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Producers Of 'The Face Reader' File Lawsuit Against 'The King's Face' Drama

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Producers Of 'The Face Reader' File Lawsuit Against 'The King's Face' Drama

 

It”s not unusual for films to inspire a drama version of the same story. But the makers of the hit film “The Face Reader” have filed an injunction against the producers of the drama “The King”s Face” in Seoul District Court. Jupiter Films is requesting that production be halted on the KBS drama, citing a violation of copyright.

Kangho, the legal firm representing “The Face Reader,” says that the drama plagiarizes the film”s story.

Eugene Kim

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Eugene Kim

Stage name: Eugene
Real name: 김유진 / Kim Yoo Jin (Gim Yu Jin)
Nickname: Panda
Profession: Singer and actress
Birthdate: 1981-Mar-03
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea (grew up in Guam)
Height: 160cm
Weight: 47kg
Star sign: Pisces
Blood type: A
Family: Husband/actor Ki Tae Young and one younger sister
Education: Sang Soo Elementary School, Agatha Johnston Middle School, JFK High School, K.F.S (Korean Foreign School)
Hobbies: Collecting albums and athletics
Specialty: Playing piano, drawing, writing, interior design and photography
Languages: Korean, English and Chamorro
Religion: Christianity (Protestant)
Kpop group: Singer of S.E.S

Baek Jong Min

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Baek Jong Min

Name: 백종민 / Baek Jong Min
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1986-Jan-05
Birthplace: Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Height: 180cm
Weight: 70kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: O

TV Shows

My Daughter The Flower (SBS, 2011)
The Peak (MBC, 2011)
Flames of Ambition (MBC, 2010)
Chosun Police 3 (MBC DramaNet, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
Queen Seon Deok (MBC, 2009)
Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung Kum (MBC, 2008)
Who Are You? (MBC, 2008)
By My Side (MBC, 2007)
Hwarang Fighter Maru (KBS2, 2006)
Sharp 2 (KBS2, 2005)

Im Hyun Sik

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Im Hyun Sik

Name: 임현식 / Im Hyun Sik (Lim Hyeon Shik/Yim Hyun Sik)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1945-Dec-31
Birthplace: Sunchang, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Star sign: Capricorn
Family: Wife and 3 daughters

TV Shows

Suspicious Family (MBN, 2012)
Salaryman Chohanji (SBS, 2012)
If Tomorrow Comes (SBS, 2011)
Gye Baek (MBC, 2011)
The Duo (MBC, 2011)
Pure Pumpkin Flower (SBS, 2010)
Dae Mul (SBS, 2010)
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (SBS, 2010)
I Am Legend (SBS, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
Can Anyone Love (SBS, 2009)
Tazza (SBS, 2008)
Chunja’s Happy Events (MBC, 2008)
Powerful Opponents (KBS2, 2008)
Life Special Investigation Team (MBC, 2008)
Yi San (MBC, 2008)
The Innocent Woman (KBS2, 2007)
Legend of Hyang Dan (MBC, 2007)
The Return of Shim Chung (KBS2, 2007)
Mun Hee (MBC, 2007)
101st Proposal (SBS, 2006)
The Book of Three Han (MBC, 2006)
Bad Family (SBS, 2006)
Fugitive Lee Doo Young (KBS2, 2006)
Ballad Of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005)
Love Hymn (MBC, 2005)
Smile Of Spring Day (MBC, 2005)
Old Miss Diary (KBS2, 2004)
The Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
Little Women (SBS, 2004)
Dog Bowl (SBS, 2004)
Desert Spring (MBC, 2003)
Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
My Fair Lady (SBS, 2003)
Buni (KBS1, 2003)
Forever Love (MBC, 2003)
All In (SBS, 2003)
The Maengs’ Golden Era (MBC, 2002)
Sunshine (MBC, 2002)
Everyday With You (MBC, 2001)
Sweet Bear (MBC, 2001)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Rookie (SBS, 2000)
Great Great (SBS, 2000)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
Rising Sun, Rising Moon (KBS1, 1999)
Queen (SBS, 1999)
Last War (MBC, 1999)
Seven Brides (SBS, 1998)
When She Beckons (KBS2, 1997)
Cinderella (MBC, 1997)
Women (SBS, 1997)
Im Kkeok Jung (SBS, 1996)
Their Embrace (MBC, 1996)
Do You Remember Love (MBC, 1995)
Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
Eyes of Dawn (MBC, 1991)
The Imjin War (MBC, 1985)
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow (MBC, 1984)

Kang Nam Gil

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Kang Nam Gil

Name: 강남길 / Kang Nam Kil (Gang Nam Gil)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1958-Aug-27
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 178cm
Weight: 63kg
Star sign: Virgo

TV Shows

Take Care of Us, Captain (SBS, 2012)
Come, Come, Absolutely Come (MBN, 2011)
The Women of Our Home (KBS1, 2011)
Special Crime Squad MSS (KBS2, 2011)
Mischievous Kiss (MBC, 2010)
Once Upon a Time in Saengchori(tvN, 2010)
Your Heaven (SBS, 2010)
Jejoongwon (SBS, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
Innocent You (SBS, 2008)
Gourmet (SBS, 2008)
Chunja’s Happy Events (MBC, 2008)
Who Are You? (MBC, 2008)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
Capital Scandal (KBS2, 2007)
My Older Sister (MBC, 2006)
Bad Family (SBS, 2006)
Pure 19 (KBS1, 2006)
Goong (MBC, 2006)
Sad Goodbye (KBS, 2005)
Sad Love Song (MBC, 2005)
Love Story in Harvard (SBS, 2004)
Magic (SBS, 2004)
War of the Roses (MBC, 2004)
People of the Water Flower Village (MBC, 2004)
Wish Upon A Star (MBC, 1997)
General Hospital (MBC, 1994)

Kwon Sang Woo

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Kwon Sang Woo

Name: 권상우 / Kwon Sang Woo (Gwon Sang Wu)
Profession: Actor and model
Birthdate: 1976-Aug-05
Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
Height: 182cm
Weight: 70kg
Star sign: Leo
Blood type: O
Family: Wife/actress Son Tae Young, son (b. 2009-Feb-06), brother, sister-in-law and niece
Talent agency: ISTAR
Education: Hannam University (Fine Arts Education major)
Hobbies: Swimming, weight Training, basketball and boxing
Religion: Roman Catholic

Lee Hee Do

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Lee Hee Do

Profile

Name: 이희도 / Lee Hee Do (Lee Hui Do)
Also known as: Yi Hui Do
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1955-Oct-01
Star sign: Libra

TV Shows

The Women of Our Home (KBS1, 2011)
Family Secrets (KBS2, 2010)
Dong Yi (MBC, 2010)
The Reputable Family (KBS1, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2009)
Partner (KBS2, 2009) cameo
The Lawyers of The Great Republic Korea (MBC, 2008)
Big Sister (KBS1, 2008)
One Mom and Three Dads (KBS2, 2008)
Yi San (MBC, 2007)
9 End 2 Outs (MBC, 2007)
White Tower (MBC, 2007)
Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
Mr Goodbye (KBS2, 2006)
Just Run! (KBS2, 2006)
Ballad of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005)
5th Republic (MBC, 2005)
Be Strong Geum Soon (MBC, 2005)
Encounter (MBC, 2005)
Stained Glass (SBS, 2004)
Sea God (KBS2, 2004)
Dog Bowl (SBS, 2004)
Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
One Percent of Anything (MBC, 2003)
Screen (SBS, 2003)
The Bean Chaff of My Life (MBC, 2003)
Inspector Park Moon Soo (MBC, 2002)
Glass Slippers (SBS, 2002)
Sweet Home (MBC, 2002)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Guardian Angel (SBS, 2001)
Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001)
Blue Mist (KBS2, 2001)
Rookie (SBS, 2000)
Great Great (SBS, 2000)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
When She Beckons (KBS2, 1997)
Woman (MBC, 1995)
Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
Song of a Blind Bird (MBC, 1994)
The Hoechun Gate (MBC, 1986)

Lee Jung Hoon

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Lee Jung Hoon

Name: 이정훈 / Lee Jung Hoon
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1963-Sep-19
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 183cm
Weight: 73kg
Star sign: Virgo
Education: Ajou University (Department of Engineering)

TV Shows

Dong Yi (MBC, 2010)
A Man Called God (MBC, 2010)
Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
New Heart (MBC, 2007)
How Much Love (MBC, 2006)
The Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
Trio (MBC, 2002)
Days in the Sun (KBS2, 2002)
Housewife’s Rebellion (MBC, 2000)
Honesty (MBC, 2000)
Color 컬러 (KBS2, 1996)
Icing (MBC, 1996)
The Last Game (MBC, 1994)
Love Without Fear 두려움 없는 사랑 (SBS, 1992)

So Ji Sub

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So Ji Sub

Name: 소지섭 / So Ji Sub
Also known as: So(h) Ji Sup / So Ji Seop
Profession: Actor, Model
Birthdate: 1977-Nov-04
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 182cm
Weight: 70kg
Star sign: Scorpio
Blood type: O
Education: Chungwoon University (Acting major)
Skill: Swimming (Medalist at the National Athletic Meet)
Hobbies: All kinds of sports
Family: Mother and an older sister
Talent agency: 51k

TV Series

Interview with Producer Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer: Working with XIA Junsu on “Uncommitted” and “Incredible”

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 Interview with Producer Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer: Working with XIA Junsu on “Uncommitted” and “Incredible”

Back in the summer of 2012, many fans were excited to learn about the release of Junsu’s (XIA‘s) new English single album, “Uncommitted.” The album opened a new understanding towards the singer’s ability to digest and express different musical ranges. Many have wondered about the American producer behind the English song “Uncommitted”. The question might have occurred again this past summer, when the same producer of “Uncommitted” had worked with Junsu to create the song “Incredible,” the Korean and English title song featuring Quincy Brown in Junsu’s second solo album.

Retail takes stab at entertaining

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Retail takes stab at entertaining

A statue of a Velociraptor greets customers at Dinosaur Land at the 3,967-square-meter (42,700-square-foot) Zooraji Park at Shinsegae”s Centum City in Busan. It is one of the most visited areas of the department store. The Korean retail giant plans to expand amusement parks and aquariums at its retail venues. Provided by the company

Companies are increasingly escaping from marketing myopia, also known as nearsighted strategies, by finding inspiration from other industries.Son Gi-eon, a managing director at Shinsegae Department Store in charge of planning the retailer”s transit center shopping mall in Daegu, traveled to Dubai last month. During his visit, he spent most of his time at Dubai Mall”s aquarium, which contains more than 30,000 sea animals, including 300 sharks. He also spent time admiring the aquarium at the seven-star hotel Atlantis. Analyzing sales wasn”t the first priority on his Dubai trip.The executive”s business trip was part of the Korean retail giant”s net initiative.“We are trying to build a department store that is more than a space that simply sells products”, Son says. “We are aiming to attract customers who would otherwise spend their time on the weekends and holidays outdoors at an amusement park, the zoo or baseball stadium”.To reach that goal, the multiple transit center in Daegu, which will be completed in late 2016, will have a large aquarium – the first in the domestic retail industry. The planning committee has been researching aquariums around the world for three years to create the right size and pathways for the center”s aquarium.The center in Daegu will also include an indoor theme park of 9,917 square meters (2.4 acres). Shinsegae is giving the park more attention than the 3,967-square-meter Zooraji Park at the store”s Centum City in Busan, which was built last July. Zooraji Park consists of five zones, including Dinosaur Land, African Village and the Pirate Ship. All facilities are free except for the carousel, and the park can accommodate 300 people. “We estimate we could make 400 billion won [$388 million] more per year if we installed sales desks instead of the theme park or aquarium”, Son says. “But we decided to look at it over the long term”.Transforming a shopping space into a theme park and other entertainment options is the brainchild of Shinsegae Department Store Vice Chairman Chung Yong-jin.At the groundbreaking ceremony in October for Union Square in Hanam, Gyeonggi, the 46-year-old Chung stressed that competition among retailers will come down to theme parks and baseball as incomes rise and more families go on outings together.

allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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”
Label:
SM Entertainment
Release 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.

Psy meets President Park Geun Hye at the '2014 Korea Night' function in Switzerland

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Psy meets President Park Geun Hye at the '2014 Korea Night' function in Switzerland

According to a representative from YG Entertainment, Psy was an honorary ambassador at the 6th “2014 Korea Night” function that took place at the Davos Belvedere Hotel in Switzerland on January 21. The event had approximately 400 national leaders in politics and economics. This, of course, included the South Korean President Park Geun Hye whom Psy met and they both gave speeches to the gathered audience.

At the event, Psy recommended Korean bibimbap to everyone and asked for a toast in English. Then, he said, “I”m here to introduce you to a little bit of Korean music by my face and by my body shape. Tonight I”m experiencing a creative economy at this moment by attending Korea Night as a singer. However, don”t worry, I”m not going to sing tonight, Thank You.” However, the others requested for a song and chanted “Gangnam Style,” creating a fun and amicable atmosphere.

Geeks from Gangnam Looking for Booth Helpers at SXSW 2014

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 Geeks from Gangnam Looking for Booth Helpers at SXSW 2014

Come be part of the advancement of Korean creative content!

Geeks from Gangnam, the official Korean start-up delegation to SXSW 2014 being held in March in Austin, Texas, is looking for energetic and passionate people to be part of its delegation to promote Korean creative content in the U.S. SXSW is an annual music, film and interactive conference that takes place every spring in Austin. Previous K-Pop acts to attend SXSW was the electrifying girl group f(x) in 2013. Critically acclaimed artists such as Jang Gi Ha & FacesCrying Nut, and No Brain will be joining the SXSW Music Festival this year.

Suzy vs. Jun Ji Hyun

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 Suzy vs. Jun Ji Hyun

From now on, no star is safe, as we will be featuring not just K-Pop stars, but actors, actresses and entertainers in our weekly Battles!

We’re kicking things off with the ladies, so read on and vote as Korea’s sassy girl takes on Korea’s first love.

Suzy

From miss A’s sweetheart to the sweetheart who stole all of Korea’s heart, singer and actress Suzy has quickly become a force to be reckoned with not only in K-Pop but in dramas and films.

Jung Woo, Han Hyo Joo and Others Cast for Film “C’est Si Bon”

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Jung Woo, Han Hyo Joo and Others Cast for Film “C’est Si Bon”

Upcoming film “C’est Si Bon” confirmed its leading cast to be Kim Yoon Suk, Jung Woo, Han Hyo Joo and Kim Hee Ae and announced its filming kick-off date in May.

The film will be based on C’est Si Bon, a music hall in Seoul that has produced the likes of Korea’s most famous folk musicians such as Jo Young Nam, Yoon Hyung Joo, Song Chang Shik and Lee Jang Hee to name a few. The film will also touch upon how the legendary duo, Twin Folio formed as well as the love stories surrounding the musicians’ various muses.

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 4

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 4

Girls’ Generation’s “Mr. Mr.” becomes our new No. 1 song this week, moving up from No. 3 last week. Carrying the strength of four music show wins in last week’s M!Countdown, KBS Music Bank, MBC’s Music Core and Show Champion, “Mr. Mr.” finally moves up to the top spot and distinguish itself from the rest of the strong competitions. Congratulations to Girls’ Generations.

Moving up two spots to No. 2 is 2NE1’s “Come Back Home.” This song won on SBS Inkigayo last week and prevented “Mr. Mr.” from sweeping all music shows. “Come Back Home” was not yet ranked in M!Countdown yet as of last week, and that explains the gap in scoring between this song and “Mr. Mr.”

Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

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 Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!

The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.

Interview with Uprising YouTube Star Megan Lee!

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 Interview with Uprising YouTube Star Megan Lee!

Some might already be familiar with Megan Lee through her participation on MBC’s audition program “Birth of a Great Star,” or have come across one of her many videos on YouTube. Already active as a YouTube artist, she continually tries to stretch her boundaries as an artist. Currently preparing for her official debut, which is just around the corner, Megan Lee was gracious enough to set aside time from her VERY busy schedule (read the interview to find out) to share with us just her pretty awesome journey.

"Yi Sun-sin is my teacher": admiral comes to life on comic book pages

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The cover of Onrie Kompan”s graphic novel about Admiral Yi. In total, 33,000 copies of the constituent comic books have been sold in the U.S. (image courtesy of Onrie Kompan)

“People must understand that nothing is impossible. When you put your mind to something, you can achieve anything. Yi Sun-sin is a living testament to this belief”.So said Onrie Kompan, a 31-year-old U.S. comic book creator living in Chicago. He made the four-volume comic book miniseries “Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender” about the life of Admiral Yi, as he was impressed with the military man”s story after watching a TV historical drama “The Immortal Yi Soon Shin” about the admiral when he was in college. A total of 12 comic books, all of it printed in color, have been published. The first series” graphic novel narrates the story of Admiral Yi who fought in the bloody war that began with the Japanese invasion of Korea in the late 16th century. The seventh series will be published in December.Some readers wrote in their reviews that the vibrant colors and the art work revived the hero from 400 years ago.