS, 2011)
Gourmet (MBC, 2008)
What Star Did You Come From (MBC, 2006)
Love Story in Harvard (SBS, 2004)
Say You Love Me (MBC, 2004)
Attic Cat (MBC, 2003)
Snowman (MBC, 2003)
Wuri’s Family (MBC, 2002)
My Love Patzzi (MBC, 2002)
Life is Beautiful (KBS, 2001)
My Home (MBC, 2001)
Soon Poong Clinic (SBS, 1999) sitcom
School 2 (KBS, 1999)
Half of You (MBC, 1997)
Insadong Scandal (2009)