Big Bang‘s G-Dragon has landed on the cover of men’s lifestyle magazine HYPEBEAST.
YG Entertainment revealed on February 21, “HYPEBEAST has recognized G-Dragon as the representative icon of the synergy of music and fashion, and has thus been chosen as the cover model of the recently published first issue of 2014,” and continued, “He is also featured in the cover story, which includes a photo shoot and an interview highlighting G-Dragon’s music and fashion.”
Titled “The Rhapsody Issue,” the latest issue of HYPEBEAST focused on the fusion of music and fashion. As G-Dragon is known for mixing these two elements in his work, the magazine explained the modern trend with some insight from the famous forerunner.
The magazine praised the artist, “G-Dragon’s rising influence is a good reflection of the state of modern mainstream culture
Emergency Couple Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This week, someone heard our prayers because not only is Jin Hee showing everyone what a great intern she is (girl haz mad skills) but there appears to be tiny flashes of jealousy from Chang Min. *hehehe* Are we going to get our wish and he falls for her first?
Tessieroo: What? Only one episode this week? Whyyyyy?
Leila: It’s because of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I bet every Korean are anticipating for Kim Yu Na’s performance in figure skating. One episode only this week and we know that hardcore fans of this series will savor this to pieces.
Tessieroo: I don’t know why I thought someone would catch her but nope, our girl falls flat on her face
Waking up in the wee hours of the morning, citizens of Korea as well as celebrities alike woke up to watch Kim Yuna skate her final Olympic program in her career.
On February 21 a while before 4AM (KST), Kim Yuna finally skated her free skate program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Here are the tweets that were posted during the Olympic event.
2PM Chansung: Thank you for the good work. When she got emotional towards the end, there was this unexplainably touching moment. Thank you for the amazing performance! Either way, Kim Yuna is the best of the best… The title queen fits her very well.
2PM Jun.K: Kim Yuna is really the best! The best, the best! She got true swag.
2PM Junho: Adios.
Haha: Yuna~~ You worked hard!! I respect you!! So cool! You’re the best! You’re already the best! Thank you! / Silver! I don’t care! You’re already the best! Yuna Best!! Everyone will remember you! Adios! / Russia… I’m sure they know it too
Jin Se Yeon has been confirmed to play two characters on new SBS
drama "Doctor Stranger"!
SEE ALSO: Jin Se Yeon in talks to be the next actress to join "Doctor Stranger"
Her agency revealed she"ll be playing a character living with two identities, stating on the 20th, "Jin Se Yeon will play the role of Korean-Chinese businessman"s daughter and Chinese medicine and anesthesia expert Song Jae Hee and Han Seung Hee who hides her identity and is assigned to approach Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) on "Doctor Stranger"."
"Doctor Stranger" will be directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk and will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr. Park Hoon, who enters Korea"s top hospital and adjusts to life as an outsider in his workplace
KBS America and the Los Angeles Korean Association will be joining together to host KBS’ music program, “Open Concert (L.A. K-Pop Festival)” to be held on April 12. It will be the biggest event in its history.
On February 10, KBS America and L.A. Korean Association held a press conference announcing the free “Open Concert” to be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 12.
The hosts announced the event will be held in celebration of the “111th Anniversary of Koreans in America L.A. K-Pop Festival.”
The concert will begin at 5:30 PM PST and last for about three hours. It will be broadcasted in 88 different countries making it the largest scale event in KBS history. There will be a total of 14 guests including top K-Pop idol groups and singers
Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon may be the next nuna-dongsaeng (older woman-younger man) couple.
According to multiple broadcasting representatives on February 18, Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon are set to appear in tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Witch’s Love” (working title), a remake of Taiwanese drama “My Queen” (“Queen of No Marriage”).
One representative revealed, “The two will be taking on lead roles in a nuna-dongsaeng romance. While they have not signed contracts yet, they should be appearing in the drama barring any unforeseen circumstances.”
Uhm Jung Hwa’s side stated, “Nothing has been finalized. We are positively considering the offer,” while Park Seo Joon’s side said, “It’s true that we received a casting proposal, but we are currently in the reviewing phase
Writer Kim Eun Sook, who has penned such hits such as “The Heirs,” “Gentleman’s Dignity,” and “Secret Garden,” has revealed the story line for her next drama.
Hwa and Dam Pictures, which will be in charge of producing Kim Eun Sook’s next project, announced on February 18 that the working title of the drama is “Descendants of the Sun.” Centering on people who work at disaster scenes, the story will follow how the leads will slowly open up to each other through sacrifice and consideration amid the desperate situations they encounter. According to the production company, this drama will be a human melodrama of a blockbuster level difficult to be found among Korean dramas.
“Descendants of the Sun” will be co-produced by Hwa and Dam Pictures and Baruson Entertainment
SHINee’s Key faced his virtual wife, Arisa Yagi, for the first time.
According to MBC on February 18, Arisa Yagi will appear as Key’s wife on We Got Married Global Edition Season 2.
Arisa Yagi is a Japanese model, who has appeared in numerous magazines and fashion shows. She is of Japanese and French descent and has numerous fans in and out of the country.
Born in 1995, Arisa Yagi will be the youngest bride on the show so far.
Meeting with the staff, the Japanese model said, “I’m more excited since I don’t have much experience in dating. I’d like to meet a gentle husband like 2PM’s Nichkhun.”
The ‘newlywed’ couple, Key and Arisa Yagi, met each other for the first time at a location around Seoul.
Like Key, who can speak English and Japanese, Arisa is also skilled in English, French and Korean, and the two got close as they engaged in a long conversation
Topp Dogg, who recently revealed their follow-up track "Arario", will treat fans to a repackaged album next week!
SEE ALSO: Topp Dogg fuse traditional and modern in "Arario" MV
"Arario" use traditional Korean music sounds, reflected in the MV with various visual elements to represent traditional Korean culture. Until now no Korean Idol group has ever tried this specific kind of mixture of music and performance. In between this unique mix of different kinds of music (traditional instruments and rap rhythms) ToppDogg are able to show their various skills and reveal their hidden talents.
In addition, ToppDogg"s special album has a completely new concept than "Open the Door
" with "Arario" as its title song and webtoon drawings as the albun"s artwork
MBC’s upcoming drama “Cunning Single Lady” stars actress Lee Min Jung, and she portrays a divorced woman Na Ae Ra who comes back to the dating scene. Here are some of the stills taken while shooting the drama.
The back story behind the still is that Lee Min Jung becomes involved in a drunken fight with several people who were drinking next to her at a cart bar while being drunk herself. According to various staff and people on the scene, the actress gave a very realistic portrayal of being drunk and surprised many with her skillful performance.
“Cunning Single Lady” is a story about a woman who does whatever she can to get back with ex husband after she discovers that he is doing well after the divorce. The drama will air after the end of the “Miss Korea” series, and will also star actor Joo Sang Wook
Girl’s Day’s “Something” continues to dominate and remains No. 1 for a third week. It becomes the first song since EXO’s big hit “Growl” last year to record three straight weeks on top of our chart. Taking full advantage of the slower months of K-Pop at the beginning of the year, Girl’s Day establishes themselves as one of the rising girl groups (we have another two in this week’s top 10).
Ailee’s “Singing Got Better” continues to hold the No. 2 spot. After topping the chart a month ago, this song stays strong at No. 2 for the past three weeks.
Moving up two spots to score their first top three hit is another rising girl group AOA. Their song “Miniskirt” won on SBS Inkigayo last week, their first ever music program win
Jin Se Yeon is in talks to join Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin
, and Kang Sora
on "Doctor Stranger"!
SEE ALSO: Kang So Ra to get entangled in a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk and Park Hae Jin for new drama "Doctor Stranger"
The young rising actress"s reps told Star News on the 15th, "[Jin Se Yeon] recently received the casting offer for the role of Song Jae Hee on "Doctor Stranger" and reviewed the script... However, nothing has been decided yet... As Jin Se Yeon is currently immersed into filming her KBS 2TV drama "Generation of Youth", she has not discussed her following productions in detail yet."
If confirmed, Jin Se Yeon will play the role of Song Jae Hee who is the daughter of a Korean Chinese businessman and is a Chinese medicine and anesthesia expert
Today is Valentine"s Day
You know what that means. Chocolates, flowers, teddy bears... Well.... if we had a significant other, maybe. Thankfully for the rest of us who happen to be single, we can overdose on ice cream and chocolate by our lonely selves and live vicariously through drama couples. For this Valentine"s Day, we decided to look at some of the drama couples with relationships that we dreamed of having (SPOILERS BELOW)!
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The Couple with the Worst Timing
Sung Shi Won (A Pink"s Eunji) and Yoon Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) of "Reply 1997" by contagion
HE WAS TOO EARLY
Kang So Ra has now been confirmed to star in new SBS
medical drama "Doctor Stranger"!
SEE ALSO: Kang So Ra in talks for new SBS medical drama "Doctor Stranger"
Her agency Will Entertainment stated on the 13th, "Kang So Ra has been confirmed to star in SBS" "Doctor Stranger" and will make her small screen comeback."
Kang So Ra will play the role of Oh Soo Hyun who is an instructor at the cardiothoracic surgery department and also the daughter of the hospital"s professor and high ranking executive. She gets entangled in a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk and Park Hae Jin, and although she seems tough on the outside, she is easily hurt.
"Doctor Stranger" will be directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk and will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr
Actress Kang So Ra has confirmed for the upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger.” This is Kang So Ra’s first comeback to dramas since 2012, when she appeared in “Dream High 2.” This time around, she is playing the role of Oh Soo Hyun, an instructor in the cardiothoracic surgery department of the hospital and the daughter of the hospital’s head director.
“Doctor Stranger” is the story of the various episodes and incidents that take place when Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk), a genius doctor who is a North Korean refugee, comes to work in Korea’s top hospital.
Playing Oh Soo Hyun, a character with a hard exterior and soft heart, Kang So Ra will be involved in a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk, who plays Park Hoon, and Park Hae Jin, who plays Han Jae Joon
It has been reported that actor So Ji Sub personally invested in the British-French-American movie that stars world-famous actress Judi Dench, “Philomena”. Judi Dench is very well known for her role as “M” that appears in almost every James Bond movies. The movie is based on the novel “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee” written by journalist Martin Sixsmith. The movie also stars of Steve Coogan and it tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her son.
Apparently, So Ji Sub, along with his entertainment agency, invested over $51,000 in this movie.
After its screening at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, “Philomena” won several international awards including the People’s Choice Award Runner-Up Prize at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
"Three Days" hinted that history might repeat itself in a new preview starring
SEE ALSO: Yoochun"s "Three Days" releases a relationship grid for the drama
The teaser looks back on the assassinations of presidents and reads, "On March 5, the president dies." The action-packed preview had us on our toes with the snippets of a sniper awaiting the drama"s Korean president Lee Dong Hwi (Son Hyun Joo) and Han Tae Kyung (Yoochun) trying to save him as his bodyguard.
"Three Days" is directed by "Deep-Rooted Tree"s Shin Kyung Soo and written by "Sign" and "Phantom"s Kim Eun Hee. The drama will center on the bodyguards" race to find the president when he goes missing after shots are fired
T-ara member Hyomin and Girls’ Generation’s Sunny met up and took a friendly selca together.
The pictures were posted by Hyomin on her Twitter on February 2, and she also wrote, “Sunny came in front of my house because she felt bad not having been able to attend the premiere of the movie due to her busy schedule. You are such a good and admirable friend. Fighting for your album, I hope it becomes a huge blockbuster. Mr. Mr. ♥”
In the pictures, Hyomin looks lovely with her pink-colored knitted sweater and Sunny looks cute as well with a simple black sweater.
Hyomin recently starred in the Japanese movie “Jinx!!!” which is a story about a newfound love story in Japan after having lost her soul mate from a car accident in Korea. The movie released on February 13
Name: 전성환 / Jun Sung Hwan (Jeon Seong Hwan)
Birthplace: South Korea
New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
Stormy Lovers (MBC, 2010)
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010) cameo
Two Wives (SBS, 2009)
A Man’s Story (KBS2, 2009)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Terroir (SBS, 2008)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Someday (OCN, 2006)
A Tale of Legendary Libido (2008)
Art of Fighting (2005)
The Bow (2005)
Sword in the Moon (2003)
February started off with a battle between duet groups. Currently, the special project song titled “Some,” sung by Jung Gi Go and SISTAR’s Soyu, has been successful with the public. Since the morning of February 11, “Some” has continued to rank first on five online Korean music charts. The song, which is a medium tempo duet track, portrays how Soyu’s and Jung Gi Go’s vocals matched perfectly.
However, the two have a new competition as SM the Ballad has released their own powerhouse duet couple. On February 10, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and SHINee’s Jonghyun released their duet track, “Breath.” The song, which narrates the story of two past lovers, showcased the range of Girls’ Generation’s and SHINee’s main vocalists. Furthermore, “Breath” was released in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese, thus increasing the popularity of the ballad amongst Korean and international music listeners