The top two songs exchanged place from last week, with Junggigo’s “Want You” moving up a spot to No. 1 and EXO-K’s “Overdose” dropping to second. It was another close battle between these two songs as they were separated only by nine points this week. Junggigo was able to win it this week as “Want You” has stronger showings on all independent charts, despite “Overdose” sweeping the music shows for the second week in a row.
Junggigo becomes the first artist to have two No. 1 songs on our chart in 2014. His duet “Some” with Sistar’s Soyu spent four weeks on top in February and March. “Want You” is his first solo No. 1 song. Congratulations to Junggigo.
K-Pop promotions are back at full swing as there are many changes in the top 10 this week
Lee Jin Wook and Kong Hyo Jin are rumored to be dating.
Will Entertainment, Lee Jin Wook’s agency, spoke with Newsen on May 29 and said, “We just read the news about him and Kong Hyo Jin. We’ve never heard about this before. We’re currently checking with him to see if this is true.”
A news platform reported earlier today that Lee Jin Wook and Kong Hyo Jin are dating.
Having debuted in 1999 through movie Whispering Corridors, Kong Hyo Jin has starred in numerous dramas such as Sangdoo, Let’s Go To School, Pasta, Master’s Sun and more.
Lee Jin Wook debuted as a model in 2003, and starred in Air City, I Need a Romance, Nine and more, rising to top star status.
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It was a night of sparkle, eye candy, honors and humility as a countless number of stars walked down the red carpet, nervously hoping that their talents and efforts would be recognized at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards on May 27.
From rookies to veterans to production team members, winners were called out one by one, some with tears and some with nothing but gratitude.
Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho ended up taking the highest honors of the night in the Television and Movie Categories for their respective roles in SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars and the movie The Attorney.
Jun Ji Hyun expressed her gratitude, saying, “Whenever I start a new project, I always think that this is only the beginning but it could also be my last
It was a night of glamour and celebration as Korea’s hottest actors, actresses along with the staff and insiders of the drama/film industry all gathered together for the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards on May 27.
With Shin Dong Yup and Kim Ah Joong hosting the awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards ran for 150 minutes, announcing this years winners for outstanding performances.
Song Kang Ho was the only “triple crown winner” of the night as he took home three different awards for the Grand Prize, Best Film and Best New Director. Kim Soo Hyun took home two awards for his film “Secretly, Greatly” for Best New Actor and Most Popular (Male). Seol Kyung Koo won the Best Leading Actor for “Wish,” which also won the award for Best Screenplay
Ji Hyun Woo, Jung Eun Ji, Shin Sung Rok and Lee Se Young geared up for their upcoming drama.
KBS2’s new drama Trot Lovers held its first script reading recently at KBS building, attended by all cast members.
Starting the script reading in a cheery atmosphere, the cast members entirely focused on each of their characters, adjusting their voice tone and expressions and making eye contact with the opposite actors.
The cast members’ great teamwork, despite the fact that it was their first gathering, along with Jung Eun Ji’s trot singing ability, led everyone predict the upcoming success of the drama.
Go Young Tak, the drama director at KBS, said, “We hope that this drama can be a comfort to all people, during the time when our society is in a dark atmosphere
Kpop is finally back to full swing this week and it is reflecting on our chart. The top three songs are all brand new entries in the top 10.
Taking the top spot is EXO-K’s “Overdose,” moving up from No. 14 last week. This is the group’s second No. 1 song on our chart. Last year, their first No. 1 “Growl” went on to become our Song Of The Year and EXO was also voted top male group by our fans. Now they are finally coming back to release their second mini-album “Overdose.” The title track of the same name is an urban dance song with hip-hop and R&B melody. It portrays a man who feels powerless as he cannot get over his infatuation with a fatally attractive woman. “Overdose” swept all music shows last week. Its momentum should carry the song to at least another week on top
“The Joseon Gunman” (aka “The Joseon Shooter”) revealed pictures of the recent script reading, displaying the actors’ earnestness and joy.
With filming starting soon for the new KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama “The Joseon Gunman,” the staff and actors were practicing the script at a KBS annex in Yeouido. The cast starts off with the two heroes Lee Jun Ki and Nam Sang Mi, and also includes the following actors: Jeon Hye Bin, Han Ju Wan, Choi Jae Sung, Yoo Oh Sung, Choi Jong Won, Ahn Seok Hwan, Lee Min Woo and Lee Dong Hwi.
As soon as Lee Jun Ki entered the practice room, he greeted his fellow actors with his unique and bright smile and shook each of their hands. He even expressed special joy after meeting Nam Sang Mi after seven years
It was up against difficult competition. But it still succeeded. Would it all have been possible without the ′good actor′?
The recently ended drama MBC’s Cunning Single Lady stood out among its competing projects, and Joo Sang Wook’s name cannot be left out when discussing the drama′s successful journey.
Entering the 17th year since his debut, Joo Sang Wook has already accomplished a tremendous amount in his career. But the newest challenge he took is meaningful in many ways.
Joo Sang Wook took his first step into the genre of romantic comedies through Cunning Single Lady.
Leaving behind his cold image from Good Doctor, Joo Sang Wook decided to take on a 180 degree change in his follow up project. And it turned out that Joo Sang Wook’s encounter with Cunning Single Lady was meant to be
Dickpunks member Kim Hyun Woo has been added to the cast of Olive TV’s “Share House.”
A representative of the reality show commented to Star News on May 13, “Kim Hyun Woo recently became a fixed member of ‘Share House.’”
The program puts popular celebrities from different backgrounds and occupations under the same roof, and follows the members’ daily life and interaction with each other. The cast includes singer Son Ho Young, sports announcer Choi Hee, Lee Sang Min, Woo Hee of girl group Dal Shabet, Choi Sung Joon, Chun Yee Seul, model Song Hae Na, Kim Jae Woong, and Hwang Young Rong.
The source continued, “Kim Hyun Woo has become roommates with fashion designer Kim Jae Woong
Surrounding herself with beautiful flowers, Megan Lee signaled her long-waited return with a brand new teaser to go with her upcoming new song, 8dayz.
The teaser was released on May 12 with Megan Lee looking more beautiful and sophisticated as she happily sang with braids in her hair and lots of colorful flowers surrounding her.
The bright and upbeat song, 8dayz was produced by g.o.d member, Kim Tae Woo, making it his first production project ever.
Megan Lee will release 8dayz on May 15.
Photo credit: Soul Shop Entertainment
The public has been showing interest in the celebrities that will be discharged from the military by the end of this year following actor Ji Hyun Woo’s discharge after completing his military service on May 6.
This coming July, actor Lee Je Hoon, Kim Moo Yeol, Super Junior’s Leeteuk, and more will be finishing up their mandatory service. Lee Je Hoon enlisted in October of 2012 and is currently serving in the Seoul Metropolitan Police Special Promotional Unit. It has been reported that the actor has already begun receiving many scripts and synopses even before his official discharge.
Kim Moo Yeol, who was recently caught up in a controversy surrounding his medical leave of absences, will also be getting discharged in July as planned
Actor Yoon Kye Sang took some very fancy shots for the fashion magazine Geek.
Yoon Kye Sang is apparently ready to make a comeback to the big screen through his new romantic comedy movie “Red Carpet” which will be released in the latter part of 2014. The actor also recently completed a movie which will be out this year as well. The movie’s title is “Minority Opinion” and Yoon Kye Sang stars as a government-appointed lawyer who defends a client accused of murdering a riot policeman during a forced demolition.
Last month, the actor finished the KBS2 drama “Beyond the Clouds“ which starred Han Ji Hye and Choi Jin Woong as well. In terms of personal life, it seems like the actor is still going strong with Honey Lee who is doing very well in the variety show “Four Guys and One Girl
What would happen if different artists are to live together under one roof? This is what viewers will try to find out as new SBS variety program “Roommate” airs this Sunday, May 4.
Originally set for broadcast on April 20, the show’s first airing was postponed to two weeks later in respect to the Sewol Ferry tragedy. The show is positioned to be closer to the viewers than “Dad” and would feel more like a family than “Superman.” The new show “Roommate” will try to get the viewers’ attention with inviting content as it goes head to head with already established and popular variety shows, KBS 2TV Happy Sunday’s “Superman Returns” and MBC Sunday Night’s “Daddy! Where Are We Going?”
“Roommate” will have 11 celebrities—actors Lee Dong Wook, Seo Kang Joon, and Park Min Woo, actress Hong Soo Hyun, singer-actor Shin Sung Woo, model-host Lee So Ra, 2NE1′s Park Bom, After School’s Nana, EXO’s Chanyeol, comedian Jo Se Ho, and ultimate fighter Song Ga Yeon—living in a house with five rooms and 60 cameras ready to capture their every move
The drama “Angel Eyes” hinted at its triangle romance between Goo Hye Sun, Lee Sang Yoon, and Kim Ji Suk.
In the sixth episode of the SBS weekend drama “Angel Eyes” that aired on April 27, the conflicting relationship between Yoon Soo Wan (Goo Hye Sun), Park Dong Joo (Lee Sang Yoon) and Kang Ji Woon (Kim Ji Suk) was shown. Yoon Soo Wan has spent the past 12 years longing for Park Dong Joo, but she already has a boyfriend in Kang Ji Woon whom she is thinking of marrying.
In the sixth episode, Yoon Soo Wan finally found out that doctor Dylan Park is Park Dong Joo. Yoon Soo Wan stated to Park Dong Joo, “I know this face. I also know this hand,” being happy about Park Dong Joo’s existence. Park Dong Joo denies it at first, but later acknowledges his identity
With another cancellation, the SBS PD for Roommates released a new photo for the fans waiting for the show.
On April 27, Park Sang Hyuk PD, who is in charge of Roommates released another photo of the cast members, appearing very close to each other.
Roommates was originally scheduled to air on April 20, but due to the Sewol tragedy, the first episode has been pushed back until May 4.
It stars Shin Sung Woo, EXO′s Chanyeol, 2NE1′s Park Bom, After School′s Nana, Park Min Woo, Lee So Ra, Lee Dong Wook, Hong Soo Hyun, Seo Kang Joon, Song Ga Yeon, and Cho Se Ho.
Photo credit: SBS
A preview of Lee Sang Yoon and Goo Hye Sun’s love line in SBS’s “Angel Eyes” shows a change as Goo Hye Sun takes a step into the memories of her first love.
A picture was revealed on April 26 by the production team of “Angel Eyes.” In the picture, Soo Wan, played by Goo Hye Sun, and Dong Joo, played by Lee Sang Yoon, share their first kiss at the location that was most memorable to them.
Within the picture, Soo Wan is seen with her eyes closed and her hands carefully touching Dong Joo’s face. But, as she turns around, her face is filled with sadness and tears in her eyes. This scene in particular reminds of the first episode when the story took place 12 years ago. The young Soo Wan, played by Nam Ji Hyun, didn’t have the ability to see and in order to remember the face of young Dong Joo, played by Kang Ha Neul, she carefully touched his face and imagined what he looked like
Sandeul of idol group B1A4, actress Kim Yoo Jung, TV personality Seo Kyung Suk, and other celebrities have joined MBC’s upcoming variety show “Seven Tasters.”
The program is currently filming its first episode in China. A representative of MBC revealed to news outlet MyDaily on April 24, “Sandeul, Kim Yoo Jung, Seo Kyung Suk, singer Shin Sung Woo, actress Lee Young Ah, comedian Son Hun Soo, Kim Kyung Shik, and artist Nam Sang Il will be appearing on ‘Seven Tasters.’”
“Seven Tasters” is the most recent addition to MBC’s offering. The show follows the seven celebrities, who will tour around the world to discover the tastiest cuisines and the best restaurants
Shin Sung Woo and EXO’s Chan Yeol will show a unique combination as roommates.
SBS’s new variety show Roommates will be showing eleven stars sharing the same house. The show will realistically feature the stars’ daily life activities outside of their schedules.
The 11 stars, namely Shin Sung Woo, Lee Dong Wook, Jo Se Ho, Park Min Woo, EXO’s Chan Yeol, Seo Kang Jun, Hong Soo Hyun, 2NE1’s Park Bom, After School’s Nana and Song Ga Yeon divided up into five rooms and began filming at the end of March.
When asked which pair of roommates is the most fun and interesting, Park Sang Hyuk PD named Shin Sung Woo and EXO’s Chan Yeol.
Park Sang Hyuk PD told Newsen on April 10, “They have many commonalities. Even though the age gap is big, Shin Sung Woo knows a lot about the current trend or technology so they connect well
Kim Woo Bin and Honey Lee have attracted attention for their adorable sibling-like interaction.
On the April 4 episode of MBC’s variety show “Four Sons and One Daughter,” the two celebrities gathered to the kitchen to come up with a new and tasty noodle recipe.
Unlike the other “siblings” who had prepared everything in order to make their dishes, Kim Woo Bin was unable to purchase the ingredients beforehand, and thus borrowed the sesame oil, honey, and other key ingredients from Honey Lee.
The two chatted in a friendly manner while cooking, and Honey Lee said, “This can sound paradoxical, but when I am on a diet, I tend to cook a lot.” Hearing this, Kim Woo Bin could not help but tease her and commented, “I wonder who you cook for,” hinting at her celebrity boyfriend Yoon Kye Sang
With just a week to go before the first episode, SBS’ Angel Eyes unveiled new still cuts of Big Bang’s Seungri in uniform.
On March 31, Angel Eyes released new photos of Teddy Seo, Seungri’s character in the drama.
The first shoot took place on March 18 in Paju with the new recruitment ceremony, including Seungri’s character. Seungri easily received the okay sign from director Park Shin Woo for his flawless acting, speaking Konglish (Korean+English) mixed with a Chungchung-do accent.
Seungri plays a gyopo (Korean American) from Texas, who dreamt of being an EMT. Teddy Seo is a passionate and energetic young man, who grew up in the hands of his grandmother in Chungchung-do. He will be acting as Ku Hye Sun’s partner in the drama