Yum Jung Ah Re-signs with Ha Jung Woo and Jung Kyung Ho’s Agency

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Actress Yum Jung Ah recently re-signed with her current agency Fantagio, showing strong loyalty after ten years. Fantagio is a leading management and production agency that has a lineup of top stars such as Ha Jung Woo and Jung Kyung Ho.

Fantagio director Yang Hyun Seung talked about the relationship between Fantagio and Yum Jung Ah. “Having been together for ten years, we have a special faith and trust. Considering the time we’ve been together, we are that much more used to and have that much more respect for each other. As partners that help each other out, we will foster a great mutual relationship together.”

Yum Jung Ah has previously appeared in dramas such as “Royal Family,” “My Love, Madame Butterfly,” “My Neighbor’s Wife,” etc

NU’EST’s Minhyun visits UEE at ‘Golden Rainbow’ set to show his support

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UEE updated her Twitter with a picture of herself with labelmate NU"EST"s Minhyun, who visited her on the set of her drama "Golden Rainbow".

SEE ALSO: [MV Review] A Pink "Good Morning Baby"

She wrote, "The cool Minhyun visited the "Golden Rainbow" set to show support!!! ^^ He"s busy filming for "Reckless Family 3", but Minhyun came anyway, which gives me strength!!! ^^ He even brought a drink for me!!! ^^ Thank you!!! ^^ hehe (For reference, this is his second visit!! Pretty Minhyun!! ^^) Good night, everyone~~~ ^^."

The two of them look adorable in the picture as they link arms and put up V-signs. Are you watching "Golden Rainbow" and "Reckless Family 3"?


Lee Jong Suk Feels Pressured to be Called ‘Trendy Actor’

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Lee Jong Suk confessed that he feels pressured with the title of ‘trendy actor’.

Attending January 21’s broadcast of MBC’s News Today, Lee Jong Suk revealed his thoughts on being called a ‘trendy actor.’

“The more I act, the more I realize how hard it is to act,” said Lee Jong Suk.

“When I first debuted, I went to all the auditions, without any fear. Once a drama did well, people started calling me a trendy actor, which gave me a lot of pressure. I feel thankful that people call me that, but I would like to be recognized as just an actor without having ‘trendy’ in front of it in the future,” he added.

Lee Jong Suk acts as Joon Gil, the Casanova, in the film Hot Young Bloods.

Photo credit: MBC

Shinhwa′s Andy Turns 34

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preview nextview 1/7 preview nextview Shinhwa′s Andy ended 2013 on a bit of a rough note, but we trust that 2014 will look up for the star. And we′re kicking things off by celebrating Andy′s 34th birthday!

Flip through as we look back on 34 years of Shinhwa′s eternal maknae and Andy′s many charms!

Andy the smartypants

Bubblegum turns brings out the cute in everyone. Bowties help too.

But, don′t you worry, Andy can get wild too

Still, you can′t take the sweet schoolboy out of the Shinhwa maknae

Oh hey there, candid Andy

And because it′s cold outside - here′s a fuzzy Andy to warm you up!

Happy birthday Andy!

MBLAQ talk about their comeback plans in ‘Singles’ interview

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MBLAQ proved that they could pull off both sensitive and manly in a photo shoot for "Singles" magazine!

SEE ALSO: [MV Review] A Pink "Good Morning Baby"

The members looked like sensitive souls with their deep expressions as they looked out the window at the pouring rain and city lights, possibly hinting at a mature concept for their upcoming comeback.

On their comeback plans, MBLAQ shared, "We are currently recording for it, and all of us are writing and composing songs... It will probably be a mini-album, and it will be a more mature album than our previous music."

MBLAQ are gearing up for a comeback set for the first half of this year. Keep a look out for updates on their return!

“Man from the Stars’” Park Hae Jin Shines in His Black and White Photos

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Just from looking at the recently released photos, you may think they are for actor Park Hae Jin’s new movie or drama. However, you may be surprised to know that these are just regular photos taken at an awards ceremony.

Released on January 20, the black and white photos of Park Hae Jin look as if they are from a black and white 1950s movie. Fans who looked at these photos swooned over Park Hae Jin’s handsome features and charm. These photos were taken on January 17 at the “2014 Asia Model Awards.” The Asia Model Awards is in its ninth year with over 14 countries in attendance.

Although, Park Hae Jin has been busy with his “Man from the Stars” drama schedule, he made time to attend the ceremony. On this night, Park Hae Jin was given the “Asia Special Award.” The Asia Model Awards will be the first Korean fashion awards ceremony to be broadcast in China

Who Will Be the Top Star in the Year of the Horse?

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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

Jang Yong

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Name: 장용 / Jang Yong
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1945-Apr-08
Star sign: Aries

TV Shows

Golden Time (MBC, 2012)
Unexpected You (KBS2, 2012)
Queen Insoo (jTBC, 2011)
Miss Ripley (MBC, 2011)
Thorn Birds (KBS2, 2011) cameo
Sparkling (MBC, 2011)
Paradise Ranch (SBS, 2011)
Please Marry Me (KBS2, 2010)
Three Sisters (SBS, 2010)
Pasta (MBC, 2010)
Cain and Abel (SBS, 2009)
My Life’s Golden Age (MBC, 2008)
You Are My Destiny (KBS1, 2008)
Auction House (MBC, 2007)
Winter Bird (MBC, 2007)
Air City (MBC, 2007)
Oh Lovers (SBS, 2007)
Thank You (MBC, 2007)
Blissful Woman (KBS2, 2007)
Miracle (MBC, 2006)
I Really Really Like You (MBC, 2006)
Goodbye Solo (KBS2, 2006)
My Rosy Life (KBS2, 2005)
Sad Goodbye (KBS2, 2005)
Be Strong Geum Soon (MBC, 2005)
Spring Day (SBS, 2005)
Tropical Nights in December (MBC, 2004)
Oh! Pil Seung And Bong Soon Young (KBS2, 2004)
Full House (KBS2, 2004)
Terms of Endearment (KBS2, 2004)
A Problem At My Younger Brother’s House (SBS, 2003)
Attic Cat (MBC, 2003)
Yellow Handkerchief (KBS1, 2003)
Like a Flowing River (SBS, 2002)
This is Love (KBS1, 2001)
Well Known Woman (SBS, 2001)
Honesty (MBC, 2000)
Humaneness (KBS2, 1999)


Indian Summer (2001)

Girl’s Day to receive the ‘long-run music award’ at the ’3rd Gaon Chart K-POP Awards’

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Girl"s Day will receive "This Year"s Long-Run Music Award" for their hit song "Expectation" at the "3rd Gaon Chart K-POP Awards"!

SEE ALSO: Girl"s Day to buy lunch for 300 fans for their "Something" fanmeeting

Their agency DreamT Entertainment stated, "Girl"s Day"s "Expectation" has been confirmed by the Gaon Chart reps to be the winner of this year"s long-run music award at the "3rd Gaon Chart K-POP Awards" and were invited to the awards ceremony on February 12."

"Expectation" definitely exceeded expectations by staying in the Top 50 of the Gaon Digital Chart for 15 consecutive weeks since its release on March 14 last year and continued to rise up the tiers of girl groups with "Female President" and "Something"

Ha Ji Won Talks About Filming the Difficult Childbirth Scene in “Empress Ki”

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Actress Ha Ji Won talked about filming the difficult childbirth scene in “Empress Ki” at a press conference for the drama on January 20.

She said, “Rather than the action [being difficult], I got pregnant and had to have a child in a cave. It was the hardest thing for me since I started acting. I almost even passed out.”

“I had to do the scene in a block of ice about 10cm thick. My whole body went numb and I felt like I was turning into ice. When I came out, the staff started massaging my body to get the blood flowing, but it felt like my body was going to shatter, so I told them to stop. Portraying emotions that come from a very extreme situation was very difficult.”

“Seeing that I didn’t have much action, but a pregnancy scene instead, and that I would have to portray the emotions of a woman having a fatherless child all in a single episode, I was really on edge

Hong Jong Hyun to Act Opposite Kara’s Han Seung Yeon in New Drama

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Hong Jong Hyun and Kara’s Han Seung Yeon will become a ‘company couple’ in an upcoming drama.

SBS Plus’s new drama Girls Comic Shoes (translated) confirmed its casting of Hong Jong Hyun and Han Seung Yeon for the lead roles.

Model-turned-actor Hong Jong Hyun recently appeared in Style Log and Petorialist.

He also starred in movie Jungle Fish 2 and drama Dating Agency Cyrano, building up his career as an actor.

Hong Jong Hyun will take the role of ‘Oh Tae Soo,’ a cynical and experienced guy that starts dating Ji Hoo (Han Seung Yeon), an innocent and naïve girl.

PD Ahn Gil Ho said, “He will be able to show the charming traits of Oh Tae Soo, who seems cold at first, but slowly open up his mind

GOT7 Rises to Top 5 on Music Charts with Debut Track “Girls Girls Girls”

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Hot out of the K-Pop dream factory, JYP Entertainment‘s newest boy group, GOT7, is proving their potential by topping music charts with their debut track “Girls Girls Girls” from their first mini album “Got It?

Released on January 20, “Girls Girls Girls” was within the Top 5 on real-time music charts from Daum Music, Bugs, and Soribada as of January 21, 10AM KST, while placing within the Top 10 on Genie and Naver Music.

GOT7 has seven members – JrYoungjaeBamBam, Jackson,Yugyeom, Mark, JB- and promising “martial arts tricking” performances to distinguish themselves among the throngs of other idols

Song Ji Hyo’s graduation photos revealed + sits down with ‘Entertainment Relay’

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Song Ji Hyo sat down with "Entertainment Relay" for the January 18th show and discussed her thoughts on graduation photos as well as the differences between men and women.

SEE ALSO: Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk get revenge in teasers for "Emergency Couple"

The reporter met up with the busy actress at a photo shoot for a clothing brand, where Song Ji Hyo brightened up the set with her smiles and laughter. She commented on her past graduation photos, saying she thought it was best to take yearbook pictures looking like she usually does.

The actress also shared what she doesn"t get about the opposite sex: "What"s still so unfathomable is how guys could wash up so fast? If I try to wash up as fast as possible, I have to wash my hair, body, and do cleansing, but I can"t compete with their speed

TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho Confesses His Problems to Stuffed Animals

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When he’s in need of someone to talk to, TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho turns to his stuffed animals.

On January 20, TVXQ appeared as guests on KBS’ Hello, where they listened to a man’s worry over his girlfriend who still carries around dolls with her everywhere.

One of the MCs asked the guest panel if they liked stuffed animals, and Yunho answered that he has purchased dolls before.

“When I’m lonely and I have a worry that I can’t tell anyone, I usually confess it to my stuffed animal,” explained Yunho. “After I tell my stuffed animal, I feel a little better.”

The MC then hilariously asked if it was a female doll or a male doll, making Yunho reply, “I have no idea if it’s a girl or a boy.”

Photo Credit: KBS

Jaejoong welcomed by 500 fans at Nagoya airport

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JYJ"s Jaejoong reminded everyone of his superstar status when he was welcomed by over 500 fans at the airport in Nagoya, Japan.

SEE ALSO: Jaejoong takes fans to "Heaven" for his first repackaged album

C-JeS Entertainment stated, "Jaejoong arrived at the Nagoya Airport last night for his upcoming concert for his Asia tour in Nagoya, Japan on January 22-23. Even though it was a Monday, approximately 500 fans filled the airport prior to his arrival, and after seeing Jaejoong, they welcomed him with shouts of joy."

Jaejoong will perform at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya and then return to Korea for his birthday party, "2014 Kim Jaejoong 1st album Asia Tour Concert & J Party", at Korea University"s Hwajung Gymnasium on the 25th and 26th!

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong Gifted Kim Eung Soo with Activated Smart Phone

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Kim Eung Soo thanked JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong for opening up a whole new world by gifting him with a smart phone.

A recent recording of JTBC’s Family Talk focused on the topic of smart phones, where a panel of parents debated with a panel of adolescent children about whether or not teenagers should have a smart phone.

Kim Eung Soo, who attended the recording with his daughter, predicted her opinion by saying, “I think my daughter Eun Ah will say that that teenagers need smart phones. Even I became a smart phone lover once I found out how awesome they are. People say they change your life, and I agree!”

When MC Kang Yong Suk asked him how he began using a smart phone, Kim Eung Soo answered, “I was just using a flip phone before, but one day, Kim Jae Joong came up to me at a filming site and said, ‘Father, if you try using a smart phone, your life will change’ and gave me an activated smart phone

From Accommodation to Dining and Events, Plan Your Trip to Korea with No Hassle!

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Hey Soompiers!

Are you thinking about visiting Korea somewhat soon or dreaming of a getaway for spring break, summer vacation or even sometime later on? Either way, planning a trip can be exciting, but can also give a headache figuring out the logistics.

Seoul Metropolitan Government created a website to help compile many services to cater towards tourist needs like Plan Your Trip, Accommodation, Help Desk, Reservations.

You can also check the weather, exchange rates, various modes of transportation, what to do during a medical or any other emergenies like theft, and other random necessities tourists need during a trip.

Just like the Free trip to Korea with a Hallyu Theme Tour Sweepstakes that ended yesterday, Visit Seoul’s Facebook page offers many free trips to Korea as well as notifies about other cultural events

Park Bo Young Says Lee Jong Suk Blushes When Many People Pay Attention to Him

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Park Bo Young brought up her co-star Lee Jong Suk when she guested on Cultwo Show

Park Bo Young attended January 21’s broadcast of SBS Power FM’s Cultwo Show and said, “Lee Jong Suk is charming and has a lot of aegyo.”

“I’ve always acted with oppas in the past,” said Park Bo Young. “They usually say casually ‘are you ok, did you eat’ but Lee Jong Suk, who is one year older than me, says ‘dear Bo Young, did you eat? What did you eat sweetie?’ with full of aegyo.

Then DJ Kim Tae Gyun asked her, “Can you come on our show with Lee Jong Suk when Hot Young Bloods sells over 5 million?"

“Lee Jong Suk has attention-phobia. I only found out recently too. If many people look at him, like they do on this show, he will sweat, turn red on the face and not be able to talk

Song Ji Hyo Doesn’t Want to Get Married Yet

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With her new drama about a divorced couple, Song Ji Hyo shared her thoughts on marriage.

On January 21, Song Ji Hyo and the cast and staff of tvN’s Emergency Couple attended the drama press conference at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyun-dong.

When asked by a reporter what she thought about marriage, Song Ji Hyo replied, “Whether I get married or not, that’s that.”

“If possible, I want to postpone marriage as far as possible. I want to enjoy the freedom I have while I’m still young,” said Song Ji Hyo. “If I’m going to regret either way, isn’t it better to regret later? I’m pretty satisfied with my life right now.”

She then carefully added, “Dating over marriage?”

Emergency Couple airs on January 24

Actress Song Ji Hyo Wants to Show More Than Her Talent for Variety Programs

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On January 21, actress Song Ji Hyo and her co-stars attended the press conference held at the Seoul Imperial Palace Hotel for the upcoming tvN drama, “Emergency Couple.”

On the topic of preparedness for her role, Song Ji Hyo said, “First off, I’ve done variety programs for a while now but my original occupation is that of an actress. Although I’ve continued to act this whole time, since it was the first time in a while that I participated in a modern drama, it took some adjustment.”

She added, “There’s a fun yet challenging part of playing the role of a divorcée. I’m happy that I get a chance to show a different image beside the one I’m primarily known for in variety programs.”

Song Ji Hyo will play the role of Oh Jin Hee, a late bloomer and medical student intern, who was married previously to Choi Jin Hyuk’s character, Oh Chang Min