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EXO to Comeback through Comeback Show on April 15

By in News posted Oct March 31st, 2014 No comments

EXO is coming back in April.

According to affiliates of EXO, EXO will be launching a comeback show on April 15 at Jamsil Arena and begin promotional activities.

The news on EXO’s comeback has been spreading quickly on online communities and SNS, gathering much attention. Having released the first full-length album XOXO last year and a special album in December, the group is ready to make its comeback after four months.

The group gained much recognition last year by winning various awards, including at 2013 MelOn Music Awards, 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards, 2013 KBS Music Festival , the 28th Golden Disk Awards, the 23rd Seoul Music Awards, the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, the 11th Korean Popular Music Awards and more.

Photo credit: SM Entertainment

Lee Min Ho – From Nameless Actor to the “$9 Million Man”

By in News posted Oct March 13th, 2014 No comments

Recently, actor Lee Min Ho has risen to Hallyu star status, with explosive popularity not only in Korea and China, but all over Asia. However, Lee Min Ho’s success was not a straight candle-lit path to the top, but the result of years and years of hard work.

The actor debuted in 2006 in the EBS drama “Schoolyard Secrets,” with which he was slowly making himself known to the masses. However, after a serious car accident, Lee Min Ho had to suspend his activities for about a year, giving up following roles in “High Kick” and “9 End 2 Outs.”

When Lee Min Ho returned, he starred in “Mackerel Run,” which yielded poor results, ending early, as a result of problems with the production company and low viewer ratings

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 4

By in News posted Oct February 23rd, 2014 No comments

We have a new No. 1 this week!

“Some,” a duet between SISTAR’s Soyu and R&B artist Junggigo, jumps from No. 26 all the way to the top spot this week, overtaking our three-week champion Girl’s Day and their “Something.” 

Soyu has become a favorite duet partner for male K-Pop artists as this is the third time she’s helping a relatively unknown male artist to get into the spotlight. In 2012, Soyu lent her vocal to Geeks’ “Officially Missing You, Too.” Last year, she had a No. 1 song “Stupid In Love” with Mad Clown. Now, four months later, she strikes again with this new No. 1 song “Some.” Geeks’ Lilboi returns the favor to be the featured rapper on this song

Soompi Weekly High Five – February Week 3

By in News posted Oct February 23rd, 2014 No comments

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.

This is your Weekly High Five!

-= News =-

1.Korea Communication Standards Commission Calls for Action Against Overly Sexual Girl Group Concepts

2. Yoo Ah In, Choi Jin Hyuk, Super Junior’s Sungmin, and Supernova’s Sungje Preparing to Enlist for Military Service

3. Jang Geun Suk, Jung Il Woo, and Others Attend Their College Graduation Ceremony

4. Everyone Wants to Wear What Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun Wear, Product Placement in Dramas

5. KBS Bans Ga In’s “Fxxk U” and Tae Jin Ah Version of Rain’s “La Song”

-= Music =-

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EXO Schedules an Extra Show in Japan Due to High Demand

By in News posted Oct February 19th, 2014 No comments

EXO will be hosting a large-scale event that will attract about 10,000 Japanese fans.

On April 11 to 13, EXO will be holding “EXO Greeting Party in Japan ‘Hello!’” at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. The event will be held five times during the three days.

SM Entertainment stated, “EXO’s first Japanese event scheduled to be held in April was well-received by fans. Thus, we added another show for April 11. It will be a spectacular show hosting about 10,000 people.”

There has been already much interest for EXO’s first event in Japan from fans as well as the media. The response has been explosive receiving as many as 40,000 inquiries although the group has not officially debuted in Japan.

EXO swept the awards ceremonies last year receiving awards at the “2013 Melon Music Awards,” “2013 MAMA,” “2013 KBS Gayo Daejeon,” “The 28th Golden Disc Awards,” “The 23rd High1 Seoul Music Awards” as well as “The 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards

Moon Chae Won Looking Over Role in New Film

By in News posted Oct February 13th, 2014 No comments

It has been reported actress Moon Chae Won is looking over the female leading role a new film with the working title, “Three Men’s Woman.”

A representative of her agency, MS Team Entertainment, carefully stated on February 12, “She was offered a role in ‘Three Men’s Woman’ last month. She is looking over the role optimistically. However, no final decision has been made. She has been receiving various offers of diverse projects.”

“Three Men’s Woman” is a romantic comedy film directed by Park Jin Pyo, who also directed “You Are My Sunshine” and “Closer to Heaven.” If Moon Chae Won confirms this role, it would be her first film since “War of the Arrows,” which released in 2011.

Meanwhile, Moon Chae Won played a pediatrician in the KBS 2TV drama, “Good Doctor,” which earned her the Excellence Award and the Popularity Award at 2013′s year-end awards ceremony

Yoon Jong Shin, Yoo Hee Yeol, and the Changing Landscape of K-Pop

By in News posted Oct February 9th, 2014 No comments

Over the last few years, the K-Pop market has shown a diversification of genres, as well as a shift in power among key players.

While there companies that depend heavily on idols, such as the “Big 3,” consisting of SM, YG and JYP, there are also others that have caught the public’s attention with their offerings of ballad singers and singer-songwriters. Smaller companies have found that the internet has given them greater avenues to promote themselves, such as via YouTube and various SNS. Yoon Jong Shin’s Mystic89 and Yoo Hee Yeol’s Antenna Music are two such up-and-coming labels.

Mystic89 is home to Kim Yeon Woo, Park Ji Yoon, Jang Jae In, Puer Kim, Jo Jung Chi, Harim and Lim Kim, while Antenna Music houses artists such as Lucid Fall, Jung Jae Hyung and Peppertones

G-Dragon on Working with Jung Hyung Don: “Once Is Enough”

By in News posted Oct January 26th, 2014 No comments

BIG BANG’s G-Dragon made it clear that he has no thoughts of creating more music with comedian Jung Hyung Don. On the January 25 episode of KBS’ “Entertainment Weekly,” the singer was captured posing for a fashion photoshoot. In regards to modeling for a female fashion brand, G-Dragon joked, “I will work hard and try modeling for children’s clothes,” causing laughter amid the star’s charismatic presence.

Furthermore, during the interview, the singer was asked about his thoughts on receiving the Best Couple award at the 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards with Jung Hyung Don. G-Dragon commented, “I think my image is slowly starting to harden towards that image, causing me to experience an identity crisis. I think making music with Jung Hyung Don once is enough.” Moreover, when asked about YG’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk’s singing ability, the BIG BANG leader stated, “I heard it, but it sounds just like his speaking tone,” causing people to once again laugh

13 breakthrough stars of 2013

By in News posted Oct January 25th, 2014 No comments
The entertainment world sees a bunch of rookies every single year. But it"s not just rookie artists that get to see the light of day - sometimes, entertainers who have been in the game for years suddenly get their big break.


And 2013 sure had a lot of breakthrough stars, ranging from just-debuted rookies to veterans who debuted-15-years-ago. Check out the biggest breakthrough stars of 2013, in no particular order!


SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] 13 breakthrough stars of 2013


EXO

How could we possibly talk about 2013 and leave EXO out? (On a side note: I keep using this picture for my EXO articles because I really like it for some reason.) When EXO debuted in 2012 with "MAMA", they had a lot of fangirls crying at their awesomeness. But then as 2012 rolled on and on, and then 2012 turned to 2013, EXO seemed to simply fade in the background with next-to-zero promotions

EXO Takes Home Daesang for the 23rd Seoul Music Awards + Full List of Winners

By in News posted Oct January 23rd, 2014 No comments

EXO just can’t be stopped! EXO has won the Daesang at the 23rd Seoul Music Awards, making it their fifth music awards Daesang this year.

The 23rd Seoul Music Awards were held on January 23 and EXO was the group of the night by taking home the Daesang as well a Bonsang and the Popularity award.

Leader Suho commented, “We’re so happy to receive such a big award after receiving the Rookie award last year. Our youngest members kept saying that they are nervous but I think I am too right now. I think each and every moment of 2013 was like that for EXO.”

EXO has sold a record number of albums last year, with numbers as high as 1.4 million copies. They’re taken home the grand prize at four other music awards such as the Melon Music Awards, MAMAs, Golden Disk Awards and the KBS Music Festival

TVXQ U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin And Their Solo Projects

By in News posted Oct January 12th, 2014 No comments

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

YoonA monitors herself on the set of ‘Prime Minister and I’

By in News posted Oct January 10th, 2014 No comments
Girls" Generation"s YoonA showed that she"s working hard to pay attention to every detail for "Prime Minister and I".


SEE ALSO: Girls" Generation expected to make a comeback later this month at the earliest


YoonA put herself in the viewers" shoes by monitoring herself in between takes alongside Lee Bum Soo, PD Lee So Yeon, and staff. She couldn"t help but smile at the romantic comedy in her own scenes with her character"s wacky antics.


It"s safe to say that YoonA is more than busy with her recent win at the "2013 KBS Drama Awards" and the news of her budding romance with Lee Seung Gi in addition to her hectic filming schedule, but she shows that she is just as resilient as her character.


It looks like her hard work is paying off as fans are enjoying "Prime Minister and I"! Have you been tuning in?

Lee Bo-young to return to the small screen next month

By in News posted Oct January 9th, 2014 No comments

Korean actress Lee Bo-young will make a comeback to the small screen next month, half a year after her biggest hit series “I Can Hear Your Voice.”

According to an official with her agency Will Entertainment on Wednesday, Lee has confirmed to star in SBS’s upcoming series “God’s Gift – 14 Days” (translated title), the follow-up series to current drama “One Warm Word

IU leaves a message for her fans

By in News posted Oct January 8th, 2014 No comments
IU touched fans with her fan service once again! The singer left a special message on her Daum fan site "IU Zone". 

SEE ALSO: IU wins "Rising Actress Award" (2013 KBS Drama Awards)



She posted the photos above of herself holding up a sign that says, ""IU Zone" is the best," along with the message:

"My kind "IU Zone" family. I believe that you"re all somewhere warm murmuring among each other. Hello "IU Zone"~ Thank you. No one should make my "IU Zone" family mad."

Netizens responded, "IU has so much love for her fans," "She"s pretty without makeup too," and more.

BoA to make cameo appearance in movie ‘The Laws of Pleasures’

By in News posted Oct January 7th, 2014 No comments
BoA is making great strides as a rookie actress. Not only was it revealed that she had been cast in domestic film "Big Match" but she will also make a cameo appearance in another movie "The Law of Pleasures".


Agency SM Entertainment told My Daily on January 6, "She received an offer from the production team of movie "The Law of Pleasures" to make an appearance... It is just a cameo appearance, but she ended up readily taking the part after enjoying the scenario."


SEE ALSO: BoA & more win "Short Drama Award" (2013 KBS Drama Awards)



She will play the role of a woman who lives next door to one of the main female leads named Mi Yeon, played by Moon So Ri. The quantity of her appearance has not yet been decided, but it seems that even if it were to be small, her parts would be quite the scene stealers for her fans watching

Let’s find out which year-end music festival most viewers tuned into

By in News posted Oct January 2nd, 2014 No comments

Fans were able to take a look back at 2013 on the biggest things and people in the entertainment industry through the end-of-the-year award ceremonies and music festivals! Now find out which event most viewers tuned into as we kick off the new year!



According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the music festivals weren"t able to surpass the double-digit mark in overall viewer ratings with the "2013 KBS Music Festival" achieving the highest viewer rating of 9.1% and the "2013 SBS Gayo Daejun" achieving the lowest of 7.6%.


In the drama awards category, the "2013 SBS Drama Awards" came in first place with the highest viewer rating of 13.0% as expected as the network has had a good year with popular dramas "I Hear Your Voice", "Wind Blows in Winter", "The Sun of My Master", "Jang Ok Jung", and "Heirs" while the "2013 KBS Drama Awards" trailed behind the others with a 9

Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun Continue to Reach for the Stars with Higher Ratings

By in News posted Oct January 2nd, 2014 No comments

Happy 2014!

The last of the award ceremonies dwindled down, allowing the regular broadcast of dramas to start up again.

As the new year began, SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars continued to rise in ratings as the story became thicker with the entrance of blossoming romance.

On the first day of January, You Who Came From the Stars recorded 22.3 percent in ratings, setting a new record for itself.

MBC’s Miss Korea also saw an increase to 9.5 percent, along with a one percent rise for KBS’ Pretty Boy.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Awards

1. SBS Drama Awards Part 2 13.0

2. SBS Drama Awards Part 1 11

Jewel Tones and Sparkle Spice Up ′KBS Drama Awards′ Red Carpet

By in News posted Oct January 2nd, 2014 No comments
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Lee Da Hee gets creamsicled

The 2013 KBS Drama Awards were held at KBS in Yeouido on December 31, where the ladies sparkled on the red carpet.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Lee Chae Young′s jewel toned dress brings out her spray tan

The 2013 KBS Drama Awards were held at KBS in Yeouido on December 31, where the ladies sparkled on the red carpet.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Nam Bo Ra′s dress plays with prints and textures

The 2013 KBS Drama Awards were held at KBS in Yeouido on December 31, where the ladies sparkled on the red carpet.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Oh Yeon Seo′s dress gives her wings

The 2013 KBS Drama Awards were held at KBS in Yeouido on December 31, where the ladies sparkled on the red carpet

Black and White Dominate ′KBS Drama Awards′ Red Carpet

By in News posted Oct January 2nd, 2014 No comments
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it′s all about the details in Kyung Soo Jin′s dress

The red carpet was rolled out for the 2013 KBS Drama Awards, held at KBS in Yeouido on December 31, where Korea′s starlets strut their stuff in classic black and white looks.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Jin Kyung skimps on the dress and goes full coverage with the long coat

The red carpet was rolled out for the 2013 KBS Drama Awards, held at KBS in Yeouido on December 31, where Korea′s starlets strut their stuff in classic black and white looks.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

Ryu Hyun Kyung gets draped in white

The red carpet was rolled out for the 2013 KBS Drama Awards, held at KBS in Yeouido on December 31, where Korea′s starlets strut their stuff in classic black and white looks

The Winners of The 2013 KBS Drama Awards

By in News posted Oct December 31st, 2013 No comments

Our month long experiment with live blogging has come to an end with the conclusion of the 2013 SBS and KBS Drama awards. We hope you all found this new form of content delivery to be interesting and fun. Same as always, here is a summary of all the winners of the 2013 KBS Drama Awards.

Special Short Drama Awards 

For Actors
Yoo Oh Sung – “The Devil Rider” & “The Mother’s Island”
Choi Daniel – “Hope For Love”

For Actresses
BoA – “Hope For Love”
Han Ye Ri – “Yeonu’s Summer”

Child Actor Award
Yoon Joon Suk – “Shark”

Child Actress Award
Kim Yoo Bin – “Heaven’s Order”

Scriptwriter’s Award 
Moon Young Nam – “Wang’s Family”

Popularity Award 
Ji Sung (Secret) & Moon Chae Won (Good Doctor)

PD’s Choice Award For Actors
Joo Won – “Good Doctor”

Rookie Award For Actors
Jung Woo – “You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin”
Han Joo Wan – “Wang’s Family”

Rookie Award For Actresses
IU – “You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin”
Kyung Soo Jin – “Shark”

Supporting Actor Award 
Bae Soo Bin – “Secret”

Supporting Actress Award
Lee Da Hee – “Secret”

Netizen’s Choice Award
Joo Won (Good Doctor) & Hwang Jung Eum (Secret)

Best Couple Award
Jo Jung Seok & IU – “You’re the best Lee Soon Shin”
Ji Sung & Hwang Jung Eum – “Secret”
Kim Hye Soo & Oh Ji Ho – “Queen of the Office”
Joo Won & Moon Chae Won – “Good Doctor”
Lee Bum Soo & YoonA – “Prime Minister And I”

Excellence Award For Actors (Daily Dramas)
Kim Suk Hoon – “Ruby Ring”

Excellence Award For Actresses (Daily Dramas)
Lee So Yeon – “Ruby Ring”

Excellence Award For Actors (Mini Series)
Oh Ji Ho – “Queen of the Office”

Excellence Award For Actresses (Mini Series)
YoonA – “Prime Minister And I”

Excellence Award For Actors (Medium Length Dramas)
Joo Sang Wook – “Good Doctor”

Excellence Award For Actresses (Medium Length Dramas)
Moon Chae Won – “Good Doctor”

Excellence Award For Actors (Long Length Dramas)
Jo Jung Seok – “You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin”
Jo Sung Ha – “Wang’s Family”

Excellence Award For Actresses (Long Length Dramas)
Lee Mi Sook – “You’re the best Lee Soon Shin”
Lee Tae Ran – “Wang’s Family”

High Excellence Award For Actors
Joo Won – “Good Doctor”
Ji Sung – “Secret”

High Excellence Award For Actresses
Hwang Jung Eum – “Secret”

Daesang/Grand Award
Kim Hye Soo – “Queen of the Office”

Some of the multiple awards winners were:

Joo Won won 4 (PD’s Choice Award For Actors, Netizen’s Choice Award, Best Couple Award, High Excellence Award For Actors)