YG Entertainment"s newest sibling sensation, Akdong Musician consisting of 17-year-old Lee Chan Hyuk and his 14-year-old sister Lee Soo Hyun has taken the K-Pop industry by storm!
Their debut album "PLAY" has been dominating the charts! That"s not all as their fun and playful music video for "200%" has gone viral with over 2.6 million hits on YouTube! They also display their versatility as their latest release "Melted" shows a more serious and emotional side to their music - which is also rapidly closing in on a million views.
As a special treat for fans, YG Entertainment and allkpop has teamed up exclusively to give allkpop fans a chance to win six (6) autographed Akdong Musician CDs!
Here"s how to win:
Like Akdong Musician"s new Facebook page and leave a comment on the page using the hashtag #AkdongXallkpop
and finish off the following sentences: "I love the MV for 200% because
Soompi covers BoA’s highly anticipated “Make Your Move” featuring “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Derek Hough!
Certainly without a dull moment, “Make Your Move” kicks off high energy, never once missing a chance to showcase its overwhelmingly talented stars. With a starkly different image than that of her old school idol persona, BoA plays an independent, adventurous, and effortlessly sexy Aya, a Zainichi Korean woman set on following her dreams with her fusion hip-hop Taiko group COBU. It is when Donny, played by Derek Hough, shows up and takes her head on in a club tap dancing battle that her world is pulled asunder. “Make Your Move” is a modern-day Romeo & Juliet (but much happier and definitely not sleep-inducing), jam packed with familial drama, intricate dance sequences, and a soundtrack appealing to all audiences
Korea is completely inundated with singers from the pretty idols and talented dancers to the indie artists and OST stars. However, amongthe Korean artists I know, the names that immediately flood my head when I hearthe phrase "unique voice" form a much shorter list. Much like the "it factor", it"s a bit hard to quantify but when you hear it, you just know that there"s something special there.
Keepin mind that this list is solely based on my opinion and the artists are who I deem to have unique voices. Also, I"mlimited to the scope of artists that I"ve been exposed to so I apologize in advance for notincluding your favorite artist!
Kim Yoon Ah
Let"sstart with Kim Yoon Ah. If you don"t know already, Kim Yoon Ah is the leadsinger of alternative rock band Jaurim
"Flower Grandpas Investigation Unit" released teasers of hilarious interactions between Super Junior"s Heechul, Lee Soon Jae, Jang Kwang, and more!
SEE ALSO: Heechul, Lee Soon Jae, and more attend the script reading for "Flower Grandpas Investigation Unit"
The teasers show Heechul unknowingly drinking coffee mixed with Jang Kwang"s spit and enjoying it along with Lee Soon Jae"s fetish for 19+ rated videos, bringing further anticipation for the comedic aspects of the show.
Lee Soon Jae, Byun Hee Bong, Jang Kwang, Lee Cho Hee, Park Eun Ji, and Heechul star in "Flower Grandpas Investigation Unit" which is directed by Kim Jin Young and written by Moon Sun Hee. It is a comic drama of young detectives who transform into their 70-year-old selves one day and struggle to find a way to return to their twenties
Celebrities voted for who they believe are the top 3 stars on the "Plus+ Chart
" segment of "Moon Hee Jun"s Pure 15+
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Moon Hee Jun and Kim Tae Woo went through comments by idols and various celebrities who chose their favorite and most respected peers. Third on the list is "You Who Came from the Stars
" actress Jun Ji Hyun
, who singer Jo Sung Mo
and Orange Caramel
vouched for. They chose her because she has her own unique mood and appeal and still stays humble despite her stardom.
Second up are the hot idols EXO
. NS Yoon-G
in particular mentioned that she loves their song "Growl
". The top of the top is none other than "nation"s MC" Yoo Jae Suk
for reasons that most would agree with.
Check out the clip above!
This is how boys became men. With their baby face charms 20-something male actors are partnering up with actresses who are significantly older and displaying romance that is more intense than anything we’ve imagined. Their sometimes innocent and sometimes reckless ways of expressing love cause female viewers to have butterflies in their stomachs.
One of the hottest “younger man” is Yoo Ah In in JTBC’s “Secret Love Affair.” He portrays a character names Lee Sun Jae who is a piano prodigy. He and actress Kim Hee Ae, who is 19 years his senior, continue their love story in the drama. Due to the fact that the set up in the drama is adultery and because the there is a big age gap between the characters, it seemed the couple would not seem well suited for each other. However, their exceptional acting skills connect the gap displaying an excellent chemistry
After attempting to cancel their schedules in mourning for the sunken ferry tragedy, Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun hesitantly showed their faces at their obliged Samsung
smartphone event and mini-concert.
SEE ALSO: Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun to reunite as endorsement models for Samsung Electronics
Although Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun were able to cancel their official scheduled events for April 17, they were left with no choice but to attend the Samsung smartphone "Galaxy S5" promotional event held at Diamond Arena, Beijing on the 18th at 7 PM KST. The event featured a "You Who Came From the Stars" concert with Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, Sung Si Kyung, and Lyn.
Kim Soo Hyun"s agency Key East Entertainment rep told Xports News, "We requested to cancel our appearance at the event from our side multiple times
Kim Hyun Joong revealed his views on love, dating and marriage.
In a recent interview that took place in a café near Samcheong-dong, Kim Hyun Joong shared his thoughts on dating and marriage.
As he is getting close to turning 30, marriage is no longer a strange word to discuss for the actor.
When asked about his marriage plan, Kim Hyun Joong said, “I don’t think I can get married. I would be 35 years old if I finish my duties in the army. I used to think that I must get married but I’m not sure anymore. I don’t think I can commit myself to family because I enjoy work too much. I think I would consider marriage if I face a dilemma with doing dramas and concerts.”
Then what are his thoughts on dating?
Kim Hyun Joong gave an honest answer again. “It would be a lie if I said I don’t date
Actor Song Seung Hun has assisted in the rescue operations of currently missing people of the Sewol Ferry tragedy.
To help the families of both the deceased and rescued, the actor has donated 100 million won (~100,000 USD) to those in need through the Salvation Army. Song Seung Hun, who is currently residing abroad, decided to contribute after hearing the miserable news of the tragedy.
The Salvation Army shared, “Song Seung Hun’s representatives revealed his intention to donate. Members of Salvation army, who are currently at the scene of Sewol Ferry rescue operations, felt very encouraged after hearing the news [of the donation].”
In 2011, the actor donated a large sum to the victims of the Great Sendai Earthquake through the Salvation Army. Since then, he has worked closely with the organization and participated in volunteer activities
The gap in Won Bin and Han Ga In’s acting career is growing longer.
Although they are continuously considered every time a new film or a drama is produced, but both actors have been unable to select their new project and their hiatus has prolonged already 3-4 years.
Won Bin demonstrated his influence in the box office through his role in the 2010 film “The Man From Nowhere.” He was showered with different offers, but he continues his search for his next project for the fourth year. There have been pieces he considered during that time.
Last year, he had the opportunity to star in a film directed by Lee Chang Dong but changed his mind when the production of the film got delayed. Won Bin was also the first actor who was offered the male leading role of the SBS drama, “That Winter, the Wind Blows
Speaking about his good friend, Hyun Bin said he’s glad things worked out for Jung Woo.
In a recent interview with style magazine High Cut, Hyun Bin talked about fellow actor Jung Woo.
“After Reply 1994 ended, I talked to him on the phone,” said Hyun Bin. “I’m so glad good things happened to him.”
Regarding Jung Woo’s statement in an interview that Hyun Bin helped him a lot during his rookie year, Hyun Bin said, “I didn’t give him any help. We actually suffered a lot together.”
Hyun Bin and Jung Woo both acted in the movie Spin Kick as rookies in 2004.
Talking about his recent movie Fatal Encounter (King’s Wrath), Hyun Bin admitted that he really wanted to do well in the movie
We were teased with BTS photos of Hyun Bin"s latest photoshoot earlier, and now we"re being graced with stunning shots from his "W Korea" pictorial that fans will surely want to add to their collection.
SEE ALSO: Hyun Bin becomes prince charming at a beach for a photoshoot + BTS photos from "The King"s Wrath"
The actor embodied the modern day prince charming posing besides his white horse looking ready to sweep us off our feet in the magazine"s pictorial titled "The Grand Return". In addition to making a grand return into our hearts after his military discharge, he is also about to make his comeback to the big screen with the movie "The King"s Wrath" scheduled for premiere on the 30th.
Check out more photos from the magazine"s May issue with Hyun Bin below and try not to stare too long!
Celebrity baseball team ZomaZoma has donated 10 million won (~10,000 USD) to help the victims of the Sewolho Ferry tragedy.
Comedian Shim Hyun Seob, the leader of the team, revealed on April 18, “The members of ZomaZoma have joined their forces and collected 10 million won for the families affected by the Sewolho incident.”
“After talking about Sewolho in our chatting room, we felt bad, and someone suggested we should raise funds together. ZomaZoma has won a lot, but we also do a lot of charity work,” the leader continued.
In just a few hours, the members raised 10 million won for the victims of the tragedy. Out of the 30 members, around 20 active members were the ones to donate funds.
“We requested the help of broadcast workers. YTN’s Jung Chan Bae anchor told us he is currently at the scene, and we are considering delivering the money through him after he returns to Seoul
Jang Hyun Sung, who many of you know as the actor from "Three Days
" or Jun Woo
and Jun Suh
"s dad on "Superman is Back
", has been cast in the upcoming film "C"est Si Bon
SEE ALSO: Joo Won cast in movie "C"est Si Bon" + Han Hyo Joo is reviewing the offer
A film insider told TV Report, "Jang Hyun Sung has decided to star in "C"est Si Bon"... Jang Hyun Sung is set to play the role of grown-up Lee Jang Hee. [Jang Hyun Sung] and Jin Goo will both play the same person."
Jang Hyun Sung shared that he"s tuning up his guitar skills for the movie in a recent interview with Ilgan Sports, "I started playing the guitar again for the filming of the movie "C"est Si Bon"... I first started playing the guitar during my military service
It has been revealed that actor Song Seung Hun and LA Dodgers
" Ryu Hyun Jin both donated 100 million KRW (96,300 USD) for the Sewol ferry rescue and relief efforts.
SEE ALSO: Song Seung Hun reveals himself to be a big fan of Choo Sarang
When an exclusive report came out stating that it was rumored that Song Seung Hun had donated a large sum, his agency rep confirmed on the 19th, "Song Seung Hun, who is currently overseas, donated 100 million KRW (96,300 USD) for the Sewol rescue workers and volunteers. He determined that this was the best way he could contribute in the relief efforts."
The actor had expressed his sad heart when he previously tweeted on the 16th, "I am keeping up with what is happening with prayer but my heart hurts so much
Nam Ji Hyun revealed the story behind filming Angel Eyes.
In the second episode that was aired on April 6, Nam Ji Hyun was in a romantic couple bungee jumping scene with her co-star Kang Ha Neul.
Nam Ji Hyun said, “Out of all the scenes in Angel Eyes, I remember the bungee jumping scene the most. I wasn’t scared, but after we jumped we kept spinning in the same direction because we had a difference in height and weight.We ended up bungee jumping three times.”
She could’ve disliked filming bungee jumping scene for a drama. When asked if she didn’t like it, she shook off with her hand.
“I had so much fun because it kept spinning. I really wanted to bungee jump at least once and I got the chance through the drama. Ha Neul oppa told me he already tried bungee jumping before
Shinhwa"s Eric is reportedly in talks to make his return to the small screen in three years on upcoming KBS 2TV
Mon-Tues drama "Trot Lovers"!
SEE ALSO: Shinhwa Eric"s agency denies he and actress Na Hye Mi are a couple
Nothing has been decided yet, but it has been confirmed that Eric has received a casting offer for the male lead role and is looking over it. If he does decide to take on this role, this will mark his first drama in three years since KBS 2TV"s "Spy Myung Wol" in 2011. Eric is in talks to play the role of an artist from the nation"s top agency who has it all in terms of musicality and popularity but his personality has become hardened by it all.
"Trot Lovers" portrays the success story of a woman in her twenties who has a talent for singing trot and meets a genius composer who helps her to become a trot singer
Kim Hyun Joong revealed that he wants to act out realistic characters in the future.
In an interview that took place in a café near Samcheong-dong, Kim Hyung Joong shook his head and he claimed that sweet and elegant characters do not suit him very much.
Kim Hyun Joong recently transformed into a macho man ‘Shin Jung Tae’ in KBS 2TV’s The Age of Feeling, setting aside his ‘sugar boy’ image from Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss.
When asked if he will take on another ‘flower boy’ role in the future, he answered, “I don’t think I’ll ever wear a uniform. It doesn’t look good on me anymore and I would feel ashamed. I was able to do it inBoys Over Flowers because of the storyline and I looked younger back then, but not anymore
MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon can be called one of the few idols, who have successfully build a name for themselves in the film industry. After earning praises for this role on “Rough Play” last year, he has now made an impact with his character on tvN’s latest detective drama “Gapdong.”
“Gapdong” is the first project of director Jo Soo Won after wrapping up the highly popular “I Can Hear Your Voice.” With names like Yoon Sang Hyun, Kim Min Jung, and Sung Dong Il, the cast does not fail to impress either. Even before the drama premiere, the public had dubbed “Gapdong” the small-screen version of the legendary crime film “Memories of Murder.”
Just one episode is needed to clarify why Lee Joon can be called an actor without mentioning his idol background
In a recent interview with eNEWS, actor Song Jae Lim revealed the he is still close with Kim Soo Hyun, since their time together in the drama “Moon that Embraces the Sun.” When asked if he still is in contact with Kim Soo Hyun, he said, “Soo Hyun has been busy lately, so we haven’t talked as much, but we still contact each other when we can.” Song Jae Lim added, smiling, “He keeps changing his phone number, but I think it would be nice if he stopped.”
Song Jae Lim had garnered a lot of interest during “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” as an actor who doesn’t have anything to lose being caught in the same frame as Kim Soo Hyun. Song Jae Lim said, “In one interview, Soo Hyun said that my face is smaller than his, but I don’t think so.” He continued, “It’s really great seeing him do so well after the end of his latest drama