Another Hallyu star confirming their overseas popularity!
On February 11, Star K Entertainment revealed that the number of people following actor Jung Il Woo on Weibo, dubbed as the Chinese Twitter, has recently reached five million.
Despite being busy filming MBC’s weekend drama “Golden Rainbow,” the handsome actor has made sure to update fans on his whereabouts. His delightful messages and fun photos have been well received by the Chinese audience, who have enjoyed hearing the news personally from the star.
Chinese fans have shown love for Jung Il Woo since his debut through sitcom “High Kick,” and his local fanbase has only grown after “Moon Embracing the Sun” crossed over to China, winning multiple awards
A few weeks ago, WINNER released their hilarious take on SBS drama "Heirs," but now EXO will the next boy group to try their own parody! Luhan will be playing Lee Min Ho"s Kim Tan while Tao will be playing Park Shin Hye"s Eun Sang during the last episode of MBC"s "EXO"s Showtime," set to air on February 13.
Also in this episode, the members will talk about their disappointments during the last three months. Luhan said, "I am usually a manly guy, but I don"t think I showed that [on Showtime]," and said he would show his true, manly self while acting as Kim Tan in their parody of "Heirs." The members then chose Tao to play Eun Sang.
According to a broadcasting rep, Lu Tan (Luhan and Kim Tan) and Ta Eun Sang (Tao + Eun Sang) acted out a scene in which Kim Tan asks Eun Sang whether he likes her and does a surprise hug all with such sincere acting that the surrounding people were surprised
Over the last few years, the K-Pop market has shown a diversification of genres, as well as a shift in power among key players.
While there companies that depend heavily on idols, such as the “Big 3,” consisting of SM, YG and JYP, there are also others that have caught the public’s attention with their offerings of ballad singers and singer-songwriters. Smaller companies have found that the internet has given them greater avenues to promote themselves, such as via YouTube and various SNS. Yoon Jong Shin’s Mystic89 and Yoo Hee Yeol’s Antenna Music are two such up-and-coming labels.
Mystic89 is home to Kim Yeon Woo, Park Ji Yoon, Jang Jae In, Puer Kim, Jo Jung Chi, Harim and Lim Kim, while Antenna Music houses artists such as Lucid Fall, Jung Jae Hyung and Peppertones
Hallyu actress Park Shin Hye has over 5 million followers on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.
As of February 7 at 9 AM KST, Park Shin Hye’s Weibo attracted 5,406, 667 followers. Through her roles in various dramas including, “You’re Beautiful,” “Fabulous Boys,” and “The Heirs,” the actress is receiving much love and support from fans abroad.
Reaching 5 million followers on Weibo is a first by a Korean actress. Considering “The Heirs” has not yet been officially broadcasted in China, it is predicted the number of followers will increase.
A rep from Park Shin Hye’s agency, S.A.L.T. Entertainment, remarked, “We are thankful to all the fans in China. We believe Park Shin Hye’s effort to connect directly with fans through various SNS sites is reaching fans domestically and internationally
JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun is all suited up to act as the president’s security guard in his upcoming drama, Three Days.
SBS’s Three Days is a mystery suspense melodrama broadcasting after You Who Came From the Stars.
About the drama, Park Yoo Chun said, “I chose this drama because of the powerful script and to challenge myself to act in a new genre.”
Taking the role of Han Tae Kyung, Park Yoo Chun will be acting as the president’s top security guard. In order to prepare himself, the JYJ member received full training at the security guard’s training center before he started filming.
“I chose the drama after reading through the scripts,” said Park Yoo Chun. “I thought, ‘Writer Kim Eun Hee doesn’t let anyone down,’ and I had my trust in the drama’s production team, including director Shin Kyung Soo
“Emergency Couple” – Episode 1 - 2 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
Tessieroo: It’s here! I’ve been waiting for this! I was thrilled when they announced the actors since I have major Jin “Hyukitis” and I love me some “Ace”. *hee* I was also delighted its airing on tvN – which remains my favorite network. What about you?
Leila: It excites me to see Choi Jin Hyuk in another drama! So I’m more than thrilled to be recapping this with you.
Tessieroo: The basic story is: Oh Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo) and Oh Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk) get married against his family’s wishes, are married one year but divorce. Six years pass before they meet again – discovering they are both interns at the same hospital
Park Shin Hye
mesmerized fans with her natural beauty in a behind-the-scenes cut from her advertisement photo shoot!
SEE ALSO: Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye deny Chinese report that they"re dating
The actress, who has become a hot potato on the market especially following her hugely successful drama "Heirs", proved once again that modesty and natural beauty can be sexy as shown in the cut.
Park Shin Hye"s agency S.A.L.T Entertainment rep stated, "Park Shin Hye is currently in talks for ten endorsements." Another advertisement rep stated, "Park Shin Hye is receiving an overwhelming amount of love for her vivid visuals as well as her natural and honest image, which are her charms."
Park Shin Hye will enter filming for her new film "The Tailors" next month
Actors Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have had to come out again to official deny that they are dating as Chinese media reports that the two are in a romantic relationship gained traction recently. Various reports stated that Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have been dating for about two months, after their drama “The Heirs” ended, but no pictures or other specific evidence were provided to support such claims.
Lee Min Ho’s agency stated to various local and Chinese media sources that the report was untrue. To TV Report specifically, it stated, “We don’t know why this type of report came out in China. We are taking steps [to handle the situation] through our Chinese agent.”
Park Shin Hye’s agency also stated to Metro News, “It’s a baseless story. It seems to be a rumor coming out because of the high popularity of the drama [in China]
Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye’s agencies strongly denied the recent scandal that broke out in China.
Park Shin Hye’s agency, S.A.L.T Entertainment, told enews on January 27, “That rumor is not based on any sound evidence. We think that was just a rumor that spread due to the popularity of The Heirs.”
Lee Min Ho’s agency, Starhaus Entertainment, also stated, “That is definitely not true. We are at a loss for words by the fact that they would write such a report not based on any facts.”
A Chinese press reported on January 26, that the two who acted as lovers in SBS’s The Heirs became real lovers and have been dating secretly for the past two months.
Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho is currently in China for promotional activities and Park Shin Hye is preparing to film her new movie
I did not watch every single drama that aired in Korea in 2013, but out of the ones I had watched, there was one that I was obsessed with that I already wrote about last week and one that I still don"t know how I managed to finish. For this week, I will finally unveil (I know the week-long wait must have been torture) which drama I was most disappointed with in 2013. Keep in mind once again that I did not watch every drama so this is what I consider the worst drama of 2013 out of the ones I"ve watched (SPOILERS BELOW).
SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] My Favorite Drama of 2013
MOST DISAPPOINTING K-DRAMA
There was a lot of hype for this drama and honestly... I think the only reason I managed to finish SBS"s "Heirs" was because of the eye candy
The MC and guest list for the upcoming special variety show “Dinner Table God” has been announced.
“Dinner Table God” will be a quiz show oriented food ingredients and the celebrity contestants will taste different dishes as part of the show. The 90 minute special will be like a food spin off of “Star Golden Bell.”
Entertainer Shin Dong Yeob, comedians Kim Joon Hyun and Kim Shin Young, Actors Jang Hang Sun and Park Eun Hye, and Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung will be the hosts of the show. Singers Taejina and Hong Jin Young, Comedians Choi Yang Rak and Kim Ji Sun, Kim Jong Min, and Girls’ Day‘s Minah will make up the guests
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It might be icy cold outside, but you couldn′t tell by the stars, who were all ready to usher in spring at Kolon Sport′s 2014 S/S collection show, held at the Beyond Museum in Seoul′s Cheongdam-dong on January 23.Photo credit: Newsen/Lee Han Hyung Kim Ji Won struts in in a trench coat and gray booties
It might be icy cold outside, but you couldn′t tell by the stars, who were all ready to usher in spring at Kolon Sport′s 2014 S/S collection show, held at the Beyond Museum in Seoul′s Cheongdam-dong on January 23.Photo credit: Newsen/Lee Han Hyung Kim Ji Won brightens up her muted look with a red bag
It might be icy cold outside, but you couldn′t tell by the stars, who were all ready to usher in spring at Kolon Sport′s 2014 S/S collection show, held at the Beyond Museum in Seoul′s Cheongdam-dong on January 23
Actress Park Shin Hye’s photos for fashion magazine, “Singles” have been released on the web! The outfits and pieces featured in the pictorial are looks inspired by bold prints that are expected to be a huge trend this upcoming spring of 2014.
With smokey eyes and a neutral lip color, Park Shin Hye’s chic look is mainly due in part to the unique and funky prints she is seen wearing.
The staff from the shoot were full of praise for the actress saying, “She started off the shoot with a big smile and transformed into a different person in front of the camera. Her bewitching charm left a great impression on us. She was an amazing model who did a 180 degree turn for the concept of the photo shoot.”
In related news, Park Shin Hye will join “Reply 1994” star Yoo Yeon Suk in a brand new historical film set in the Joseon dynasty called, “The Dressmaking/Tailor’s Office
Everyone wants a piece of Park Shin Hye
these, days and the actress actually gave a piece of her with the art of copy-and-paste for "Singles
SEE ALSO: Park Shin Hye"s brother revealed to have worked on B1A4"s new album
Park Shin Hye transformed into a paper doll, appearing as if she was glued on to different paper backgrounds. She also kept up her modest beauty style in abstract patterns and long, straight hair.
A rep commented, "The way Park Shin Hye went from preparing for the photo shoot with cheerful laughter to becoming a different person by displaying her mysterious charms in front of the cameras was especially impressive. According to the filming concept, she made a 180 degree transformation."
Want more of the hot actress? You can soon check her out on the big screen in the upcoming movie "The Tailors"!
Throughout the month of January, we ran a series of polls, featuring some of the hottest stars born in the Year of the Horse, and now it’s time to decide who will take it all in the final round.
From actors to idols and all-around entertainers, the stars in this poll are the crème de la crème, according to your votes these past few weeks. However, only one can be named the Ultimate Horse, so choose wisely!
We′re also holding a special giveaway for this final round!
We′re giving away a B.A.P 2014 Season′s Greetings (calendar), a The Heirs 2014 calendar and a 2013 FT Island 6th Anniversary Concert DVDto 3 lucky winners!
All you have to do is TWO things:
1. Leave a comment on THIS article with who you voted for!
2. Go to the poll and vote every single day!
We′ll pick one winner for each prize - make sure to check in and vote or comment daily to up your chances of winning!
This event starts TODAY (1
There are a lot of changes in the top 10 this week. Both the top two songs were from outside of the top 10 last week.
MC The Max took home the top spot with “Wind That Blows,” rising from No. 22 last week. Back in the mid-2000s, MC The Max was a regular in the top 10 with many chart-topping hits. With their trademark emotional rock ballad tailor-made for winter, I often referred to MC The Max as “the winter ballad group of K-Pop.” Then due to members serving their mandatory military duties, MC The Max went into an extended hiatus. Now with the full lineup of Jun Min Hyuk, ISU, and J. Yoon back together, MC The Max released their seventh album “Unveiling” recently, their first full length album in more than five years. Title track “Wind That Blows” is a vintage MC The Max song featuring ISU’s intense vocals
As a member in one of today’s hottest girl groups, SNSD’s Yoona knows what it feels like to be on top.
But we’re not talking just about the top of music charts. The Eternal First Love, CF Queen – these are all titles SNSD’s Yoona once held, proving her popularity as a singer and actress, but today we’re delving into other areas in which the starlet is number one.
Most likely to age gracefully
Back in August 2013, Y-Star’s Gung Geum Ta ranked the idols it thought would age the most gracefully, and Yoona topped the list among the ladies, while 2PM’s Nichkhun was number one among the fellas .
The show also aired photos, using the magic of photo editing tools to predict what the idols would look like 50 years into the future, graying hair, wrinkles and all
Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2013. Now, with the new year, we"re pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2013!
Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list. On today"s list, we bring you the second half - numbers 25 through 1.
SEE ALSO: allkpop"s Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50
25. SHINee "Dream Girl"
SM EntertainmentRelease Date:
February 19th, 2013
SHINee"s been a busy, busy group this year, knocking out comeback after comeback with very little time for breaks in between- so much so that it seems like "Dream Girl", their first video of 2013, came out much earlier than it actually did. The video features all five guys navigating a strange, topsy-turvy dream world while chasing a faceless girl in a painting through rooms where time and gravity have no meaning
Actors Kim Woo Bin, Park Hae Jin, Lee Jong Suk, Jung Woo and Kang Ji Hwan will be appearing at the “2014 Asia Model Awards.”
The “2014 Asia Model Awards” will be held on January 17 at the Seoul Olympic Hall. This year will mark the 9th year that the event is being held, and there will be be more than 14 countries participating. The event will call forth the top male and female models from each country, Asia’s representatives models, actors, actresses and singers will be competing against one another for awards at one of the biggest events linking the modeling industry to the entertainment world.
Actors from hugely popular dramas such as Jung Woo from tvN drama “Reply 1994,” Kim Woo Bin from SBS “The Heirs” and Park Hae Jin from “You From Another Star” will be attending
This week, we’re featuring the girls who are on top at the moment, as well as a few boys who are making major moves.
Read on and vote for who you think deserves the title of Mwave Star of the Week next!
There’s definitely something about Girl’s Day, as the girl group has been dominating the K-Pop scene with its latest single.
After taking over the music charts with Something, Girl’s Day has been sweeping up trophies on music programs, most recently taking the top spot on SBS’ Inkigayo.
The girls also took home trophies for the song on MBC’s Music Core and MBC Music’s Show Champion.
The ZE:A members are all doing their own thing at the moment, and it’s working out just fine for the boys