Many will remember 2000 Won as one of the contestants from SBS‘ “K-Pop Star 2.” Now, the duo plan to make their debut through their new song “Don’t Like Seoul Anymore.” The duo consisting of Kim Il Do and Kim Hyo Bin first made their impression when they auditioned for the singing show back in 2012. Although they did not make it as the final winners, 2000 Won seems to have finally made it to the Korean music industry.
The teaser starts with Kim Il Do’s strong rap followed by a melody that foreshadows Kim Hyo Bin’s sweet vocals. “Don’t Like Seoul Anymore” depicts the bitter feelings of a man after a break up, and the subsequent feelings towards the memories made in Seoul.
2000 Won’s first mini album will be released on online music sites at 12PM on April 11 (KST)
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March 27, 1998 was the day when a small community for K-pop lovers was born. Since then, the small forum-only site has grown to be one of the representative gateways to Korean entertainment and culture. Despite all the changes and incidents (Never forgot “The Great Crash of 2005″) that Soompi has gone through in those sixteen years, Soompi still remains what it was in 1998: A welcoming home for fans of Korean Entertainment. To this day, Soompi has some of the best K-pop and K-drama fans on the website and the forums
Male quintet F.Cuz (Jinon, Daegun, Raehyun, Kan, Yejun) is finally making a Korean comeback with a new digital single, “One Love.” The single and music video was released on March 27 on online music sites, for their first Korean comeback in 2 years since their 2012 digital single, “Dreaming I.”
While they’ve been absent from Korea, the group proved themselves as international stars last November, with their Japanese single “Change,” which hit number one on the Tower Records chart and the Space Shower TV K-Pop chart. With their new single “One Love,” F.Cuz will no doubt have the attention of Korean and Japanese fans alike.
Prior to the release of their new single, F
If you paid attention to the "Korean Terms All K-Pop Fans Should Know" article, then you know that there are such things as dongans and no-ans. As a reminder, dongan is used to refer to someone who looks younger than their age - a "baby face." On the other hand, no-an is used to refer to someone who looks older than their age.
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A lot of people, like myself, are shocked when they find out the real age of a certain celebrity whom they presumed to be younger or older. So which female celebrities were you wrong about? Check out the list below.
This whole group is older than most people would think and the surprise is partly because the girls are so youthful and energetic and caters more to a younger audience with their bright costumes and catchy songs
Anyone else thinking of a romantic Korean drama at the picture above? True to her name, Choo Sung Hoon"s daughter Sarang (Korean for "love") is getting a lot of love from her boyfriend, Yuto!
At the recent filming for KBS 2TV"s "Superman Is Back," Choo Sung Hoon took his daughter to kindergarten where she met up with Yuto as he ran over to greet her.
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Although Yuto gave every toy to Sarang as a present, she still hogged the grapes and said, "Don"t come over this line." However, before leaving, Yuto gave her a sweet kiss so that Sarang became very bashful and smiled out of happiness!
When her father came back, she acted awkwardly around him and maintained a distance between them, which perplexed him to no end
Get ready for an emotional ride of ups and downs filled with laughter, tears, and raunchy honesty. “Venus Talk” depicts themes relevant to modern women everywhere, but with a dash of good-ol’ fashioned Korean drama. Here is “Venus Talk,” a story for women who aren’t afraid to take charge of their life.
The Characters and Set-up
-Independent TV producer Shin Hye (Uhm Jung Hwa)
Recently separated from her long-time boyfriend after he cheats on her with a much younger woman, Shin Hye’s love life is rekindled by a very young and handsome production assistant (Lee Jae Yoon). She can’t seem to get her hands off of him, and at the same time she tries to resist him as she struggles with their age-gap and rumors of their “scandalous” relationship circulating around the office
British tenor Paul Potts has come to Korea and appeared on the variety show “Star King.” The singer’s life was adapted into a British comedy movie titled, “One Chance.”
Paul Potts has become a worldwide renowned opera singer after winning the British show “Britain’s Got Talent” with his performance of “Nessun Dorma,” an aria from the famous opera composer Puccini. The show produced numerous other singers as well, although they did not end up becoming the winners. These people include Susan Boyle and the sweet Connie Talbot. Fans can see him perform on the Korean show on the upcoming March 15.
The picture below is reported to have been taken after the show. The movie “One Chance” will open in theaters this month and its director is known to have directed the popular movie “The Devil Wears Prada
Do you think SHINee‘s “Dream Girl” and Toheart‘s “Delicious” sound similar? It seems the four members of SHINee (Jonghyun, Minho, Taemin, and Onew) think so as they mercilessly tease fellow member and one-half of Toheart, Key, in the support message video uploaded to SMTOWN‘s Youtube channel.
The adorable and funny video is filmed hidden-camera style, showing the members of SHINee gathered around a table backstage discussing the collaborative project duo Toheart. Member Jonghyun starts off the conversation asking what the team name of Key and Woohyun’s duo is. Minho jokingly gives the name Park Ji Sung, the soccer player who is often described as having two hearts due to his incredible stamina and endurance
With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.
Key Plot Developments:
Min Joon Explains His View on Death
During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.
Min Joon’s First Family Dinner
Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family
Age of Feeling: Episode 12 recap by Dramabeans
Doctor Jung and Ok-ryun get an unexpected delivery to the clinic in the form of Daddy Shin’s body, brought there by Jae-hwa’s men.
But it seems like they may not be the only ones behind the body switch, since Jung-tae heeds So-so’s words about where his father’s funeral should rightfully take place and sheds his funeral clothes. So-so beams: “I guess you’re not fake after all. Let’s go.”
Jung-tae claims he has some business to take care of first, which leads us back to the body reveal with Leader Seol and Kaya. Leader Seol is the only one to open the casket and spot the random dead person inside, and closes it before a sudden letter arrives from Jae-hwa informing him of what he’s already confirmed: that they don’t have Daddy Shin’s corpse
Emergency Couple Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This week, someone heard our prayers because not only is Jin Hee showing everyone what a great intern she is (girl haz mad skills) but there appears to be tiny flashes of jealousy from Chang Min. *hehehe* Are we going to get our wish and he falls for her first?
Tessieroo: What? Only one episode this week? Whyyyyy?
Leila: It’s because of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I bet every Korean are anticipating for Kim Yu Na’s performance in figure skating. One episode only this week and we know that hardcore fans of this series will savor this to pieces.
Tessieroo: I don’t know why I thought someone would catch her but nope, our girl falls flat on her face
Confirmations are in for Jin Se-yeon (Age of Feeling), who was offered the lead in SBS’s spring Monday-Tuesday drama Doctor Stranger opposite Lee Jong-seok. She’s signed on to play the heroine (and her doppelganger, naturally), which means the show finally has a leading foursome secured. The casting isn’t terribly exciting, though it makes perfect sense that they went from Park Min-young to Jin Se-yeon, because they’re pretty interchangeable in my mind.
Doctor Stranger is the medical spy melodrama from PD Jin Hyuk of Master’s Sun and City Hunter and writer Park Jin-woo of Conspiracy in the Court. It stars Lee Jong-seok as a North Korean doctor who defected to the South and gets treated as an outsider in the hospital where he works
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?
Min Joon and Song Yi’s Relationship Takes Center Stage
Romantic Highlights Include:
When Song Yi drags Min Joon back home due to his kiss-induced illness, she can’t help but pester him about his kissing weakness. Min Joon lays in bed doing his best to recover while Song Yi fires off question after question
Name: 에릭 / Eric
Also known as: Eric Moon
Real name: 문정혁 / Moon Jeong Hyuk
Profession: Singer, actor and model
Star sign: Aquarius
Blood type: B
Family: Two older sisters and one older brother
Talent agency: Good Entertainment
Kpop group: Leader/rapper of the Korean boyband Shinhwa
Military Service : October 9th, 2008.
Myung Wol the Spy (KBS2, 2011)
Strongest Chil Woo (KBS2, 2008)
Que Sera, Sera (MBC, 2007)
Wolf (MBC, 2006)
Invincible Parachute Agent (SBS, 2006)
Super Rookie (MBC, 2005)
Phoenix (MBC, 2004)
Banjun Drama (SBS, 2004)
Breathless (MBC, 2003)
Diary of June (2005)
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Emergency Act 19 (2002)
2006 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor Award (Invincible Parachute Agent)
2006 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars Award (Invincible Parachute Agent)
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Award (Super Rookie)
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Super Rookie)
2004 Acting Daesang Awards Best New Actor Award (Phoenix)
Girl group AOA will be holding a mini concert next week on “Lee.Bahl.Show” (shortened in Korean for “This Month’s Discovery). What makes “Lee.Bahl.Show” special is the small venue with 150 seating so fans can have an intimate time with the artists and other fans.
Also, Soompi is giving away four pairs of tickets to the special event! If you’re in Korea, it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss! The event will take place this Monday, February 17 from 8:00~9:00pm (KST) at Olleh Square in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.
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“I Need Romance 3″ Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This drama zips through relationships faster than a CW teen show. At this point, it’s like an American sitcom with 1-episode relationships except that instead of main characters dating quirky guest stars, they are dating other main characters.
Having said that, I found this week’s episodes a little interesting.
We learn that for the two months Sweet Potato has lived with Joo Yeon, he’s been her unpaid homemaker and caretaker while she’s been too busy to relax and enjoy a meal. She doesn’t really stop till the night she cries after disappointing her sunbae. After resting on Wan’s comforting shoulders for a bit, she suddenly perks up, announces that she’s hungry and rummages through the fridge for something to eat
“Man from the Stars” episodes 14 and 15 deliver both thrilling and romantic sequences. Episode 15 in particular brought back some much needed humor, delighting audiences with Min Joon’s comedic struggle to express his feelings. It’s Min Joon’s turn to feel jealousy and frustration, as he begins to give in to his ever-building emotions. Song Yi instead focuses on regaining her health as well as her independence when it comes to love. Alas, no matter what she does she can’t quite shake her feelings for Min Joon.
Song Yi Falls After Wires Snap
Jae Kyung’s plan to sabotage Song Yi’s stunt succeeds and Song Yi plummets to the ground.
Luckily Hee Kyung leaps into action and runs to to break Song Yi’s fall. He reaches her just in time, helping to shield her from impact
Girls’ Generation’s members, Taeyeon and Tiffany shared a photo of themselves eating cotton candy!
On Febrary 5, Taeyeon posted a photo online with the short message, “Stress. Cotton candy. Sweet.”
Taeyeon and Tiffany enjoyed themselves with a sweet treat. In the first three photographs, Taeyeon angrily ate the cotton candy. In the last one, she looked as if she’s being tickled by a piece of cotton candy while Tiffany showed her fans different ways of eating the treat in the three photographs. For the first, Tiffany ate the cotton candy in a sexy manner and changed her expression to that of surprise in the last photo.
Meanwhile, Taeyeon will return to her fans through an album called “SM The Ballad” which will be released on February 13. Tayeon will sing a solo song, “Set Me Free”
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5dolls Gets Successfully Rebuilt asF-ve Dolls with "Can You Love Me"
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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!
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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