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Choo Sung Hoon and Choo Sarang score another endorsement deal for Korean language learning

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Choo Sung Hoon and Choo Sarang have scored another endorsement deal, this time for Korean language learning materials!

SEE ALSO: Choo Sung Hoon"s daughter Sarang gets another kiss from boyfriend Yuto

A "Woongjin Think Big" rep stated on the 15th, "The "Choovely" father and daughter who are receiving love from the entire nation have been chosen as the models for "Woongjin Think Big"s "Master the Korean Language". They held their photo shoot on the 11th."

Another rep added, "Sarang definitely inherited her mother Japanese top model Yano Shiho"s talent... All of her expressions and poses are photogenic."

It has been revealed that Sarang impressed the staff with her improving Korean skills as she asked for juice in Korean and even learned some Korean from the study materials

EXO to release Korean and Chinese versions of 'Overdose' mini album on the 21st

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EXO will release the two versions of their second mini-album "Overdose" in Korean and Chinese by EXO-K and EXO-M, respectively, on the 21st!

SEE ALSO: EXO meet up with 100,000 fans at their first event in Japan

SM Entertainment stated on the 15th, "As much as EXO will promote in Korea and China as EXO-K and EXO-M for their new album, two versions in Korean and Chinese will be released."

The mini-album consists of a total five tracks including title track "Overdose", as well as "Moonlight", "Thunder", "Run", and "Love Love Love".

But before the mini album release, EXO-K will kick off their comeback stages on "Music Bank" on the 18th, "Music Core" on the 19th, and "Inkigayo" on the 20th. EXO-M will also hold a press conference in China on the 19th and will hold their first comeback stage on CCTV"s "Global Chinese Music" on the 19th

Teen Top Gorges on Korean Food, A Pink Celebrates No. 1 Win and More

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preview nextview 1/8 preview nextview From number one wins to the launch of a new variety show, there was much to be celebrated, and it’s all in today’s Twitter Roundup.

2NE1’s Park Bom tweeted a photo of actor Lee Dong Wook on April 10, writing “As a fan who totally loves ‘Hotel King’ and Lee Dong Wook oppa’s ‘Roommate’ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I’m daringly posting an everyday photo of oppa to say fightin ㅋㅋㅋㅋ’Hotel King’ fighting~~!!!!!”

A Pink celebrated its first number one on MBC Music’s Show Champion with a proof shot, tweeting this photo on its official Twitter with the message, “First number one, thank you.”

Announcer Jang Ji Won tweeted a photo with Yoo Jae Suk on April 9, teasing at upcoming KBS variety show I Am a Man, writing “Is God Yoo a real man? Of course, he has to be! ‘I Am a Real Man,’ tonight at 11:15

TEEN TOP fill up on Korean food before heading off to Russia for world tour 'High Kick'

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TEEN TOP made sure to get their fix of Korean food before heading off to Russia for their world tour.

SEE ALSO: Well-known MV director Blake Farber expresses his desire to work with TEEN TOP

On April 9, the group tweeted the photo of the boys chowing down above as well as the message, "TEEN TOP eating up Korean food before leaving for Russia." The TEEN TOP members were so into the delicious food that they don"t seem to even be aware of the camera snapping photos of them.

TEEN TOP have already stopped by Japan and the United States for their "2014 World Tour - High Kick" and will head to Russia, Hungary, France, Taiwan, China, and South America next.

Teen Top Gets Their Fill of Korean Food before Russian and European Leg of World Tour

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Teen Top in the middle of inhaling Korean food before leaving for Russia!”

Teen Top posted this on their Twitter on April 9 with photos of the team hunched over bowls and bowls of Korean food, their faces just barely visible, if at all.

The group just recently finished the American and Canadian leg of their world tour, “Teen Top 2014 World Tour ‘HIGH KICK,” and is off to Moscow, Russia, then Budapest, Hungary, and finally Paris, France, making their way west for the next part of their tour.

See also: [Recap] Teen Top Goes “Crazy” During “High Kick” Tour in NYC

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Lee Byung Hun cast in Korean movie 'Insiders'

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World star Lee Byung Hun has been cast in a new movie directed by Woo Min Ho and written by Yoon Tae Ho called "Insiders." He will be playing the "political gangster" Ahn Sang Goo in the movie, which is based on a web-toon of the same name.

SEE ALSO: Lee Byung Hun cast in his next Hollywood film "Terminator 5"

The movie focuses on the decay and corruption deeply rooted in Korean society through a sharp dissection of "inside people." Lee Byung Hun"s character, Ahn Sang Woo, will play one of those corrupt people, who then become bent on revenge after his life comes to ruin.

They will begin filming in July for a premiere in the first half of 2015!

B.A.P's Himchan impresses with his Korean drumming skills along to 'Amazing Grace'

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B.A.P"s Himchan swept viewers off their feet with his impressive janggu (Korean traditional drum) skills along to "Amazing Grace".

SEE ALSO: Fans celebrate B.A.P"s 800th day anniversary on Twitter

On the April 5th broadcast of SBS" "Star King", Park Jun Kyu and Himchan played a remix of "Amazing Grace" with their gayageum and janggu, respectively, in their hanbok. Although Himchan"s janggu skills were surprising to some, it has been revealed that he has been playing the janggu and gukak (Korean traditional music) since he was in middle school as a scholarship student for six years throughout middle and high school thanks to his talent.

Check out the touching performance above!

Lee Min Ho Discussed the Hallyu Wave with Korean President Park Gun Hye

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Hallyu top actor Lee Min Ho met with Korean president Park Geun Hye in a meeting about Korean culture and the Hallyu wave.

The two met on April 4 in Goyang, after Lee Min Ho received an invitation from Cheongwadae (The Blue House) and the Korea Creative Contents Agency. The other members of the meeting were important entertainment industry officials, and 200 college students were there to observe and learn about the topic of Hallyu and expanding Korean’s reach overseas.

During the meeting Lee Min Ho said, “I am thankful for the love from the Korean fans, but I also feel a responsibility of spreading out cultural contents as Hallyu to other countries.” The actor talked about the industry should not just see Hallyu as something for profit, but a mean to exchange ideas across borders

Lee Min Ho meets South Korean president Park Geun Hye

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Actor Lee Min Ho was reported to have met South Korean president Park Geun Hye on April 4. He was invited to take part in the third meeting of the Committee of Flourishing Culture by the Korea Creative Content Agency. President Park Geun Hye likewise participated in the meeting to discuss the topic of Hallyu.

A rep from the Korea Creative Content Agency said, "President Park Geun Hye is set on making the prosperity of culture be this administration"s main task. As a part of this, Lee Min Ho and a couple of business world leaders went to the discussion to listen and talk about Hallyu contents."

SEE ALSO: Lee Min Ho makes 15,000 fans swoon during his tour finale in Japan

Park Geun Hye took part in this discussion with nine other people, including the chairman of the Committee of Flourishing Culture, Kim Dong Ho

Lee Jong Suk Is a Brooding North Korean Doctor in New “Doctor Stranger” Stills

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The upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger” released the first stills of its leading man, Lee Jong Suk.

The SBS drama released three photos of Lee Jong Suk as Park Hoon, a genius heart doctor who struggles to feel accepted and belonged at a hospital in South Korea after being raised in North Korea. In the pictures, Lee Jong Suk shows his character’s burden with his brooding presence. Other photos hint that there will be scenes of Lee Jong Suk in North Korea.

A representative of the drama said about their leading actor, “Lee Jong Suk was able to perfectly understand the warm heart of his North Korean character. He received admiration from the staff and crew with his passionate portrayal.

“Doctor Stranger” will air its first episode on April 28

Yano Shiho prepares a traditional Korean birthday feast for Choo Sung Hoon's father

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Yano Shiho celebrated her father-in-law"s birthday in a grand style with a Korean traditional feast!

SEE ALSO: Choo Sung Hoon"s daughter Sarang gets another kiss from boyfriend Yuto

Yano Shiho shared on her Instagram on the 1st, "HappyBirthday to husband"s father," along with a snapshot of the hearty Korean traditional birthday meal of seaweed soup as well as japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles), tteok (rice cakes), and other side-dishes. Hopefully, her husband Choo Sung Hoon helped her out.

Too bad we can"t watch Choo Sarang"s "eating broadcast" during this birthday feast!

Miranda Kerr dons a traditional Korean hanbok

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Model Miranda Kerr showed off a hanbok she tried on while visiting Korea for a Reebok event.

She posted the picture onto her Instagram on April 1 and said, "Thank you hanboklynn for my beautiful Hanbok! korea." In the picture, she looks happy in a lavender and blue hanbok and appears like she"s having a blast in Korea.

Netizens commented, "Miranda Kerr looks pretty no matter what she wears," "We"re already much obliged for your visiting Myungdong, but thanks even more for a picture of proof like this," and, "I fell for Miranda Kerr again when I saw her in Myungdong. Unsurprisingly, she looks pretty in a hanbok, too."

Do you think she pulls off the hanbok look?

SEE ALSO: Miranda Kerr to have fansigning event at new Reebok Store in Korea

INFINITE to become the first Korean idols to release an instrumental compilation album with 'The Origin'

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INFINITE will release an instrumental compilation album "The Origin", becoming the first Korean idol group to do so.

SEE ALSO: [Album Review] MBLAQ - "Broken"

A Woollim Entertainment rep stated, "The album "The Origin", which contains instrumental versions of INFINITE"s representative songs, will be released on April 10 and pre-orders will begin on April 1. "The Origin" consists of three CDs, each with a different concept. 30,000 limited copies will be available for sale."

"This is a new challenge for INFINITE, who has reached success and growth through the strength of their music during a period in which the prevalent prejudice is that idol music is something that is only enjoyed during that moment and forgotten about later once the fad fades

Super Junior-M Continues Office Shenanigans in Korean Version MV of ‘Swing’

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Hoping to blow the Monday blues away, Super Junior-M sent encouragement by releasing the Korean version music video of Swing.

The Korean music video of Swing was released on March 31, playing the same work story as the Chinese version music video in the yellow highlighted office, where the members pretended to work while really dancing and singing their stress away.

Check it out!

Photo credit: SM Entertainment

Super Junior-M Releases Korean Version MV of Party Track “Swing”

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The hard working boys of Super Junior-M have released the Korean version music video for their latest track, “Swing“! The album is also out on Korean music sites today.

Super Junior-M is promoting “Swing” in both Korea and China. They had their comeback last week in China and this week in Korea. Super Junior M has already won no.1 for “Swing” on the Chinese music ranking show, “Global Chinese Music.”

There isn’t a lot of difference between the Chinese version and the Korean version, with the music video being filmed in one take, but more is good when it comes to Super Junior M.

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