The movie “Professional Mr. Baek,” starring actors Yoon Shi Yoon and Yeo Jin Gu, has finally received a premiere date for April 3.
“Professional Mr. Baek” is about a famous professional golfer, Baek Se Jin (Yoon Shi Yoon) who loses everything after a drunk-driving accident and ends up becoming the golf instructor of a group of students at an island village school. “The golfer who came to play and was roped into being a teacher,” is how Baek Se Jin is described on the movie poster.
The movie will tell the story of the school’s six students, led by representative Lee Byung Joo (Yeo Jin Gu), described as “the unstoppable bad boy,” and their teacher Baek Se Jin, and the troubles they encounter in their quest to save the school from closing down.
Last week, we covered which Korean terms were essential for K-Pop fans to know. Now, we will cover the English terms, either words that seem English but have never been heard of before K-Pop and words that are English and you can pretty much tell what they mean. At the end, there is also a list of terms that are a fusion of both cultures! Korean words combined with English for a baby language. Check out the list below to become an even more knowledgeable fan.
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This is something you"ll hear often (but may be pronounced like "hwaiting")! This isn"t a cheer telling people to fight each other, but rather to fight the circumstances. It is a supportive cheer, so when you want people to cheer up and do their best, you"ll say, "Fighting!" At times, this is accompanied by an arm movement where you bend your elbow so your arm is still vertical, form a fist, and then pull your elbow down a bit as you say it
Even though it cannot repeat the perfect score of last week, the duet “Some” between Soyu and Junggigo is No. 1 for the third straight week. This song just keeps piling up music show wins. Even before very strong competitions, this week “Some” still wins on KBS Music Bank. Odds don’t favor this song to be No. 1 again next week since we have a trio of major artists coming back and eyeing the top spot (more on that below). But “Some” has been incredibly durable in popularity and may surprise again next week.
We have five new songs in the top 10 this week. Just below “Some” is our highest new song. Moving up 17 spots to No. 2 is Sunmi’s new hit “Full Moon.” Last year, Sunmi successfully came back as a solo artist with the chart topping hit “24 Hours
Girls’ Generation (SNSD) was named at the top of the list in Forbes Korea’s ‘2014 Korea Celebrity 40.’
Forbes Korea selected and announced 40 of the most influential celebrities in Korea, and the girls won first place beating out the stars in various fields.
‘Korea Celebrity 40’ selected 100 contestants in the field of movie, drama, variety, music, sports and others. The winners were selected based on four categories of sales, frequency of exposure on media, broadcasting activities and professionalism.
SNSD was the only group that ranked in the top 10 under all four categories, and it also set the record of being the only celebrity to rank in top five of the ‘Korea Celebrity 40’ list since 2009, when Forbes Korea first began releasing the list.
Meanwhile, SNSD will be promoting its new song Mr
Kim Soo Hyun makes even the smallest cameo shine like no other.
In the comedy film “Miss Granny,” Kim Soo Hyun makes a surprise cameo appearance as the young Mr. Park, played by actor Park In Hwan.
Until now, Kim Soo Hyun’s existence in the film was a sort of ending or spoiler, and the people who have seen the movie made sure to keep his cameo a secret, as if they would be ruining the movie otherwise. However, as the film broke the 8,000,000 viewer mark, the “Miss Granny” production publicly expressed their thanks to Kim Soo Hyun and revealed his cameo scene.
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk said, “We were looking for an actor who would match well with Doo Ri, played by Shim Eun Kyung, and we immediately thought of Kim Soo Hyun
As much as they depend on each other as sisters and friends, the nine members of Girls’ Generation (SNSD) also have a special place in their heart for their friends outside of the group.
With all the members keeping themselves busy performing on stage as SNSD and individually in dramas, variety shows, movies and more, these beautiful and talented girls know how important it is to have a support system with friends they can share their hearts with, in order to keep strong.
So, let’s take a look at some of these friendships that have kept the SNSD girls going with their energy and bright spirits, as we celebrate the group as the winner of this week’s Star of the Week!
miss A’s Min
miss A’s Min is known to be good friends with both Hyoyeon and Seohyun of SNSD
With the recent release of their latest title track, "Mr. Mr.," it seems like a good time tocover Girls" Generation, one of K-pop"s biggest and most influential groups in our "Then andNow" series. So, let"s take a look!
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Into the new World
Girls" Generation has really developed as artists since their debut back in 2007. As the first girl groupto debut after the highly publicized Super Junior under SM Entertainment,expectations for this group were high. In the 7 years since their debut, it is safe to say that Girls" Generation has goneabove and beyond, redefining the standard for future girl groups in not onlyKorea, but in countries such as Japan and China as well
Singer Bumkey introduces himself and talks about his new Hip Hop group TROY in a new video posted on Brand New Music Korea‘s Youtube channel. The video is the first of four videos where each member introduces himself and talks about their story.
In Bumkey’s introduction, he tells us his story of how he became apart of the group TROY. The singer talks about his teen years in L.A. and how he was exposed to hip hop. The singer explains how he left for Korea to follow his dream to become an entertainer. He also talks about the feelings he had during his solo debut which happened before his group’s debut.
Look out for the other member’s introductions which should be coming out soon.
I’ve now been promoted as the official penguin of the Soompi network, hence why I have that awesome “Le Penguin Officiel” tag in the comment section. Thanks to our dear leader, soomp, for that amazing addition. You should start seeing the other editors and writers on the team getting their own unique tags over the coming weeks.
Anyway first point of business for the official penguin is to discuss the age old question of when to call it quits, because nothing really lasts forever.
Very Important Disclaimer Stuff: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of pretty much everything. The writer has been known to be rather weird and cynical at times. The writer’s opinions certainly DO NOT reflect the opinion of Soompi’s news team or Soompi as a whole. Trust me, the rest of the team is quite normal
Super Junior, leader of Hallyu, will be giving a special lecture at the National Assembly of Korea.
According to an announcement made by the Secretariat of the National Assembly on February 17, the male group members will participate in the sixth part of “The National Assembly Top Class Culture and Arts Course” as guest lecturers. The event will be held on February 20 at 7.30pm, and the audience will be consist of members of the National Assembly.
The members selected to represent the group and SM Entertainment are Shindong, Eunhyuk, and Sungmin. Titled “The world is influenced by K-Pop,” the three talented speakers will be lecturing on entering the global market and maintaining the state in the future for one and half hours
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!
-= News =-
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
-= Music =-
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
definitely caught eyes with their new image and comeback with "Marionette", but not without stirring up some heat along the way as netizens and media outlets are asking if the girls have gone too far with their sexy concept.
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When searching for their name on Korean portal sites, users are overloaded with articles that all point out Stellar"s dramatic image transformation with their provocative choreography and outfits that expose their buttocks. Although at first one could argue that they"re simply doing a sexy concept like all the other girl groups are doing, netizens point out Stellar have taken it too far with how they are portraying themselves, especially through their promotional Facebook events
2014 is already off to an explosive start - from Girl"s Day overtaking TVXQ and Rain on the charts to members of Girls" Generation confirmed to be dating, it looks like we"re in for an eventful year! Today, jennywill and contagion are here with our guesses and open ended questions for what else 2014 might just have in store for us! Remember, this is all just speculation!
SEE ALSO: 10 Bold Predictions in K-pop for 2013
1. What"s in store for the Wonder Girls?
Even though JYP Entertainment has reassured fans that Wonder Girls will not be breaking up, it"s also true that the girls" future plans are pretty uncertain right now
A significant portion of VIXX"s fans have come together to express their frustration and anger at the boys" management agency, Jellyfish Entertainment, even starting a petition and organizing a boycott of the group"s upcoming DVD.
It seems the latest event that triggered the fans to resort to such actions came from an article piece that a reporter previously wrote, discussing his treatment by the employees of Jellyfish Entertainment at a photo and interview session of VIXX. The reporter had detailed his or her account of the rudeness of the employees. Becoming aware of the post, fans seem to have become concerned that the rudeness of the employees not only affects fans, but can reflect badly on the boys of VIXX themselves. With this final straw, they set out to make themselves heard.
The fans state, "VIXX"s agency Jellyfish ask for unnecessary personal information, fan managers speak abusively towards fans, show poor hosting of the group"s showcase and fan club inauguration, and neglect the fan cafe and do not communicate with fans
I hope this movie is good, because the subject matter is so fascinating. Kim Kang-woo’s next project, Tabloid: Dangerous Rumor, is due out in theaters in a few weeks, and it’s about the real story behind celebrity scandals and who gets paid to release said stories at just the right time, all in an effort to turn the public’s attention away from something else.
The teaser introduces the subject of scandalous gossip, which in the Korean press is always headlined “Miss A caught doing this or that,” or “Mr. B revealed as such and such.” But the omniscient narrator tells us: “It’s not who A or B is that you should be curious about, but who made the rumors, how, and for what reason. And most importantly, why they were released.”
Kim Kang-woo stars as the manager to an actress who becomes the target of a gossip scandal
I Need Romance 3 - Episode 1, Episode 2 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
The third installment of the I Need Romance series is here and I bet you thought you learned something about romance in the first two series, right? Pfft. Those two were chickenfeed compared to this drama which is pulling all the stops when it comes to romance. And to show just how serious they are about it, there’s French everywhere. The first words spoken are: “J’ai envie de romance” which means I might need to have Google Translate open to keep from missing anything.
The drama begins with a little girl walking in the first snowfall of the year with a cute French song playing in the background. Where’s she going? The male narrator tells us that she was going to see him shortly after exiting his mother’s womb
Yay, finally a teaser longer than thirty seconds. The third season of I Need Romance sets sail this coming Monday on tvN, and the six-minute highlight teaser below gives us a taste of the characters and chemistry to come. It’s probably more than needs to be teased at this point, in that it covers likely most of what we’ll see in the opening episodes (so maybe steer clear if you’re extra spoiler-phobic), but on the upside we get to see Kim So-yeon and Sung Joon get awfully close.
The teaser starts out with a parade of kisses and the advice that you have to kiss to know how you feel. Kim So-yeon narrates: “A woman knows the moment of the kiss: Soon, he will come close.” We see her being cool-headed in the workplace along with her team of best friends (Yoon Seung-ah, Park Hyo-joo, Park Yoo-hwan) and bragging in front of her sunbae Namgoong Min
Cable channel TV Chosun is lining up another drama series, and it’s a period story titled Into the Fire. It’s a story about money, sacrifice, and love as the hero, played by Choi Su-jong (A King’s Dream, President, Comrades), rises from poverty in a war-ravaged youth and pulls himself up by his steel will (and bootstraps) to become a financial success.
On the surface the overall trajectory sounds pretty familiar, although setting it in the years following the Occupation and Korean War puts it several decades before stories like Giant or Empire of Gold. Choi Su-jong’s tenacious, upright character rises up through the miserable circumstances of the post-war years and pours his efforts into developing steel. As he works toward his goal of setting up an integrated steelworks factory, he falls into a love triangle with his childhood friend and a woman who saved his life named Kumiko
Rachel’s K-pop and K-drama blog Rara-Pop is full of good information any fan of Korean entertainment will enjoy. You’ll find articles like “Korean Celebrity Inspired Wants,” “Top 5 Engrish Phrases in K-pop,” and a wide range of music video and drama reviews. Warning: T.O.P’s cheekbones may be a frequent topic of discussion. Be sure to check out this great blog!
This week brought two more solid “Man from the Stars” episodes. Do Min Joon’s past connection to Chun Song Yi is slowly being revealed, creating a rich backdrop to complement his present actions. Song Yi remains a strong, yet struggling character as she deals with a variety of issues ranging from sickness to even a murder case. I love how despite Min Joon’s commitment to noninterference, he keeps getting dragged into Song Yi’s complicated life
From an over-abundance of debuts to a handful of career-defining comebacks, 2013 has been a big year for K-Pop. But what were the best, most important songs of 2013? Here at allkpop
, we"re trying to answer that question with our "Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2013
Some of the staff members combed through this year"s numerous releases to bring you a list of fifty of the year"s most noteworthy songs. Check in every Wednesday between now and the new year (January 1) for the next group of songs in our ranking. Note: To be on this ranking, the songs had to be released between the dates of December 1, 2012 to November 15, 2013 for consideration. Today, we bring you the ranking for numbers eleven through twenty on our list.
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