Girl’s Day’s “Something” continues to dominate and remains No. 1 for a third week. It becomes the first song since EXO’s big hit “Growl” last year to record three straight weeks on top of our chart. Taking full advantage of the slower months of K-Pop at the beginning of the year, Girl’s Day establishes themselves as one of the rising girl groups (we have another two in this week’s top 10).
Ailee’s “Singing Got Better” continues to hold the No. 2 spot. After topping the chart a month ago, this song stays strong at No. 2 for the past three weeks.
Moving up two spots to score their first top three hit is another rising girl group AOA. Their song “Miniskirt” won on SBS Inkigayo last week, their first ever music program win
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Ryang Hyun and Ryang Ha Plan to Make Their Comeback After 7 Years
DMTN’s Daniel Wins Appeal, Jail Sentence Changed to Probation
Ye Eun Celebrates Wonder Girls’ 7th Anniversary
Actor Oh Ji Ho to Tie the Knot with Girlfriend in April
Sohee Finds a New Home at Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo’s Agency
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STELLAR Criticized for Using Sexually Suggestive Marketing Tactics
[Gallery] Performances and Highlights from the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
YG Announces February 24 Comeback for 2NE1 with “CRUSH”
KBS Bans All H
These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?
Min Joon and Song Yi’s Relationship Takes Center Stage
Romantic Highlights Include:
When Song Yi drags Min Joon back home due to his kiss-induced illness, she can’t help but pester him about his kissing weakness. Min Joon lays in bed doing his best to recover while Song Yi fires off question after question
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9 preview nextview The stars showed their pretty faces through selfies and photos of themselves in action, so flip through to see what went down in today’s Twitter Roundup.
G-Dragon posted a selfie from what appears to be a shoot for cosmetics brand the SAEM, as indicated by his hashtag.
2PM’s Wooyoung shared a bedhead selfie, writing “Good morning!! ㅋㅋ Messy~.”
Super Junior’s Kangin tweeted a selfie with fans in the background on February 12, writing “Sorry you had to stay so late. Sorry I couldn’t talk with you all more or go closer ELFs~~~ Seriously thank you. Seriously.”
Kyuhyun tweeted a photo with SNSD’s Seohyun following their musical performance on February 12, writing “The last ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’ show with Seohyun!! I’m sad because we were only able to do it twice, but fighting for the remaining shows^^
The stars took time off to go on late night rendezvous as well as support their fellow colleagues, and we have the photos to prove it in today’s Twitter Roundup.
B2ST’s Son Dong Woon tweeted an encouraging message to recent graduates along with a selfie, writing “It’s graduation season now!! Congrats to all the graduating B2TYs and even though starting a new life is scary, it’s better to keep challenging yourself than to not try^^.”
Yong Jun Hyung posted an Instagram video of his pup on February 12, writing “I’ll be back.”
SNSD’s Seohyun tweeted a photo with musical co-star Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and her fellow members who came to visit her at the show, writing “With our unnies who came to Kyuhwon oppa and Seoyeonwoo’s last The Moon That Embraces the Sun show~!! Thank you~ I was able to perform with more strength thanks to you unnies^^ Unnies!! They’re all mine!! ㅋㅋ
Key East Entertainment
denied the rumors of Kim Soo Hyun being in talks for a drama remake of comic book "The Night Scholar
SEE ALSO: Suzy reunites with Kim Soo Hyun for a "You Who Came From The Stars" cameo
Kim Soo Hyun, who has been seeing hit after hit with historical dramas including "The Moon That Embraces the Sun" and "You Who Came From the Stars", was rumored to be in talks for another historical drama remake of "The Night Scholar". The rumors started spreading when it was reported that Key East Entertainment"s subsidiary Contents K bought the publication rights for "The Night Scholar" to produce a drama remake with Kim Soo Hyun as its lead actor. "The Night Scholar" portrays the tale of a vampire scholar and takes place during the Joseon dynasty.
His agency rep cleared up the confusion to TV Daily on February 11, "[Kim Soo Hyun] has never received a casting offer for "The Night Scholar"
Happy Lunar New Year to all our readers.
Due to Korea’s Lunar New Year celebrations, not many singers released new songs. As a result, our music chart is quieter this week and the top three songs remain the same as last week. Girl’s Day’s “Something” becomes the first song to repeat as No. 1 this year. This week it further pulls away from Ailee’s “Singing Got Better,” which remains at No. 2. B1A4’s multiple music show winning song “Lonely” is still at No. 3.
There are two new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 19 spots to No. 8 is Hong Dae Kwang’s “No Answer.” It is the title track from his single album “The Silver Lining.” and is an acoustic guitar style mid-tempo ballad that showcases Hong Dae Kwang’s sweet voice
Mnet has released pictures from their drama "Mimi" onto the official website!
SEE ALSO: Actress Moon Ga Young to play TVXQ member Changmin"s first love in "Mimi"
This romantic drama stars TVXQ"s Changmin and Moon Ga Young who don high school uniforms in these pictures as their relationship first blossomed during this period. The two of them also showcase their believable chemistry in the video Mnet uploaded onto its YouTube channel, showing the two behind the scenes as they take part in the poster shoot for their drama.
This 4-part drama will start airing on February 21 so mark your calendars!
From Super Junior to B.A.P and even Infinite, the SNS world was colored with male idols, and we definitely didn’t mind.
See them all in today’s Twitter Roundup.
Super Junior’s Ryeowook tweeted a sentimental photo on February 6, writing “They said they’re love letters from 1972 to 1976 when they were dating.. My aunt and uncle^^. I read a few letters, and it’s seriously a movie...ㅠ But there are more from my uncleㅋㅋㅋ. I want to love like that.”
The day before, Ryeowook tweeted a photo with Hong Dae Kwang, writing “Finally met Dae Kwang hyung!!!!^^. Sukira is starting now!! Listen live. Feeling good kyakya.”
Kim Heechul posted another photo with Sam, writing “Yawning Hee&Sam.. Ah.. I’m falling for him-- That’s why when things get deeper, it’s exhausting
Kim Soo Hyun fans in Asia, you are in luck!
Actor Kim Soo Hyun will be meeting his fans in March by youring six different Asian countries including Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore.
On February 5, Key East commented, “Kim Soo Hyun will go on an Asian Tour for receiving such great love from fans through his film ‘Secretly Greatly‘ and dramas ‘Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ and ‘Man from the Stars.‘”
Starting from the middle of March, Kim Soo Hyun will kick off his Asian Tour in Seoul. Then he will visit Taiwan and China, in which he’ll travel to three different cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Then he’ll make a visit in Japan, Singapore and lastly, Thailand.
Kim Soo Hyun had recently placed #1 on the Chinese portal site Baidu‘s “Today’s Actor” rankings
Kim Soo Hyun, who plays the alien Do Min Joon in “Man From the Stars,” will be personally singing one of the songs on the soundtrack, according to Donga.com. Several entertainment officials have said, “Kim Soo Hyun has agreed with the drama production team to participate in the ‘Man From the Stars’ soundtrack. You should be able to hear Kim Soo Hyun’s voice near the end of the drama.”
However, it seems that these were no more than just rumors. In response to the above reports, on February 3, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency said to Sports Seoul that “We haven’t received any proposal from the production team for participation in the soundtrack. We need to have received an offer to have done any discussion on the matter, and the agency hasn’t discussed the soundtrack at all
The actor that many of you fell in love with through works like "Dream High
" and "You Who Came From the Stars
", Kim Soo Hyun
, is setting out to meet with fans in six countries for his upcoming fan meeting tour starting this March!
SEE ALSO: Kim Soo Hyun denies singing an OST for "You Who Came From the Stars"
His agency Key East Entertainment said, "With the strength from both domestic and international fans who"ve shown their hot response and support for each and every production including "Secretly and Greatly" ("Covertness"), "Moon that Embraces the Sun", and "You Who Came From the Stars", we will hold a fan meeting tour."
The actors will meet fans in a total of eight cities across six countries around Asia
Kim Soo Hyun will be making his way through and around Asia.
Keyeast Entertainment, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, announced, “We were able to organize the Asian fan meeting tour thanks to the fans who’ve shown their support for the movie Secretly, Greatly as well as the dramas The Sun and the Moon and You Who Came From the Stars.”
Beginning in the middle of March, Kim Soo Hyun will launch his fan meeting tour, starting with Seoul and making his way to Taiwan, China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.
Kim Soo Hyun recently ranked number one under ‘Today’s Actor’ in Chinese portal website, Baidu, beating out other stars in Asia.
He also gathered 5,000 fans for his fan meeting in Japan, which took place last October, and has carried on his global promotions by visiting America and Hong Kong when the movie Secretly, Greatly premiered
Despite what multiple reports said, Kim Soo Hyun is not singing for the OST of SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars.
Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, KeyEast addressed the floating rumors about its actor participating in the hit drama’s OST.
Enews spoke with KeyEast on February 3. The agency stated, “Kim Soo Hyun’s participation in the OST is not true. The production company hasn’t even discussed such a thing with us.”
On the same day, one media outlet announced that according to multiple entertainment affiliates, Kim Soo Hyun will be featured in the next OST for You Who Came From the Stars, making the agency put an end by saying it wasn’t even discussed.
When asked if there’s a possibility of Kim Soo Hyun singing for the drama, KeyEast kept its words few, saying, “We believe it’s an issue we’ll think about when the production company first makes a request
The stars kept busy as usual with musicals and arena tours, while other stopped by just to say hello to fans. See what we mean in today’s Twitter Roundup.
SNSD’s Seohyun tweeted a photo with Tiffany and SISTAR’s Bora from backstage of her musical on January 28, writing “A photo with Fany Fany unnie and pretty Bora unnie, who came to cheer on Seo Yeon Woo~! It’s Seo Yeon Woo who embraces these two unnies~ㅎㅎ I will work hard until The Moon That Embraces the Sun’s last show!”
She also added, “Soyou came too, but I’m so sad I didn’t take a photo with herㅠㅠ. Soyou, my friend~~thank you so, so much for coming.”
Hyoyeon took to her Instagram on January 28 to share a selfie before she squeezed in a workout, writing “Ready for jogging.”
Super Junior’s Donghae gave fans an Eunhae update via Instagram on January 28, writing “Back to the 1999 D&E
Once again, the new No. 1 song this week is from outside of the top 10 last week. Ailee scores her third No. 1 song on our chart with her latest hit “Singing Got Better,” up from No. 18 last week. Written by her mentor Wheesung, this is a song about a woman who focus herself on singing after a breakup to lessen her heartache, and eventually her singing skills got better. Despite only winning a minor TV music show in MBC’s Show Champion, “Singing Got Better” was the most consistent song amongst all our sources. It just edges out Girl’s Day’s “Something” by three points to win this week. Congratulations to Ailee.
Both the No. 2 and No. 3 songs are titled “Something.” Girl’s Day’s song is at No. 2 as mentioned. No
Name: 조동혁 / Jo Dong-hyuk (Jo Dong-Hyeok)
Birthplace: South Korea
Talent agency: Namoo Actors
I’ll Give You The Stars and The Moon (KBS1, 2012)
Brain (KBS2, 2011)
Winter Bird (MBC, 2007) cameo
I Hate You, But It’s Fine (KBS1, 2007)
Snow in August (SBS, 2007)
The Person I Love (SBS, 2007)
Mr Goodbye (KBS, 2006)
Young Jae’s Golden Days (MBC, 2006)
Miss Kim Makes 1 Million (SBS, 2004)
Searching for the Elephant (2009)
Lover/The Intimate (2005)
Make It Big (2002)
Kim Soo Hyun displays his great acting skills with his powerful and emotional crying scene during the epilogue to episode 12 for the drama “Man From the Stars.”
In the epilogue, alien Do Min Joon (played by Kim Soo Hyun) is finally realizing that his time on earth is coming to an end, and that he will soon have to leave his love Song Yi behind. His recent crying performance was reminiscent of a previous emotional sobbing scene he had in MBC‘s drama Moon Embracing the Sun. It’s amazing how he can deliver such a believable crying performance on the spot.
You can watch Kim Soo Hyun’s tear jerking epilogue below. Learn more about “Man From the Stars” from this week’s recap.
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On January 14, a star-studded VIP premiere of the film “Miss Granny” was held at the CGV theaters in Wangshipri, Seoul.
Celebrity attendees included Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri, EXO‘s Kai, D.O, Suho and Chanyeol, B1A4‘s Gongchan and Jinyoung, A Pink‘s Son Na Eun, ZE:A‘s Im Siwan, No Min Woo, Min Hyo Rin, Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA, Kang Sora, Lee Yoon Ji, Nam Bora and more!
“Miss Granny” stars Shim Eun Kyung, Na Moon Hee, Park In Hwan, Sung Dong Il, Lee Jin Wook and Kim Hyun Sook. It is about a 70-year-old lady who transforms into a 20-year-old overnight and decides to use her newfound youth and time well
Kim Soo Hyun’s popularity has crossed borders and spread to China.
The popularity of SBS drama You Who Came From the Stars in China has brought the spotlight onto its lead actor, Kim Soo Hyun.
According to KeyEast Entertainment, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, Kim Soo Hyun ranked number one on Baidu’s ‘the actor of the day’ on January 14, followed by Lee Min Ho and Taiwanese top star Jimmy Lin.
Kim Soo Hyun’s drama You Who Came From the Stars is also ranked number one on Baidu’s Korean drama chart, with his other drama The Sun and the Moon ranking number three.
His dramas have also been raking in hits on PPTV, with You Who Came From the Stars earning over 7.5 million hits and The Sun and the Moon earning 1