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Trends that stood out in 2013

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Trends that stood out in 2013

2014 may have begun more than a week ago now, but people are undoubtedly still writing 2013 on applications, papers, and such, aren”t they? The transition is never as easy, plus it is always nice to look back at the past year and sum it up so you can move onto the next with a fully refreshed mindset.

This is why allkpop writers alim17 and jennywill collaborated to put together some of the biggest trends of 2013. Check them out below!

SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori to recruit non-celebrity “Miss Korea”s for her stage at the “2013 SBS Gayo Daejun”

‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ Ends with Fans Hoping for a Return

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 ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ Ends with Fans Hoping for a Return

After two years, jTBC’s Shinhwa Broadcast came to an end.
The program began with all six Shinhwa members bringing their own styles of entertainment, delighting fans, who waited for the group to return to the spotlight for four years.

In the course of two years, Shinhwa Broadcast tried out several different formats, from channel surfing to cooking, and finally ending with spotlighting little legends in Korea by season two. The last little legends were about two young brothers who dream of becoming pro boxers even under dire circumstances.

'You Who Came From the Stars' overtakes 'Infinity Challenge' in poll of favorite TV shows

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'You Who Came From the Stars' overtakes 'Infinity Challenge' in poll of favorite TV shows

“You Who Came From the Stars” is the new fan favorite among Korean TV shows!

SEE ALSO: Wed-Thurs dramas return following delays due to the Olympics, but which drama came out on top this week?

According to a Korea Gallup monthly poll titled, “TV programs that Koreans love,” which surveyed 1218 people of ages 19 and above, SBS” “You Who Came From the Stars” took the crown at #1 with 11.5% of the votes.

Lee Hwi Jae donates 100,000,000 KRW in his family's name for the Sewol tragedy

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Lee Hwi Jae donates 100,000,000 KRW in his family's name for the Sewol tragedy

Lee Hwi Jae has donated 100,000,000 KRW (96,000 USD) to the Sewol tragedy.

According to the Community Chest of Korea on the 28th, Lee Hwi Jae called early on the 26th and said, “As a citizen of Korea and as a parent, my heart aches. As a father raising young children, I”m very worried about the 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy who were the only ones rescued from their family.” He asked the organization to use his money to help the children as much as they could.

Back to the Basics: “Dad! Where Are We Going?” Episode 97

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Back to the Basics: “Dad! Where Are We Going?” Episode 97

I don’t think I’ve discussed it in any of my previous highlights of this show, but lately, “Dad! Where Are We Going?” has been branching out and trying new ideas. As fun as some of these ideas have been, I felt it was due time to return to the foundation of this show and have the main cast of child and father go on a trip to a small town in some obscure part of Korea again. This week, we finally return to the basics.

We are back to the main cast: Kim Sung Joo, Kim Min Yool, Ryu Jin, Lim Chang Jung, Jung Woong In, Jung Se Yoon, Yoon Min Soo, Yoon Hoo, Ahn Jung Hwan, and Ahn Ri Hwan. Sung Bin and her brother Sung Joon have gone to cameo with their father Sung Dong Il in a movie based on the Chinese remake of “Dad! Where Are We Going?”

"Superman" triplets calendars sell well

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A desk calendar featuring images of Song Il-gook“s popular triplets is flying off the shelves.The 2015 calendar, which includes pictures of Dae-han, Min-guk and Man-se – whose names spell out “Cheers to the Republic of Korea” – sold 125,000 copies as of Dec. 25, according to online marketplace Auction. The calendar has earned 680 million won ($617,000) for charity so far. Song originally wanted to make the calendars to give as gifts to his acquaintances. But when viewers saw an episode in which Song and the three boys were shown at a photo shoot for the calendar, KBS received multiple requests to purchase it. Each desk calendar is priced at 5,500 won and will be sold on Auction and Lotte iMall until the end of this month. All proceeds go to charity. Auction and Lotte iMall will begin delivering the calendars on Jan. 5. Song and his triplets are currently appearing in the popular KBS reality TV show “Return of Superman”, in which celebrity fathers take care of their children for 48 hours without their wives. Song, who has taken many masculine roles in TV dramas, shows a more domestic and caring side to himself in the TV show. Several popular celebrities and TV shows publish calendars at the end of each year. One is MBC”s popular reality TV show “Infinite Challenge”, which began publishing calendars for the show”s ardent fans in 2008.BY SUNG SO-YOUNG

Song Il Kook sells "triplets calendars" for charity purpose

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Song Il Kook sells


Song Il Kook and his cute triplets have finished the 2015 calendar photoshoot on popular KBS show “Return of Superman” and was reported to be sold about 125,000 copies in one day, according to online marketplace Auction. 
The calendar named “Cheers to the Republic of Korea” including images of Daehan, Minguk and Mansae, has earned 680 million won ($617,000) and the profits will be all donated for charity purpose.
Song Il Gook originally wanted to make the calendars to give as gifts to his acquaintances. But when viewers saw an episode in which Song and the three boys were shown at a photoshoot for the calendar, KBS received multiple requests to purchase it. 
Each desk calendar is 5,500 won and will be sold on Auction and Lotte iMall until the end of this month. In the displayed calendar photos, Daehan, Minguk and Mansae show their cuteness with various poses and expression.
The triplet calendars will be delivered to customers since January 5th 2015.
Jenny@dkpopnews

Epik High Releases 'Shoebox' Music Video On New Year's Eve

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Epik High Releases 'Shoebox' Music Video On New Year's Eve

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YG Entertainment’s hip-hop trio Epik High released the music video for title track of their critically-acclaimed album “Shoebox” on December 31.

The music video features candid concert and behind-the-scenes footage of the group, shot during their recent performances in Korea.

Epik High’s Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz are featured throughout the video.

The music video also includes scenes of Tablo and his adorable daughter Haru, who captured the hearts of Korean audiences on the variety show “The Return of Superman.”

Song Il Gook Of 'Return Of Superman' Apologizes For His Wife's Comments

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Song Il Gook Of 'Return Of Superman' Apologizes For His Wife's Comments

 

Song Il Gook is a popular actor who has become even more popular due to some of his more adorable family members. But this week he had to apologize for the actions of another family member, his wife.

The actor was so popular due to his roles in the 2006 drama “Jumong” and the 2004 drama “Emperor of the Sea” that he was invited to Korea”s Blue House to dine with heads of state. But his popularity got an unexpected additional boost when his non-identical triplets became variety show stars. The triplets were born in 2012 and are named Dae Han, Min Guk and Man Se.

5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 2014

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5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 2014

5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 2014 Written by Johnelle On January 16, 2015

It feels not so long ago that I put together my picks for the best 5 Things of 2013 so it’s hard to believe that 2014 is over and that we are well on our way into 2015. 2014 was a tumultuous year with joy and sorrow, good and bad, love and hate. The following are the Things I LOVED the most about 2014 in the K-popiverse.

5. Surviving the K-popcalypse

We should’ve known that 2014 was going to be a rocky year for K-pop when on the first day of the year Lee Seung-gi and SNSD‘s  Yoona were revealed to be dating. It was a rough year for Korea’s premiere girl group as soon after Sooyoung and actor Jung Kyung-ho, Tiffany and 2PM‘s Nichkhun and leader Taeyeon and Exo‘s Baek-hyun were all also revealed to be dating. Hyoyeon was charged with assault by her ex-boyfriend, and then the unthinkable–Jessica was booted from Girls Generation.

7 Picture Perfect K-Celebrity Couples And Their Adorable Children

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7 Picture Perfect K-Celebrity Couples And Their Adorable Children

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There is an increasing interest in Korean celebrities’ families rising among viewers and fans with the rising popularity of shows like Return of Superman, Oh My Baby, and Dad, Where Are You. Check this list of 7 Picture Perfect K-Celebrity Families!

Some of the families who have attracted interest includes MMA fighters’ Choo Sung Hoon, Epik High‘s Tablo, former idol Shoo, and more!

[Ratings: Sat-Sun, 04.25-26.15] ′Infinity Challenge′ Celebrates 10 Years By Getting Stranded on an Island

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[Ratings: Sat-Sun, 04.25-26.15] ′Infinity Challenge′ Celebrates 10 Years By Getting Stranded on an Island

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Turning 10 years old, MBC′s Infinity Challenge celebrated its anniversary by sending its members off on a deserted island.

The April 25 broadcast of Infinity Challenge had the members reminiscing about all the different specials they′ve participated in the past ten years. They asked viewers to vote for the best special, and the viewers chose the episode where the members were required to fight for survival on a deserted island.

[Poll] Which Star Will Make the Best Babysitter on Children′s Day?

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[Poll] Which Star Will Make the Best Babysitter on Children′s Day?

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Korea is celebrating children today with Children′s Day on May 5!

With that in mind, we′ve chosen a list of idol group members that we think would make awesome babysitters for all the children running around the area today.

Who do you think will be the best babysitter?

EXO′s Chan Yeol

As many of you have heard, EXO′s Chan Yeol will appear in an upcoming episode of KBS′ Return of Superman.

Baek Seung Hwan

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Baek Seung Hwan

Name: 백승환 / Baek Seung Hwan
Birthday: 17-April-1998
Birthplace: South Korea

TV Dramas

I Love Lee Tae Ri (tvN, 2012)
Queen Insoo (jTBC, 2011)
Me Too, Flower! (MBC, 2011)

Movies

Silenced (2011)
Goodbye Mom (2009)
Return (2007)

Choi Soo Jong

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Choi Soo Jong

Name: 최수종 / Choi Soo Jong (Choe Su Jong)
Also known as: Choi Su Jong
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1962-Dec-28
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 174cm
Weight: 68kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Family: Wife/actress Ha Hee Ra, son and daughter

TV Shows

King’s Dream (KBS1, 2012)
For the Sake of Son (KBS, 2011)
President(KBS2, 2010)
Comrade (KBS2, 2010)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2008)
Dae Jo Yeong (KBS, 2006)
Sea God (KBS, 2004)
War of the Roses (MBC, 2004)
On the Prairie (KBS2, 2003)
Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma (KBS2, 2002)
Emperor Wang Gun (KBS, 2000)
When She Beckons
First Love (KBS, 1996)
Ambition (MBC, 1994)
Il-Ji-Mae (MBC, 1993)
Jealousy (MBC, 1992)
Daewongun (MBC, 1990)
The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyeong (MBC, 1988)

Hwang Jung Min

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Hwang Jung Min

Name: 황정민 / Hwang Jung Min (Hwang Jeong Min)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1970-Sep-01
Birthplace: Mansan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Height: 180cm
Weight: 75kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: O
Family: Wife/Musical actress Kim Mi Hye
Education: Seoul Arts University (Theater Major)
Skills: Basketball, musical instruments

TV Series

Korean Peninsula (CSTV, 2012)
That Fool (KBS2, 2009)

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)

Jun Hae Ryong

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Jun Hae Ryong

Name: 전해룡 / Jun Hae Ryong (Jeon Hae Ryong)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1965-Jun-14
Birthplace: South Korea
Star sign: Gemini

TV Shows

King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010)
Partner (KBS2, 2009)
Ja Myung Go (SBS, 2009)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
Yi San (MBC, 2007)
Special Crime Investigation (KBS2, 2006)

Movies

Temptation of Eve – Her Own Art (2007)
The Day A Pig Fell Into The Well (1996)

Kim Min Ha

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Kim Min Ha

Name: 김민하 / Kim Min Ha
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1997-Feb-17
Birthplace: South Korea

TV Series

The Chaser (SBS, 2012)
The Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
Big Sister (KBS, 2008)
Women of The Sun (KBS2, 2008)

Movies

A Long Visit (2010)

Kim Yoo Mi

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Kim Yoo Mi

Name: 김유미 / Kim Yoo Mi (Gim Yu Mi)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1980-Oct-12
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 169cm
Weight: 48kg
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: A
Education: Seoul University of Arts
Specialty: Piano

TV Shows

God of War (MBC, 2012)
Enjoy Life (MBC, 2009)
I Love You, Don’t Cry (MBC, 2008)
The Scale of Providence (SBS, 2008)
Don’t Ask Me About the Past (OCN, 2008)
Common Single (SBS, 2006)
Pearl Necklace (KBS2, 2003)
Country Princess (MBC, 2003)
Romance (MBC, 2002)
Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma (KBS2, 2002)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Swat Police (SBS, 2000)