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Kim Woo Bin’s Value Doubles, Rising as One of the Hottest Stars in TV, CF, Film

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Kim Woo Bin’s Value Doubles, Rising as One of the Hottest Stars in TV, CF, Film

It is very clear that model-turned-actor Kim Woo Bin is no doubt, one of the hottest stars on the market these days.

When he appeared in SBS’ “Gentleman’s Dignity” and KBS’ “School 2013,” he was not as noticed. However, after his stellar performances on SBS’ “The Heirs” and the film “Friend 2,” Kim Woo Bin proved to be a hit-maker and has solidified his position as a top actor.

Go Support Your Favorites for Soompi Awards 2013!

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Go Support Your Favorites for Soompi Awards 2013!

The Soompi Awards 2013 is an event to recognize the top performers in Korean music this year. Formerly the Soompi Gayo Awards, this is already the ninth year running of the awards. Once again, we are proud to partner with MYX TV, who will broadcast the award show in January 2014 (date to be announced).

VOTING:

This year we are very proud to take the Soompi Awards to the next level. We are going forward with many exciting changes to get you the fans more involved. To value your participation, your vote will count 60% towards the final score this year, while the other 40% is coming from our weekly music chart (previously 50/50). We have also added non music chart related categories where your vote will count 100%. Here are the award categories:

The top 5 K-drama Villains We Love To Hate

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The top 5 K-drama Villains We Love To Hate

Wrapping up You Are All Surrounded and reflecting on the perfidy of Assemblyman Yoo, I realize I have become completely spoiled. I am used to my K-drama villains so ruthless, evil and crazy, that a man with a 20 year slow climb to power got a “meh, I guess he’s bad.” K-dramas have a wide variety of villains and some you love to hate. Sometimes you just need to stand up and cheer when these Baddies get their due. Here are five villains we love to hate:

5) Lee Hye Young as Jun Pyo’s mom in Boys Over Flowers.

The Way Rain Poured Down into the Acting World

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 The Way Rain Poured Down into the Acting World

preview nextview 1/6 preview nextview We already knew from his debut that Rain was going to go places with his excellent singing and dancing skills, but we never knew how talented this man was when it came to acting.

To our surprise, Rain casually transitioned into the world of acting like it was nothing and perfectly fit into all the characters he′s been given in both dramas and movies, earning much praise, tagged along by trophies as evidence.

The adventures into the acting world still continues for Rain, but we jump into the past and see what this star has done to make himself a household name.

Episode 6 of "Noonas Over Flowers"

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Episode 6 of

EPISODE 6. Broadcast on January 3, 2014.

girlfriday: So after that incident where Seung-gi maybe-sorta lost the noonas and Na PD and maybe himself, the group makes it to the apartment where they’ll be staying. They decide to play rock-paper-scissors for room choosing privileges, and maknae Mi-yeon wins. Uh… is this a thing to be happy about?

javabeans: I’m cracking up because the choosing order turns out to be the reverse of the age order.

“Man from the Stars’” $940,000 Drama Set

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“Man from the Stars’” $940,000 Drama Set

The “homes” of Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun on SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama “Man from the Stars” are said to be worth 1 billion Korean won (~940,000 USD).

SBS revealed on January 7 that the homes of Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) and Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) are not real but are luxury sets.

To fit her top star status, Chun Song Yi’s apartment was outfitted with a variety of different colored furniture and props, including a red sofa. Pictures of Chun Song Yi and full-length mirrors were placed all over the house.

Romance, Comedy, Sadness & Thrills- “Man from the Stars” Has It All

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 Romance, Comedy, Sadness & Thrills- “Man from the Stars” Has It All

Man from the Stars” continues to soar with high ratings, intriguing plot lines, and lovably flawed characters. Romantic feelings begin to develop between our lead characters, especially within the stoic Do Min Joon. Chun Song Yi faces increasing backlash for her rival’s death, but at least Min Joon never seems too far away to help. Flashbacks are beautifully interwoven with the present day events, providing a satisfying context for Min Joon and Song Yi’s fated relationship. Not only do the main characters shine, but the supporting cast and subplots combine to make a captivating story that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats.

13 breakthrough stars of 2013

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 13 breakthrough stars of 2013

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

SISTAR is in Hong Kong Filming a Reality Show about Traveling

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SISTAR is in Hong Kong Filming a Reality Show about Traveling

Girl group SISTAR is currently in Hong Kong filming a reality show attracting a global audience. On January 5, the girl group posted a picture of themselves in Hong Kong on their Twitter page along with the message, “We are filming in Hong Kong! Dasom is currently working hard filming her drama ‘SoNaTa‘ so she couldn’t come… We miss you Somah… We also love you.”

In the picture we see members Soyu, Hyorin and Bora playfully posing in front of a tour bus. Meanwhile, member Dasom is currently busy filming her popular KBS drama “Love Rides the Song.” The drama is also known as “SoNaTa,” which is a combination of the first syllables of each word in the Korean title of the drama.

Free Outdoor Market and Live Stage Added To KCON for First Time, as 2014 Convention Continues to Grow

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Free Outdoor Market and Live Stage Added To KCON for First Time, as 2014 Convention Continues to Grow

KCON 2014 Includes Two Night of K-pop Concerts, Appearances from Top Korean Drama Stars, “League of Legends” Exhibition Match, and the “Taste of KCON”

A Larger Convention with More Panels, Workshops and Special Guests from Across Hallyu Storm Downtown L.A. August 9 and 10

KCON, the largest annual fan celebration of all things Hallyu, announced today that the third annual convention will feature a free marketplace with vendors from around LA and a free outdoor stage. KCON 2014 also revealed its program schedule for this year”s two day convention taking place August 9 and 10 in Downtown Los Angeles. Building on last year”s highly successful event at the Los Angeles Memorial Arena, KCON 2014 will return with a programming slate double the size and more varied than ever. In addition to two star-studded K-pop concerts (up from one in 2013), special guests and a new program of panels and workshops, KCON 2014 will add a slew of first-time features to the convention.

Super Junior’s Kim Heechul to Appear on “We Got Married Global Edition” with Dream Girls member Puff Kuo

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Super Junior’s Kim Heechul to Appear on “We Got Married Global Edition” with Dream Girls member Puff Kuo

Kim Heechul of Super Junior and Puff Kuo (Guo Xuefu), a member of Taiwanese girl group Dream Girls, will be starring in the second season of “We Got Married Global Edition.”

Born in 1988, Puff Kuo debuted in 2011 as a member of Dream Girls along with members Tia Li (Li Yufen) and Emily Song (Song Miqin). She has gained many Taiwanese male fans through her chic and cute charms.

Dream Girls has already received much attention in Korea due to the fact that the leader, Emily Song is Korean (Korean name Song Mijin). She appeared in the KBS 2TV drama, “Invincible Lee Pyung Kang” in 2009.

Near Death Experiences Spark Romance in “Man from the Stars”

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 Near Death Experiences Spark Romance in “Man from the Stars”

This week brought another fabulous pair of “Man from the Stars” episodes. The unique combination of suspense, romance, and comedy continue to make for excellent entertainment. Min Joon’s role as Song Yi’s protector gets put to the test at many points during these two episodes. From falling fish bowls to runaway cars, Min Joon sure has has his work cut out for him. Thankfully, he has some pretty cool superpowers to help him out. The writer does a wonderful job balancing the nail-biting suspense with laugh-out-loud funny interactions. Be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions when you watch this show!

The Secret Element to Popular Dramas is ‘Mystery’

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The Secret Element to Popular Dramas is ‘Mystery’

With the wide variety of genres in Korean drama, it seems as if the main ingredient to success is adding a touch of mystery. Recently, the similarities between beloved Korean dramas seem to be that mystery probes the minds of drama viewers.

SBS‘ “Man from the Star” is gaining immense popularity not only because of the star studded cast, but also because of the fun in untangling the mysteries surrounding the characters. As the drama follows Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun), an alien who crash landed on Earth 400 years ago, the mysteries surrounding the identity of Chan Song (Jeon Ji Hyun), the death of actress Han Yoo Ra (Yoo In Young), and the relevance with sociopath Lee Jae Kyung (Shin Sung Rok) is thrilling and addicting.

“Man From the Stars” Kim Soo Hyun Increases Book Sales

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“Man From the Stars” Kim Soo Hyun Increases Book Sales

American writer Kate DiCamillo’s “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” recently sold over 30,000 copies.

The book was first published in 2009, and was quickly forgotten without receiving much interest. However, it’s as if the book has sprouted wings; it’s selling like crazy. This is because of its appearance in the currently very hot SBS drama, “Man From the Stars.”

In the drama, which is about the fateful love story of 400-year-old alien Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) and top star Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun), Do Min Joon is often seen reading books, and they have become more than just simple props.

Trends that stood out in 2013

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Trends that stood out in 2013

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!

SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori to recruit non-celebrity “Miss Korea”s for her stage at the “2013 SBS Gayo Daejun”

Looking Back at “Reply 1997″ and “Reply 1994″

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 Looking Back at “Reply 1997″ and “Reply 1994″

Warning: Contains Spoilers

1. Introduction

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. Set in high school, the kids were faced with teenage problems such as the hopes and dreams for the future, the mystery of girls and the era of first loves.

allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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.

SEE ALSO: allkpop”s Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50


25. SHINee “Dream Girl”
Label:
SM Entertainment
Release 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.

Love and Murder Strike Again in “Man from the Stars”

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 Love and Murder Strike Again in “Man from the Stars”

We’ve reached the halfway point of “Man from the Stars” and the show continues to astound viewers. Episodes 9 and 10 focus largely on present day events, exploring the topics of love, money (or lack there of), and sinister plots. Song Yi must confront her growing feelings for Min Joon, while at the same time, Min Joon already worries about what consequences his future departure will have on Song Yi. Jae Kyung continues with his murderous plans, but Min Joon isn’t content with letting Jae Kyung have his way. Be ready for some dramatic confrontations!

Soompi Weekly High Five – January Week 3

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 Soompi Weekly High Five – January Week 3

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 (Beta Version)!

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1. Disturbing Facts Uncovered About EXO’s Anti Cafe.

2. Hyeri’s Condition Has Improved Since Fainting on “M! Countdown” Stage

3. Song Seung Hun Wins Legal Battle on Publicity Rights; Other Celebrities’ Cases Still Ongoing

Lee Min Ho Is the 1st Korean Actor to Participate in China’s CCTV New Year Gala

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Lee Min Ho Is the 1st Korean Actor to Participate in China’s CCTV New Year Gala

Actor Lee Min Ho is the first Korean actor to participate in China’s CCTV network’s New Year Gala, which boasts the highest television ratings in the country.

CCTV announced through its official Weibo account the list of guests appearing on its New Year Gala for the Lunar new year. On it was Lee Min Ho’s name, who will be singing the theme song from the Taiwan drama version of Lee Min Ho’s star-making drama “Boys Over Flowers” titled “Meteor Garden.” The song is originally by Harlem Yu, and there is a Korean version sung by singer Kim Yeon Woo.