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Solbi to host "Miss Tourism Queen International Korea"

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Solbi will be hosting "Miss Tourism Queen International Korea"!

The pageant is one of the top 5 in the world alongside Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Earth, and will be held on September 16 at the Millenium Seoul Hilton Hotel.

The contest, which Honey Lee won in 2007, tests wisdom, talent, and beauty. On MCing the pageant, Solbi said, "Since it"s a meaningful place where Korea"s cultural tourism ambassador will be chosen, I"ll do my best to make it not just Korea"s beauty pageant, but a place of harmony and festivities everyone can enjoy."

Park Shin Hye holds her 1st solo fan meeting in Taiwan for Asia tour, "2014 Story of Angel"

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Park Shin Hye continued on her Asia tour, "2014 Story of Angel", with her 1st solo fan meeting in Taiwan!

Park Shin Hye held her fan meeting in Taipei on the 14th and put on a concert for the 1st part of the event with a performance of "Story" from the "Heirs" OST and more. She also brought her big brother and composer Park Shin Won to the stage to perform an acoustic version of "My Dear". Taiwanese actor Gino also hosted the 2nd part of the show during which Park Shin Hye talked with fans and ended the 2-hour fan meeting with a high-touch and photo session.

Park Shin Hye will also be starring alongside Lee Jong Suk in the upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama "Pinocchio" which is set to air in November!

Zhang Li Yin continues the story from "Agape" MV starring Victoria and Tao in a new teaser video

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Zhang Li Yin"s back with another teaser video, this time for a song called "Not Alone". It seems we"ll see the story line pick up from where it left off in the music video for her previous song "Agape", which was released back in August. 

Her previous video drew a lot of interest with the intriguing story line acted out by her labelmates EXO"s Taof(x)Victoria, and SM C&C actor Song Jae Rim. It seems the new mv will be continuing on to answer some of the questions left unanswered in the "Agape" MV.


Take a look above!

T-ara tops YinYueTai"s Korea MV chart

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T-ara has topped YinYueTai"s Korea MV chart with "Sugar Free"!

Their label said, ""Sugar Free" was released on the 10th. There was a lot of interest in the MV, and it"s been #1 on China"s biggest MV site "YinYueTai" for 6 days."

T-ara is beaitng other names like TEEN TOP, 2PM, Super Junior, and JYJ.

Congratulations to T-ara!

Secret’s Jung Hana Reveals a Breakup Story with Her Previous Boyfriend

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Secret member Jung Hana shared a story about how she broke up with her boyfriend in the past but ended up becoming more obsessed with him afterwards.

On the September 13 broadcast of MBC’s variety program “Quiz to Change the World,” Hana confessed, “I wasn’t able to get in contact with my boyfriend so I secretly checked up on him through the people close to him. I was the one to initiate the breakup, but he completely disappeared without a response, as if nothing happened. That’s why I lost my pride and continued to call him 20 or 30 times but he still never picked up.”

When MC Kim Gu Ra asked, “Why did you do that after breaking up with him first?” In response to this question, Hana jokingly replied, “I am strange,” causing all of the other guests on the show to break into laughter

JJCC Shows Love for Their Fans with Guerrilla Concerts throughout Korea

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“Jackie Chan-dols” JJCC are attracting attention for their unusual form of fan service.

Photos and videos of the boy group holding a “guerrilla concert” on a 15 ton wingtop truck in Kangwon Province, Chungcheong Province, Jeolla Province, Kyungsang Province, and other areas of Korea have surfaced on various online communities, including JJCC’s official fan club cafe.

It is heartwarming to see how the boys have made room in their schedule to constantly communicate with their fans, despite being busy with preparations for their official debut and the release of their first mini-album. It is said that no expense was spared; the truck rental and inside stage cost approximately 200 million won (200,000 USD).

According to a representative from JJCC’s label, The Jackie Chan Group Korea, “We wanted people in the countryside to be able to watch concerts as well, since they don’t get as many opportunities as those in the Seoul capitol area

Korean movies opening today 2014/09/11 in Korea

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Korean movies opening today 2014/09/11 in Korea: "The Wicked", "A Record of Sweet Murder" and "Wrestling"

"The Wicked" (2014)Directed by Yoo YoungseonWith Park Joo-hee-I, Na Soo-yoon, Lee Mi-so, Kang Gi-hwa, Sin Ye-jin, Ahn Sun-young,...SynopsisSaeyoung is a new employee who eventually stands against Leesun, her stubborn team leader. Leesun is upset by Saeyoung"s behavior, but she soon learns about ominous stories about Saeyoung. As the stories about Saeyoung are revealed one after another, she becomes a source of fear to Leesun. Saeyoung"s stalking-like bullying continues, and Leesun tries to run away from her.In this film, Saeyoung is the character of a devil incarnate. As the plot unravels, her unlucky past also reveals itself, which nevertheless does not make her less wicked because she is not a character we can easily develops sympathy with

2014 MTV EMA Holding Wildcard Vote for BTS, Boys Republic, and ToppDogg; Winner to Become Nominee for Best Korea Act

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Every year, the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) has a Best Worldwide Act category, chosen among the winners of the categories for individual countries. This year, there will be five Korean acts up for a chance at the title of Best Korea Act, and subsequently, a chance at Best Worldwide Act.

The first four Korean acts have already been chosen: CNBLUE, BEAST, KARA, and B.A.P. The fifth nominee in the category is up to a wildcard vote by you, the fans! The three wildcard acts with a chance to join the other four nominees are BTS, Boys Republic, and ToppDogg.

Here’s how to vote:

In your tweet, simply mention @SBS_NOW, and hashtag #MTVEMA and the relevant wildcard act of your choice, listed below

Korean dramas starting today 2014/09/10 in Korea

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Korean dramas starting today 2014/09/10 in Korea: "Blade Man" and "My Spring Days"

"Blade Man" (2014)Directed by Kim Yong-soo-IWritten by Kim Gyoo-wanNetwork : KBSWith Lee Dong-wook, Sin Se-kyeong, Kim Kap-soo, Lee Mi-sook, Jeong Yoo-geun, Lee Seung-ho-I,...20 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00Also known as "Ironman"SynopsisA drama about a man who has knives standing upright all over his body because of the pain that his heart"s been through and a woman who helps him grow.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/09/10

"My Spring Days" (2014)

Directed by Lee Jae-dongWritten by Park Ji-sookNetwork : MBCWith Kam Woo-seong, Choi Soo-young, Lee Joon-hyeok, Jang Sin-yeong, Lee Jae-won-I, Hyeon Seung-min,

Jang Hyuk Brings His Chinese Fans To Korea For A Special Food Event

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A great number of Chinese fans came all the way to Korea to spend a day with Jang Hyuk during the last filming day of his drama "Fated To Love You."

During their visit on August 31, fans celebrated the final filming of their favorite actor"s drama.

They brought with them the Hansik Catering For The K-Star, a food truck company which the actor is an ambassador of. They provided the production team with delicious Korean food, and celebrated the success of "Fated To Love You" as it reached more than one million views in the country.

It was reported that they enlisted the help of celebrity chef Leo Kang of "Master Chef Korea 3," who organized familiar Korean cuisine such as bibimbap, ssambap, ddeok galbi, and others

Lee Seung Gi And Moon Chae Won Reunite For A Realistic Love Story

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It has been a great year for star reunions. Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk, Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo, Lee Jun Ki and Nam Sang Mi are just a few of the k-drama actors that opted to work together for a second time. And now Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won are planning an acting reunion.

Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won played boyfriend and girlfriend in the drama "Shining Inheritance," although in the end she did not get to keep him. Her cruel behavior toward her stepsister, played by Han Hyo Joo, cost her the man she wanted.

Now Moon Chae Won will have another chance for romance when the two co-star in "Today"s Love," also called "Today"s Dating."

In the film he plays a man named Junsu. He can"t make his relationships work because he is too giving

The Real Story Behind Lee Jin Wook’s Prince In 'Three Musketeers'

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Lee Jin Wook plays Crown Prince Sohyeon in "The Three Musketeers." He"s obviously a prince with a sense of humor, as he is not too upset by Jung Yong Hwa"s crush on his wife. And he likes to tease his young guard.

But in real life, Crown Prince Sohyeon did not have the happiest life. The k-drama version of "The Three Musketeers" is based on the Alexander Dumas novel of the same name. The Dumas novel is set in France in the 17th century. It concerns the adventures of four young men who swear allegiance to each other, namely the three musketeers and D"Artagnan. Their adventures involve them in royal intrigues in the courts of France and England. None of the original fictional musketeers was a prince. But there was a real Crown Prince Sohyeon, so the k-drama version of the story uses facts from his real life

RiSe"s funeral to take place in both Korea and Japan

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While the memorial service for Ladies" Code"s RiSe took place on September 8 in the presence of her mother, maternal grandmother, older sister, older brother, many fellow celebrities, and more, the funeral is set to take place in both Korea and Japan. In Korea, the funeral will be taking place on September 9 in the afternoon.

Agency Polaris Entertainment stated on September 8, "After her cremation at the Seoul Memorial Park, she will cross over to Japan with her family where there will be another funeral with her family, friends, and acquaintances in Japan. After that, she will be laid to rest there.

All members Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny will be participating in saying farewell

Alien love story steals the show at Seoul drama festival

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Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I walks down the red carpet prior to the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4.

"My Love from the Star", an SBS soap opera that has garnered a huge fan base at home and across mainland China, has stolen the show once again. The megahit drama won a total of four awards during the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 (SIDA), one of the world"s biggest international television soap opera festivals, that was held at the National Theater of Korea on September 4. "My Love from the Star" had the honor of winning the prize for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I, who plays Do Min-jun in the TV show, captured two prizes, the Netizen Popularity Award and the Best Actor for Outstanding Hallyu TV Series. Do is an alien that arrived on earth 400 years ago during Joseon times (1392-1910)

SM Entertainment reveals bizarre teaser for "The Story of Hitchhiker"

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SM Entertainment has revealed a bizarre teaser video for "The Story of Hitchhiker".

Though it"s unclear what the agency has in store, they teased, "The story is about global superstar Hitchhiker." Hitchhiker is known as a producer who has long ties with SM, and it looks like he"ll be releasing an album of his own.

Check out the quirky teaser video above, and stay tuned for "The Story of Hitchhiker" on September 11 KST!