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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 3

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments

A Pink’s “Mr. Chu” comes from outside of the top 10 and moves up 16 spots to become our new No. 1 song this week!

This song swept all the music shows last week and easily won over Lee Sun Hee’s “Meet Him Among Them.” Orange Caramel’s “Catallena” rounds out the all female top three this week.

“Mr. Chu” is the title track of A Pink’s 4th mini album, “Pink Blossom.” It is a cute pop dance song about the thrill of sharing the first kiss with one’s significant other. The various synth effects and the upbeat rhythm highlight the sweet and lovable qualities of A Pink. This is A Pink’s second No. 1 song on our chart as they did it last year with “NoNoNo.” Congratulations to A Pink.

Besides “Mr

BoA’s “Make Your Move” Movie Review and Premiere Coverage

By in News posted Oct April 19th, 2014 No comments

Soompi covers BoA’s highly anticipated “Make Your Move” featuring “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Derek Hough!

Certainly without a dull moment, “Make Your Move” kicks off high energy, never once missing a chance to showcase its overwhelmingly talented stars. With a starkly different image than that of her old school idol persona, BoA plays an independent, adventurous, and effortlessly sexy Aya, a Zainichi Korean woman set on following her dreams with her fusion hip-hop Taiko group COBU. It is when Donny, played by Derek Hough, shows up and takes her head on in a club tap dancing battle that her world is pulled asunder. “Make Your Move” is a modern-day Romeo & Juliet (but much happier and definitely not sleep-inducing), jam packed with familial drama, intricate dance sequences, and a soundtrack appealing to all audiences

“Lee.Bahl.Show” Cancels April Concert Due to Ferry Tragedy

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

The organizers behind “Lee.Bahl.Show” announced that they have decided to cancel the monthly concert due to the recent Jindo ferry tragedy.

On April 16, a ferry traveling from Incheon to Jeju Island carrying 475 passengers sank off the coast of Jindo. Over 300 of the passengers were students from Danwon High School in Ansan, taking a school trip.

Many in the entertainment industry are grieving with the rest of the nation. Some artists have quickly postponed their comebacks and concerts that were scheduled within the month while broadcasts have cancelled the airing of dramas, variety shows, and music programs.

However, some celebrities will have to go on with their pre-scheduled events despite wanting to postpone them to grieve with the rest of the nation such as Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye as well as Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun

Kim Myung Min, Park Min Young and More Introduce Drama and Characters of ‘Reformation’

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

With only days left until Reformation will air the first episode, the main cast introduced the characters and things to watch out for in the drama.

Lead actor Kim Myung Min will be acting as ace lawyer ‘Kim Sung Joo’ in a large law firm, who prides himself in having 100% winning rate with every case. This will be his return to the small screen after two years since he starred in The King of Dramas.

In the interview clip uploaded on the drama’s homepage, Kim Myung Min said, “It’s a drama about a man, who lived his life for money and victory by taking any measures, losing his memories and slowly changing himself.”

He also said, “In a situation where a man’s life completely changes, it will be interesting to watch how ‘Suk Joo’ will choose to live his ‘second life

Go Ara is next to greet fans on the set of her poster shoot for ‘You’re Surrounded’

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments
Go Ara is up next to greet fans from the set of her poster shoot for "You"re Surrounded" with her companions Cha Seung Won and Lee Seung Gi!

SEE ALSO: Cute pictures revealed from Go Ara"s childhood

The actress said, "Hello, it"s Go Ara who plays the role of Uh Soo Sun on "You"re Surrounded". [Uh Soo Sun] has a personality that can"t turn a blind eye on injustice and has an overwhelming sense of justice. She has that much passion and that little sense as well. She always has a positive mindset and works hard in life."

She also updated fans on what she"s been up during her hiatus, "I graduated college and successfully wrapped up "Reply 1994" and I came out to do the poster shoot for "You"re Surrounded". I will try to film this drama with fun and excitement

Stars Send Their Prayers to Victims of Sunken Ferry

By in News posted Oct April 17th, 2014 No comments

With so many still trapped underwater with rescue missions continuing, starts sent their condolences and prayers for those who were affected by the sinking of the ferry on April 16.

There were more than 400 onboard, the majority of them high school students who were on a class field trip. As of April 17, there have been six casualties with an estimate of 290 people still missing.

Unable to do anything about the situations, stars expressed their sorrow through SNS, praying that everyone be rescued on the ship.

Song Seung Hun – I’m watching with a praying heart but this is just heartbreaking. I want to send my deepest sympathy to the sunken Jindo passenger ship and pray that all missing people be safe.

Super Junior Ryeowook – As soon as I came back to Korea, I heard the bad news

Lee Ha Na to Enter into Office Romance with Seo In Guk in New tvN Drama

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

Actress Lee Ha Na is returning to the small screen for the first time in five years through the new tvN drama “High School King” (working English title).

She will star alongside singer-actor Seo In Guk, who will play the lead role of Lee Min Suk, a high school student who ends up pretending to be an adult to work at an IT company. Lee Ha Na will play the role of Jung Soo Young, a temporary employee at the same IT company. There she starts a risky relationship with Lee Min Suk.

Lee Ha Na will also be releasing her debut album in May. The actress has always loved music, and finally had a opportunity to release an album this year. Her own compositions will be included in the album to showcase her various musical skills.

“High School King” is set to air in June after “Witch’s Romance” finishes its run

Actors Lee Jong Suk and Go Jun Hee Endorse “Milk Cow” Ice Cream

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Actors Lee Jong Suk and Go Jun Hee’s endorsement photos for ice cream brand, “Milk Cow” have been released!

The two actors were chosen as endorsement models for ice cream brand, “Milk Cow” and participated in a photo shoot together on April 4 in a studio located in Gangnam district, Seoul.

The two actors met for the first time on set, but acted like a natural couple for the camera. In the photo, Lee Jong Suk and Go Jun Hee look like any other adorable couple on an ice cream date.

“Milk Cow” representatives stated, “Lee Jong Suk’s innocent ‘milk’ man image and Go Jun Hee’s polished image made for a luxurious and lovely aura. Both have received positive reviews saying that they fit the image of ‘Milk Cow’ models best.”

In related news, Lee Jong Suk will be meeting viewers once more in a new SBS drama, “Doctor Stranger,” which is scheduled to air this May, while Go Jun Hee will be filming romantic comedy flick, “Red Carpet” opposite Yoon Kye Sang

Clara Reveals Her Secret to Maintaining Her Toned Abs

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Actress and TV personality Clara has shared her know-how to maintaining perfectly toned abs.

Known for her beautiful figure, Clara participated in filming SBS funE’s “Seo In Young’s Star Beauty Show Season 4.” During the show she revealed that whenever she has time between recordings, she works out by dancing to Girl’s Day‘s “Female President.” She demonstrated the toning effect of the intense choreography by showing off her dance moves, earning praises for her idol-like performance.

Clara also added that she tends to go tanning before an important photoshoot to make her body look smooth and healthy. When she confessed to going all nude at a beach in Thailand, even the producers showed surprised reactions to her story.

“Sunglasses help block others’ stares, which makes me feel like others can’t see me either,” she revealed

Super Junior-M’s Henry Joins Instagram, Kim Heechul Plays with His Wifey and More

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments
preview nextview 1/12 preview nextview From girl group reunions to romantic dates, the stars were all about spreading the love. Flip through for more in our Twitter Roundup.

Super Junior-M’s Henry made his Instagram debut on April 15 with a series of photos, including the one above, writing “magazine photoshoot with my cute lil friend!”

After playing with his friend, Henry cleaned up nicely in a suit, writing “suit n tie suit n tie.”

Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo, who also joined Instagram recently, posted a photo from his recent visit to Las Vegas on April 15.

SNSD’s Hyoyeon took a pet selfie, posting this photo of her dog with the message, “Hi~^^.”

Yuri posted a solo selfie during her downtime.

Meanwhile, this skull got some face time on Taeyeon’s Instagram

Lee Jong Suk is full of aegyo in ‘Skin Food’ pictorial and CF

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments
Lee Jong Suk was full of aegyo in his pictorial and CFs for cosmetics brand "Skin Food"!

SEE ALSO: Lee Jong Suk leaves fans" jaws dropping with his abs for the cover of "CeCi"

Spring is here, which means it"s that time of year in K-pop to go back to fresh cute concepts, and Lee Jong Suk did just that with his irresistible expressions as he got one with nature. Lee Jong Suk shared in the CF, "Ate well. Who? My skin," with his cute smile and clear complexion.

A rep stated, "Lee Jong Suk"s clean and healthy image matches well with this advertisement"s new campaign "Good food makes healthy skin". We were surprised by how Lee Jong Suk perfectly expressed [the campaign] after only seeing the content for the feeling of the ad before the photo shoot

Lee Seung Gi’s Sister was Appalled When People Said They Looked Alike

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

While most of the general public has not seen her face, Lee Seung Gi said his little sister resembles him.

On April 14, Lee Seung Gi appeared in the Lee Sun Hee episode of SBS’ Healing Camp, where he briefly talked about his little sister.

“Our family doesn’t really talk about having a celebrity in the family,” said Lee Seung Gi. “When people saw my mom and I going somewhere together, my mother said she wasn’t Lee Seung Gi’s mom even when people asked.”

“When my little sister was attending high school, she stressed a lot about her looks and was going through her rebellious stage. I don’t think so, but a lot of people say that my sister looks like Lee Seung Gi with long hair.”

“Her friends didn’t know I was her brother and started teasing her saying she looked like Lee Seung Gi, and she got mad saying, ‘Why would I look like him?’” said Lee Seung Gi, who went onto say his sister’s in college now

Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!

The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.

“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”

“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be

‘Roommate’ unveils character cards for Park Bom, Lee Dong Wook, and Park Min Woo

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments
"Roommate" unveiled the character cards for 2NE1"s Park Bom, Lee Dong Wook, and Park Min Woo!

SEE ALSO: "Roommate" unveils character cards for Nana, Seo Kang Jun, Shin Sung Woo, and Hong Soo Hyun

Following the character cards for After School"s Nana5urprise"s Seo Kang JunShin Sung Woo, and Hong Soo Hyun, Park Bom, Lee Dong Wook, and Park Min Woo were up next and were introduced by their age, career, as well as three charms or interesting facts about themselves.

Park Bom (31, Singer)

- World class TOP artist!

- An unidentified variety show object(?) [a play on words from UFO - unidentified flying object] who will make a path in variety shows

- Feed her anything once she wakes up

Lee Dong Wook (34, Actor)

- Endless manner King

- Unstoppable MC instinct

- Roommate"s "collector of female hearts"

Park Min Woo (27, Actor)

- "Heart stealer" who has stolen the hearts of noonas

- A hidden dating master

- A fiery competitive spirit! "Fire flower boy"

"Roommate" will premiere on the 20th, but until then, look out for more character cards and teasers to come!

f′s Victoria, 2PM, CN Blue Return from LA

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments
preview nextview 1/9 preview nextview Victoria is spotted coming out of the gate in a preppy casual look

After performing for K-Pop fans stateside at the LA K-Pop Festival, the stars returned to Korea via the Incheon International Airport on April 14.

Photo credit: Newsen/Lee Han Hyung

Victoria opts for a relaxed fit jean

After performing for K-Pop fans stateside at the LA K-Pop Festival, the stars returned to Korea via the Incheon International Airport on April 14.

Photo credit: Newsen/Lee Han Hyung

Sunglasses are a must at the airport as well

After performing for K-Pop fans stateside at the LA K-Pop Festival, the stars returned to Korea via the Incheon International Airport on April 14

BEAST’s Lee Kikwang Becomes First Male Idol to Appear on “Witch Hunt”

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

Lee Kikwang of male group BEAST will appear on the witty and naughty talk show “Witch Hunt” as a special guest.

According to sources in the entertainment industry, the idol participated in filming the episode on April 14. While many female idols, including After School‘s Lizzy, Jewelry‘s Ye Won, and Brown Eyed GirlsNarsha, have been guests on the show and gained attention for their honest comments regarding relationships and men, Lee Kikwang will be the first male idol to appear on the popular talk show.

As BEAST is a group popular amongst young females, it will be interesting to see what topics Lee Kikwang will open up about. Unlike most guests, he will be joining both the first and second part of the episode

Seo In Guk and Lee Ha Na Cast as Leads for New Rom-Com Drama

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

Seo In Guk and Lee Ha Na have been cast as the leads of tvN’s upcoming romantic comedy drama High Schooler King of Life (trans).

High Schooler King of Life is a romantic comedy about a naïve high school student Lee Min Suk (Seo In Guk) entering the world of adults when he unintentionally becomes the director of a large company, in place of his older brother.

Lee Ha Na will be acting as the company’s employee Jung Soo Young, who will be acting out a romance with Lee Min Suk. This will be her return to the small screen after five years.

The drama is set to air in June.

Photo credit: Newsen

Seo In Guk Cast as Lead in New tvN Drama

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

Seo In Guk is back with the cable channel that shot his name to stardom through the hit 2012 drama “Reply 1997“! He has been cast in the upcoming tvN drama “High School King ” (working English title).

“High School King” is a romantic comedy set in Poong Jin High School, where Seo In Guk’s character, Lee Min Suk, is a popular striker for his hockey team. He is described as a confident and reckless character, who somehow ends up substituting for his older brother at a IT company as the head of the Planning department.

“High School King” is set to air in June after “Witch’s Romance” finishes its run.

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B2ST Lee Gi Kwang to Be First Male Idol Group Member to Appear on ‘Witch Hunt’

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

Ready to talk dirty, B2ST’s Lee Gi Kwang will be appearing on jTBC’s Witch Hunt.

On April 14, Newsen spoke with a Cube Entertainment rep, who said, “Lee Gi Kwang will be appearing as a guest on Witch Hunt. He’s filming during the afternoon on April 14.”

Lee Gi Kwang will be the first male idol group member to appear as a guest on Witch Hunt. Other idol group guests included Rainbow’s Jae Kyung, Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain and Narsha, Dal Shabet’s Subin, After School’s Lizzy, and Jewelry’s Kim Ye Won.

Witch Hunt is an honest talk show led by four hosts and guests, who discuss dating, love, and intimacy. With Lee Gi Kwang being quite honest with refreshing charms on many different kinds of variety shows, his appearance on Witch Hunt is already gathering anticipation

Akdong Musician’s Kim Soo Hyun Becomes a Shy Stalker in ‘200%’ Making Film

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

After flawlessly playing a stalker with a crush, Akdong Musician Lee Soo Hyun revealed it wasn’t as easy as it appears in the 200% music video.

On April 12, Akdong Musician released the making film of 200%, revealing the shoot that took place in Okinawa with Lee Soo Hyun and model Nam Joo Hyuk as the main leads. Lee Soo Hyun revealed her embarrassment, realizing that her role in the music video was large, as she expressed her uncertainty of taking on the role.

But she had nothing to worry about as she perfectly played out the adorable stalker, even getting the director’s approval.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that while Lee Soo Hyun was filming the MV in Japan, Lee Chan Hyuk was back in Seoul, exercising.

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