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

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

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.

“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”

“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be

Kang So Ra and Park Hae Jin lock eyes with each other in still cuts for ‘Doctor Stranger’

By in News posted Oct April 11th, 2014 No comments
Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon are not the only couple with love in the air as Kang So Ra and Park Hae Jin were also shown oozing with chemistry in still cuts for "Doctor Stranger".

SEE ALSO: Lee Jong Suk"s upcoming drama "Doctor Stranger" releases first intense teaser

Park Hae Jin plays the role of elite cardiothoracic surgeon Han Jae Joon, and Kang So Ra plays the role of Oh Soo Hyun who is the skilled cardiothoracic surgeon daughter of the hospital"s chairman. The two sweetly locked eyes before going into surgery, hinting at their love-line.

"Doctor Stranger", directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk, will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr. Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk), who enters Korea"s top hospital and adjusts to life as an outsider in his workplace

Jung Hye Young

By in Actress posted Oct March 30th, 2014 No comments

Name: 정혜영 / Jung Hye-young (Jeong Hye-yeong)
Also known as: Jung Hae Yong
Profession: Actress
Date of birth: 1973-Dec-14
Height: 163cm
Weight: 47kg
Blood type: AB
Family: Husband/singer Sean Noh, one daughter and one son
Talent agency: Cyclone

TV Shows

Mischievous Kiss (MBC, 2010)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Spotlight (MBC, 2008) cameo
Goong S (MBC, 2007) cameo
90 Days, Falling in Love Days (MBC, 2006)
Lawyers (MBC, 2005)
Phoenix (MBC, 2004)
Sister-in-law (MBC, 2003)
Swan Lake (MBC, 2003)
To Be With You (KBS1, 2002)
Lovers (MBC, 2001)
Mr. Right (KBS, 1998)
My Lady (KBS, 1997)
Starting to Happy (1997)
Jazz (SBS, 1996)
You are so Nice (1995)
Teacher (1993

Jung Hye Sun

By in Actress posted Oct March 29th, 2014 No comments


Name: 정혜선 / Jung Hye Sun (Jeong Hye Seon)
Real name: 정영자 / Jung Young Ja (Jeong Yeong Ja)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1942-Feb-21
Star sign: Pisces
Family: Married, 1 son and 2 daughters

TV Shows

Time Slip Dr. Jin (MBC, 2012)
Yellow Boots (tvN, 2012)
Feast of the Gods (MBC, 2012)
Man of Honor (KBS2, 2011)
My Love By My Side (SBS, 2011)
I Believed in Men (MBC, 2011)
Home Sweet Home (MBC, 2010)
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010)
Golden Fish (MBC, 2010)
Father’s Place (SBS, 2009)
Queen Seon Duk (MBC, 2009)
Green Coach (SBS, 2009)
Cinderella Man (MBC, 2009)
Aquarius (SBS, 2008)
Chunja’s Happy Events (MBC, 2008)
Golden Bride (SBS, 2007)
Blue Fish (SBS, 2007)
By My Side (MBC, 2007)
My Sister (MBC, 2006)
Love Can’t Wait (MBC, 2006)
Dear Heaven (SBS, 2005)
Love Hymn (MBC, 2005)
Loveholic (KBS2, 2005)
Green Rose (SBS, 2005)
Tropical Nights in December (MBC, 2004)
Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
Lotus Flower Fairy (MBC, 2004)
Proposal (SBS, 2004)
Perfect Love (SBS, 2003)
Escape From Unemployment (SBS, 2003)
Near to You (SBS, 2003)
Forever Love (MBC, 2003)
Who’s My Love (KBS2, 2002)
Stepmother (KBS1, 2001)
Picnic (MBC, 2001)
Third Coincidence (MBC, 2001)
Blue Mist (KBS2, 2001)
Morning Without Parting (SBS, 2001)
More Than Love (MBC, 2000)
Fireworks (SBS, 2000)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
Because I Really (KBS2, 1997)
Koreiski (MBC, 1994)
Sons and Daughters (MBC, 1992)
Queen Inhyeon (MBC, 1988)
The Imjin War (MBC, 1985)
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow (MBC, 1984)

Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon spotted on a motorcycle date in Hungary for ‘Doctor Stranger’

By in News posted Oct March 27th, 2014 No comments
Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon were spotted on a motorcycle date in Hungary for "Doctor Stranger"!

SEE ALSO: Lee Jong Suk teases fans with his almost shirtless cuts for "Dazed and Confused"

The photos which were uploaded onto an online community site on the 27th show Jin Se Yeon holding on tight to the ever-so-handsome Lee Jong Suk as they romantically ride off into the sunset on the streets of Hungary, making fans wish they could switch places with either star.

"Doctor Stranger" will be directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk and will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr. Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk), who enters Korea"s top hospital and adjusts to life as an outsider in his workplace

Jung Yoo Mi: “I Have No Plans to Leave ‘We Got Married’”

By in News posted Oct March 18th, 2014 No comments

While we saw Yoon Han and Lee So Yeon bidding farewell to the show last week, Jung Yoo Mi seems to have no desire to leave her on-screen husband Jung Joon Young and “We Got Married.”

The actress participated in the press conference of MBC’s new daily drama “Mother’s Garden,” in which she plays one of the leading roles. When asked to share her feelings on acting in movies and dramas, and even appearing on variety at the same time, she replied, “In every way, it has been very tough lately, but it is not time to leave yet.”

“To take care of my physical health, I am giving my body healthy nutrients, but as I constantly don’t have time to sleep, I can’t concentrate. They are pieces that require me to concentrate on everything,” she revealed

Film “Venus Talk” Brings Korean Sensibilities to “Sex and the City”

By in News posted Oct March 13th, 2014 No comments

Get ready for an emotional ride of ups and downs filled with laughter, tears, and raunchy honesty. “Venus Talk” depicts themes relevant to modern women everywhere, but with a dash of good-ol’ fashioned Korean drama. Here is “Venus Talk,” a story for women who aren’t afraid to take charge of their life.

The Characters and Set-up

-Independent TV producer Shin Hye (Uhm Jung Hwa)

Recently separated from her long-time boyfriend after he cheats on her with a much younger woman, Shin Hye’s love life is rekindled by a very young and handsome production assistant (Lee Jae Yoon). She can’t seem to get her hands off of him, and at the same time she tries to resist him as she struggles with their age-gap and rumors of their “scandalous” relationship circulating around the office

Jo Eun Sook

By in Actress posted Oct March 12th, 2014 No comments

Name: 조은숙 / Jo Eun Sook
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1973-Aug-07
Height: 163cm
Weight: 45kg
Star sign: Leo
Blood type: AB

TV Shows

My Daughter Seo Yeong (KBS2, 2012)
Soldier (MBC, 2012)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2008)
Hometown over the Hill (KBS1, 2007)
The Innocent Woman (KBS2, 2007)
101st Proposal (SBS, 2006)
My Rosy Life (KBS2, 2005)
Wind Flower (KBS1, 2005)
Spring Day (SBS, 2004)
Miss Kim Makes 1 Million (SBS, 2004)
Summer Scent (KBS2, 2003)
Golbangi (SBS, 2000)
Legend of Ambition (KBS2, 1998)
Yesterday (MBC, 1997)
Propose (KBS1, 1997)
West Palace (KBS2, 1995)


The Windmill Palm Grove (2005)
The Harmonium in My Memory (1999)
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)

Ryu Seung-ryong headlines disaster movie Seoul Station

By in News posted Oct March 7th, 2014 No comments

Casting on a new disaster movie has been announced all at once, so we have the news that Seoul Station will boast a star-packed cast in Ryu Seung-ryong (Miracle in Cell No. 7), Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny), Moon Sori (The Spy), and Lee Joon (IRIS 2).

Not bad, eh? But before you get too excited, it’s an animated feature, as were director Yeon Sang-ho’s previous films The Fake (2013), The Window (2012), and The King of Pigs (2011). I know, I should probably have led with that, but the the stories buried that tidbit way in the middle and I got all excited-disappointed too. Share in my pain.

The plot of Seoul Station unfolds as peculiar situation arises at the station involving a homeless person, and quickly spreads to surrounding areas until the whole of the city is engulfed in pandemonium

Girl’s Day’s Sojin reveals her marriage and family plans

By in News posted Oct March 6th, 2014 No comments

Girl"s Day"s Sojin revealed her future plans for marriage and having a family while appearing on MBC Music"s "Picnic" on March 6.

She said, "I want to marry when I"m around 37 years old. I want to start our life in a 24 pyeong (850 square feet) apartment."

SEE ALSO: Girl"s Day sing an impressive cover of Adele"s "Someone Like You"

In relation to her future family, Sojin said, "I want to give birth to one daughter and one son. This is my first time saying this, but my dream is to raise three children. I"m going to give birth to one son and one daughter and then I will adopt one no matter what. During my lifetime, I received so much help, which is why I definitely want to adopt," which earned applause and respect from the audience

Jung Wook

By in Actor posted Oct March 4th, 2014 No comments

Name: 정욱 / Jung Wook (Jeong Wuk)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1938-May-05
Height: 170cm
Weight: 66kg
Star sign: Taurus
Blood type: A
Family: Wife, son and daughter

TV Shows

One Day Suddenly (SBS, 2006)
Ice Girl (KBS2, 2005)
Precious Family (KBS2, 2004)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
My Fair Lady (SBS, 2003)
Damo (MBC, 2003)
Trio (MBC, 2002)
Flowing River (SBS, 2002)
Her House (MBC, 2001)
Pretty Lady (KBS2, 2001)
Honesty (MBC, 2000)
Mothers and Sisters (MBC, 2000)
Sad Temptation (KBS2, 1999)
Huh Joon (MBC, 1999)
Advocate (MBC, 1998)
Red Azalea (KBS2, 1998)
Love (MBC, 1998)
When She Beckons (KBS2, 1997)
Medical Brothers (MBC, 1997)
Korea Gate (SBS, 1995)
Hotel (MBC, 1995)
Way of Living: Man (SBS, 1994)
Mother’s Sea (MBC, 1993)
Daewongun (MBC, 1990)
The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyeong (MBC, 1988)
Namhan Mountain Castle (MBC, 1986)
First Love (MBC, 1986)
Tree With Deep Roots (MBC, 1983)


A Family (2004)
The Uninvited (2003)

Hong Yo Seob

By in Actor posted Oct February 28th, 2014 No comments

Name: 홍요섭 / Hong Yo Seob (Hong Yo Sub)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1955-Jul-03
Star sign: Cancer

TV Shows

My Daughter Seo Yeong (KBS2, 2012)
Just Like Today (MBC, 2011)
President (KBS2, 2010)
Definitely Neighbors (SBS, 2010)
Everybody Cha Cha Cha (KBS1, 2009)
Ja Myung Go (SBS, 2009)
By Land and Sky (KBS1, 2007)
Seoul 1945 (KBS1, 2006)
She Is Nineteen (SBS, 2004)
Buni (KBS1, 2003)
Solitude (KBS2, 2002)
Successful Story of a Bright Girl (SBS, 2002)
Wedding Dress (KBS2, 1997)
Until We Can Love (KBS2, 1996)

Dal Shabet’s Woo Hee Cast in a Horror Film

By in News posted Oct February 24th, 2014 No comments

Woo Hee, a member of girl group Dal Shabet, will be making an on-screen debut.

According to Dal Shabet’s agency on February 24, Woo Hee has been cast for the role of Hye Young in the new 3-D horror film, “Tunnel 3-D.”

The film is about a group of friends that goes on a vacation at a luxury resort and experience mysterious events. Woo Hee will be playing the daughter of the resort owner.

In connection to accepting the role, Woo Hee said, “I will do my best to portray my character to my best ability. There is much room for improvement, but please show your support.”

Last year, Woo Hee made her official acting debut through her roles in the SNS drama, “Infinite Power.” She also made a cameo appearance on tvN’s “Reply 1994.”

Woo Hee will be starring in “Tunnel 3-D” with Jung Yoo Mi, Yeon Woo Jin, and Do Hee

Soompi Weekly High Five – February Week 3

By in News posted Oct February 23rd, 2014 No comments

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 =-

1.Korea Communication Standards Commission Calls for Action Against Overly Sexual Girl Group Concepts

2. Yoo Ah In, Choi Jin Hyuk, Super Junior’s Sungmin, and Supernova’s Sungje Preparing to Enlist for Military Service

3. Jang Geun Suk, Jung Il Woo, and Others Attend Their College Graduation Ceremony

4. Everyone Wants to Wear What Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun Wear, Product Placement in Dramas

5. KBS Bans Ga In’s “Fxxk U” and Tae Jin Ah Version of Rain’s “La Song”

-= Music =-


Jin Se Yeon confirmed for ‘Doctor Stranger’ to star alongside Lee Jong Suk, Kang So Ra, and more

By in News posted Oct February 21st, 2014 No comments
Jin Se Yeon has been confirmed to play two characters on new SBS drama "Doctor Stranger"!

SEE ALSO: Jin Se Yeon in talks to be the next actress to join "Doctor Stranger"

Her agency revealed she"ll be playing a character living with two identities, stating on the 20th, "Jin Se Yeon will play the role of Korean-Chinese businessman"s daughter and Chinese medicine and anesthesia expert Song Jae Hee and Han Seung Hee who hides her identity and is assigned to approach Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) on "Doctor Stranger"."

"Doctor Stranger" will be directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk and will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr. Park Hoon, who enters Korea"s top hospital and adjusts to life as an outsider in his workplace

Jin Se-yeon joins Lee Jong-seok in Doctor Stranger

By in News posted Oct February 21st, 2014 No comments

Confirmations are in for Jin Se-yeon (Age of Feeling), who was offered the lead in SBS’s spring Monday-Tuesday drama Doctor Stranger opposite Lee Jong-seok. She’s signed on to play the heroine (and her doppelganger, naturally), which means the show finally has a leading foursome secured. The casting isn’t terribly exciting, though it makes perfect sense that they went from Park Min-young to Jin Se-yeon, because they’re pretty interchangeable in my mind.

Doctor Stranger is the medical spy melodrama from PD Jin Hyuk of Master’s Sun and City Hunter and writer Park Jin-woo of Conspiracy in the Court. It stars Lee Jong-seok as a North Korean doctor who defected to the South and gets treated as an outsider in the hospital where he works

You Who Came From the Stars / You From Another Star Ep19 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct February 20th, 2014 No comments
You Who Came From the Stars / You From Another Star Ep19 Recap by Softy Starts from Joseon times when MJ is being with some man who came to see him cuz he heard about MJ’s abilities so MJ disappears in front of him and asks is this what you are talking about. the man asks to pinch him to see if he is real so MJ says it hurts. MJ says how he doesnt use magic and stuff so the man guesses then MJ is someone not human so MJ says that’s correct. the man says how MJ shouldnt hide living away cuz he could be hope and help humans but MJ says i am living in hiding cuz i am a monster to them. the man says if you loved someone you wouldnt. MJ says I dont have anyone i love now so the man says there are a lot of people so maybe one day you will find someone to love. MJ says i am not from here and will go back some day. I am not foolish to give away everything for love

“God’s Gift – 14 Days” Reveals First Stills of Baro

By in News posted Oct February 18th, 2014 No comments

The first drama stills of B1A4’s Baro in his upcoming SBS Monday-Tuesday drama “God’s Gift – 14 Days” have been released.

He’ll be taking on a fairly challenging role as Young Gyu, a character with a mental age of a six year old, who spared no effort to save his friend Saet Byul (Kim Yoo Bin) from a murderer.

Filming for this scene was carried out on February 10 at a villa in Hanam-shi, Gyeonggi-do. Baro seemed to be well immersed in character, looking nothing like his B1A4 idol rapper self. He appeared to be shabbily dressed with holes in his socks, and looked unable to express himself clearly in the stills.

From time to time, Baro would greet fans who had gathered to watch the filming. He was also said to have been the mood maker on the set of “God’s Gift

Jin Se Yeon in talks to be the next actress to join ‘Doctor Stranger’

By in News posted Oct February 15th, 2014 No comments
Jin Se Yeon is in talks to join Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, and Kang Sora on "Doctor Stranger"!

SEE ALSO: Kang So Ra to get entangled in a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk and Park Hae Jin for new drama "Doctor Stranger"

The young rising actress"s reps told Star News on the 15th, "[Jin Se Yeon] recently received the casting offer for the role of Song Jae Hee on "Doctor Stranger" and reviewed the script... However, nothing has been decided yet... As Jin Se Yeon is currently immersed into filming her KBS 2TV drama "Generation of Youth", she has not discussed her following productions in detail yet."

If confirmed, Jin Se Yeon will play the role of Song Jae Hee who is the daughter of a Korean Chinese businessman and is a Chinese medicine and anesthesia expert

Jun In Taek

By in Actor posted Oct February 9th, 2014 No comments

Name: 전인택 / Jun In Taek
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1952-Jun-10
Height: 176cm
Weight: 73kg
Star sign: Gemini

TV Shows

Queen Insoo (jTBC, 2011)
Running (MBC, 2010)
Dandelion Family (MBC, 2010)
Shining Inheritance (SBS, 2009)
2009 Alien Baseball Team (MBC, 2009)
Spotlight (MBC, 2008)
Blue Fish (SBS, 2007)
How Much Love (MBC, 2006)
Fashion 70′s (SBS, 2005)
Shin Don (MBC, 2005)
Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
Damo (MBC, 2003)
One Percent of Anything (MBC, 2003)
Jang Hee Bin (KBS2, 2002)
Sunflower (MBC, 1998)
Spider (MBC, 1995)
Hotel (MBC, 1995)
Han Myung Hoe (KBS2, 1994)
The Last Game (MBC, 1994)
Sons and Daughters (MBC, 1992)
Queen Inhyeon (MBC, 1988)