November 15th was the "Daejeon Drama Festival
", and the festival held the "2014 APAN Star Awards
" to award the biggest names in dramas for 2014.
The event was hosted by T-ara"s Soyeon and Kim Sung Joo, and Ailee, T-ara, EXO"s Chen, Red Velvet, and The Boss came as guest performers. Check out the list of winners below!
Daesang - Jo In Sung (It"s Okay, That"s Love) Mid-length Drama Best Male Acting - Kim Soo Hyun (You Who Came From the Stars) Mid-length Drama Best Female Acting - Kim Hee Ae (Secret Love Affair) Long-length Drama Best Male Acting - Jo Jae Hyun (Jeon Do Jeon) Long-length Drama Best Female Acting - Kim Hee Sun (Wonderful Days) Mid-length Drama Excellent Male Acting - Jung Woo (Reply 1994) Mid-length Drama Excellent Female Acting - Park Shin Hye (Heirs) Long-length Drama Excellent Male Acting - Kim Ji Hoon (Jang Bo Ri is Here) Long-length Drama Excellent Female Acting - Kim Ok Bin (Yuna"s Street) Male Supporting Actor Award - Ryu Seung Soo (Wonderful Days) Female Supporting Actress Award - Kim Hye Eun (Secret Love Affair) Male Rookie Award - D
Three Musketeers Season 1: A Thrilling and Satisfying Ride Written by Joyce On November 15, 2014
Three Musketeers is the follow-up drama which reunites Lee Jin-wook with the production team behind Nine: Nine Times Travel. And if you, like me, got totally mindblown by all the twists and turns of Nine, Three Musketeers pretty much seemed like a gift from heaven to relive that same crazy suspenseful roller-coster. Add to the fact that Jung Yong-hwa and Jang Dong-geun would be co-starring, expectations were obviously high for this series — especially with three seasons to boot. Each season will cover a different event in history, but with the same characters and (likely) cast.
In case you are confused as to why there is an F4 in the drama, the “three musketeers” refers mainly to the long-time best friend trio of man-ahead-of-his-times Crown Prince So-hyun (Lee Jin-wook), the ruffian of noblemen Heo Seung-po (Jang Dong-geun), and pretty boy Ahn Min-seo (Jung Hae-in)
As in, “Dad I Like to (be)Friend,” of course. I know, that one is bad, but I couldn’t think of another appropriate “F” verb. Maybe I should change it to DILHF (“Dad I Like to High Five”). Let’s go on with everyone knowing that I don’t mean that term literally, but as a name for attractive fathers.
I just started watching “Dad! Where Are We Going?” now that it’s on SoompiTV, and I have fallen in love with this show. I know people watch it for the kids, and the kids are cute. Very cute. They do cute kid things and I do laugh at the funny things they say, but if I’m being honest, I’m watching it for the dads.
Not in a weird, lusty way or anything, just to be clear. I find it really heartwarming to see some of my favorite male celebrities being good fathers
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Another week of "M! Countdown" is here and featured awesome performances from some of your favorite K-Pop stars. Great stage settings and fan chants were all seen and heard once again.
The stars who made their comeback were the sexy "felines" AOA as they are "Like A Cat," Taiwanese singer Natthew said "Love Will Be OK," Ulala Session made their return with "Those Who Are Crying Now," Boys Republic returned with "The Real One," and Woolim Entertainment"s new female group Lovelyz made their debut with "Candy Jelly Love."
Your nominees for the night were BEAST and Epik High as they battled for the first place trophy. The winner was Epik High for their single titled, "Happen Ending." Congratulations to them!
This being all said, here are the performance recaps from yesterday
Jung Il Woo signed on for "The Night Watchman"s Journal" shortly after finishing his leading role in the weekend drama "Golden Rainbow." But he does not plan on taking a break now that he has wrapped up the ghostly historical drama.
"I don"t plan to take any breaks, and I can"t wait to make a final decision on my next work," he told the Korea Joongang Daily. "I am grateful that I am able to act, and so ready."
He could rest on his laurels as the 24-episode drama achieved a respectable 12.5 percent in the ratings for its last episode on Oct. 21. It secured first place. And part of its success is due to his portrayal of the ghost-seeing prince, Yi Lin. He said he put his heart into creating the character.
"It helped me to grow as an actor," he said
Lee Min Jung is preparing to return to work and put her husband"s blackmail scandal behind her.
The star of "All About My Romance" and "Cunning Single Lady" has kept a low profile since the news of her husband"s scandal broke. Although she did fulfill one previously booked modeling job, she has not shown up for public events since late in August when her husband first reported the blackmail attempt to the police. She moved back into her parents" Gangnam home to avoid the reporters stationed outside the home she shares with actor Lee Byung Hun.
Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun married last year in a lavish celebrity wedding. There was speculation that the couple would split up after the blackmail incident became public but the actress recently traveled to the U
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Best Song of the Year award went to Big Bang"s Taeyang for the hit "Eyes, Nose, Lips."
Taeyang provided a lengthy acceptance speech which thanked his seniors at YG Entertainment including Teddy. He also provided acknowledgement for Choice37 and others who worked on production. Taeyang also thanked his fellow members for Big Bang starting with G-Dragon for the award.
IU, Taeyang, SoYou and Junggigo, San E. and Raina were among the artists whose songs were nominated for Best Song of the Year.
Best Artist of the Year was presented by Yoon Sang to female vocalist IU. Nominees for Best Artist of the Year included g.o.d, BEAST, Akdong Musician, and Taeyang.
Best Album of the Year went to g
Historical dramas with a fictional twist and fantasy elements have been popular in Korea for some time now, but some receive mixed reviews.MBC"s recently finished "The Night Watchman"s Journal", a ghostly drama set in Korea"s Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), is one example. Culture analysts said its slapdash computer graphics were painful to watch but that Jeong Il-woo, the actor who played the main character, Yi Lin, saved the show.The 24-episode drama still managed to rank No. 1 among dramas in its time slot and enjoyed 12.5 percent ratings for its last episode, which aired on Oct. 21.In a recent interview with Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, Jung said he tried to put his heart into his character.Q. How do you feel about finishing "The Night Watchman"s Journal"?A. It helped me to grow as an actor
The online portal site Naver"s web drama "Love Cell," which premiered last week on November 2, 2014, shared its soundtrack. Actress Kim Yoo Jung, who in the recently premiered fantasy romantic comedy web drama "Love Cell" plays the main character Nebi, sang the soundtrack called "I Love So Much" for the drama. The popular composer Kim Jin Ho, who composed many hit songs in k-pop, wrote the song for the web drama. Kim Yoo Jung sang the song with the guitar melody. The fantasy romantic comedy web drama "Love Cell," starring top actors such as Kim Woo Bin and Jang Hyuk, tells a story of a kitten called Nebi, played by actress Kim Yoo Jung, who has a "love DNA cell." The kitten tries to help the timid boy Ma Dae Choong, played by actor Park Sun Ho, achieve his one sided romance for the top star Suh Rin, played by actress Nam Ji Hyun
"Healer" is receiving a lot of attention with great casting and a teaser video that shows action-packed scenes.
KBS 2TV "Healer" (script Song Jinah, director Lee Jung Sup, Kim Jin Woo) will be first aired on February 8th. The first teaser video was aired on November 8th on the official KBS SNS account, featuring large scale action scenes that have not been seen before, creating a new Korean-style blockbuster scale drama.
Ji Chang Wook is a male protagonist who appears in the first scenes. He plays the role of a "healer" who executes task of the most prominent in the industry. In addition to Ji Chang Wook, another notable character is Park Min Young. Park Min Young plays the role of a reporter for an Internet newspaper, Chae Young Shin. She has a lot of quirky sides, and her smile and liveliness makes her stand out
In "Rosy Lovers", Lee Jang Woo became a father. He was incredibly moved, but was left with his child one on one.
On the last episode of MBC weekend drama "Rosy Lovers" aired last week, Han Suk Hwa shows her regret and says, "If I knew love was something like this, I wouldn"t like you." Hearing this, Lee Jang Woo shouts to her, "It"s hard for me to go and make money" as the two get into a verbal argument.
Han Sun Hwa gets so angry that she runs out of the attic room and falls on the staircase. Because of this, she has a premature birth and Lee Jung Woo ends up hugging his newborn, Cho Rong.
In the released picture, Lee Jang Woo is hugging his newborn in a baby strap and is looking somewhere with a worried face. In addition, the place that he is staying with the child is not the attic room but a dark shady motel room
Members Seo Kang Jun, Gong Myung, and Yoo Il of the upcoming acting-dol group, 5urprise, recently embarked on a trip to Jeju Island for a flirty autumn photoshoot with "High Cut"!
Sure to make girls squeal, the photoshoot revealed chic and charismatic pictures of these boys--one of which features them having a fun time in a foamy bath tub together! Fan service already?
The concept for the shoot was entitled "A youthful vacation unique to men," hence, the boys revealed their methods to maintaining their skin through face cleansing and shaving as they prepared in their dorms for the trip. The magazine also disclosed tips on hairstyles for the breezy weather and maintaining a dewy complexion by the sea.
The three commented, "It really feels like we came here to play with friends rather than for a photoshoot
Kim Woo Bin is bad in his new film, “Criminal Designer.” He is criminally bad. That is, he plays a bad character, a safe-cracking con artist with a fondness for acquiring jewelry and antiques.
And given his last few drama roles, viewers can expect that he will do a good job of playing a bad but charming thug. He was bad-der than the bullies in “School 2013” and he was Lee Min Ho’s endearing bad boy rival in “The Heirs.”
‘Criminal Designer,” also previously called “The Technicians,” is the story of a group of professional con artists. They are hired by a mob boss to rob the almost $150 million supposedly hidden in an Incheon International Airport vault. And they have to do it within 40 minutes. You could almost see them as contract workers hired by other criminals to do the dirty work
The online portal site Naver"s web drama "Love Cell" which premiered last week on November 2, 2014, is probably the most popular web drama, as it is about to attract over ten million views, thanks to the main actors Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin. In the fantasy romantic comedy web drama, actors Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin play rivals, with one of them, Jang Hyuk, starring as a martial arts boy in the drama, and Kim Woo Bin starring as a gunman. The drama has attracted a lot of fans since it premiered last week, and is possibly going to attract over ten million views. The production team of the drama said, "We"re surprised by the interest for our drama. Please keep watching the next episodes which will be more interesting." In related news, the fantasy romantic comedy web drama "Love Cell" tells a story of a kitten called Nebi, played by actress Kim Yoo Jung, who has a "love DNA cell
The online portal site Naver"s web drama "Love Cell" premiered last week on November 2, 2014. In the fantasy romantic comedy web drama, actors Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin made their appearances. Jang Hyuk in the drama starred as a martial arts boy, and Kim Woo Bin starred as a gunman. In related news, the fantasy romantic comedy web drama "Love Cell" tells a story of a kitten called Nebi, played by actress Kim Yoo Jung, who has a "love DNA cell." The kitten tries to help the timid boy Ma Dae Choong, played by actor Park Sun Ho, achieve his one sided romance for the top star Suh Rin, played by actress Nam Ji Hyun. The drama "Love Cell" is based on the popular web cartoon of the same name that was published on the Korean portal site Naver from 2010 through 2012. "Love Cell" premiered on November 3, 2014, and will air 15 episodes every Monday night
Group name: HOTSHOT (핫샷) Label:
K.O Sound Debut date:
Oct 31, 2014 Debut song:
Take a shot Before their debut, the boys began building their name and releasing a series of videos called ‘HOTSHOT VOLUMES’, plus a webtoon called ‘HOTSHOTTOON’, and also having two fan meetings. MEMBER PROFILE Name: Ha Sungwoon (하성운) Stage name:
Sungwoon (성운) Birthday:
March 22nd, 1994 Height:
: 55kg Education:
Broadcasting, Dongah Broadcasting High School Position:
Main Vocal Twitter Instagram - He auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2010. Name: Go Hojung (고호정) Stage name:
Hojung (호정) Birthday:
October 20th, 1994 Position:
Lead Vocal, Dance Height:
Practical Music, Hanlim Ent
The online portal site Naver"s web drama "Love Cell" premiered last week on November 2, 2014. In the fantasy romantic comedy web drama, actors Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin star as main actors. Jang Hyuk in the drama star as a man who is crazy about the martial arts, and Kim Woo Bin stars as a charismatic, sexy gunman. In related news, the fantasy romantic comedy web drama "Love Cell" tells a story of a kitten called Nebi, played by actress Kim Yoo Jung, who has a "love DNA cell." The kitten tries to help the timid boy Ma Dae Choong, played by actor Park Sun Ho, achieve his one sided romance for the top star Suh Rin, played by actress Nam Ji Hyun. The drama "Love Cell" is based on the popular web cartoon of the same name that was published on the Korean portal site Naver from 2010 through 2012. "Love Cell" premiered on November 3, 2014, and will air 15 episodes every Monday night
Shin Eun Jung learned of Han Eun Jung"s true feelings.
On the 16th episode of KBS2 Wednesday/Thursday mini series "Blade Man" (script Kim Kyu Wan, director Kim Yong Soo, Kim Jong Yeon) broadcast on November 6th, Joo Hong Bin (played by Lee Dong Wook) was missed by Ki Tae Hee (played by Han Eun Jung).
On this day, Hong Bin took Tae Hee to the hospital after rescuing her from an attempted kidnapping. Tae Hee pushed him aside saying that there was nothing he could do to help with her illness. Nonetheless, Hong Bin kept her side all night long.
Tae Hee woke up in the middle of the night and saw that Hong Bin had been keeping her side. She said, "What am I going do you. I still really like you. I must be crazy. Kim Tae Hee, you"re crazy" as she showed that she still had feelings for Hong Bin
In "Blade Man" Lee Dong Wook showed sincere feelings through his brotherly love and attracted attention.
On the 16th episode of KBS2 Wednesday/Thursday mini series "Blade Man" (script Kim Kyu Wan, director Kim Yong Soo, Kim Jong Yeon) broadcast on November 6th, Lee Dong Wook played the role of the successful game company CEO "Joo Hong Bin." In there, he started to address Go Ja Kyung (played by Han Jung Soo), his secretary, in the most sincere way as he moved the audience watching the drama.
After making a tear felt confession to his father, Hong Bin finally faced Secretary Go. After seeing Secretary Go in a messy state, he looked at him in disbelief and relief that he was alive. Nonetheless, then he got angry and started to get upset as usual. He learns that the reason Secretary Go cut off contact was because he started to follow a woman he had fallen for
Lee Dong Wook showed brotherly love in "Blade Man" and attracted attention.
On the 16th episode of KBS2 Wednesday/Thursday mini series "Blade Man" (script Kim Kyu Wan, director Kim Yong Soo, Kim Jong Yeon) broadcast on November 6th, Lee Dong Wook played the role of the successful game company CEO "Joo hong Bin." In there, he started to address Go Ja Kyung (played by Han Jung Soo), his secretary, in the most sincere way as he moved the audience watching the drama.
On this day, Hong Bin started to look for Secretary Go, who had disappeared. In this process, he talks to his father Joo Jang Won (played by Kim Kap Soo).
He says to his father, "This isn"t something that you did, right? Ja Kyung is a person who suffers from me for no reason as he is my younger sibling, older sibling, friend, and protector