Lee Min Ho And Park Shin Hye Latest News 2014

Some "Power bloggers" are paid for their opinions

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Searching the web is something college student Ahn Ji-eun takes seriously.

Like countless Koreans, the 23-year-old searches the web to find recommendations on places to go for coffee or for a meal.But as a canny netizen of a highly wired society, Ahn avoids falling into the trap of advice from paid bloggers.Her number one tip is to avoid using matjip as a keyword in a search. “You should never type the word matjip”, says Ahn. “Never”.Matjip roughly translates to good eatery or delicious restaurant in Korean. Ahn is well aware that matjip is used by paid bloggers on the Web and lost its credibility years ago. Instead, she types in ordinary keywords like “lunch at Hongik University” or “lunch with oppa”. Oppa literally refers to an older brother but it is also used to address one”s boyfriend. She scrupulously avoids postings of so-called power bloggers, influential bloggers who have hundreds and thousands of visitors per day.

Soompi Weekly High Five – February Week 4

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 Soompi Weekly High Five – February Week 4

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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Lee Min Ho Spotted Gambling at a Casino in New Zealand, Agency Clarifies

Celebrities React to Yuna Kim’s Silver Medal with a Mixture of Frustration and Gratitude

(Updated) 2NE1's Park Bom revealed to have attempted to smuggle drugs + YGE preparing to release a statement

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(Updated) 2NE1's Park Bom revealed to have attempted to smuggle drugs + YGE preparing to release a statement

2NE1“s Park Bom has been belatedly revealed to have tried to smuggle drugs into Korea. According to an exclusive report by Segye Ilbo (2), Park Bom used international mail in an attempt to smuggle narcotic amphetamines into Korea back in 2010. However, it has been revealed that the prosecutors (back in 2010) decided to suspend her case, meaning they would neither investigate nor punish her for the crime. This news has left many wondering why she was let off so easily and whether it was due to her celebrity status.

SEE ALSO: 2NE1″s Japanese album “CRUSH” charts high on Oricon and iTunes chart on day of its release

Park Shin Hye And lee Jong Suk May Bring Their Sparkling Chemistry To A New Drama

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Park Shin Hye And lee Jong Suk May Bring Their Sparkling Chemistry To A New Drama

 

Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk did a modeling campaign this year and someone must have noticed how good they looked together. Because the latest news is that they are both considering a role in an upcoming drama about news reporters.

Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk”s good friend and former co-star, previously considered a role in the drama but could not fit it into his schedule as he was filming back-to-back movies, “The Technicians” and then “Twenty.”

LIVE UPDATE: Korean idols send condolences over death of Ladies’ Code RiSe

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LIVE UPDATE: Korean idols send condolences over death of Ladies’ Code RiSe

A number of celebrities have sent their condolences, expressing their sadness on their respective social networking accounts following the fatal car crash that took the life of Ladies’ Code’s EunB’s life, and now just recently RiSe. On September 3rd, Ladies’ Code were involved in a major car accident after their van slipped down a slippery road, hitting the expressway’s wall. A total of seven passengers including the driver were revealed to be in the van.

Throughout the coverage of the accident, it was revealed that EunB, aged 22, passed away on the scene. Now, news has been revealed that member RiSe has also passed away, after receiving numerous surgeries.

LIVE: Idols send heartbreaking messages on Twitter over death of Ladies’ Code RiSe

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LIVE: Idols send heartbreaking messages on Twitter over death of Ladies’ Code RiSe

A number of celebrities have sent their condolences, expressing their sadness on their respective social networking accounts following the fatal car crash that took the life of Ladies’ Code’s EunB’s life, and now just recently RiSe. On September 3rd, Ladies’ Code were involved in a major car accident after their van slipped down a slippery road, hitting the expressway’s wall. A total of seven passengers including the driver were revealed to be in the van.

Throughout the coverage of the accident, it was revealed that EunB, aged 22, passed away on the scene. Now, news has been revealed that member RiSe has also passed away, after receiving numerous surgeries.

Lee Jong Suk looks casual and chic in latest Oakley pictorial

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Lee Jong Suk looks casual and chic in latest Oakley pictorial

Photos from actor Lee Jong Suk’s photoshoot with global sports equipment and apparel company, Oakley Incorporated have finally been revealed.

The model-turned-actor was confirmed as the first ever official Korean model for Oakley earlier in November. A sneak peek at his photoshoot with the brand was given then, and at last, the full set of the pictorial from his first photoshoot with them has been released.

Jong Suk fell back on his modeling roots as he tried his hand at a new concept, “Urban Street Casual.” He adheres to the theme, dressing in both casual athletic wear and fashionable clothes to go out in, taking care to match his glasses with his outfits.

Korean Drama 'Healer' Episode 1 Recap

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Korean Drama 'Healer' Episode 1 Recap

By: Dramabeans

A large, deserted building. The site looks abandoned, but deep inside the industrial space lies a spiffy hi-tech lair, lined with expensive computers and state-of-the-art gadgets. Somebody’s turned a dusty concrete box into a veritable bachelor pad.

Inside it, a young, fit man plays a game of virtual tennis (and gets his butt kicked by his computer opponent). We aren’t given a formal introduction yet, but for convenience’s sake let’s call him by name: SEO JUNG-HOO (Ji Chang-wook).

Korean KBS2 Drama Healer Episode 2 Recap

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Korean KBS2 Drama Healer Episode 2 Recap

In a compelling opening week, we get the first clues that the three central characters are all caught in the middle of a much bigger web. The hints of grand power-plays don’t matter today, though, as Young-shin and Moon-ho find. What matters is connecting with loved ones, and saving whomever you can, whatever it costs — although nobody’s told the Healer that yet. But a spark of something has been kindled inside him. It’s not change yet…but it’s the possibility of change.

Korean Drama 'Punch' Episode 1 Recap

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Korean Drama 'Punch' Episode 1 Recap

By: Dramabeans

In the middle of the night, prosecutor PARK JUNG-HWAN (Kim Rae-won) is roused from his modest single room by his panicked superior, who shows him the latest news: someone who isn’t him has announced his candidacy for the position of Prosecutor General, and he wants Jung-hwan to do something about it.

They both know the man on the front page, as the superior Prosecutor General candidate LEE TAE-JOON (Jo Jae-hyun) fumes that he’ll quit his job as a prosecutor if he doesn’t get that position.

Extraordinary General Meeting Approves Merger Between JYP Entertainment And JYP

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Extraordinary General Meeting Approves Merger Between JYP Entertainment And JYP

JYP Entertainment has published the results of their Extraordinary General Meeting regarding the merger between the publicly listed JYP Entertainment and the non listed JYP on the Korean Financial Supervisory Service’s DART Electronic Reporting System. The report states that the merger has been approved with the merger effective starting from October 17.

There were a lot of big words in that first paragraph so lets break it down a bit because this report has some juicy information, including how much each of their artists make for the company.

Vote for Mwave’s Star of the Week for the 1st Week of December

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 Vote for Mwave’s Star of the Week for the 1st Week of December

December is upon us, and its’ time to vote for Mwave’s first Star of the Week for the upcoming month!

Read on for the nominees, and don′t forget to vote!

miss A

Miss A is going strong with promotions for its latest single Hush, most recently picking up a number one trophy on SBS’ Inkigayo after sweeping the music charts.

Ailee

Ailee showed her resilience amid controversy related to nude photos from her past, not only making her official debut in Japan with Heaven, but picking up a Top 10 award at the 2013 MelOn Music Awards to applause from fans and colleagues.

Performances from the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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Performances from the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards

Many of K-Pop’s biggest stars gathered in Hong Kong last night for the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

The biggest winners for the night were G-Dragon, Cho Young Pil and EXO. For more results, check out our full show recap here.

For the past few weeks, news of the various special performances and collaborations were revealed, creating event more anticipation for the night.

Full Show

Kdrama Mi Rae’s Choice: Episode 12 Recap

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Kdrama Mi Rae’s Choice: Episode 12 Recap

Kdrama Mi Rae’s Choice: Episode 12 Recap

Shin is both surprised and slightly annoyed to find himself ambushed by Oppa with Ajumma in tow. What is this, a joke? Oppa pays him no heed; he merely instructs Ajumma to tell Shin “everything.” Crushing the DNA results in one hand and reining in his temper with a violent effort, Oppa hurls the papers at Shin and slams his way out without another word.

Shin is naturally irritated, but anger is quickly replaced by mute astonishment when he reads the DNA results. Ajumma quietly confirms her identity: “I… am Na Mi Rae from the future. In 2014… so, 24 years ago… I married you, Kim Shin.”

Another K-Drama Actor Impresses Hollywood

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Another K-Drama Actor Impresses Hollywood

 

Korean actor Choi Min Sik is making a successful debut in Hollywood this week, appearing in the sci-fi film “Lucy,” which co-stars Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johannson.

According to the film site Box Office Mojo, The Universal Pictures” film has already earned about $44 million and the site estimates it will likely earn about $100 million during its run.

Although “Lucy” got mixed reviews, it did earn plenty of praise for the 54-year-old actor”s performance.

SM and YG Voted the Agencies That Performed the Best In 2013 by Industry Figures

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SM and YG Voted the Agencies That Performed the Best In 2013 by Industry Figures

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.

How Does EXO Stack Up Against Seniors TVXQ and Super Junior?

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How Does EXO Stack Up Against Seniors TVXQ and Super Junior?

Two years after their debut, idol group EXO is on a steady advance.

On December 9, with the release of their mini album “Miracles in December” and their title track “Christmas Day,” EXO has taken over all of the major music charts. Even before the official release of the album, the pre-orders numbered around 400,000.

With their steep upward climb, EXO, from the label “second year rookie group,” has quickly become “K-Pop’s leading group.” News agency Daily Sports’ recently made a ranking of the top ten most influential entities in K-Pop, voted on by authorities in the industry. Following SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, Melon, and G-Dragon, comes EXO, in 5th. After G-Dragon, who was in 4th, EXO is the second most influential singer/group.

Recap: "You From Another Star" Episode 7

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I just love this couple. There’s something really gratifying in the whole Superman–Clark Kent duality of doing something for the person you love, then keeping your cover by putting up a different facade entirely. It’s interesting that Min-joon’s facade is actually his natural personality—gruff and crotchety—and yet it’s becoming a mask more than anything. As he explains, things are changing, and not just in an emotional way, with his impending interstellar voyage stirring some physical changes as well. Or is it? What else could it be? Stuff to wonder 2about.

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 2

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 2

As expected, IU’s “Friday” becomes our new No. 1 song this week. Despite having no promotions, this song won all three TV network music show last week, and also tops Billboard Korea. As a result, “Friday” moves up six spots and easily won this week with a high score. Congratulations to IU.

Moving up seven spots to a distant second is veteran R&B quartet Brown Eyed Soul. Their song “You” have a strong showing in GAON and Billboard Korea, and also in the top five in TV Network rankings.

Park Shin Hye’s Brother Participates in B1A4’s New Album

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Park Shin Hye’s Brother Participates in B1A4’s New Album

Brother of actress Park Shin Hye is creating a buzz.

It has been revealed Park Shin Hye’s older brother, Park Shin Won, participated in two tracks included in B1A4’s new album: “Who Am I” and “Oh My God.”

On January 13, Park Shin Hye tweeted, “My brother played the guitar and made the arrangement for this track. It’s a good song. Looks like his guitar skills have improved,” along with a photo.

Shown in the photo are the credits to the song, “Oh My God,” in B1A4’s new album. Park Shin Hye’s brother Park Shin Won made the arrangement of the track.