(Photo : Kdramastars) "Running Man" stars Lee Kwang Soo and Song Ji Hyo will be presenters at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards. On November 24, CJ E&M released the list of the presenters for the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards. The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is a leading event for Korean pop and Asian music. While the focus of the event is on the music, K-Drama, movie, and variety stars are showcased as award presenters and during the Red Carpet.
The star-studded listof presenters includes some of the top K-Drama and variety stars of the year including “Running Man” cast members Song Ji Hyo and Lee Kwang Soo. Beyond “Running Man,” Song Ji Hyo captured the hearts of viewers as divorced medical intern Oh Jin Hee on the tvN hit “Emergency Couple
The current season of "America"s Next Top Model" features appearances by k-pop stars Jay Park, BTOB, and girl group 2NE1, and most recently two k-drama stars.
The episodes based in Korea were also shot in popular k-drama locations such as the W Seoul Walkerhill hotel and Dongdaeumun Plaze. The W Seoul Walkerhill hotel room that all the contestants stayed in was featured in "Cheomdamdong Alice," in a scene between actresses So E Hyun and Moon Geun Young. Donegdaemun Plaza has been featured in several dramas, including "You Who Came From The Stars." It"s the scene where Jun Ji Hyun has her action scene accident. Dongdaemun Plaza was also featured in "Fated To Love You," in the scene where Jang Nara has her car accident.
But the contestants really got the feel for what it"s like to be a in a k-drama after they read lines with two k-drama stars
(Photo : The CW ) K-Drama actress Clara with J. Alexander during "America"s Next Top Model."
“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 21 contestants performed Korean drama scenes with Clara and Yoon Jong Hoon in the latest episode, “The Guy With Moves Like Elvis.” The latest challenge for the Cycle 21 contestants was to perform a scene from the tvN drama “Emergency Couple” with Yoon Jong Hoon and Clara standing in as acting partners.
“Emergency Couple” was a popular tvN K-Drama which concluded in April 2014. The drama also starred Song Ji Hyo (Running Man) and Choi Jin Hyuk (Gu Family Book, The Heirs) as a divorced couple who struggled to work together as interns at a hospital.
The five contestants watched scenes from “Emergency Couple” prior to meeting the actors at Namsan Tower
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Another week of KBS" "Music Bank" is here and featured performances from some of your favorite K-Pop stars. Great stage settings and fan chants were all heard and seen yesterday.
The stars who made their comeback were Hyolyn & Joo Young with "Erase," Apink made their return with "LUV," MAMAMOO are in love with a "Piano Man," GOT7 said "Stop Stop It," Natthew said "Love Will Be OK," ALi is "Crying Hard" for her return, and HALO with "Come On Now."
Your nominees for the night were AOA and Super Junior"s Kyuhyun as they battled for the first place trophy. The winner was Kyuhyun for his single titled, "At Gwanghwamun." Congratulations to him!
This being all said, here are the performance recaps from yesterday
K-drama lovers can now vote for their 2014 favorites to win the next Dramafever awards. As the content provider shows dramas and films from China, Japan, Europe and South America, some of the categories have international contestants but most of the categories are filled with Korean actors.
For example, the best actress category includes Krystal Jung, Gong Hyo Jin, Shim Eun Kyung, Song Ji Hyo, Gu Hye Sun and Spanish actress Amanda Ugarte.
The best actor category only contains Korean actors. The category features Rain, Lee Jong Suk, Choi Jin Hyuk, Joo Won, Jo In Sung and Lee Jun Ki.
And who would not want a chance to revisit some of the year"s best kisses? Contenders for the award in this contest include kisses between Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin, Sung Joon and Kim So Yeon, Jin Se Yeon and Lee Jong Suk
Actress Jo Eun Ji plays No Min Woo"s editor sister in "The Greatest Marriage." Her character is an editor who is willing to write terrible things about her ex, played by Bae Soo Bin, even if she knows she will get sued for defamation. She just wants to further damage his already shaky reputation. She is seeking revenge for having been loved and left by him. And no price is too high.
While watching this drama, viewers may wonder where they have seen Jo Eun Ji before. She"s had supporting roles in more than a dozen films but she also played Son Ye Jin"s supportive friend in the comedy "Personal Taste." She was the friend who persuaded Son Ye Jin to let Lee Min Ho move in to her house because she was sure he was gay. Her character made more than a few wrong calls in that drama but they all worked out well in the end
The SBS drama "You Who Came From The Stars" proved its popularity even in Taiwan. According to a recent survey by the Korean Tourist Department in Taiwan, actor Kim Soo Hyun and actress Jun Ji Hyun was selected as the top Korean actor and actress in Taiwan. Actor Kim Soo Hyun received the honorary first place with 47.8% of the votes, and actor Lee Min Ho ranked second with 21.2%. Actor Kim Woo Bin received the third place with 4.8% votes. For actresses, actress Jun Ji Hyun ranked top with 48.8%. Actress Song Hye Kyo was second in place with 8.8%, and Girls" Generation ranked third with 8% of the votes. Actresses Ha Ji Won, Lee Young Ae and Song Ji Hyo of the Running Man also ranked top.
In addition, when their favorite dramas were surveyed, the Taiwanese picked the SBS drama "You Who Came From The Stars" as their most favorite
(Photo : SBS ) Loco and Mamamoo appear on part one of the "My Lovely Girl" soundtrack.
“My Lovely Girl” also known as “She"s So Lovable” premiered this week, with part one of the soundtrack featuring the uptempo track “This Song.” “My Lovely Girl” is a musical romance starring Rain and f(x) Krystal, which is set in the world of a fictitious entertainment company.
Rain portrays Lee Hyun Wook, a music producer who is grieving from the death of his girlfriend. Krystal is Yoon Se Na, a struggling musician, who seeks solace from her problems through singing.
INFINITE members L and Hoya also star in “My Lovely Girl” along with Bestie"s Na Hae Ryung and T-ARA"s Dani. The musical drama also includes Clazziquai member Alex Chu.
“My Lovely Girl” airs on SBS in the 22:00 KST Wednesday-Thursday time slot, which was previously occupied by “It"s Okay, That"s Love
Song Ji Hyo will be spending more time in China during the next few months. She has accepted a role in the Chinese film "708090." And she recently traveled to Shenzen to appear at a press conference for the film, along with her co-star Taiwanese actor Kenji Wu.
The film tells the story of young people who lived in Shenzen between the 1970s and the 1990s. Despite often overwhelming obstacles, the film"s young characters work hard to realize their dreams.
Song will play Duan Yu Rong, a hardworking young woman who must overcome many hardships to accomplish her goals. She"s determined, optimistic, loyal to her friends and good at solving problems so this helps her succeed.
Song was warmly received in China because she has there
"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