Lee Jun Ki Next Project 2014
Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara may be reuniting for another drama, 12 years after starring together in SBS drama “Successful Story of a Bright Girl.”
The two are tipped to star in MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama “Fated to Love You ”(working title) this summer. Both sides are said to be positively reviewing the offer, although nothing can be confirmed just yet.
“Fated to Love You” is a remake of a 2008 Taiwanese drama of the same name. The drama achieved historically high average ratings of 10%, with peak ratings hitting 14.6%, in Taiwan. This would be equivalent to a rating of 70% in Korea. The drama will be produced by Number Three Pictures (“Arang and the Magistrate”) and directed by Lee Dong Yoon (“Queen’s Classroom,” “The Greatest Love”), and is scheduled to follow after Kim Myung Min’s “A New Leaf” in July.
Putting a spotlight on multicultural families in Korea, 4minute’s Kwon So Hyun will be taking the female lead in the new movie, Hwang Gu.
Cube Entertainment announced on October 22, “The movie Kwon So Hyun will be appearing in will put a new perspective on multicultural families. She will be playing the character Mi Soo, who roots on her half-Korean boyfriend, who’s attempting to become a national athlete for taekwondo.
This will be Kwon So Hyun’s first solo activity outside of 4minute as well as her first acting job.
JYJ′s Park Yoochun is finally making his acting return through the upcoming SBS drama Three Days.
C-JeS Entertainment revealed on November 4 that Park Yoochun has decided to star in the dramaThree Days, which is set to air in February of 2014.
Park Yoochun didn’t hesitate in his decision to star in the drama, which is a new project from acclaimed writer Kim Eun Hee, who wrote Sign and The Ghost, and Director Shin Kyung Soo, who produced Tree with Deep Roots.
Chen of popular boy group EXO released a music video for “Best Luck“, a song for the currently airing drama “It’s Okay, It’s Love“.
Previously, this OST track was released as a digital single to various music sites. To add onto the song’s hype, a music video has been released featuring Chen behind the scenes.
In the music video, Chen can be seen recording the hit soundtrack in a studio, along with footage from the drama.
Kim Hyun Joong has started work on his upcoming drama.
The first script reading for KBS 2TV’s new drama Age of Feeling took place on November 22 at a KBS building in Yeouido.
The event was attended by everyone involved in making the drama including the PD, staff, KBS drama director and members of cast, including Kim Hyun Joong, Im Soo Hyang and others.
Encouraging everyone to work hard, KBS drama director, Lee Kang Hyun, stated, “Age of Feeling is a special project that KBS has been working on for a while, in which we invested over 15,000,000,000 KRW (~14 million USD). I am confident that with good teamwork between the director and staff, the drama will be successful.”
Park Ji Yoon performed “Mr. Lee” and four other songs live for fans at Wonder Live, in a small, intimate environment that allowed fans to get upclose and personal with the singer.
The 28-minute video was released on Loen Music’s Official YouTube channel on November 21.
Park Ji Yoon was dressed simply in a suit, and performed “Mr. Lee,” “Afternoon,” “Illusion,” “I Fell in Love,” and “Witness.”
Park Shin Hye held a special Christmas party with her fans in Japan.
After starring in SBS’s The Heirs, the heroine of the hit drama made her way to Tokyo to hold a Christmas party with fans on December 21.
Keeping her promise with fans that she had made during the Asian tour, Park Shin Hye presented fans with the gift of spending the end of the year together.
Looking back at 2013, Park Shin Hye had a extremely busy year, starring in the drama Flower Boys Next Door and The Heirs, as well as the hit movie The Gift of Room 7.
The December 2013 issue of women’s magazine Woman Sense revealed further details behind actress Han Ye Seul and YG Entertainment hip hop producer Teddy Park’s relationship. The article contains information from multiple unnamed sources close to the couple. The reporter stated that the magazine spent two months covering the story in order to verify the couple’s relationship, which was ascertained through various channels.
KBS2′s popular Monday-Tuesday drama “Trot Lovers” has just released it’s OST Part 5, “Boiling.”
Public interest in the release is high due to the participation of music director and hit maker Kang Dong Yoon (“Ant”) and musical actor Shin Sung Rok. Kang Dong Yoon wrote the lyrics and composed the tracks, and Shin Sung Rok (who plays the role of Jo Geun Woo in “Trot Lovers) participated vocally.
Quirky electropop trio Clazziquai Project (DJ Clazzi, Horan and Alex) has released a teaser clip of the music video for their new song “Madly.” The full video will drop on August 1 and is one in a series of releases in the official countdown to the group’s tenth anniversary project album, which is expected to be completed by the end of August.
The video appears to be something of a sequel to “Love Satellite“ from the same upcoming album. The plot of “Love Satellite” followed a pig-like alien named “Marvin” who professed to hate humans, but after observing a beautiful girl from afar, he began to fall in love with her. Sadly the story did not end well as the girl was very frightened of Marvin’s animal nose… or is she? Is there a happy ending for Marvin after all? The teaser video for “Madly” hints at the possibility that love might overcome appearances after all.
Member of JYJ and actor Park Yoochun’s appearance on “Three Days” is uncertain.
SBS’ new drama “Three Days,” which was scheduled to begin airing February of 2014, cast Park Yoochun as the male lead role. However, with the recent announcement of a delay in its filming, his appearance on the dramas has become uncertain.
According to C-JeS Entertainment on December 11 to a Korean entertainment news outlet, “We were notified the filming of ‘Three Days’ was postponed. Sometime after this, we were told again ‘Three Days’ would begin filming and air as planned. We are confused.”
Like we mentioned in our “Luckiest Actors of The Year” article, December is that interesting period of the year where all the boffins from the entertainment industry gather around in some magical room to rank their own achievements over the year. The actors had their moment in the spotlight, and now it’s time for the music industry to pat themselves on the back with a survey asking who was the most active agencies of 2013 run by news media outlet “Star News.” In news that I’m sure is surprising to no one, SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment were voted as the agencies that performed the best in 2013. Meanwhile Starship Entertainment (Home of Sistar) and Mystic89 (Home of Lim Kim, Park Ji Yoon, Yoon Jong Shin) were voted as the agencies that have rose to sudden prominence in 2013.
Kim Hee Sun, Lee Seo Jin, Ok Taecyeon and Hwang Soo Jung Confirmed for New KBS Weekend Drama “Good Times Indeed”
“Good Times Indeed” has confirmed castings for Kim Hee Sun, Lee Seo Jin, Ok Taecyeon (2PM), Hwang Soo Jung and Ryu Seung Soo. It will be the first drama in a while for all the actors, Kim Hee Sun’s last drama was the SBS drama “Faith” (2012), Lee Seo Jin last drama work was with MBC’s “Gye Baek” (2011), and Hwang Soo Jung was in KBS “Drama Special – For the Sake of My Son” in 2011. Their return to television has attracted attention to their comeback project.
Lately, in celebration of various events, fandoms have been donating to charitable causes under their star’s name. Lee Seung Gi’s fans raised approximately 10,000 USD and created the “Lee Seung Gi Forest,” and Park Yoochun’s fans donated about 6,600 USD to World Vision under his name.
Recently, according to a Chinese entertainment media outlet, Kim Soo Hyun’s fans in China have done the same. In celebration of the seventh anniversary of the actor’s debut, fans put together 7247 Chinese Yuan (approx. 1200 USD) and donated it to a school in need.
Let”s go back a little less than a year ago in Seoul: INFINITE gets up on stage at the first night of their world tour, performs a bit, and then starts to talk. With tears on their eyes, they apologize and promise fans that things won”t change, and swear that INFINITE will always be INFINITE.
No, a member didn”t leave, but news broke that day anouncing that INFINITE”s company, Woollim Entertainment, would be merging with SM C&C. And yet, in that moment, sitting in the audience, and only picking up every few words with my limited knowledge of Korean, I thought that INFINITE was disbanding. Or, at the very least, a member was heading to the army. The way that INFINITE acted towards Inspirit (the group”s fanclub), seemed like the members had to apologize for practically killing someone. Why?
2013 has been a busy year for Lee Min Ho, and it seems his success as an actor will continue into 2014 since the actor confirmed his role in a new film, “Gangnam Blues.”
“Gangnam Blues” was written by director Yoo Ha. The plot is set in the development district of Youngdong, Seoul during the 1970s, which makes up today’s Gangnam area. It is an action film noir portraying a time when political authorities and dark societal figures conspired to gain foothold in the real estate development in the area.
Girl group KARA has released the first set of individual teaser images for its upcoming album release, starting with new member Heo Youngji.
On July 2, DSP Media trainee Heo Youngji was crowned the winner of the audition show “Kara Project” and became the fourth and final member of Kara. Following the withdrawal of members Nicole and Kang Ji Young in the beginning of this year, Kara put on the “Kara Project” in order to recruit one more member, and will be continuing as a four-member group.
Super Junior“s Eunhyuk teased the group”s upcoming project!
He shared a practice room photo on his Instagram earlier today. Notably, the photo includes the group”s leader, Leeteuk, who is slated to complete his military service soon!
“Siwon Sungmin Kangin Ryeowook Kyuhyun Eunhyuk Leeteuk Heechul Donghae Shindong SJ is back soon,” he wrote.
It looks like Super Junior”s impending comeback is getting closer and closer – what do you think the boys have in store for us?
JYP’s newest boy group is ready for its debut in January of 2014.
According to a JYP rep, the seven-membered boy group will be debuting in the middle of January, but did not reveal any other information in regards to the name of the group or its members.
The group has been nicknamed ‘Post 2M’ for the fact that it’s debuting with seven members and will be focusing on powerful acrobatic dance performances.
It has been reported that some of the members are the JYP trainees who danced off in a battle with YG Entertainment’s trainees on Mnet’s WIN: Who Is Next.
On a twist on the traditional End-of-Year ′Best of′ lists, we′ve been asking you guys to predict the future instead!
If you haven′t noticed, we′ve been raking in the nominations since early December over in our ′Let′s Talk′ forum for multiple categories.
Some of you guys were a little overenthusiastic in your nominations (we′ve done our best not to count spam posts, and only count legitimate posts), but we′ve got the Top 5 nominees for the Top Rising Actress of 2014 category!