Lee Kwang Soo Army
It’s only been a little over two weeks since Song Joong Ki’s been in the army and already rumors are floating about the new soldier.
On September 11, Song Joong Ki’s good friend, Lee Kwang Soo tweeted, “Are you having a really rough time?”
He attached a screen capture of a comment someone left about Song Joong Ki.
The comment read, “This is not a lie. My friend is drill sergeant at the training center and Song Joong Ki was caught sneakily eating a Mongshil. Kekekekekekkekeke. He is a human being after all.”
When SS501 stopped producing albums together in 2010, the members didn’t put a halt to their music careers. Instead, they went and challenged themselves in different genres of entertainment.
Heo Young Saeng, being the lead vocal in the group, chose to stick with singing, releasing many solo albums and lending his voice to several dramas.
Here’s a quick review of the songs that highlight Heo Young Saeng, the soloist.
Let It Go
Taking his baby steps as a soloist, Heo Young Saeng released his first solo album in 2011. He promoted the title song, Let It Go with the help of 4minute Hyuna’s rapping and SPICA’s Juhyun’s appearance in the music video.
It’s been recently revealed that the model-turned actor, Kim Young Gwang will be enlisting in the army, serving as public service worker.
On December 5, Newsen spoke with Kim Young Gwang’s agency, who stated, “Kim Young Gwang will be enlisting in mid-December and will serve as a public service worker. He has currently completed filming for his upcoming movie, Boil Youth. He won’t able to participate in movie promotions in January, but will do his best in the army.”
Popular model/actor Kim Young kwang will be enlisting in the military soon as a civil service worker.
Kim Young Kwang’s agency spoke with Newsen on December 5 and said, “Kim Young Kwang will be entering the training camp in the middle of December as a civil service worker. He has currently finished filming for his upcoming movie, ‘Boiling Youth.’ He will not be able to promote the film in January.”
The late Kim Young Kwang’s father is said to be named as a third-level man of merit as a Vietnam War veteran. This was why Kim Young Kwang was able to receive a six month military service as a civil service worker. He will be discharged in the latter half of next year.
Korea’s top male vocal group Brown Eyed Soul released the music video for their latest track “You” through the official CJ E&M YouTube channel.
The music video for “You” stars actors actors Kim Young Kwang and Kyung Soo Jin who meet by chance on the street. As they share a silent moment together, they remember the romantic and joy filled times they shared together as a campus couple during their college years. While their romance was sweet, it did have to end before their graduation.
I totally wasn’t intending to write up the brand-new reality show Rain Effect, but I fired up the first episode out of curiosity and immediately got sucked into its fun, funny vibe. (Trust me, I wasn’t looking for another thing to recap!) It’s been a while since we’ve done a Variety Roulette; nothing like a little Rain to merit a comeback.
These kinds of reality-docu shows aren’t by any means new, but it’s not often you get one with a star as big as Rain. (And I’m sure I’m not the only one who had a brief flash to the Jeon Ji-hyun character doing one in the newly premiered drama You From Another Star.) True, he hasn’t been as big in recent years as he once was at the height of his pop-star fame (the mid-2000s were SO all about Rain), even if you factor for his two-year army-duty absence, but he’s certainly achieved enough to have solidified his place as a lasting star in the K-pop firmament.
We’re fans of the Brown Eyed Soul members and their wonderful voices. The group never fails to impress us with its music, as well as its music videos, which have a reputation for being artistically beautiful in many ways.
But we were not expecting such beauty in Brown Eyed Soul’s newly released You music video.
Excuse us as we fangirl.
E: Brown Eyed Soul always has OMG IT′S KIM YOUNG KWANG
E: I was going to say such beautiful music videos
E: But then got distracted by the BEAUTIFUL
G: Was this his last project before going to the army??
In charge of T-ara and other artists, Core Contents Media CEO, Kim Kwang Soo is under investigation for wrongfully using money received to support prospective singers.
On June 25, the Financial and Tax Crime Department of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office stated, “Kim Kwang Jin, the former Hyundai Swiss Savings Bank CEO, gave several billion won to use for the promotion of his son, Kim Jong Wook’s singing activities. CEO Kim Kwang Soo is currently under investigation for misusing about 2 billion won.”
Two celebrities under investigation for possible evasion of military service through claims of mental illness
It has now come to public attention that two celebrities, revealed as Mr. Lee (29) and Mr. Son (28), have attempted to evade military service under the guise of mental illness. It seems highly likely at this point that they will receive criminal punishment and enlist in the army after a reexamination.
The Military Manpower Administration disclosed to Dispatch on June 25, “The suspicion that the celebrities in question have purposely evaded military service has been proven. We sent the indictment to the prosecutors. In the future, the level of criminal punishment will be decided in trial.”
Wanting her star to shine bright regardless of what people think, a ZE:A fan shared the kind of things she’s done for ZE:A’s Kwang Hee.
On June 26’s broadcast of MBC’s Star Gazing, two ZE:A fans appeared on the show to show their love for ZE:A. One of the fans said she was Kwang Hee’s fan, who unfortunately stated that Kwang Hee’s popularity isn’t what it used to be, especially with Hyung Sik and Im Si Wan being spotlighted more often.
But to make sure he doesn’t feel discouraged, the fan shared some of the things she does for Kwang Hee.
On this brisk fall day, our cast is dropped off at various locations in the Jirisan area (located in the southern region of Korea). Some of these businesses have been around for decades, and I love the little old lady who wrote herself a reminder on her palm. Basically, our cast is here to help promote these longstanding businesses as representatives in today’s Event Race.
The good news is that our cast members won’t be going about it alone: Ji-hyo is joined by Super Junior’s Leeteuk (eee!) and Kyuhyun, the latter of which asks noona to pay attention to him, too. Gary is greeted by singers Bobby Kim and Jung In at the barber shop, and Haha and Suk-jin are joined by Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha.
Super Junior-M’s Henry revealed that the army life doesn’t suit him.
Henry attended the press conference for Mnet’s music drama Sing Again, Hera Gu on January 6 at The Plaza Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul, and brought up MBC’s Real Man.
When asked, “Which do you think suits you the best, acting, music and variety show?” Henry answered, “First of all, army is definitely not what suits me the best. Wow~ It’s really difficult,” bringing out laughter.
Roundtable: The Annual Valentine’s Chocolate Game! Written by Seoulbeats On February 13, 2015
It’s that time of the year again!
The K-pop gods have, for some reason, granted you the opportunity to give a Valentine’s Day gift to all the members of your Hallyu bias list. You slave away, hand-making chocolate for your bias list and your efforts pay off. Unfortunately, the chocolates are so delicious that you get carried away with the taste-testing.
You realize too late that you’ve eaten pretty much all of the chocolate — only three pieces are left. You look at the measly amount sitting on the kitchen bench, then at your bias list. After hurriedly beseeching the K-pop gods to magically multiply your now-pitiful stash (which doesn’t work, by the way) you come to the realization that, this year, you may have to be a bit more economical with your love.
Actor Song Joong Ki is receiving much attention from the media following his discharge from the military today, May 26.
During his appearance before reporters and fans at his discharge ceremony, the actor was asked which girl group gave him the most strength while in the army.
Song Joong Ki responded, “My seniors told me that this question would be asked no matter what. I thought about it a lot and I don’t know girl groups very well. For me, Lee Kwang Soo was the biggest strength,” expressing his close friendship with the actor.
“Flower Boy” actor Song Joong Ki confessed that the person who lent him the most strength during his enlistment was none other than his BFF Lee Kwang Soo.
On the morning of May 26 at Goseong County in Gangwon Province, Song Joong Ki was officially discharged from the 2nd Infantry Division and will be returning to his life as a civilian–and advancing his acting career of course.
After the discharge ceremony, when asked by reporters which girl group gave him strength during his service, the actor replied, “My seniors warned me to expect this question. I thought about it a lot but I honestly don”t know a lot of girl groups. Personally, my best friend Lee Kwang Soo was the one that gave me the most strength. I saw him so often during “Running Man” that he naturally became my greatest strength.”
Song Joong Ki is a free man. On May 26, fans and flashing cameras greeted the 29-year-old actor at the completion ceremony for his mandatory 21-month military duty.
According to the Korean media outlet Newsen, receiving so much attention after two years of serving as an ordinary soldier left him dazed and emotional.
“I”m a bit dazed seeing so many cameras for the first time in a while,” he said. “Thank you all for coming all the way out here to see me. I”m not sure if I am causing any inconvenience. I”m greeting you after a long time. I”m sergeant Song Joong Ki.”
Actor Song Joong-ki, who began his mandatory military duty in August 2013, was discharged on Tuesday morning. Several news reporters and international fans congratulated Song for completing his conscription period by putting up banners and holding placards in front of his camp, located in Goseong County, Gangwon. During a press briefing held that day, Song mentioned that he misses his family, friends and people from his entertainment agency. He added that he is glad he will be able to see them easily now that he has completed his military duty. While Korean men serve in the military they cannot freely leave their camp. The actor also told reporters that watching Hanwha Eagles baseball games and Lee Kwang-soo from the variety program “Running Man” on TV gave him a lot of strength and comfort while fulfilling his duty as a soldier. The 29-year-old will mark his comeback with the new KBS2 drama series “The Descendant of the Sun” (working title). The upcoming drama, which is planned to air in the second half of this year, portrays the love between a United Nations peacekeeping soldier, Song, and a volunteer doctor, which will be played by one of the top Korean actresses, Song Hye-kyo. Song will begin learning the script for the new drama this week. The first shoot will take place in early July, according to a person affiliated with the series. The actor made his debut in 2008 with the film “A Frozen Flower“. Since then, he has continuously appeared in various movies as well as TV dramas.A few of the pieces he has starred in include the movie “A Werewolf Boy” (2012) and the drama series “Nice Guy” (2012). By Jin Min-ji
You would surely feel liking being in this circle of friends.
Close friends Jo InSung, Kwang Soo and Song Joong Ki are reported to have left for a private trip together. This vacation is revealed to be out of their official schedule and their respective companies deny to give details on where they are heading to as to give the three of them some privacy.
Accounts report that the three are spotted today at Incheon Airport departing for somewhere to spend quality time together. The three have been close friends, and with Song Joong Ki”s recent discharged from the army, it must have been his first healing trip.
(Photo : SBS )
On June 7, SBS” “Running Man” revealed that Jo In Sung and Song Joong Ki were special guests for an upcoming episode. The actors and real-life friends were recently spotted by Korean netizens, as they boarded a flight from Incheon International Airport, with Lee Kwang Soo.
Jo and Song will appear alongside Im Joo Hwan for the June 14 episode, which will also other special appearances. Celebrity couple Son Joon Ho and Kim So Hyun will be joined by Byul, who is married to “Running Man” fixed cast member, Haha.
Actors and good friends Jo In Sung, Lee Kwang Soo, and Song Joong Ki recently went on a trip together to Thailand. On June 9, a photo of the guys relaxing on a boat was posted online, and now another photo has been released of the trio on their bro-venture!
In the pic, the guys wear sunglasses as they pose casually with two of the staff members of the resort they were staying at.
Song Joong Ki, Lee Kwang Soo, and Jo In Sung have been good friends for a long time. Jo In Sung and Song Joong Ki worked together on the film “A Frozen Flower” in 2008. Jo In Sung and Lee Kwang Soo both appeared in the 2014 SBS drama “It’s Okay, It’s Love.” And of course, Song Joong Ki and Lee Kwang Soo got to know each other on “Running Man.”