you who come from the star ep 12

Winner’s “2014 S/S” Is Fashionably Late, But Still Solid

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Winner’s “2014 S/S” Is Fashionably Late, But Still Solid Written by Gaya On August 18, 2014

In the arms race between K-pop’s big three companies, the launch of a new boy band would be considered a major stage. With SM and JYP already off and running with Exo and Got7 respectively, we finally arrive at the final, anticipated debut as YG Entertainment unveils Winner.

It may feel as though Winner is at a disadvantage with its late start, but the group has been in the public eye for a considerable amount of time even before debut: first in the much disparaged show WIN, which gave Winner its name and right to debut as the first YG male group since Big Bang, and then in their pre-debut reality show Winner TV, documenting their adventures as they toured in Japan with Big Bang

Gag Concert and Foreigners: Not A Good Mix

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Gag Concert and Foreigners: Not A Good Mix Written by Gaya On August 17, 2014

Gag Concert has a grand history as the longest running comedy show on South Korean television. Beginning in 1999, Gag Concert has managed to keep up with a rotating cast of comedians and new and newer skits. As a sketch comedy show, Gag Concert comprises of “corners” featuring certain scenarios, like Bboom Entertainment and Discoveries of Life. These skits have been retired, though, to make way for new material. And that new material is this (Note: video may not be viewable in your country):

Mansour Corner depicts the life of a rich Arab man by the name of Mansour, who flaunts his wealth by dressing like the king from Aladdin (among other cultural inaccuracies)

Jung Yong Hwa Gives Himself Completely To His New Drama Character

By in News posted Oct August 14th, 2014 No comments

 

Jung Yong Hwa took a brief break from his preparations for his upcoming drama "Three Musketeers" to perform with his band CNBlue at KCON in Los Angeles. But now he is back on set, working hard to create his drama character and enjoying every minute of it.

On Aug. 12 he was present at the tvN drama"s press conference and there he spoke about his character, Park Dal Hyang. His character is a poor man of noble birth, who becomes a member of the military guard. Park Dal Hyang serves Crown Prince So Hyun, played by Lee Jin Wook. But he is not just the prince"s champion. He will also form a love triangle with the prince, as they are both in love with the woman played by Seo Hyun Jin. That woman was Park Dal Hyang"s first love.

Jung Yong Hwa said that the director advised him to act hic character with his heart rather than his head

WINNER Debuts with an Emotional Lament in “Empty”

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WINNER Debuts with an Emotional Lament in “Empty” Written by Camiele On August 13, 2014

Finally, after much teasing and putting off, YG’s first boy group since Big Bang has debuted. To ensure the fresh-faced boys of WINNER make as big a splash as possible—or perhaps to give penance to fans who’ve waited for over a year—Papa YG decided to release two music videos back-to-back to commemorate the group’s long-awaited unveiling, and both “Empty” and its sibling video “Color Ring” make heavy use of the dramatic intro.

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t keep up with rookies. What can I say? I’m a fan of established artists, and until the noobies can prove themselves musically, I’ve no interest. As a result, I wasn’t really paying much attention to the hoopla surrounding their win on last year’s season of Win: Who Is Next? (and subsequently WINNER’s show, WINNER TV)

The Plot Makes the MV: Part 1, “Sadness”

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The Plot Makes the MV: Part 1, “Sadness” Written by Warda On August 12, 2014

Korean pop music has predominantly been identified through brightly colored, diabolically sweet, and epilepsy-inducing music videos. From DB5K’s “Balloons” all the way to “Gangnam Style,” you cannot argue that K-pop isn’t fun.

In spite of that, you also can’t say that K-pop is all fun and games either. Korean music warrants diversity, and what better place to show differences in ideologies, opinions, and points of view than a music video? The music industry is thriving in South Korea, and the “MV” stands to be a crucial vessel in which ideas are shipped across the airwaves. The aim is to use visual artistic expression (via video) to portray a story, evoking specific emotions in the audience watching, to a background of music

[MV Review] SECRET – “I”m in Love”

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SECRET - "I"M IN LOVE" MV REVIEW

Just the other day, the lovely ladies of SECRET dropped their new video for "I"m In Love," and the MV pretty much guarantees that it will not only be a "SECRET SUMMER," it will be a sizzling one.

Duble Sidekick is behind the tune, and it appears the fierce SECRET is back to dazzle once more. From Sunhwa"s powerful voice, Hana"s rapping, and the acoustic piano in the beginning to the retro horns that characterize the rest of the song, everything just works.

The MV is one of the countless sexy concept videos released this year. However, it does have some good qualities that the others lack. SECRET is not only known for their sexy videos (grab a look at the second version of "Bastard" for an example) but also for their cute ones a la "Yoohoo

5 Tips to Becoming the Next “Gangnam Style”

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5 Tips to Becoming the Next “Gangnam Style” Written by Andy On August 12, 2014

K-pop is a bloody fight to the death: who can sell more, who do people talk about more, and who gets people to watch their MV? The epitome of this power is, of course, PSY’s “Gangnam Style.” The vibrant, crazy song that billions around the world watched (or at least millions repeatedly). What does it take to make such a commotion, not just in Korea, but around the world? How do you make yourself known in the vast expanse of K-pop Wonderland?

If you are a part of the Big 3, you probably don’t have to worry about any of this. Millions view their MVs anyway, no matter how lame they are.

So, if you want people to flood to your videos and make a splash, there are easy paths to take!

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Jun Ji Hyun Promotes Travel to Korea

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Jun Ji Hyun fulfills her popular “My Love from the Star” character Cheon Song Yi’s claim as “the face of Hallyu” in her new real-life duty, becoming the honorary ambassador for the Korea Tourism Organization.

On August 12, the actress received a plaque from Korea Tourism Organization President Byun Chu Seok in an appointment ceremony held in Seoul. Her appointment rides on her star power, especially coming off her successful comeback to TV drama through “My Love from the Star” earlier in the year. The drama has seen not only domestic but worldwide success, particularly in China, where her and co-star Kim Soo Hyun‘s popularity rose sharply. As honorary ambassador of the Korea Tourism Organization, Jun Ji Hyun is expected to boost even more tourist arrivals to South Korea

'Temptation" Choi Ji Woo Tells Kwon Sang Woo That She'll Wait

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"Temptation" Choi Ji Woo felt bad about Kwon Sang Woo and Park Ha Sun"s divorce.

On the 9th episode of SBS Monday/Tuesday drama "Temptation" Yoo Se Young (played by Choi Ji Woo) started to get infuriated at the news of Cha Suk Hoon (played by Kwon Sang Woo) and Na Hong Joo (played by Park Ha Sun).

On this episode of "Temptation" Yoo Se Young heard that Cha Suk Hoon and Na Hong Joo were getting divorced. Yoo Se Young went to Cha Suk Hoon and said, "Cha Suk Hoon, are you really getting divorced? I said time and time again that I would build this again? You can"t just let go of my hand here, right?" and stopped the divorce.

At this, Yoo Se Young said, "It"s all because of me. I"m really sorry" and apologized. Then, Cha Suk Hoon said, "I heard this

Lee Ji Ah opens up about her former secret marriage with Seo Taiji for the first time on “Healing Camp”

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"Healing Camp" has aired its much anticipated episode with actress Lee Ji Ah, who made her first appearance on a talk show since debut to open up about her former secret marriage with Seo Taiji that left the nation in shock back a few years ago.


If you"ve been a Kpop fan for a while now, you probably know of Seo Taiji and the Boys, a legendary Korean group. So it was no wonder that the nation fell into shock when it was revealed very belatedly that Seo Taiji and actress Lee Ji Ah were once married in secret before she debuted. According to news reports, the two met each other in 1993 in the States and lived together, filed for marriage in 1997, and officially filed divorce papers in 2006 before it became finalized in 2009.



Lee Ji Ah started off, "I learned it"s simply not a matter of hiding behind a rock when you are hiding a secret with a celebrity that the entire nation knows of

[Spoiler] “Temptation” Kwon Sang-woo gets divorced and leaves

By in News posted Oct August 12th, 2014 No comments

On the ninth episode of the SBS drama "Temptation" on the 11th, Cha Seok-hoon (kwon Sang-woo) left the country after hugging Yoo Se-yeong (Choi Ji-woo) from behind.

Cha Seok-hoon divorced his wife, Na Hong-joo (Park Ha-seon) and planned to leave to a Brazilian coffee farm. Cha Seok-hoon told Na Hong-joo his plan and said, "I am sorry this happened to us. Forget about all the bad times. Goodbye".

Cha Seok-hoon then texted Yoo Se-yeong, "I can"t say goodbye to you. There will come a day when we can talk about the things we couldn"t finish. I will remember you till then". Yoo Se-yeong ran to the airport.

Yoo Se-yeong tried to stop him from leaving and said, "This is the three hours you bought from me in Hong Kong. That is the start of my first love. I don"t want to make deals with you anymore

Taemin reveals MV teaser for “Danger” from solo debut mini-album “Ace”

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Taemin’s solo debut is drawing near and the music video teaser for “Danger” from his upcoming first mini-album, “Ace”, has been revealed!

Yesterday, Taemin amazed audiences with his shirtless concept teaser photos, driving fans crazy with his manly new look. With his solo debut set for August 18th, the music video teaser for “Danger” has been released!

The short music video teaser brings viewers on a journey with a mysterious introduction to his new song. The matured maknae Taemin stares intensely into the camera as the teaser leads into a brief electronic preview of “Danger”.

Taemin will be the first of SHINee’s members to make their solo debut. Although SHINee won’t be making a comeback this year as a group, at least fans won’t be completely deprived of their presence now that the maknae will be making his presence known

HA:TFELT Challenges Convention and Expectations with “Me?”

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HA:TFELT Challenges Convention and Expectations with “Me?” Written by Kelsey On August 11, 2014

There are so many things I can highlight that make HA:TFELT‘s Me? a landmark album in K-pop and one of the strongest releases of the year. Not only is it a sophisticated, gripping listen, but it manages to be both incredibly polished yet emotionally raw.

Known to many as Ye-eun from the Wonder Girls, HA:TFELT showcases her own artistry in a cohesive and dynamic way, unapologetic about going against the grain or alienating those who subscribed to her established persona.

HA:TFELT has not kept quiet about how much time, effort, and emotion has gone into creating this album. In interviews she’s mentioned that her artistic vision for Me? went against what management saw as a more commercial release, yet she stood her ground and fought for the album to be structured the way that she wanted

Super Junior begins recording tracks with Team Onesound

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Recording for Super Junior’s comeback is underway!

Super Junior seems to be gearing up for a comeback this year, images of them at the recording studio shared on August 11 and August 12 by one of Team Onesound’s producer and One Way member Peter.

Sharing on his Instagram and Twitter account a short video of Super Junior’s Donghae doing several push-ups, Peter writes, “SJ’s back! Recording SJ’s new song by Team One Sound & donghae861015 get ready. He’s warming up.…”

He later shares a selca, another member of Team Onesound (Young Sky or Oh Jinoo) with his back towards the camera, and Donghae in the recording studio.

Team One Sound up in this~ onewaypeter @onewayyoungsky jinoo777 donghae861015

Throughout the session, he continues to keep fans updated on the recording via his Instagram and Twitter account, later revealing they have already spent over 13 hours in the recording studio thus far

Kim Ha Kyoon

By in Actor posted Oct August 10th, 2014 No comments

Name: 김하균 / Kim Ha Kyoon (Kim Ha Gyoon)
Also known as: Kim Ha Kyun
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1959-Aug-23
Height: 179cm
Weight: 75kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: O

TV Shows

King’s Dream (KBS1, 2012)
Dummy Mommy (SBS, 2012)
Korean Peninsula (CSTV, 2012)
Protect The Boss (SBS, 2011)
Myung Wol the Spy (KBS2, 2011)
While You Were Sleeping (SBS, 2011)
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2, 2010)
Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe Young (KBS1, 2010)
Daring Women (SBS, 2010)
God of Study (KBS2, 2010)
Cain and Abel (SBS, 2009)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
First Wives Club (SBS, 2007)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
Bad Couple (SBS, 2007)
Thank You (MBC, 2007)
Dae Jo Yeong (KBS1, 2006)
My Lovely Fool (SBS, 2006)
Pure 19 (KBS1, 2006)
A Woman’s Choice (KBS2, 2006)
Dr

Eric Thanks Fans for Gifts Behind the Scenes of “Discovery of Love”

By in News posted Oct August 9th, 2014 No comments

Actor Moon Jung Hyuk (also known as Eric from the group Shinhwa) recently revealed a photo of himself while filming for his new drama, “Discovery of Love.”

In support of his new role, his fans brought the entire production team matching shirts as well as boxes of energy drinks. To thank his fans, he took picture of himself holding up the energy drinks while wearing the shirt and uploaded them onto the official E&J Entertainment Twitter site. His unique facial expression that seems serious yet kind of funny brought laughter to fans that saw the photos.

This drama will be Moon Jung Hyuk’s first in three years since “Spy Myung Wol” in 2011. In “Discovery of Love,” he will be portraying the role of Kang Tae Ha, a director of a construction company that is confident in both love and his work

Music & Lyrics: Postfeminism and “Strong Women”

By in News posted Oct August 8th, 2014 No comments
Music & Lyrics: Postfeminism and “Strong Women” Written by Alolika On August 7, 2014

Often misunderstood because of its immense multiplicity of meanings, postfeminism is a highly contested and nebulous place to be in feminism. The term has commonly been used to announce a historical shift (after the height of second-wave feminism) or a backlash against feminism (Gill, 2011).

This backlash has been articulated in various ways: a disillusionment with white feminism, an over-emphasis on theory instead of political action, the inclusion of queer narratives – all these are backlashes not against the idea of feminism in itself but against the general reality of feminism – a movement by, for and of white, upper middle class, straight women.

But within the ambit of media and culture studies, postfeminism has come to literally mean after-feminism

Kim Gab Soo

By in Actor posted Oct August 8th, 2014 No comments

Name: 김갑수 / Kim Gab Soo (Kim Kab Soo)
Also known as: Kim Gap Su (Kim Kap Su)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1957-Apr-07
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 173cm
Weight: 64kg
Star sign: Aries
Family: One daughter

TV Shows

Just Like Today (MBC, 2011)
All My Love (MBC, 2010)
My Happy Home (MBC, 2010)
Housewife Kim Kwang Ja’s Third Activities (MBC, 2010)
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2, 2010)
Secret Investigation Record (tvN, 2010)
Cinderella’s Sister (KBS2, 2010)
Merchant Kim Man Deok (KBS1, 2010)
Chuno (KBS2, 2010)
Jejungwon (SBS, 2010)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2009)
Soul (MBC, 2009)
Partner (KBS2, 2009)
The World That They Live In (KBS2, 2008)
Tazza (SBS, 2008)
When It’s At Night (MBC, 2008)
Don’t Ask Me About the Past (OCN, 2008)
Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
The Innocent Woman (KBS2, 2007)
Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung (SBS, 2007)
Time Between Dog and Wolf (MBC, 2007)
Ground Zero (MBC, 2007)
By My Side (MBC, 2007)
When Spring Comes (KBS2, 2007)
Yeon Gae Somun (SBS, 2006)
Alone in Love (SBS, 2006)
The Invisible Man (KBS, 2006)
Wolf (MBC, 2006)
The Youth in Bare Foot (MBC, 2005)
Hometown Station (KBS, 2005)
Resurrection (KBS, 2005)
Land (SBS, 2004)
Emperor of the Sea (KBS, 2004)
The Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
Butterfly (나비) (MBC, 2004)
Merry Go Round (MBC, 2003)
Age of Warriors (KBS1, 2003)
Times of Purity (순수의 시대) (SBS, 2002)
Orient Theatre (KBS2, 2001)
Stepmother (새엄마) (KBS1, 2001)
Emperor Wang Gun (KBS, 2000)
House Above the Waves (파도 위의 집) (SBS, 1999)

Movies

The Last Blossom (2011)
The Showdown (2011)
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Where Are You Going? (2009)
Detective Mr

‘Little Psy’ to Make an Appearance in Psy’s New Music Video for “Daddy”

By in News posted Oct August 8th, 2014 No comments

‘Little Psy’ Hwang Min Woo will once again be in Psy‘s new music video for his comeback title track “Daddy.

The filming started yesterday and ‘Little Psy’ is scheduled to film for the music video today. It appears that Psy and ‘Little Psy’ will be dancing together for the upcoming song.

‘Little Psy’ was brought to the limelight when he appeared in Psy’s music video for the famous “Gangnam Style” back in 2012. He became known for his similar looks to Psy and how well he danced despite his very young age. Psy’s representative said that ‘Little Psy’ helped in making “Gangnam Style” a hit and that they have decided that he will make a great addition in Psy’s new comeback song

Indifferent to Red Velvet’s “Happiness”

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Indifferent to Red Velvet’s “Happiness” Written by Alolika On August 6, 2014

While one could debate incessantly as to what constitutes the ideal time for a debut, it is an undeniable fact that it is not when a group is embroiled in controversies. Against this rationale, the timing for Red Velvet‘s is not simply bad but terrible because they are not the centre of the controversies but rather the centre of the backlashes against the controversies. Mad about f(x)‘s shady business? Unleash your anger at Red Velvet! Mad about the ambiguity surrounding EXO‘s 11-member status? Blame it on Red Velvet! Mad about SM‘s mismanagement and overall pathetic administration? Diss Red Velvet!

It sounds inane undoubtedly, but that has been exactly the treatment meted out to Red Velvet since their debut, and it doesn’t help that their music video is a hodgepodge of random images and a mishmash of jarring notes