Cha Seung Won, star of hit drama “The Greatest Love”, has pledged 100 million won (roughly US$96,300) to a charity committed to helping the families and victims of the Sewol ferry disaster.
The actor’s donation was received by the Community Chest of Korea. A spokesperson for the charity said that the money would be used to provide valuable support for survivors and the families of the victims.
Cha Seung Won joins other major Koreans stars who have also made financial donations to charities involved with relief efforts. Other donors include Major League baseball payer Ryu Hyun Jin, actors Song Seung Hun, Park Jae Min, Ha Ji Won, Joo Sang Wook, On Joo Wan, Jung Il Woo, Jang Mi In Ae, Kim Bo Sung and many others. UAA, the entertainment agency which manages stars such as Song Hye Kyo, Yoo Ah In and Kang Dong Won, has also announced that it will be sending items such as blankets to the site in Jindo, where the families of missing passengers are still gathered
With May rolling in, many idols have featured in the new spring dramas. Among the many idol actors, SISTAR‘s Bora, Rainbow‘s Woori, VIXX‘s Hong Bin, and BIG BANG‘s Seungri have created some buzz between drama viewers. So how are they doing acting in major dramas?
SISTAR’s Bora will feature as a North Korean defector in the upcoming SBS drama “Doctor Stranger.” Known as SISTAR’s sexy rapper, Bora will make her acting debut as Park Hoon‘s, played by actor Lee Jong Suk, close friend. Despite her closeness with Lee Jong Suk’s character, even calling him hyung, Bora’s character will be a one who has a one sided love for Park Hoon
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. ”I really like it. I really like that feeling of having a crush. It’s not important whether or not he accepts my heart, but I was happy to have someone to like this much.”
IU shocked a large male population when she said on radio that she actually confessed to her crush in 2013. Although she wouldn’t reveal what the results were, IU seemed fairly satisfied with just the feelings of having a crush. ”I wanted to run away multiple times a day.”
Who knew that Lee Seung Gi was experiencing the lowest point of his career as an MC on SBS’ Strong Heart
Soompi covers BoA’s highly anticipated “Make Your Move” featuring “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Derek Hough!
Certainly without a dull moment, “Make Your Move” kicks off high energy, never once missing a chance to showcase its overwhelmingly talented stars. With a starkly different image than that of her old school idol persona, BoA plays an independent, adventurous, and effortlessly sexy Aya, a Zainichi Korean woman set on following her dreams with her fusion hip-hop Taiko group COBU. It is when Donny, played by Derek Hough, shows up and takes her head on in a club tap dancing battle that her world is pulled asunder. “Make Your Move” is a modern-day Romeo & Juliet (but much happier and definitely not sleep-inducing), jam packed with familial drama, intricate dance sequences, and a soundtrack appealing to all audiences
As rescue missions continue and people continue to pray for a miracle for all the missing people who were on the Sewol Ferry to return safely, celebrities have begun to get actively involved in rescue efforts as well as volunteering activities.
Actor and president of the Korean Rescue Federation, Jung Dong Nam has joined the rescue operations at the scene of the accident.
On April 17, Jung Dong Nam arrived in Jindo, Jeollanam-do Province and got directly involved in the rescue efforts. He even explained the difficulties of the rescue in a phone interview with a Korean news outlet.
It has been revealed that Jung Dong Nam was a former UDT agent and has received recognition from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. He was also involved in the search operations when the Cheonan warship incident occurred in 2010
Boy group, EXO, is delaying its comeback due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that took place in Korean on April 16.
SM Entertainment announced on April 18 through EXO’s official homepage that the release of the group’s new mini album, which was originally scheduled for April 21, has been postponed.
The agency stated, “After discussing with the EXO members regarding the release of their new album and their promotion activities in Korea, we have decided to postpone the release of their new mini album “Overdose,” which was originally scheduled to release on April 21.”
The statement continued, “The decision has been made to offer our condolences to the victims and our hopes and wishes that the missing persons will return back safely. We ask the fans who have been waiting for the release of the album for their understanding and patience
Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!
The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.
“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”
“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be
The final competition of SBS’ “K-Pop Star 3,” which aired on April 13 consisted of two rounds: the first round was a mission round assigned by the judges and the second mission was a free selection round. 60% of the judges’ scores and 40% of the viewers’ votes were compiled in order to determine the final score.
The first contestant to take the stage was Sam Kim. He reinterpreted BIGBANG’s “Lies.” His mission was to “perform a song that would allow the audience to focus on your voice.”
After his performance Park Jin Young commented, “Sam Kim proved his performance abilities during the live shows. I wanted to know, as a composer and a producer, what his recorded voice would sound like, but I wasn’t able to hear his voice as much as I wanted to. However, the arrangement was amazing
2NE1 successfully took the stage at its “All Or Nothing” world tour concert in Shanghai.
On April 11, 2NE1 performed at the Shanghai Grand Stage. The group began their concert with “Crush.” The members appeared on stage wearing gold uniform-like outfits and captured the audience with their charisma.
2NE1 continued the show with powerful performances of “Fire,” “Clap Your Hands,” and “Pretty Boy” as well as other hits. They also impressed the audience with their emotional vocals performing, “Missing You,” “If I Were You,” and the unplugged version of “Come Back Home.”
This was the group’s first solo concert in China. The Chinese fans present at the concert sang along to a total of 18 hits performed by 2NE1 in Korean
Lyn has been fairly busy in recent times. She has appeared on various variety shows such as “Radio Star” and “Immortal Song 2.” Now she is expanding her activities overseas, appearing on a Chinese variety show for the first time.
On April 10, Lyn appeared at a recording at the Chinese channel “Zhejiang TV” for their show “I Love to Remember the Lyrics” as a Korean representative. The show first started airing 2007 and since that time, it has been a popular music show featuring various famous guests. Korean guests have also frequented the show in past years, with actor Jang Geun Seuk and Miss A appearing on the show during the last couple years.
Lyn has seen her popularity surge in recent months thanks to the success of the SBS drama “Man from the Stars,” for which she provided the popular OST song “My Destiny
Travel guide author Littlemisshoo
has recently released her second book “Oppa! Take Me to Korea!” after achieving great success to her first book titled “Travel to Korea in KPOP/KDRAMA Style”. K-Drama fans who plan on visiting Korea for filming locations will not only find comprehensive information in the book but also photos and easy-to-follow maps.
Some of the locations listed in this new guide includes Café Illuso, which was featured in the drama “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” the shopping mall in “Master’s Sun,” and the fried chicken shop opened by Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young)’s mother in “I Hear Your Voice,” just to name a few.
Many scenes in “Love Rain” were shot in Daegu.
Plan a trip to scenic Jeju easily with this guide book
"Generation of Youth" ended its run on a high note as #1 in its time slot!
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According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the April 3rd finale of KBS 2TV"s "Generation of Youth" achieved a 12.3% viewer rating on Thursday which is a 1.2% increase from its previous viewer rating of 11.1% on Wednesday
The other dramas also saw a rise in viewer ratings overall with SBS" Three Days" coming close in second place with a 1.5% increase from a 10.4% (Weds) to 11.9% (Thurs) viewer rating. MBC"s "Cunning Single Lady" also saw a rise of 0.9% from a 7.9% to 8.8% viewer rating.
Who else will miss "Generation of Youth"?
If you’re a K-Drama fan like myself, you’re always looking for the best way to get your drama-fix wherever you are – at home, on the bus, between classes, while brushing your teeth (only me? ^^;). There’s a new player in the growing field of instant K-Drama delivery, and they’re ready to show you what they’ve got with a special 60-day free trial of their Premium service.
What makes Kdrama.com different? Let’s hear it from the Kdrama.com team themselves:
“We license all of the primetime titles on MBC/KBS/SBS and we choose dramas from CJ to license. We have dedicated, professional subtitle teams that begin subtitling our content the moment after it begins airing in Korea. Our goal is to have a 12-hour turnaround and continue to decrease the amount of time it takes us to upload our content to the site
Chu Sa Rang has been charmed by Girls’ Generation!
On the upcoming episode of KBS2TV’s “Superman Returns,” Chu Sa Rang sends a video message to the idol group, showing her affection for the girls.
YoonA, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Sunny recently traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to pay a visit to Chu Sung Hoon and Chu Sa Rang’s residence. In order to get closer with the young lady, the five members did their best to entertain her.
YoonA showed off her funny storytelling skills by reading the stories of Peter Pan to Chu Sa Rang, whereas Tiffany, Sooyoung and Taeyeon took her on an “airplane” ride with a blanket. All of them had a good time playing together, but in the end, the members of Girls’ Generation ran completely out of energy, proving that it is hard work to keep a young girl laughing
Getting all the love from the girls, Choo Sarang sent a lovely video message to the Girls’ Generation (SNSD) members.
The March 30 broadcast of KBS2’s Superman is Back is going to feature the rare occasion of Choo Sarang showing off her aegyo.
During the episode, SNSD’s Yoona, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sooyoung and Sunny all visited Choo Sung Hoon’s house in Japan to meet with Choo Sarang.
The SNSD members are well known to be auntie fans of ‘Choo-vely’ with Sunny recently writing ‘Sarang, even your name is love. Wanna come over to aunties’ place? I’ll buy chicken for you’ on her SNS account. Sooyoung also posted a picture of herself with Choo Sarang on her Instagram, writing ‘Sarang is really cute. Look here, Sarang.’
When the girls finally faced ‘Choo-vely’ at her house, Yoona narrated the story of Peter Pan in different voices and Tiffany, Sooyoung and Taeyeon gave her airplane rides on a blanket
Name: 정보석 / Jung Bo Suk (Jeong Bo Seok)
Star sign: Taurus
Blood type: A
Family: Wife and 2 sons
Education: Choongang University (Drama/Cinema major)
God of War (MBC, 2012)
Salaryman Chohanji (SBS, 2012) cameo
Can You Hear My Heart (MBC, 2011)
Stormy Lovers (MBC, 2010)
Giant (SBS, 2010)
High Kick Through the Roof (MBC, 2009)
Kyung Sook’s Father (KBS2, 2009)
Bittersweet Life (MBC, 2008)
Dae Jo Yeong (KBS1, 2006)
I Go With You (SBS, 2006)
Shin Don (MBC, 2005)
Forgiveness (KBS2, 2004)
Count of Myeongdong (EBS, 2004)
She is Cool (KBS2, 2003)
Pretty Woman (MBC, 2003)
Wife (KBS2, 2003)
Miss Mermaid (MBC, 2002)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Life is Beautiful (KBS2, 2001)
Soon Ja (SBS, 2001)
Daddy Fish (MBC, 2000)
More Than Words Can Say (KBS1, 2000)
See and See Again (MBC, 1998)
Love (MBC, 1998)
Salted Mackerel (MBC, 1996)
My Son’s Woman (MBC, 1994)
Ambition (MBC, 1994)
Stormy Season (MBC, 1993)
My Right to Ravage Myself (2005)
Everybody Has Secrets (2004)
The Right to Ravage Myself (2003)
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000)
A Hot Roof (1995)
Korean National Flower (1995)
Man of 49 Days (1994)
Western Avenue (1993)
Walking to Heaven (1992)
The Fifth Man (1991)
Tears of Seoul (1991)
Portrait of Youth Days (1991)
For Long After That (1989)
2011 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Mini Series) (Stormy Lovers and Can You Hear My Heart)
2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor Award – Special Planning Drama (Giant)
1987 KBS Most Promising Actor Award
Three Days: Episode 6 Recap by Dramabeans
March 7, 5:30 AM. 33 hours, 30 minutes after the sniping.
Cha-young is investigating the tennis court gates at the presidential villa. If the sniper was stationed inside the villa, the gate had to be open to allow a clear shot. But in her interrogation at the end of Episode 5, Cha-young was told that the gates were closed at the time of the shooting.
She times herself running from the gate to the office. Seven minutes. Even if Ham could have made it in 5 minutes, it still wouldn’t be fast enough. The blackout and the shooting were almost simultaneous. There’s only one possible answer: Ham had an accomplice at the tennis court gate — someone else from inside the Secret Service
On March 26, Lee Seung Hwan unveiled the music video for title track “I’m Only Into You” off of his eleventh studio album “Fall to Fly” featuring Beast’s Yong Jun Hyung and “I Miss You” actress Lee Se Young. Korean-American lawyer Lee So Eun participated in the music recording.
The music video sweetly captures a guy’s crush on a girl and gaining confidence to confess.
Lee Seung Hwan previously revealed that he plans to go big and release five music videos for his eleventh studio album, which has a total of ten tracks. Just like how the music genre varies with each track, he plans to also experiment with different video styles and editing techniques for the music videos.
Without further ado, check the music video below!
Tags BEASTLee Se YoungLee Seung Hwanlee so eunYong Jun Hyung
In another investigation to figure out which CF model was deemed the most likable, actress Jun Ji Hyun of drama "You Who Came From The Stars" beat out some tough competition to come out on top!
Jun Ji Hyun had been in second place for January, but advanced one more step in February to come in first with 14.85% of votes according to the Korean General Advertisement Research Institution.
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The figure skating queen, Kim Yuna, dropped to second place with 12.63%. Suzy came in third with 6.03% and Lee Seung Gi came in fourth with 4.76%. In fifth place was Jun Ji Hyun"s co-star, Kim Soo Hyun!
Who"s your favorite CF star?
March 25 marks the comeback of the legendary singer, Lee Sun Hee, and some of her closest junior artists such as Lee Seung Gi, Yoon Do Hyun, Lim Jeong Hee and Gummy, joined her on stage for her showcase.
Lee Sun Hee threw her comeback showcase for her 15th album “Serendipity” where she performed several of her new songs. Lee Seung Gi, Yoon Do Hyun, Gummy, Lim Jeong Hee and Tacapy also performed some of Lee Sun Hee’s greatest hits throughout the years.
Tacapy started off the night with “Smile for a Spell” followed by Lim Jeong Hee’s “Beautiful Country.” Lim Jeong Hee also stated, “I’m so excited and having so much fun that I’m running out of breath. I picked this song because it was what made me dream of becoming a singer