In preparation for their Spring program reorganizations, KBS has been airing several pilot variety shows over the past couple weeks. One of those pilot shows happens to be “I’m a Man,” KBS’s attempt to field a show that takes advantage of the recent explosion in popularity of “risque” and “honest” talk shows like “Witch Hunt” and “War of Words“. The interesting twist here is that they got the “National MC,” Yoo Jae Suk, to lead the show, who, on first impressions, seems to be a rather peculiar choice for a show that’s meant to be all about being provocative and direct. Does the show offer an interesting twist to whole risque talk show genre or is KBS and Yoo Jae Suk just a bit too conservative and modest to do the concept justice?
Defining the concept
As part of the reorganizations, each broadcasters fields various pilot shows to gauge viewer interest
After 15 months since his last single, Eric Nam is finally back - not that it ever seemed like he was really away.
Appearing on television every week, interviewing top international stars, and greeting overseas fans through various programs, Eric Nam has been working hard, and working a lot - but not quite in the capacity that he wanted.
“I think last year was a very difficult and trying year for me personally and professionally, on many levels,” said Eric Nam, in an interview with Mwave’s enewsWorld. “And part of that came from the fact that I came and signed as a singer and .. I wasn’t singing. To be releasing one song a year, and this song 15 months after that song - as a singer, it’s very depressing in a way. It’s disheartening.”
But thankfully, Eric Nam’s latest single, Ooh Oohhas already been garnering a positive response, despite, or perhaps, because of, the different direction he’s gone since releasing his soft ballad, Heaven’s Door
Sly and Single Again: Episode 8 recap by Dramabeans
Ae-ra and Jung-woo prepare for the CF shoot, neither overjoyed about working with the other. Jung-woo is worried about rumors starting about their relationship, but Ae-ra says it will be fine if they just shoot the CF quickly and get it over with.
She gives his costume the once-over and says he should act with confidence.He snorts that she’s one to talk, and the implied jab at her costume (and lack of cup size) causes her to cover up with outraged modesty.
When they actually begin shooting they do surprisingly well, prompting the director to comment that they look like they’ve acted together before.Secretary Gil wisely observes that a situation like this would increase their affection for each other even if it didn’t exist in the first place
Jang Geun Suk
graced the cover of "Marie Claire
"s special edition April issue!
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Jang Geun Suk looked cool in light casual fashion for spring with fun prints and patterns to spice up his neutral pieces.
Jang Geun Suk shared, "A celebrity is also like a product and brand. But just because they don"t seem to have flaws on the outside, it doesn"t mean that they"re perfect... I would like to be like a glass box that one can look into. At least my fans and I look into each other like glass boxes."
"If it"s possible, I want to live as an actor for a long time. In the end, what I have to get a hold and focus on are my productions
Known for their emotion-packed R&B vocals, Yoon Min Soo and Ryu Jae Hyun of Vibe have parted ways with their agency.
Music&NEW revealed on March 10 that the group’s contract ended on February 20 and was not extended.
“For Vibe to change agencies is the best choice for the development of all parties. Since last year, Vibe has discussed many things related to the company. Out of consideration for each other, we decided to part ways,” Music&NEW explained.
“The contract has expired, but we will maintain our lasting cooperative ties. We are planning to release the first best-of album of Vibe including a new song by next fall,” the agency added.
The talented duo will focus on training junior singers in the near future
EPISODE 15 RECAP by Dramabeans
Even after Shinichi receives one of Baek-san’s finishing moves, he continues to fight until a group of Kaya’s henchmen come to fetch him on her orders. Shinichi refuses at first, wanting to finish the fight, but acquiesces immediately when the henchmen show him a mysterious black bag.
Baek-san acts all friendly to Jung-tae after the fight, though Jung-tae’s not too keen on returning the kindness. He promises to repay the debt he owes Baek-san (for saving him from Shinichi), but there’s something darker in that promise—he’s talking revenge.
But Baek-san, none the wiser, tells him that he owes him nothing: “Hwangbang will always protect you.” Oh, you mean when Hwangbang isn’t trying to kill him?
Kaya gets another chance to ask Leader Seol who killed her mother, but instead of answering her directly he tells her about her mother; the way she lived and the way she was loved at Club Shanghai, even though she was the highest female on the yakuza food chain
CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa revealed the truth as to why he decided not to appear in The Heirs.
During March 5’s broadcast of MBC’s Radio Star, the MCs brought up the fact that Jung Yong Hwa’s dramas, after appearing in You’re Beautiful, have not achieved great success in terms of viewership rating.
At the time he acted in Future Choice, SBS’s hit drama The Heirs was airing. Even though he received casting offer from The Heirs, Jung Yong Hwa turned down the offer, and instead his fellow CN Blue member Kang Min Hyuk ended taking a role in the drama.
“To be honest, I knew the drama would do well, since it was written by writer Kim Eun Sook
With all of the CN Blue members being talented not only in music, but also in acting and variety shows and more, these boys have attracted some beautiful ladies to their side.
As the honorable winner of this week’s Star of the Week, it’s time to take a look at some of the lucky girls that CN Blue members have claimed ‘theirs,’ - at least for that moment.
Jung Yong Hwa and his ‘future choice’ in Yoon Eun Hye
When Jung Yong Hwa made his decision to star in Future Choice, the fans geared their attention to see who his partner, who turned out to be none other than the rom-com queen Yoon Eun Hye.
Throughout the drama, Jung Yong Hwa chased after Yoon Eun Hye, who had her heart set on Lee Dong Gun instead
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?
Min Joon and Song Yi’s Relationship Takes Center Stage
Romantic Highlights Include:
When Song Yi drags Min Joon back home due to his kiss-induced illness, she can’t help but pester him about his kissing weakness. Min Joon lays in bed doing his best to recover while Song Yi fires off question after question
Actress Han Hyo Joo is confident with her body. On February 12, Han Hyo Joo had expressed her confidence on SBS “Night of TV Entertainment.” During her interview, she was asked what she thought of her body. Han Hyo Joo confidently answered, “Don’t you think my body is good? I believe that my body shape is pretty good. I don’t think I would be ashamed of my body anywhere I go.”
Han Hyo Joo was asked if she looked better in real life or on screen. However, when she had to choose between those two choices, she stated, “I think I look better on screen. I think I look kind of plain in real life.”.
The actress also spoke frankly about her drinking habits. “Yesterday, I had three shots of soju and cattle’s small intestines (gopchang).” Han Hyo Joo saidlaughing, “I believe my drinking habits are pretty average
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11 preview nextview And we’re back on track with the awesome in episode 15 of You Who Came From the Stars
Chun Song Yi’s back, Do Min Joon is jealous (all the time), and we get a little surprise at the end of the episode that made us squeal out loud (like really).
Check out what we choice as our top 10 moments!! Chun Song Yi:
: There is a man who’s kind of like you.
There was this anxiety of not knowing when he’ll disappear.
But it’s over. I liked him alone.
: I don’t know who that punk is, but I’m sure you’re not alone.
You are my daughter. I’m sure he likes you. Chun Song Yi
: You don’t even know anything
Right, so there was actual news about Yeo Jin-gu, which I was reading before I got distracted by pretty pictures. This one is an update of a big-budget blockbuster that was in planning for years and then stalled due to production delays, titled Fist Fighting, and although it lost Jo In-sung (who was cast a few years ago as its original lead), now Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi, I Miss You, The Moon That Embraces the Sun) is in the mix to step in.
You might wonder how it is that Yeo Jin-gu (16) would be up for the same role that Jo In-sung (32) once took, because while they are both very strong actors and both currently on upward trajectories, I can’t imagine that they’d overlap much in image or role choices. But it’s not quite as odd once I recall that Fist Fighting is a sci-fi fantasy movie set in the future (2050) centering around a high school student who fights back against oppressing forces
2014 is already off to an explosive start - from Girl"s Day overtaking TVXQ and Rain on the charts to members of Girls" Generation confirmed to be dating, it looks like we"re in for an eventful year! Today, jennywill and contagion are here with our guesses and open ended questions for what else 2014 might just have in store for us! Remember, this is all just speculation!
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1. What"s in store for the Wonder Girls?
Even though JYP Entertainment has reassured fans that Wonder Girls will not be breaking up, it"s also true that the girls" future plans are pretty uncertain right now
Boy band CNBlue just made many Boices happy!
On February 4, FNC Entertainment announced, “CNBlue will make a comeback through its fifth mini album, which is filled with self-composed songs. Please look forward to their comeback.”
It’s been reported that leader Jung Yong Hwa composed the title track and that Lee Jong Hyun also lent his composition skills.
This will mark a year since their last promotional album “Re:Blue,” which sold over 100,000 units. Jung Yonghwa received a lot of love for his composition “I’m Sorry” in the album. The members have also focused on individual activities pursuing acting. Leader Jung Yonghwa took on the lead role opposite Yoon Eun Hye in “Future’s Choice
Sunye, the leader of Wonder Girls, has returned to Korea with her loving family.
On January 17, a source in the entertainment industry revealed to local media outlet Star News that the family of three boarded the plane for Korea on January 15. Sunye, her husband, and their baby are currently staying in Seoul.
This is the singer’s first time to visit her home country as a mother. Since giving birth to a beautiful baby girl in October, Sunye has been staying in Canada with her Korean-Canadian husband’s family and enjoying her time away from the spotlight.
A representative of Sunye said, “Sunye, the baby, and her husband came to Korea because of personal reasons, such as meeting relatives.”
After tying the knot with missionary James Park in January 2013, the two have traveled back and forth between Korea and Canada
Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2013. Now, with the new year, we"re pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2013!
Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list. On today"s list, we bring you the second half - numbers 25 through 1.
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25. SHINee "Dream Girl"
SM EntertainmentRelease Date:
February 19th, 2013
SHINee"s been a busy, busy group this year, knocking out comeback after comeback with very little time for breaks in between- so much so that it seems like "Dream Girl", their first video of 2013, came out much earlier than it actually did. The video features all five guys navigating a strange, topsy-turvy dream world while chasing a faceless girl in a painting through rooms where time and gravity have no meaning
Warning: Contains Spoilers
Last year, tvN scored a smash hit with “Reply 1997,” transporting us to a much simpler decade infused with nostalgia, growing pains, 90s pop culture and fan girls. The drama premiered with little hype, but gained recognition through word of mouth, becoming a sensation and breaking the 6% ratings barrier, considered to be high for a cable drama, and that’s not even counting the rebroadcasts. In fact, Episodes 15 and 16 of “Reply 1997” was broadcast on tvN, Olive, Mnet, OCN, Onstyle and Ongamenet simultaneously. Set in 1997 Busan, “Reply 1997″ was the coming-of-age story of a group of high schoolers who grow through their own share of teenage troubles
2014 may have begun more than a week ago now, but people are undoubtedly still writing 2013 on applications, papers, and such, aren"t they? The transition is never as easy, plus it is always nice to look back at the past year and sum it up so you can move onto the next with a fully refreshed mindset.
This is why allkpop writers alim17 and jennywill collaborated to put together some of the biggest trends of 2013. Check them out below!
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Dramas that deal with the supernatural
We think it"s fairly safe to say that 2012 was pretty saturated with time traveling, particularly between the modern era and something more like the Chosun Dynasty
Han Chae-ah has had a steady string of work since really breaking out with Gaksital in 2012, and now she’s looking to add film credits to her growing string of drama titles. (She’s done a number of dramas—Oohlala Spouses, All About My Romance, Mi-rae’s Choice—but only has one film credit to her name, 2012′s Mr. Xxx-Kisser, also known as King of Flattery.)
She’s currently in talks for a film titled Made in China, which is a project from Kim Ki-duk Films but not directed by Kim Ki-duk himself (…phew? I confess to not being a fan of his brand of in-your-face envelope-pushing). Instead, it’ll be Kim Dong-hoo behind the camera, who has directed a few shorts and produced the 2012 movie Red Family. The production company has put out films like Poongsan and Rough Play, though Made in China seems less action- and suspense-filled than those works as an introspective human drama
On a twist on the traditional End-of-Year ′Best of′ lists, we asked you guys to predict the future - and the results are here!
This was all decided by you, the Mwave user - we took your nominations over in our ′Let′s Talk′ forum, and then asked you to vote.
Read on for the results!
VIXX, BTOB, EXO, WINNER and BTS were all up forTop Rising Male Singer of 2014 category, making it a difficult choice for the boy group lovers.
But in the end, WINNER took yet another prize, as the group scored 57.9% of the votes.
Guess though Winner has yet to debut, the group has already won your hearts!
Once the group debuts under YG, will Winner beat the competition in the real game? Let′s wait and see!
Thank you for participating in the 2014 Mwave Star Predictions - happy new year!