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Tiny-G’s Dohee to narrate for new tvN variety show ‘Uncle Romance’

By in News posted Oct February 6th, 2014 No comments
Tiny-G"s Dohee is set to narrate for tvN"s new variety show "Uncle Romance".

SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] Emergency Couple Episode 4

PD Jung Man Shik from the show stated, "Dohee"s satoori skills, which she showed on "Reply 1994", fit well with "Uncle Romance", so we recruited her. You will be able to feel a different charm of Dohee than what was shown on "Reply 1994"."

"Uncle Romance" will feature stars who grew up on a farm or dream of farming, including former baseball player Yang Jun Hyuk, actor Kang Sung Jin, chef Kang Leo, and comedian Yang Sang Gook. The guests will be admitted into the Korea Venture Agriculture College and take viewers on a journey as they learn how to farm at a small village in Injegun, Gangwondo

B.A.P’s Himchan Joins His Own Fan Club, Super Junior’s Ryeowook Wants to be in Love and More

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

From Super Junior to B.A.P and even Infinite, the SNS world was colored with male idols, and we definitely didn’t mind.

See them all in today’s Twitter Roundup.

Super Junior’s Ryeowook tweeted a sentimental photo on February 6, writing “They said they’re love letters from 1972 to 1976 when they were dating.. My aunt and uncle^^. I read a few letters, and it’s seriously a movie...ㅠ But there are more from my uncleㅋㅋㅋ. I want to love like that.”

The day before, Ryeowook tweeted a photo with Hong Dae Kwang, writing “Finally met Dae Kwang hyung!!!!^^. Sukira is starting now!! Listen live. Feeling good kyakya.”

Kim Heechul posted another photo with Sam, writing “Yawning Hee&Sam.. Ah.. I’m falling for him-- That’s why when things get deeper, it’s exhausting

Ladies’ Code’s RiSe finds herself enveloped in plastic wrap in still cut from ‘So Wonderful’ MV

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

Ladies" Code, who has been climbing up rankings with solid releases like "Bad Girl" and "Pretty Pretty", already has fans intrigued with the very first teaser for upcoming digital single "So Wonderful"!

The girls have revealed the photo you see above just recently, which is said to be a still cut from the MV teaser coming our way tomorrow!

RiSe is the one pictured in this still cut, and it seems that she has been plastic wrapped, leaving us to wonder what this is supposed to hint at.

SEE ALSO: Ladies" Code to make a "So Wonderful" comeback with digital single in February

The agency states regarding the photo, "This still cut, which is a part of "So Wonderful"s music video, has been released to show Rise"s varying charms

VIXX Says, “We’re Friends, Not Rivals, With EXO”

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

On the February 4 episode of Mnet’s “Beatle’s Code 3D,” Brown Eyed Girls Narsha, Rainbow Blaxx, and VIXX appeared as special guests.

During the show, VIXX was asked, “Do you think it’s because of EXO you weren’t able to become more popular?” The members of the group shook their heads and answered, “No.”

Leo remarked, “We have a close with the EXO members, and many of our schedules overlapped. If EXO didn’t exist, perhaps people would have given us more attention, but we believe people who will love us will love us no matter what the circumstances are.”

Despite the truthful answer, the hosts were still not satisfied and continued their mischievous questions and caused the members of VIXX to feel restless.

The hosts asked VIXX, “Do you consider EXO as your rival?” The group answered, “They’re our only friends

‘You Who Came From The Stars’ to file claim for damages against comic book writer with plagiarism accusations

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

Just last week, the comic book writer Kang Kyung Ok expressed her desire to pursue legal action against the drama "You Who Came From The Stars" for allegedly plagiarizing her 2007 comic book "Sul Hee". Some of her allegations included striking similarities such as the alien and UFO concept, passage of 400 years, fated love with someone from a past life, and more.

To further update on this ongoing controversy, HB Entertainment, which is head of production for the SBS drama, said on February 5 that they were planning on filing a legal claim against the comic book writer for damages through the law firm Hanshin. On this day, HB Entertainment sent relevant evidentiary contents to the "Sul Hee" party. Up until now, writer Kang has not made any moves due to a problem with public relations

Na PD Has His Eyes on Yeo Jin Goo for the Next Baggage Boy

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

According to tvN on February 4, PD Na Young Suk recently filmed for a cameo role on tvN sitcom “Potato Star 2013QR3,” ahead of his trip to Spain with grandpa Lee Soon Jae for the third season of “Grandpas Over Flowers.”

After wrapping up filming for “Potato Star,” PD Na tried his luck on actor Yeo Jin Goo, who plays the sitcom’s protagonist Hong Hye Sung. “Let’s go on the next ‘Grandpas Over Flowers,’” he proposed, drawing laughs from those present.

Yeo Jin Goo’s increased maturity and dependability seems to have attracted PD Na, who now has his eye on the young actor.

While it is uncertain if his casting attempt will come to fruition, what is clearly evident is PD Na’s ability to make casting attempts anywhere, as well as his obvious affection for his variety shows

You Who Came From the Stars / You From Another Star E14 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments
You Who Came From the Stars / You From Another Star E14 Recap by Softy Starts with previous scenes and MJ saying I came here from another place 400 yrs ago and lived here for 400 yrs. I was the one who rescued you 12 yrs ago. that child from 400 yrs ago - the owner of this hairpin -you resembled her, but if you are just Chun SY, then I have no interest – go! Then SY asks – not even for one moment – didn’t you like me? if your heart fluttered cuz of me. or if you sincerely worried about me- not having anything to do with that girl – didn’t you just like me even once? MJ: no not even once. Then HK asked – do you not like SY or is there another reason? MJ: protect SY from your hyung

Lee Bum Soo shares his thoughts on the loss of his father and the cast of ‘Prime Minister and I’

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments
Lee Bum Soo warmed hearts this winter with his handwritten letter of gratitude to the cast, staff, and viewers of "Prime Minister and I" following its finale.

SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] Emergency Couple Episode 4

Lee Bum Soo shared his handwritten letter on Twitter on the 5th: "Once the production ends, the memories will stick with me. From the first filming, my father, who was my life mentor, passed away, and I had to go through grief and suffered a fractured finger during filming. Through the nonstop filming day after day, I was able to experience the fate of an actor with no time to recover normally from it."

"Around today when it becomes four months that were both long and short since [the first filming], I think of my colleagues" faces who encouraged me, who was exhausted in both body and mind

Who Sang It Best? “Let It Go” from the “Frozen” OST!

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

With “Let It Go” from the OST of Disney‘s Animated movie “Frozen” becoming a worldwide hit song, it is no surprise that a number of K-Pop stars have shared their cover of the song. In the U.S. version, the song during the movie was sung by Idina Menzel, while the ending credits version was by Demi Lovato.

Watch all the Korean versions below. Which one did you like the best?

Hyorin‘s version of the song was used as the official Korean version and has even released an accompanying OST music video.


Ailee performed the song a few weeks ago while appearing on Yoo Hee Yeol‘s Sketchbook.


Dia, of the recently debuted girl group Kiss&Cry had her version on the song posted earlier this week on their official YouTube channel

Kakao Talk releases adorable emoticons featuring Jung Woo

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

Actor Jung Woo has become the face of a new Kakao Talk emoticon set!

His agency Bell Actors said on February 4, ""Jung Woo Emoticon", possible for use on Kakao Talk, has been released on February 4 in the afternoon. The various charms of Jung Woo, who has grabbed ahold of women"s hearts with his surprising, sweet charms, are packed into this."

SEE ALSO: Jung Woo reveals what he thought when he learned who the husband was in "Reply 1994"

There are 16 emoticons that feature different facial expressions from Jung Woo that are both funny and adorable. You can find them in the Kakao Talk Item Store. Although it is currently only possible through Android phones, the set will be available on iPhones early next month! It is also uncertain whether this only applies to South Korea and is not available outside the country as of yet

Former V.O.S member Park Ji Hun to hold a belated wedding ceremony with his wife in April

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments
Former V.O.S member and now soloist Park Ji Hun (37) will finally hold his wedding ceremony this coming April!

SEE ALSO: Former V.O.S member Park Ji Hun says he is "Always Thinking About You" with MV

His agency YM Entertainment shared the good news on February 4, "After 22 years since meeting each other, Park Ji Hun and Seo Myung Sun will hold their wedding ceremony sometime in April."

After leaving V.O.S back in 2010, he revealed that he actually had a wife and child who he kept under wraps from the public eye for their protection. He previously shared, "I felt doubts about my life as a celebrity in which I had to keep my wife and child a secret without a wedding." He is currently a happily married man.

Park Ji Hun also recently made a comeback with "Always Thinking About You"

Prime Minister and I: Episode 16 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

Prime Minister and I: Episode 16 Recap By DramaBeans

Despite Yul coming to collect her, Da-jung declares that she won’t be going back home with him, and adds for good measure: “Let’s break up.” But Yul refuses to hear it and takes her suitcase before ushering Da-jung into the car by the hand.

It’s a mostly silent ride until Yul pulls over to the side of the road and gets out to finally get some air. When Da-jung follows him, he demands to know her train of thought by having him meet his not-so-dead first wife and leaving them—was it for his sake? Or the children?

“It was for me,” Da-jung answers. The idea of becoming the children’s stepmother had scared her despite her feelings for Yul, and felt it appropriate to step aside now that their mother had reappeared

Ha Jung-woo directs new feature co-starring Ha Ji-won

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

With the number of films Ha Jung-woo has done, he’d be perfect to use as the basis for a Chungmuro-style “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, though as with anything Korean, Three Degrees would probably be more appropriate. Hot on the heels of news announcing potential project Assassination (with Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Jung-jae), he has now announced his second directorial feature, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant.

The film is based on a Chinese novel of the same name, written by Yu Hua, and tells the story of a man who sells blood to earn money. The original story was set in China from the 1950s through ’80s, while this adaptation will relocate to modern Korea. Ha Jung-woo’s directorial debut came in last year’s comedy Roller Coaster (aka Fasten Your Seatbelt), which starred Jung Kyung-ho

I Need Romance 3: Episode 8 Recap

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I Need Romance 3: Episode 8 Recap by DramaBeans

EPISODE 8: “It’s a relief that you learned how to cry again”

At the office, Joo-yeon feels another sharp pain in her chest, which tellingly happens right when Tae-yoon walks by. She’s too out of touch to make the obvious connection, of course, and just takes another pill for indigestion.

But then her thoughts float back to what Wan said to her last night, about the pain being caused by heartache because she likes someone. He tells her that he knows it sounds a little preposterous that she doesn’t even know her own heart, but says it’s understandable why she became that way—she spends most of her life at work, and work is not a place where you need a heart

Sports Chosun reveal their ’2014 Girl Group Ranking’

By in News posted Oct February 5th, 2014 No comments

After releasing their "2013 Girl Group Ranking" last year, Sports Chosun is back with their "2014 Girl Group Ranking". The media outlet talked to various representatives in the singing world to get their assessment of girl groups so far in 2014 to reveal what they believe is the current hierarchy of female idol groups.

Top Tier

Unsurprisingly, the first tier, labeled "Impossible to Surpass, 4th Level Wall" (aka the "insurmountable wall") has Girls" Generation and 2NE1 comfortably within the layer. This is undoubtedly the highest level of achievement for any girl group, and impressively enough, Sports Chosun and various reps decided that SISTAR has managed to enter this level through their widely successful hit "Give It To Me". All their songs have been majorly popular, but this one especially was able to break them through to move one step up from the previous level, "Nationwide," which probably suggests nationwide popularity

10 Predictions for 2014 in K-Pop

By in News posted Oct February 4th, 2014 No comments

2014 is already off to an explosive start - from Girl"s Day overtaking TVXQ and Rain on the charts to members of Girls" Generation confirmed to be dating, it looks like we"re in for an eventful year! Today, jennywill and contagion are here with our guesses and open ended questions for what else 2014 might just have in store for us! Remember, this is all just speculation!

SEE ALSO: 10 Bold Predictions in K-pop for 2013

1. What"s in store for the Wonder Girls?

Even though JYP Entertainment has reassured fans that Wonder Girls will not be breaking up, it"s also true that the girls" future plans are pretty uncertain right now

Jonghyun reveals it was hard to get close to Wheesung + wants to befriend Sung Si Kyung next

By in News posted Oct February 4th, 2014 No comments

On the February 4 edition of MBC"s radio program "Blue Night," Jonghyun talked about the senior singers with whom he wanted to become close.

He said, "The senior I wanted to meet once I became a singer was Wheesung. I liked him since I was young. I liked his songs and was in awe multiple times when I listened to the lyrics he wrote and wondered how he managed to carry such emotions. And then, he wrote the lyrics for "One For Me" and "Love"s Way," so I met him for the first time and thought I wanted to become closer to him as a fan rather than a junior."

He continued, "However, Wheesung is not friendly towards strangers at all. The day I first met him, we finished recording and ate dinner. At that time, he kept talking to me in a formal tone so I told him, "Speak comfortably," but he said, "Formal tone is comfortable for me

Yoon Kye Sang and Son Ho Joon’s Handsome Looks Shine in New Stills for “The Full Sun”

By in News posted Oct February 4th, 2014 No comments

Drama stills of Yoon Kye Sang and Son Ho Joon for “The Full Sun” have been revealed!

With just two weeks left until the drama starts, photos of the two handsome actors on set have been released.

In the photos, Yoon Kye Sang transformed into a handsome flower delivery man, dazzling the viewers with his bright smile. On the other hand, Son Ho Joon sports a chic hairstyle and has a calm demeanor in his black coat and leather backpack.

In the drama, Yoon Kye Sang plays Jung Se Ro, who was raised by a con-artist father, traveling all around the globe. However, Se Ro studies hard to pass exams to become a foreign affairs official in order to escape his past. He starts to live with his grandmother and works many different part-time jobs to make meets end

B1A4 release new version of ‘Lonely’ MV

By in News posted Oct February 4th, 2014 No comments
B1A4 have kept their promise to release a new version of their music video for "Lonely"!

SEE ALSO: B1A4 reveals music video for "Lonely" comeback track!

WM Entertainment previously announced that a new MV would be released if the original reaches at least 2 million views.The track, from their second full album "Who Am I", currently has 2,052,468 hits on YouTube.

Check out the new version of the "Lonely" MV above!

Tip: Ayra

Are These Sexy Girl Groups Actually Sexy?

By in News posted Oct February 4th, 2014 No comments

He Said – She Said is a special Soompi editorial that gives male and female perspectives on current topics and trends of the Korean entertainment world. 

The topic at hand is the current trend of “sexy” girl groups. In January, we were bombarded with more than a couple girl groups who teased us with sensual teasers and then made their comebacks with short skirts and push-up bras. Their message was loud and clear: innocence is overrated and sexuality rules the market. Even with their butt shaking and legs spreading, the reception of this in-your-face sexiness seemed mixed. Does wearing revealing clothes and making breathy moans really make one sexy? Have these once innocent girl groups accomplished their goal of being sexy icons?

Two brave Soompi writers will tackle this subject, offering their different (or maybe not so different) perspectives