"My Lovely Girl", a new Korean television series to be aired by SBS, a major broadcasting network, on Sep. 17, has been sold at the record price of 200,000 US dollars per episode.
SBS said on Tuesday that it signed a copyright contract over the series with Youku Tudou, China`s largest video hosting website. The series has 16 episodes and the total price is up to 3.2 billion won (3.2 million dollars). "Fated to Love You", an MBC series starring actor Jang Hyeok and actress Jang Nara, and "It"s Okay, That"s Love", an SBS series starring actor Jo In-Seong and actress Kong Hyo-jin, had been sold to China at the highest price of 120,000 dollars per episode.
Rain returns to acting with "My Lovely Girl" in four years. He grew popular in China with Full House with actress Song Hye-kyo
A new “couple” is set to appear on the latest episode of SBS show “Running Man.”
Pictures released by the network show that star Song Ji Hyo will be joined on the program by 2AM member Seulong. The two have previously acted together on KBS2 drama “The Fugitive of Joseon,” which aired last year. The images released show that the pair clearly enjoyed their reunion on “Running Man.”
As part of the show, which will air on SBS at 6:10pm (Korean time) on August 31, Song Ji Hyo is sent to an amusement park to find her mystery partner. That partner eventually turns out to be the 2AM star. When they meet, they express delight.
Photos show that the pair then embark on something that almost resembles a date
It’s about time we show our love and respect for our favorite women in their 30s gracing our TV (or computer) screens with their beauty. Here are eight of those talented actresses who effortlessly prove that aging might be something to look forward to after all.
1. Choi Ji Woo
We start off strong, seeing as Choi Ji Woo is 38 and still wowing us to this day. Many fans know her from her emotional performance in Winter Sonata, but she can now be seen playing the titular character in the newly premiered The Suspicious Housekeeper.
2. Song Hye Kyo
Another actress well-known for her work in the seasonal Endless Love series, Song Hye Kyo is 31 and possibly—probably—even more beautiful than she was ten years ago
Although to be expected from a medium which uses interesting elements as gimmicks, it has to be said that "Nine: Time Travelling Nine Times" is not really a drama to explore time travel and it is not a sci-fi one. It uses time travel and what it can do to existence, but never really lays out any rules or explain how the changes work or their origins. In a work mostly about the human impact or change within the person, this would not be as important. The reason why this lack of rules is a flaw here is because the drama does play up the time travel aspect enough for those to be necessary. No rules means that the series conveniently shapes the way time travel works to solve its plot holes and help its progress. By the end, it is all an unexplained mess, overriding many things it supposedly established earlier.
Once past that issue, the series is actually entertaining as a suspense, mystery show
Earlier this year it was reported that actor Choi Jin Hyuk would serve out his two-year mandatory military service as a conscripted policeman in the Seoul Police Public Relations Unit. But the actor has changed his mind.
His agency, Redbrick House, says that he opted out of serving in the police public relations unit and will instead serve as an active duty soldier.
Since the actor passed the examination in March and has declined to serve in the police promotional unit, he is obligated to report for active duty as a regular soldier.
His enlistment date has not yet been confirmed, although it is said that he will enlist some time this year.
All Korean males must serve two years of military duty between the ages of 18 and 35
K-Dramas are taking over K-Pop right now, and there’s nothing more popular than the actresses and actors that go along with them! From the gorgeous Jung So Min to the stylish Park Shin Hye, we’ve compiled a list of 10 favourite Korean actresses!
10. Jung So Min
9. Lee Min Jung
While many of us first noticed her in Boys Over Flowers, the beautiful Lee Min Jung has gone on to gain 4,494 fans with hit dramas like Big, Midas, and the recently airing Sly And Single Again.
8. Gong Hyo Jin
While the talented Gong Hyo Jin gained many new fans with the hit drama of 2013, The Master’s Sun, her 4,603 fans also love her for Greatest Love, Pasta, and more
If you still haven’t watched the romance film Always, starring So Ji Sub and Han Hyo Joo, here are five reasons you need to watch it now! The movie is centered around a love story between ex-boxer Chul Min and blind telemarketer Jung Hwa. They are inseparable, but they soon run into challenges as Jung Hwa’s health deteriorates and Chul Min’s troubled past comes back to haunt him. Will their love last?
1. This one’s a tear-jerker… but in ways you wouldn’t expect.
If you liked The Notebook, you will love this romantic drama Always. While the plot is entirely different, both films are carried by the powerful performance of the two lead actors. Despite the tragic pasts of the two characters, there are plenty of sweet and heartwarming moments throughout the film
In the last year several highly desirable k-drama characters have been at least part-time disc jockeys.
Sung Joon played Joo Won a.k.a. Allen Joo, a 20-something celebrity disc jockey and songwriter in "I Need Romance 3." His character is a global star, playing at nightclubs and producing records in the U.S. He is a highly sought after disc jockey when he returns to Korea.
Of course the heroine, played by Kim So Yeon, falls for his musical skills before she realizes that they were children together and they already know each other.
And now Choi Jin Hyuk is in a drama that also affords him a turn as a DJ. He plays Daniel an industrial designer superstar, who just happens to be an ace disc jockey on the side. When he spins records in "Fated To Love You," he dresses the part, wearing a superstar gold leather jacket that gilds his undeniable charms
Actress Song Hye Kyo has donated 800 tickets to the 16th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul to those who are unable to afford cultural activities.
On June 2, a representative from the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul announced that Song Hye Kyo has donated 800 tickets through the charitable organization Cinema Angel.
Cinema Angel, founded under the motto of “one movie can change a life,” is a cultural donation organization consisting of actors. Since the establishment after the suggestion of director Lee Hyun Seung in 2007, many actors have donated through the organization. Previous donors include Song Kang Ho, Hwang Jung Min, Kang Hye Jung, Gong Hyo Jin, Bae Doona, Lee Na Young, and Shin Ha Kyun, among numerous others
The drama series “Man from the Stars” and its lead actors Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun are enjoying so much popularity nowadays all over Asia, including Taiwan.
In a survey of 496 people conducted by the Korea Tourism Organization in Taipei, Taiwan on the best male and female Hallyu star as well as the most popular drama in the country, the results aren’t very surprising.
Kim Soo Hyun took the top spot as the best male Hallyu star for Taiwan residents with 47.8% of the votes. Lee Min Ho followed with 21.2% while Kim Woo Bin came in third place with 4.8%. The whole group of Super Junior and So Ji Sub tied for the fourth place with 4.4% while Hyun Bin took the sixth place with 3
Lee Hyori has been known as the sexy queen of K-Pop ever since the former Fin.K.L member’s solo debut sparked her reign as the sexy icon of Korean music. However, with the rise of many sexy female singers, many have begun wondering who could be the next Lee Hyori. Yet, for one to even be considered to qualify as a the next Lee Hyori, the singer must have several traits that define her musical presence.
First, Lee Hyori’s soaring confidence has been one of the reasons as to why the singer has been able to maintain her seat as the sexy queen. Despite the passing years, Lee Hyori’s never-ending confidence on and off stage has made her performances exciting and eye catching. Simply looking sexy is not enough.
One K-Pop representative expressed, “These days many female singers are going for the sexy concept, trying to garner male fans
KBS recently ruled some of rapper Mad Clown and singer Eddy Kim’s songs unfit for broadcast.
Mad Clown’s “Gum,” “Kkeng Cost,” and “Stalker,” and Eddy Kim’s “Slow Dance” were banned.
Mad Clown’s “Gum” was banned because the lyrics include the brand name ‘Mercedes,’ and “Kkeng Cost” because the title and lyrics include the word ‘kkeng cost,’ a slang expression referring to someone overplaying an injury for money. His song “Stalker” was banned for its slew of heavy profanity, both in Korean and English.
The ruling for Mad Clown’s “The Scent of Skin” was temporarily postponed due to the absence of one of the judges. That leaves one song from Mad Clown’s new mini album that is currently allowed on KBS: his title track “Without You” featuring Hyorin
The month of April will be an exciting month for Korean hip hop fans with numerous rappers making their comebacks. The hip hop musicians will be going against the various boy groups, such as EXO and BEAST, that will also be making their comeback in this music filled month of April.
The artists Baechigi, San E, Verbal Jint, Jay Park, and Mad Clown will all make their comebacks.
Hip hop group Baechigi began the April month of hip hop with their single “Dduraeyo” which is ranking first on online charts. The single is a fun hip hop track which will make you move. Enjoy the MV for “Dduraeyo” below.
Rapper Verbal Jint is coming out with his album “GO HARD Part
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6 preview nextview While most fans know her as The Ace on SBS’ Running Man
, it’s important to be reminded that before the fierceness and the hilarity she’s shown on the variety show, she is an actress foremost.
So as our Star of the Week, we look through her impressive track record. See if you knew it was Song Ji Hyo in some of these projects! Goong
This was Song Ji Hyo’s first drama ever, and she picked a good project to begin with.
In MBC’s Goong
, Song Ji Hyo took on the role of Min Hyo Rin, the crown prince’s sorta-girlfriend-but-not-really.
Of course, then things got even more complicated when the crown prince was forced into marriage with a girl and a love triangle was formed
Rapper Gary has made a funny cameo appearance on episode six of tvN’s hospital love drama “Emergency Couple.” In the cameo scene, Oh Jin Hee, played by Song Ji Hyo, gets drunk and calls a driver to take her back home. Gary appears as the working driver and helps the drunk Oh Jin Hee get into her car. During the scene, Oh Jin Hee calls Gary as “Gary Ajusshi,” but Gary comically responds, “I’m not Gary. Who’s Gary? I’m Terry.” The joke is a pun because “terry” or “dae-ri” in Korean can also mean driver. The drunk Oh Jin Hee makes the scene funnier by hitting on Gary saying, “You’re my style.”
You can watch Gary’s surprise cameo appearance in the video below. The Fri-Sat drama “Emergency Couple” airs on tvN at 8:40PM
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!
SEE ALSO: 10 Bold Predictions in K-pop for 2013
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
Various entertainment stars recently praised SISTAR member Hyorin for her track “Hello” from SBS’ hit drama “Man From the Stars.”
The track was released online through various music sites on January 22. It wasted no time hitting number one on some of the more prominent music sites.
Younger artists and TV personalities reached out to congratulate the talented singer. TV personality Yoo Byung Kwon said, “How did it kill the charts the moment it was released? Just shows that Hyorin’s songs are the best. ‘Hyorin From the Stars.’”
Singer Lee Ye Joon also praised Hyorin saying, “It’s happy yet sad at the same time. It compliments the drama so well. I think I’ll remember this song for a long time
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Iconic Korean soul singer Insooni is headed to the US this fall!
Also known as the "Queen of Soul" in South Korea, Insooni has more than 35 years of singing experience under her belt. Releasing a total of 19 albums to date, Insooni is regarded as one of the successful soul and R&B musicians in South Korea.
Insooni got her start in the music industry back in 1978 with the "Hee Sisters" and has since only continued to gain popularity with her powerful vocal abilities.
Along with her various R&B and Soul hits, Insooni has also released a cover album of popular English Christian songs. These songs were translated into Korean for the album and released back in 2006. Some of the songs on the album were Korean editions of "Amazing Grace" and "My Friend" which featured Jo PD
Actor Kim Nam Gil will join Suzy Bae and Ryu Seung Ryung in the film "Dori Artist" or "Dorihwaga." The actor will play the role of Heungseon Daewongun, who was also called Prince Gung. The Joseon-era prince, who ruled during the 19th century, was known for his reforms and his expulsion of foreigners from Korean soil.
The film tells the story of Sin Jae Hyo, a master singer or myungchang of pansori. He established a pansori school known as the Donggrijungsa and he was one of the first singing teachers to have female students. Pansori is a Korean genre of musical storytelling that is accompanied by a singer and a drummer. His favorite student was a poor young woman known as Jin Chae Seon. He encouraged her career and was responsible for her performing at court
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20 preview nextview On June 4, the 5th Regional Elections took place all across South Korea from 6AM to 6PM (KST). The election day brought in 23,464,573 votes, or 56.8 percent of voters, who participated in the national event on Wednesday, making it the highest number of votes for a Regional Election in history.
Also participating were celebrities, who made sure to head for the polls and do their parts as Korean citizens. They left evidence in photos that they voted and encouraged many others to do the same while there was still time.
Flip through to see who voted!
*above photo: "We are the main characters of ′Reply 2014.′ Let′s create the best drama." - Epik High Tablo′s notes from MBC FM4U Tablo′s Dreaming Radio
Lee Hyori tweeted, “When going to vote, made myself the prettiest with a bit of makeup, roo roo la la~ I’m the best for voting today!”
The members of BTS went to the polls, tweeting, “We also sent in our special votes!” “Kim vote baby! Euhahahahaha” and “Let’s vote