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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!

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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”

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Soompi Weekly High Five – February Week 2

By in News posted Oct February 16th, 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!

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Ryang Hyun and Ryang Ha Plan to Make Their Comeback After 7 Years

DMTN’s Daniel Wins Appeal, Jail Sentence Changed to Probation

Ye Eun Celebrates Wonder Girls’ 7th Anniversary

Actor Oh Ji Ho to Tie the Knot with Girlfriend in April

Sohee Finds a New Home at Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo’s Agency

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STELLAR Criticized for Using Sexually Suggestive Marketing Tactics

[Gallery] Performances and Highlights from the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards

YG Announces February 24 Comeback for 2NE1 with “CRUSH”

KBS Bans All H

Soompi Weekly High Five – February Week 1

By in News posted Oct February 8th, 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 (Beta Version)!

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13-Year-Old Actress Kim Sae Ron Involved in Smoking and Drinking Controversy

JYP Responds to Wonder Girls’ Hyelim’s Plastic Surgery Accusations

Bae Doona and Jim Sturgess Spotted Together All Around Seoul

T-Ara’s Former Member Hwayoung Hospitalized Due to Car Accident

Tiger JK’s Father Passes Away Due to Cancer

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SM The Ballad Releases MV Teasers for Upcoming “Breath” Album

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

CNBlue Announces February Comeback; Jung Yong Hwa Composed the Title Track

Sunmi to Host Twitter Q&A and Make Comeback on February 17

Best Friends G-Dragon and Taeyang on Fuse TV’s “Music’s 17 Greatest Bromances” List

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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

The Winners of 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards

By in News posted Oct December 30th, 2013 No comments

Congratulations to all the winners of 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards. While we covered all of the award winners in our extensive live blog, it is probably easier to read a summary of the winners on this extravagant night.

Opening Performance - 
Dynamic Duo – Friday Night

The Radio and Current Affairs Program Awards

Radio Related
Achievement Award – Nam Kyung Tae 
Scriptwriter Award – Lee Seung Hee
Special Award – Shin Ji Hae
Special Award – Park Il (voice actor)

Current Affairs Program related
Scriptwriter Award – Go Hee Gab & Kim Yoo Mi
Special Award – Park Hye Kyung & Kim Seung Joo
Special Award – Cultwo

Rookie Awards

Comedy Female
Maeng Seung Ji & Park Hyun Jung from “Addicted To Comedy

Comedy Male
Do Dae Ong
from “Addicted to Comedy”

 

Variety Show Female
Kim So Hyun & Jung Yoo Mi from “Music Core” & “We Got Married Season 4″ respectively

Variety Show Male
Park Hyung Sik
and Sam Hammington from “Sunday Night – Real Men”


Popularity Award – Variety Shows

Noh Hong Chul from “Infinity Challenge
Jang Hyuk from  ”Sunday Night – Real Men”
Defconn from “I live alone

Popularity Award – MC

Seo Kyung Seok from “Sunday Night – Real Men”
Kim Gura from “Golden Fishery – Radio Star

Popularity Award – Singers
2PM & SHINee

Lifetime Achievement Award 
Singer Lee Mi Ja

Scriptwriter Award
Shin Myung Ji from  ”Sunday Night – Real Men”

Star of The Year Award
Song Jong Gook, Yoon Min Soo, Lee Jong Hyuk from  ”Sunday Night – Daddy! Where are we going?”
Ryu Soo Young, Son Jin Young  from “Sunday Night – Real Men”
Tae Min, Jung Joon Young, Yoon Han, Son Na Eun from “We Got Married Season 4

Performance
Crayon Pop with special guest Kim Gura

Special Award 
The Children From “Daddy! Where Are We Going?” 
Yoon Hoo, Song Jia, Kim Min Gook, Sung Joon, Lee Joon Soo

Part 2 Opening Performance
DJ G-Park (Park Myung Soo) & Jung Hyung Don

Radio DJ Rookie Award
Yiruma from “Yiruma’s Golden Disk

Radio DJ Excellence Award
Jeon Hyun Moo from “Good Morning FM
Park Joon Young & Yoo Chae Young from “Good Morning

Radio DJ High Excellence Award
Kim Shin Young from “Song At Noon
Super Junior‘s Shin Dong from “Shim Shim Ta Pa

Best Couple Award Picked By Viewers
Jung Hyung Don and G-Dragon from “Infinity Challenge

The Bits and Pieces Award
Eating On TV AwardYoon Hoo from “Daddy! Where are we going”
Not Great at Much AwardSam Hammington from “Real Men
Variety Show Latecomer Award - Kim Young Gwon From “I Live Alone”

Friendship Award
Kim Young Gwon from “I Live Alone
Jo Hyung Gi from “World Changing Quiz


PD Award- picked by PDs
Kim Sung Joo from “Daddy! Where are we going?”
Seo Kyung Suk from “Real Men

Excellence Award For Comedy
Female
Choi Sul Ah From “Addicted to Comedy

Male
Hong Ga Ram from “Addicted to Comedy

Excellence Award for Variety Shows
Female
So Yi Hyun from “Section TV
Lee So Yeon from “We Got Married Season 4

Male
Sung Dong Il from “Daddy! Where Are We going?”
Kim Kwang Kyu from “I Live Alone

Most Popular Program Voted by Viewers Award
Infinity Challenge

High Excellence Award for Variety Shows
Female
Park Mi Sun from “We Got Married Season 4″ and “ World Changing Quiz”

Male
Jung Hyung Don from “Infinity Challenge
Kim Soo Ro from “Real Men

Grand Award
The team from “Daddy! Where Are We Going?” 

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Clara Beats Ailee and EXO for Most Searched Figure on Naver for 2013

By in News posted Oct December 26th, 2013 No comments

Wrapping up 2013, Naver gathered up its data for which keywords were searched most in 2013.

The results were revealed on December 26, naming Clara as the number one most searched figure in 2013 in both mobile, PC, and suddenly increased searches.

Following Clara on the PC list were Ryu Hyun Jin, Ki Sung Yueng, Park Ji Sung, Maeng Seung Ji, Jang Yoon Jung, Han Hye Jin, Ailee, IU, and Secret’s Jeon Hyo Sung.

On the mobile list for most searched figure, Ki Sung Yueng took second, followed by EXO, Lee Jong Suk, Ailee, Ryu Hyun Jin, Kim Woo Bin, Infinite, Park Si Hoo, and Go Doo Rim.

Movies that were highlighted were Secretly Greatly, Snowpiercer, Iron Man 3, New World, The Gift of Room 7, Berlin, Face Reader, and more.

Dramas that were most searched in 2013 include I Hear Your Voice, Gu Family Book, The Heirs, Aurora Princess, Reply 1994, Master of the Sun, Good Doctor, That Winter, the Wind Blows, School 2013 and more

Lee Bo Young, Ji Sung are Top TV Stars in 2013 Gallup Korea Poll

By in News posted Oct December 20th, 2013 No comments

Gallup Korea interviewed 1702 people of both genders over the age of 13 between November 1 and 18. They asked interviewees to name two actors or actresses who were outstanding in 2013. Gallup Korea released the results of their survey on December 17.

2013’s top two spots were taken by married couple Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung, with 11.0% and 8.1% of votes respectively. Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung have had a great 2013, each starring in well-received dramas and finally getting married after a seven-year romance. They received support across all age groups, but were most popular amongst those in their 30s and 40s.

In first place, Lee Bo Young has had two huge hits this year, with KBS daily drama “My Daughter Seo Young” and SBS drama “I Hear Your Voice

“1 Night 2 Days” Season 3 – Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint

By in News posted Oct December 3rd, 2013 No comments

Disclaimer: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of “1 Night 2 Days.” The writer has been known to be rather weird and cynical at times. The writer’s opinions certainly DO NOT reflect the opinion of Soompi’s news team or Soompi as a whole.

I don’t tend to do a lot of these first impression articles. Variety Shows like “1 Night 2 Days” always tend to be slow burners and judging the merits of a show on a single episode is always bound to be a rather futile effort. It’s like looking at a new born baby and instantly saying that said baby will grow up to be a super model, get it wrong and you end up looking like a bit of a fool. Get it right, though, and you just look like a very lucky fool. But this is the internet and if there is one mode of communication that allows me to blabber randomly about something I’m interested in then this is it

Soompi Weekly Roundup November Week 2

By in News posted Oct November 15th, 2013 No comments

All the important Korean Entertainment news from this week in one place: This is your Weekly Soompi Roundup!

This week in celebrity news…

Did Minzy get plastic surgery? Her agency says no, but it looks like everyone else is saying yes. SM Entertainment claims that Taeyeon and YoonA are not the drunk girls in a picture taken in Hong Kong. Then Jessica is injured at the airport. This would have been a bigger deal if there wasn’t another big story that had just erupted that day. Eunhyuk‘s Twitter got hacked multiple times. Meanwhile, I had fun with some of my Twitter friends thinking of possible passwords that he might have used. My favorites: “AnchoviesRulez7,” “TeukCanIBeLeader4Awhile,” “DonghaeIzMine,” “GummySmile1,” and “SujusRealVisual

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – October Week 3

By in News posted Oct October 21st, 2013 No comments

The top two songs remain the same this week as Busker Busker’s “First Love” is No. 1 for a second week in a row with another very high score. This song again is nearly unanimous atop of many rankings. Lim Chang Jung’s “About Me” remains at No. 2.

There are five new songs in the top 10 this week. The highest brand new debut is Block B’s “Very Good” at No. 3. This song is coming from Block B’s third mini-album of the same name. They previously released a slower tempo track “Be The Light” as a preview single. “Very Good” has a bright and lively melody line with fun and cheerful lyrics that is different from the group’s previous more intense tracks. It was already No. 1 on SBS Inkigayo last week and will definitely challenge for the top spot next week