Choi Jin Hyuk seems to have appeared out of nowhere but he is already in his 9th year in acting. He earned fame by acting as ‘Gu Wol Ryung’ in MBC’s Gu Family Book but that took him eight years.
Despite starting out by winning the grand prize from KBS’s acting audition Star Audition in 2006, Choi Jin Hyuk had to build his career for eight years before finally seeing the light.
From acting as ‘Gu Wol Ryung’ in MBC’s Gu Family Book to playing Lee Min Ho’s older brother ‘Kim Won’ in SBS’s The Heirs and most recently as ‘Oh Chang Min’ in tvN’s Emergency Couple, he has been gathering the interest of many with his ripened acting abilities.
Meeting with enews in a café near Samcheong-dong, four different charms of Choi Jin Hyuk were explored
@TristanMaack was just your average Canadian man on Twitter. On April 15 he saw that the phrase “Welcome to the Overdose Era” was trending and assumed that it had something to do with overdosing on drugs. One click for him and he quickly learned that he was wrong. “Welcome to the Overdose Era” was trending because of EXO and their upcoming comeback for “Overdose.” Tristan Maack proceeded to tweet about his misunderstanding, unaware that he had just introduced himself to the EXO fandom.
The EXO fans decided this was hilarious.
It didn’t take long for him to realized what happened.
He could have just moved on with his life, but instead, he got curious
Rescue efforts continue on to recover the missing passengers who were on board the sinking ferry, but as the progress seems to be slow, some have been pointing fingers at the government for not doing enough and even preventing rescue efforts. Various broadcast stations have been airing interviews from those on scene, and earlier today, MBN
aired theirs with a woman who claimed to be a citizen volunteer diver there. Her testimony especially stirred quite a bit of criticism towards the government and the maritime police, but her identity has now left many questioning the interview she gave.
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A woman going by the name Hong Ga Hye told MBN news that she was with the volunteer divers aiding in the rescue. She then went on to say that although the volunteer divers were ready to do their best to help, they were actually told by the maritime police to just kill time and were even blocked from trying to help
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6 preview nextview With more and more artistsmaking their anticipated comebacks, the K-pop charts have been getting filled with songs that we must listen to.
And some of the artists making their returns have been those who got their names out more than a decade ago.
So play through the playlist featuring some of the old and new K-pops in celebration of these amazing artists who never seem to quit dreaming their dreams! 1. Mad Clown- - Without You (Feat. Hyolyn)
Following Madly in Love
featuring SISTAR’s Soyou in his single album last year, which topped the music charts for weeks, Mad Clown is back with a new title featuring yet another SISTAR member, Hyolyn.
He didn’t let the fans down in this heart-wrenching song about a couple suffering from a break-up, in this perfect harmony between Mad Clown’s straightforward rapping full of emotions and Hyolyn’s sentimental vocals
On April 13th, the B.A.P
boys touched down in New York for their 2nd ever concert in the Big Apple!
One of the staff members told me that there were girls waiting overnight, and I know some people who were there from the crack of dawn to see their boys up close. The doors opened at 6:30, and fans poured into the Best Buy Theater to get as close as they could.
Sadly enough, with so little space to breathe and move comfortably, I saw one girl getting carried out even before the concert started. Throughout the concert, the crowd had to part here and there to allow room for various girls to get carried out. All this even though the staff did their best to cool the audience down by fanning them, cranking up the AC, spraying them with cool water, and handing out water bottles continuously
Choo Sung Hoon"s wife and Choo Sarang"s mother, model Yano Shiho, proved her unchanging beauty as her past childhood photos started to circulate on the internet.
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One online community uploaded these pictures under the title "Sarang"s mother Yano Shiho during her elementary school days." As seen in the pictures, Yano Shiho showed off a unique beauty and charm even at a young age. It was also revealed that these pictures were first disclosed through an MBS documentary program.
Netizens exclaimed, "Sarang really resembles Yano Shiho," "She didn"t look different back then at all. So pretty," "Quickly have a second child," and more
JYJ’s Park Yoochun, starring in the drama “Three Days,” has brought about a magnificent fandom for the ‘Tae man’ in China, once again realizing the scope of his popularity.
On April 15, C-JeS Entertainment said, “In China, Park Yoochun’s popularity is explosive. Putting together ‘Tae’ from his ‘Three Days’ character name Han Tae Kyung and the word ‘man,’ the term ‘Tae man’ was coined. On major Chinese portal site Baidu, the members in Park Yoochun’s fan community number 230,000.”
Such is the power of the lead actor in a series. With Park Yoochun’s popularity, fans in China gathered roughly 200 million won (approx.. $192,000) and bought a billboard by the front gate of a shopping center in Beijing. On the billboard that spans roughly 10,700 square feet, the fans wrote, “365 days, 8760 hours, 525600 minutes, 31536000 seconds
After School"s Jooyeon became an April bride for upcoming MBC
Wed-Thurs drama "A New Leaf"!
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Jooyeon plays the role of Ji Yoon (Park Min Young)"s best friend Mi Ri whose wedding is where Ji Yoon and Suk Joo (Kim Myung Min) meet for the first time. Although Jooyeon felt shy upon wearing a wedding dress, she friendly approached her sunbae co-stars first, acting as an atmosphere maker on set.
Jooyeon joins Park Min Young, Kim Myung Min, Kim Sang Joong, Chae Jung An, and more in the drama. "A New Leaf" is directed by "Scandal" and "I Miss You"s PD Park Jae Bum and written by "Golden Time"s Choi Hee Ra, and portrays the story of an attorney Kim Suk Joo (Kim Myung Min) who loses his memory from an accident and starts anew
Epik High‘s Tablo will be returning to the radio station after a long break of four years and ten months.
He has been confirmed as the host of a daily radio show titled “Tablo’s Dreamy Radio,” which will start airing on MBC FM4U on April 21. The listeners can spend time with Tablo from 10pm until midnight.
This will mark his return to the radio scene after four years and ten months, as he last hosted the show in June 2009. Through the radio show, he will share his expertise in the field of producing and being a musician.
“I hope to make it a radio that would have ‘music you want to come and listen’ and ‘stories you want to hear,’” Tablo revealed his thoughts on becoming a DJ again.
Are you excited to see and hear Tablo behind the radio station mic again?
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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.
Here’s a quick bio, and scroll down for the interview. ^^
Name: Megan Lee
D.O.B: September 18,1995 in California, United States
Agency Label: Soulshop Entertainment
Appearances: “Birth of a Great Star” season 1 & 2
OFFICIAL SNS (hover over the links to go to the respective page)
* March 2011 – Love, Laugh & Live [Single]
* July 2011 – Destiny [Single]
* October 2011 – Destiny [Single]
* 2008 – Tranquility [Role: Sun Kim] – Short Film
* 2009 – Crush [Role: Jeremy's Sister]- Short Film
* 2010 – The Legend of Beaver Dam [Role: JuJu] – Short Film
* 2010 – The Case Against Jill [Role: Jill] – Short Film
* 2008 – Award of Merit (U
Actor Hyun Bin will be featured in the next April edition of star style magazine High Cut, where he pulls off a new, vintage, sexy look.
April 30 is the premiere of Hyun Bin’s movie “The King’s Wrath,” where the actor plays the role of King Jeongjo, who is under threat of assassination.
On playing Jeongjo for his three-year comeback, he said, “I have a lot of ambition for this drama, as well as a lot of worries and pressure. I also have the thought that being too ambitious with my role could potentially detract from the film.”
When asked to compare filming with army training, Hyun Bin said, “While the army may push you more to your physical limit, it’s not something where you’re going to be watched and judged for your performance. I think movies are harder
Last month, Uee successfully finished the MBC weekend drama “Golden Rainbow,” where she showed her talents not as After School’s Uee, but the actress, Uee. Recently, Uee had an interview with Daily Sports on the drama and her career with After School.
-I DON’T THINK WE’VE SEEN YOU TAKE A BREAK, GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN ACTING AND PERFORMING WITH AFTER SCHOOL.
“I don’t think I’ve ever taken a proper break. After School’s next album is going to come out this year, but until then, I plan on taking some time off. Luckily, my acting and singing schedules have never overlapped. If they had, I think it would have been really hard. Seeing idols nowadays who do both album promotions and acting at the same time, it’s impressive
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
Who else is excited for the upcoming MBC drama "Triangle," starring three good-looking studs Lee Bum Soo, Jaejoong, and Siwan? To further amp up excitement, the drama released some sexy still cuts of Jaejoong, who transformed into a motorcycle-riding tough boy as the second brother.
These very first still cuts from the drama were released on April 14, showing Jaejoong take on a new role. Previously, he may have played executive or pretty boy characters, but this time, he will be the complete opposite as a "manly man." In the pictures, he wears a leather jacket with stylishly tousled hair as he rides a motorcycle with a charismatic nonchalance.
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A rep said, "Maybe it"s because this is his first time taking on such a role, but he appeared to have personally made a lot of preparations
On the afternoon of April 11, Eddy Kim filled the IFC Mall’s M Pub in Yeouido, Seoul with the sound of his voice and guitar at his first showcase as a solo artist, and as MYSTIC89’s first male soloist from the fourth season of audition program “Superstar K,” where he placed in the Top 6.
Eddy Kim is a talented musician whose interest in music began when he was young, starting with violin and studying classical music until high school. Afterwards, he went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he really started to study music in an official setting.
All of the songs on “The Manual” are songs written, composed, and produced by Eddy Kim himself
Countries around Asia are out to get Kim Soo Hyun in their commercials.
Having caused a ‘Kim Soo Hyun syndrome’ across Asia by starring in hit drama You Who Came From the Stars, Kim Soo Hyun has been receiving numerous love calls from various companies.
China, of all countries, has especially been showing immense interest in the actor.
Keyeast Entertainment, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, stated, “Kim Soo Hyun is currently the main model for Samsung Electronics in China and he recently signed to model for Hyundai Motor Group in China for its new model ‘ix25.’ He has also been selected to model for Chinese casual clothing brand Semir, which has over 6,000 stores around the country as well as for China’s Coca-Cola, Haagen-Daazs and The Face Shop. He also signed with a Chinese dairy product company Yili and recently filmed the commercial
And the battle is over! After a long and heated match between GOT7′s Mark and EXO’s Lay, the champion of Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness was finally crowned… and that winner is Lay. Congratulations to Lay and all EXO fans!
It was not a game without hiccups: A slew of spam votes contaminated the poll results early on, winding up in a 95-to-5 score in favor of Lay. In fact, we received so much spam that it shut down the poll, rendering everyone unable to vote. In the end, we started over from scratch, opening a 24-hour lightning round to decide the winner. Without the influx of spam, we could see a less dramatic but consistent pattern, and in the end, EXO-M’s main dancer walked away with a clean 68% of the votes.
We began this contest to see which idol might be considered by most to be the best K-Pop dancer, knowing that the definition of “best” would be somewhat subjective
Lim Chang Jung repeats as No. 1 for the second week in a row with “Ordinary Song.” In another wide open week last week in which different songs were winning on various music shows, “Ordinary Song” was clearly the most consistent song amongst music charts and was able to win again. Congratulations to Lim Chang Jung.
Moving up three spots to No. 2 is Orange Caramel’s “Catallena.” This song dropped to No. 5 last week and was able to rebound three spots up to second this week, just ten points below “Ordinary Song.” Historically, Orange Caramel’s songs have done well and also fared better than After School’s songs on our chart. This time is no exception. Let see if “Catallena” can move up to the top spot next week.
There are four new songs in the top 10, all by non-idol artists
Continuing the excitement over EXO‘s comeback, weekly music show SBS Inkigayo has released a comeback stage teaser during its April 13 episode.
The teaser, however, only shows EXO-K, confirming that only the Korean unit of EXO will be performing at the comeback stage. Despite earlier reports that EXO will be promoting as twelve for at least a couple of weeks before splitting up into EXO-K and EXO-M, it seems the two sub-units of EXO will start off its “Overdose” promotions separately.
MBC’s weekly music show, Music Core, and KBS’ Music Bank also released a teaser for EXO’s comeback on its April 12 and 11 broadcast, respectively, showing only EXO-K.
EXO-M will be holding its comeback stage on the Chinese weekly music program, “Global Chinese Music,” on April 19
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11 preview nextview From starstruck celebs to adorable pups, the SNS world was a sight to see this week.
Flip through to see some of our favorite star SNS photos from the week! SNSD′s Yuri knows how to kill us with the cute. Secret′s Hyosung continued the celebrity pet parade with this. And, of course, we died. It′s getting hot out. Stay cool, Kim Heechul. But no one knows how to stay cool like ice princess Jessica. Hey The Walking Dead. 2NE1 called, they want you to Come Back Home. That time Eric Nam made every man in the world jealous by taking selfies with Miranda Kerr. How many Super Junior members can you spot in the audience at Bruno Mars′ Seoul concert? Teen Top showing us major mukbang action Eye candy, anyone? Sharing is caring, boys