Yun Si Yun
Girls" Generation - "Catch Me If You Can"
allkpop got an exclusive look at Girls" Generation"s upcoming Korean MV and single "Catch Me if You Can"!
On April 1, an SM Entertainment insider source came to visit the new allkpop office located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. After some fried chicken lunch, afternoon tea, cookies (all the cookies), and other pleasantries, the insider gave a screening of "Catch Me if You Can."
To get fans pumped, SM has requested allkpop to provide an MV review ahead of its release. allkpop, in consideration of our readers, was more than happy to oblige.
The MV definitely strays from Girls" Generation"s usual style. Although the girls look gorgeous and glammed up as usual, their outfit changes are sporadic, random, and 100% made of pure awesome. Wearing baggy pants and white tops against a dingy set in one scene, they quickly switch things up and can be seen dancing in pastel-colored, chiffon skirts up in the clouds. In yet another scene, the girls come back down to earth as hipsters of New York City, complete with big glasses, beanies, and plaid shirts. Jumping from place to place, the girls prove that they can rock any style they choose all over the world.
I was also impressed by the effects used throughout the MV. The CGI was especially amazing. If you thought the cat in Red Velvet"s "Ice Cream Cake" was random, wait until you see the CGI-ed rainbow-haired unicorn chewing on a cloud like it"s cotton candy (although our insider insists the unicorn was completely real). They even make use of the unicorn, integrating it into their choreography as they slide down its back for a sweet new dance move--the rainbow butt slide. A unique alternate to all the sexy, butt-utilizing dances out there. The random, CGI sweet potatoes that Seohyun starts chasing at the very end also added an adorable touch to the visually intense MV.
Overall, I enjoyed the MV theme of being in a chase as it correlates well to the song"s challenging and coy title, "Catch Me if You Can." Whether it"s the camera chasing the girls across the globe or the girls chasing random things themselves (Seohyun and sweet potatoes FTW), the MV really embodies the concept of always being in pursuit of something. Although there isn"t much of a story to the concept, it is definitely different from SM"s infamous "dancing-in-a-box" MVs and will leave SONEs baffled at first, yet happy with the outcome. Ten out of ten. If not for the girls, then at least for that adorable unicorn!
Make sure to also keep an eye out for the 4:01 mark in the MV. Although we"re not allowed to spoil the exact surprise for you, let"s just say, you"ll be completely blown away! Stay tuned.
There"s good news for viewers who enjoy a noona romance, that is one in which the female lead is considerably older than her leading man. "The Lover," which begins on April 2, may be just the guilty pleasure you"ve been waiting for.
It"s a drama about four couples living in one apartment complex and one of the couples is mismatched in age. The woman, played by Choi Yeo Jin, is 12 years older than her man, played by singer and actor Jung Joon Young.
A fashion magazine created by the international retail clothing company H&M has cited Krystal and Jessica Jung as an international fashion influence. The company, which has stores in 55 countries wrote about Korean fashion in its Spring 2015 issue, saying that Korean trendsetters "influence the way people look, shop and live all over the world."
The article featured k-drama and k-pop celebrities such as BigBang"s G-Dragon, 2NE1"s CL, model Soo Joo Park, f(x) singer and "My Lovely Girl" actress Krystal Jung and her sister, former Girls Generation member and now Blance & Eclare fashion brand founder Jessica Jung.
"Fool"s Love" was not a perfect drama. Some of the plots twists were hard to believe but all in all it was a perfectly heartwarming tale of tolerance and compassion.
Spoiler alert: read no further if you haven"t seen this drama.
Some developments were difficult to believe unless you are a diehard drama fan. Did Im Seulong"s character Byun Kang Chul really not know he had fallen for Kang Ho Kyung, played by Lee Soo Kyung, rather than Kang Ho Gu, played by Choi Woo Sik? And did anyone believe Do Do Hee, played by Uee, could continue her swimming career after having a baby?
Actor Kim Soo Hyun and singer IU are ranked number one for the stars people want to go see cherry blossoms with.
According to a survey done on April 1 with 1,271 men and women in their 10s, 20s, and 30s, these two people topped the results with the most votes.
Kim Soo Hyun received 19.2 percent of the votes, and IU received 15.5 percent, putting them at number one. It showed that Kim Soo Hyun was picked the most in each of the three age groups– 10s, 20s, and 30s– proving that he is loved by many regardless of age.
KBS releases still cuts of Super Junior Kyuhyun for "Fluttering India" to make fans anticipate the first broadcast.
In the photos, Kyuhyun is being clingy with Jonghyun and Sunggyu, resting his head over their shoulder or giving them a back hug. Well, aside from him being naturally clingy to the members of his infamous "kyu-line", we also see the super bright expression in his face as he was captured flashing big smiles.
By the look of it, Kyuhyun seemed to be having much fun in this show aside from being a super organized and perfectionist guide. Let"s anticipate him and other casts Minho, Jonghyun, Suho, Sunggyu, and Changmin on the show"s first episode at 9:30PM on April 10. READ MORE
JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun, actress Shin Se Kyung, and their new drama co-stars revealed a viewer ratings promise for viewers.
On March 20, a press conference for SBS’ new Wednesday-Thursday drama “The Girl Who Sees Smell” opened up, with the main cast members in attendance.
During the press conference, Shin Se Kyung was asked a question in regard to a viewer ratings promise. The actress hesitated before starting a discussion with the other actors.
Stills from the upcoming tvN drama “Ex-Girlfriend Club” featuring its two leading stars, Song Ji Hyo and Byun Yo Han, have been released.
In the photos, taken during the teaser video filming for the drama, the two can be seen acting out various situations while sitting together on a couch.
“Ex-Girlfriend Club” tells the story of a webtoon artist (Byun Yo Han), who draws a webtoon based on his experiences with his three ex-girlfriends. Song Ji Hyo will play a movie producer who is in charge of adapting his webtoon to a movie.
The roles played by Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun, IU, and Cha Tae Hyun in KBS 2TV’s star-studded drama “Producer” have been revealed.
Gong Hyo Jin will play a PD with ten years of experience in the industry who is smart, haughty, and never holds back in letting people know what she thinks.
Kim Soo Hyun will play a rookie PD who wanted to be a prosecutor but chooses this career path wholly for the sake of love and women.
IU will depict a famous celebrity who became a trainee when she was 13 years old. She is called “ice princess” for her poker face and complete control over her emotions.
BTOB’s Yook Sungjae, actress Kim So Hyun, and model-actor Nam Joo Hyuk have all confirmed their casting as the male and female leads in KBS’ upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama “Who Are You – School 2015.”
On April 1, the drama’s main cast was revealed to be these three stars. Kim So Hyun will be taking on the role of Lee Eun Bi, an outcast who suddenly becomes the most popular student at Sekang High School overnight. Nam Joo Hyuk is set to play the role of Han Ian, a swimming genius who acts cold on the outside and is known as Sekang High School’s representative handsome student. Yook Sung Jae is said to be acting the role of Gong Tae Kwang, a student that runs Sekang High School with an unpredictable personality like that of a time bomb.
It’s out. Finally. The music video for “Call Me Baby.”
EXO makes their long-awaited comeback with their second full-length album, “EXODUS,” and its title track, “Call Me Baby.” The physical and digital versions of the album (Chinese and Korean) were released yesterday, March 30 KST.
According to SM Entertainment, global producers and songwriters worked on EXO’s new album, including The Underdogs, Teddy Riley, Stereotypes, Kenzie, and other top-class producers. SHINee‘s Jonghyun also took part as a songwriter, creating a total of ten tracks that reflect EXO’s unique style of music.
Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany was recently spotted following her fellow SMTOWN peer and EXO member Baekhyun, but was almost immediately attacked by certain fans for her simple action.
On April 1st, those who were unhappy of her recent follow left hateful, angry, and sarcastic comments, and even connecting her follow to Taeyeon‘s relationship with Baekhyun, writing things such as, “Can’t wait for Taeyeon and Baekhyun break up news. Hope for the best,” “Why are you following Baekhyun?” “Unfollow Baekhyun!! You need followers?” “You are the real April Fool’s queen Fany! lol,” “Drama queen just like your unnie…unfollow Baek!” “I don’t care who you follow, just don’t drag Taeyeon into your mess!” “
In March 30′s episode of “Healing Camp,” singer-songwriter Lee Moon Se talks about his struggles with thyroid cancer.
He reveals that he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer eight years ago, but was able to have the tumor removed with a simple surgery. However, the cancer recurred last year, and he had to undergo a second surgery.
Lee Moon Se says that the surgery was very risky because the tumor was located close to his vocal cords. In order to avoid damaging them, his surgeons did not remove all of the tumor and therefore some of it still remains. He made this decision so that he could continue to sing. If he had not, the surgeons would have had to scrape at his vocal cords to remove the tumor, and he could have lost his voice. He is currently undergoing radiation treatment.
Hello Singapore Soompiers!
The latest movie “Ode To My Father” which was the second most-viewed film in Korea last year will be coming to a theater near you starting April 16! Check out the synopsis below.
In December 1950, Hungnam Port is crowded with refugees of the Korean War. Amid the chaos, 12-year-old Duk Soo (Hwang Jung Min) sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when his hand slips and he loses track of his youngest sister, of whom he promised to never let go. Leaving behind his father who stayed to search for her, Duk Soo and other family members make their escape to Busan and settle down in its bustling Gukje Market, waiting for the rest of the family to come.
Back on March 25, fans were rejoicing when EXO"s Baekhyun finally posted on his Instagram after a long hiatus from the SNS platform. Looks like Girls" Generation"s Tiffany was just as excited since on March 31, she followed her fellow SM labelmate.
Seems pretty normal right? A co-worker/friend following a fellow co-worker/friend. Some appear to think otherwise, however, as fans are flooding Tiffany"s Instagram posts with comments asking why she would follow the EXO member in the first place.
Actress Park Min-yeong has stepped into Chinese drama.
On March 31st, Chinese media including Sina Entertainment reported that Park Min-yeong landed the title role in Chinese version of "Gossip Girl". The drama is an official Chinese remake of the popular drama, "Gossip Girl", in which the stories of upper-class high school students in New York were portrayed.
Park Min-yeong"s agency told TV Report, "Park Min-yeong will star in the Chinese version of "Gossip Girl" and "Park Min-yeong will play the leading role, Serena" and "However, the specific filming schedule has not been set yet".
After leaving MBLAQ and dropping the stage name Thunder, Park Sang Hyun announced his plans to pursue an acting career. The star is gearing up for a full-scale comeback with a mature photoshoot in the April issue of Sure. Park worked several trends in the pictorial, from floral over-sized sweatshirts to crisp white blazers with a nautical theme, while trying serious and sophisticated poses that showed a more mature side.
One of the standout articles he modeled was Saint Laurent"s Signature Dylan Collar Shirt, which has a black spotted print. The long-sleeve button up shirt can be yours for $750 at the brand"s official online store. The popular article was previously worn by SHINee"s Jonghyun in the February issue of Dazed & Confused.
BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae is currently considering KBS’ upcoming drama Who Are You – School 2015 (tentative).
An affiliate of Who Are You told Newsen on March 31, “BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae is currently considering the drama. His appearance hasn’t been confirmed yet but he is positively looking over it.”
Yook Sung Jae has previously starred in tvN’s Plus Nine Boys and Reply 1994, spreading his name as an acting-dol. If Yook Sung Jae decides to star in Who Are You, he will be returning to the small screen about six months after he appeared in Plus Nine Boys.
Jung Kyung Ho publicly mentioned his girlfriend Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Sooyoung.
The press conference for JTBC’s upcoming drama Falling for Innocence was held on March 31 in Sangam-dong, during which Jung Kyung Ho was asked if he talks about his acting with Sooyoung, who also acted as a character with cellular memory in the MBC drama Spring Days of My Life in 2014.
He said, “The themes of the two dramas are completely different. Instead of talking about many things, we have been simply encouraging each other.”
The song seems to be a love theme for the two main characters, and the teaser gives us a sneak preview to Joobi"s beautiful voice.
"The Girl Who Can See Smells" stars Yoochun as a man who cannot feel anything, and Shin Se Kyung as a woman who can see smells. The drama will air after "Hyde, Jekyll and I" on April 1st.