Song Jae Rim Thanks Fans And Wife Kim So Eun For

Song Jae Rim Thanks Fans And Wife Kim So Eun For "Best Couple Award" at "2014 MBC Drama Awards"

Song Jae Rim Sends Gratitude to Kim So Eun and Fans for “Best Couple Award”

Model and actor Song Jae Rim, who reignited the Korean romantic husband with his role in MBC’s entertainment show “We Got Married,” has sent his thanks to beloved fandom and his beautiful wife, actress Kim So Eun after he bagged the “Best Couple Award” at the “2014 MBC Drama Awards.”

On December 30, the model-actor posted on his official Facebook page a photo of him together with actress Kim So Eun. In the photo, the two are dressed in formal wear that they wore to the awards ceremony and are holding bouquets of flowers. Song Jae Rim is visibly happy, with a wide smile on his face, while Kim So Eun has a reserved smile that shows off her delicate beauty.

Together with the photo, Song Jae Rim posted a message to Kim So Eun and his fans: “Yes, it’s an even more meaningful award because it’s the both of us,” Song Jae Rim began his message to Kim So Eun. “Because there were three of us couples (from ‘We Got Married’ who were nominated for the award), we were in a good position,” Song Jae Rim continued.

The model-actor then sent his gratitude to his fans: “Thank you to everyone who cheered on the Goong Jin (Namgoong Min and Hong Jin Young), Jjong Ah (Hong Jong Hyun and Yura), and So Rim (Kim So Eun and Song Jae Rim) couple. Have a good day.”

The other couples who were nominated for the “Best Couple Award” included fellow “We Got Married” couples Namgoong Min and Hong Jin Young and Hong Jong Hyun and Girl’s Day’s Yura, Park Gun Hyung and Henry of “Real Men,” and Sung Si Kyung and Kim Sung Ryung, and Song Jae Ho and Jin Ji Hee from “Tutoring Across Generations.”

Song Jae Rim also took home the “Best Male Rookie Award,” making it a double win for him at the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards.


"2014 MBC Drama Awards": Complete List Of Winners

The Winners of the 2014 MBC Drama Awards

The “2014 MBC Drama Awards” has closed its curtain in December 30th. The winners of the night are bolded below. Let’s check!

Grand Award

Lee Yoo Ri (“Jang Bori is Here”)

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Drama of the Year

“Jang Bori is Here”

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Female High Excellence Award for Miniseries 

Jang Nara (“Mr. Baek,” “Fated to Love You”)

Male High Excellence Award for Miniseries 

Jang Hyuk (“Fated to Love You”)

Female High Excellence Award for Special Production Drama 

Song Yoon Ah (“Mama“)

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Male High Excellence Award for Special Production Drama 

Jung Il Woo (“The Night Watchman“)

Female High Excellence Award for Serial Drama 

Oh Yeon Seo (“Jang Bori is Here”)

Male High Excellence Award for Serial Drama

Kim Ji Hoon (“Jang Bori is Here”)

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Female Excellence Award for Miniseries 

Choi Soo Young (“My Spring Days“)

Male Excellence Award for Miniseries 

Kim Sang Joong (“A New Leaf“)

Female Excellence Award for Special Production Drama 

Baek Jin Hee (“Pride and Prejudice,” “Triangle”)

Male Excellence Award for Special Production Drama

Choi Jin Hyuk (“Pride and Prejudie”)

Female Excellence Award for Serial Drama 

Kim Ji Young (“Everybody Kimchi“)

Male Excellence Award for Serial Drama 

Lee Jang Woo (“Rosy Lovers”)

Golden Acting Award

Ahn Nae Sang (“Jang Bori is Here”), Choi Min Soo (“Pride and Prejudice”)

Kim Hye Ok (“Jang Bori is Here”), Lee Mi Sook (“Miss Korea,” “Shining Romance,” “Rosy Lovers”)

Achievement Award 

Kim Ja Ok 

One Act Acting Award 

Byun Hee Bong (“Lump of My Life“)

Best Couple Award

Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara (“Fated to Love You”)

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Popularity Award

Shin Ha Kyun (“Mr. Baek”)

Jang Nara (“Mr. Baek,” “Fated to Love You”)

Producers’ Award for Best Acting

Lee Yoo Ri (“Jang Bori is Here”)

Screenwriter Award

Kim Soon Ok (“Jang Bori is Here”)

Yoo Yoon Kyung (“Mama”)

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Best Child Actor Award

Kim Ji Young (“Jang Bori is Here”), Yoon Chan Young (“Mama”)

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Best New Male Actor 

Im Siwan (“Triangle”), Choi Tae Joon (“Mother’s Garden“)

Best New Female Actor

Go Sung Hee (“Miss Korea,” “The Night Watchman”), Han Sun Hwa (“Rosy Lovers”)


'2014 MBC Entertainment Awards' Promotional Video

'2014 MBC Entertainment Awards' Promotional Video

[Live Blog] 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards

Welcome back to Soompi’s Live Blog coverage of the end of year award ceremonies. Today’s event will be the “2014 MBC Entertainment Awards” hosted by Kim Sung Joo, Kim Sung Ryung and ZE:A’s Park Hyung Sik. For the first time ever, the Grand Award winner will be decided by a viewers vote system with the nominees being announced at the start of the ceremony. Will this result in a one horse race or will we get a unexpected upset? Only one way to find out. Join us at 8:55PM KST to find out who the winners are in our live blog coverage of the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards.

Daddy Where Are We Going

The 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards will be keenly watched by many as 2014 has not been kind to MBC variety shows. MBC’s core Sunday line up, “Dad! Where Are We Going?” and “Real Men” have both seen their ratings drop considerably over the last year. MBC’s pre-eminent variety show, “Infinity Challenge,” has also been hit hard in 2014, with two of its members, Gil and Noh Hong Chul, having to leave the show due to drink driving incidents.


It wasn’t all doom and gloom for MBC though. The “Real Men” Female Soldier special was a massive success and help elevated Girls Day’s Hyeri to top level stardom. Other shows like “Radio Star,” “I Live Alone,” and “We Got Married” have also maintained their popularity through the year with “We Got Married” in particular going through a mini-renaissance of sorts thanks to their new batch of couples.

Infinity Challenge

Despite their member woes, “Infinity Challenge” has also been generally positive for MBC, with ratings continuing to be one of the highest at MBC, with the recent “Saturday Saturday Is a Singer” specials proving to be a smashing success. How these results are reflected at the MBC Entertainment Awards remains to be seen.

We will begin our live blog coverage of the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards at 8:55PM KST.


Writer Kim Tae Hee Came Under Criticisms Following Reckless Acceptance Speech At

Writer Kim Tae Hee Came Under Criticisms Following Reckless Acceptance Speech At "2014 MBC Drama Awards" And Disrespectful Comments Regarding ZE:As Im Siwan

Writer Kim Tae Hee Under Fire for Inappropriate Acceptance Speech and Past SNS Remarks about Im Siwan

“Radio Starwriter Kim Tae Hee recently came under criticisms from  netizens following her acceptance speech at “2014 MBC Entertainment Awards,” as well as  disrespectful comments on SBS regarding ZE:A’s Im Siwan in the past.

On December 29, at the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards, Kim Tae Hee won the award for writing for “Radio Star.” Her acceptance speech shocked many people. She said, “Even though it’s been a while since I left, I would like to thank the ‘Infinity Challenge’ PD and members. I especially remember when Noh Hong Chul was carrying sweet potatoes and fell. And I want to apologize to [Jung] Hyung Don for rejecting his advances [regarding dating].”

Many found her comments inappropriate. Noh Hong Chul was charged with a DUI in November and had to leave “Infinity Challenge” and his other programs due to the scandal. Jung Hyung Don has been married since 2009 to writer Han Yoo Ra. A netizen commented, “It is inappropriate for her to mention them that way since Noh Hong Chul is being edited out of programs and Jung Hyung Don is happily married.”

In the midst of the controversy surrounding her speech, Kim Tae Hee’s past inappropriate comments about ZE:A’s Im Siwan have resurfaced. In August 2012, comedian Jung Ju Ri posted a photo of herself with Im Siwan with the caption, “Ah, so pretty. I should date him. I should date and kiss him.” Writer Kim Tae Hee replied, “Oh, it’s Siwan. Juri, Siwan kisses very well. If you ask him for a kiss, he may do it since he’s so nice.” A screen capture of the original photo and post, as well as Kim Tae Hee’s reply, was uploaded on an online community and criticism was heaped on both women for their words. Netizens left remarks such as, “The speech was too much,” “He’s already married …,” and “Why bring up Noh Hong Chul?”


"Misaeng," Kang Ha Neul Set To Perform "One Song Glory" Soundtrack At 2014 SBS Drama Awards

Kang Ha Neul to Sing at 2014 SBS Drama Awards

It is revealed that actor Kang Ha Neul will serve the guest and audiences of the “2014 SBS Drama Awards” with the soundtrack “One Song Glory,” from the musical “Rent.” The news outlet said that  the performance will not be like a musical number with matching scenery, but rather Kang Ha Neul singing with an orchestral accompaniment.

As Kang Ha Neul began his career in musical theater, with roles in “Assassins” and “Black Mary Poppins,” many viewers are looking forward to this special performance at the awards show. He received much love for his role in the recently completed “Misaeng” and is currently practicing for his first stage play “HaroldMaude.”

The 2014 SBS Drama Awards will be aired on December 31.


Kim Soo Hyun Escorts Jun Ji Hyun To Red Carpet Of  '2014 SBS Drama Awards'

Kim Soo Hyun Escorts Jun Ji Hyun To Red Carpet Of '2014 SBS Drama Awards'

This will be amazing news for all fans of the hit drama “You Who Came From The Stars.”

Lately, the SBS has revealed that, the aliens’ Kim Soo Hyun will escort his “adorable lover “Jun Ji Hyun to the red carpet of the upcoming “2014 SBS Drama Awards.”

Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun to Attend ′SBS Drama Awards′

On December 29, the agencies of Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun both confirmed that the actors will be present at the upcoming SBS Drama Awards on December 31.

This will be Jun Ji Hyun′s grand return to the SBS Drama Awards after 15 years when she won the New Actress Award in 1999 for her role in Happy Together.

It′s uncertain who will take the grand prize of the night, but onlookers are anticipating that either Kim Soo Hyun or Jun Ji Hyun to take the honors.

Zo In Sung and Kong Hyo Jin, the other strong contenders for the prize from It′s Okay, It′s Love, will not be attending the ceremony due to prior schedules.

The 2014 SBS Drama Awards will take place on December 31 at COEX Hall D in Gangnam.

Photo Credit: SBS


Top trending Korean drama characters of 2014 on Twitter revealed

Top trending Korean drama characters of 2014 on Twitter revealed

Twitter Korea revealed their list of top trending drama characters of 2014 featuring the drama characters that drew the most attention on Twitter this year.

The list started out with Yeon Min Jung from the MBC drama "Jang Bo Ri is Here!" who was illustrated as one of the best and most bizarre type of antagonist in 2014. With her immoral and unspeakable acts she performed in order to become the wife of a chaebol, Yeon Min Jung garnered much attention on Twitter.

Fans on Twitter, despite Yeon Min Jung"s lies, tweeted saying that they felt cathartic when hearing her screaming and raging throughout the drama.

Placing second on the list was Jang Gu Rae from "Misaeng," the character that many related with when it came to being a part of a company and trying to succeed in the harsh world. In addition, Han Seok Yool, Jang Baek Ki, Oh Sang Sik, and Ahn Young Ee, all placed on the top 20 list, confirming the influence that the drama had on viewers.

Do Min Joon and Chun Song Yi from "You Who Came From The Stars" also placed high on the list as the characters were deemed as one-of-a-kind. The two characters had garnered much love from the viewers as they unfolded the sweet love story between an alien who lived for well over 400 years and a Hallyu goddess.

Check out the full list of Top trending drama characters of 2014 on Twitter below!

1. Yeon Min Jung ("Jang Bo Ri is Here!") 

2. Jang Gu Rae ("Misaeng")

3. Do Min Joon ("You Who Came From The Stars")

4. Chun Song Yi ("You Who Came From The Stars")

5. Jang Bo Ri ("Jang Bo Ri is Here!")

6. Han Kang Woo ("It"s Okay, It"s Love")

7. Han Seok Yool ("Misaeng")

8. Jung Mong Joo ("Jeong Do-jeon")

9. Kakaotalk Dog ("You Who Cam From The Stars")

10. Moon Ji Sang ("Jang Bo Ri is Here!") 

11. Park Hoon ("Doctor Stranger")

12. Moo Seok ("The Night Watchman")

13. Jang Baek Ki ("Misaeng")

14. Han Tae Kyung ("Three Days")

15. Eun Dae Koo ("You"re Surrounded")

16. Oh Sang Sik ("Misaeng")

17. Ahn Young Ee ("Misaeng")

18. Lee Min Seok ("High School King")

19. Lee Sun Jae ("Love Affair")

20. Ta Hwan ("Empress Qi")


SB End-of-Year Review: The Best Dances of 2014

SB End-of-Year Review: The Best Dances of 2014

20141229_seoulbeats_bts SB End-of-Year Review: The Best Dances of 2014 Written by Seoulbeats On December 29, 2014 Youve seen our favourite MVs and our top comebacks in K-pop this past year, but now heres something a little different. Part of the attraction to K-pop is the intense performance aspect, and central to this facet of K-pop is the dance. The genre is intended to be just as appealing to the eyes as it is to the ears, and a creative and well-executed choreography is so important to the visual aspect of K-pop performances. Not only that, but it establishes the stage presence of the idol or idol group performing it, not to mention showcasing the raw hard work and dedication it takes to master a complicated set of dance moves. Lets see what our panel had to say about the best of K-pop dance in 2014.

Girl Groups Cjontai Nick Rachel 1 Sunmi

Full Moon Girls Day Something Nicole

Mama 2 Hyuna

Red Orange Caramel Catallena Red Velvet

Be Natural 3 Red Velvet

Be Natural Hyuna

Red Hyuna

Red Boy Groups 1 Infinite

Back Infinite

Last Romeo 2PM

Go Crazy 2 BTS

Boy In Luv VIXX

Error Infinite

Back 3 Super Junior M Swing BTS

Boy In Luv Speed

Dont Tease Me

Honorable Mentions: f(x) Red Light, Ha:tfelt Aint Nobody, Sistar Touch My Body, Exo Overdose, Taemin ft. Kai Pretty Boy, Orange Caramel My Copycat

Rachel: Choosing only three was really difficult!

Nicole’s routine used different levels (from standing to the floor), and her backup dancers were actually a part of the dance, not just props. I also appreciated all of the little hand gestures and foot movements which made this slower song much more interesting. She takes the top for carrying this routine solo. Red Velvet gets bonus points for really getting the most out of their props, from standing on the chairs to hanging off of them. I just wished there was less sitting and walking around at the end; if you have people, use them! Hyuna’s choreography made great use of the monkey theme and was very memorable and catchy.

I picked 2PM for number one because the dance was just so goofy and fun! It was pretty different from a lot of their other routines. I liked how they danced towards different corners and really ran with the motorcycle theme. After viewing Cjontai’s choices, I checked out Infinite; I haven’t really kept up with that group. I was really impressed by the mirror aspect of the dance: really unique! There were also just some really different formations which made it more visually interesting. I picked Speed for third because their dance used acrobatics and had different levels, but most importantly, there was no standing around. The dance keeps every member moving at all times, which is very hard to find.

Cjontai: What you said about Nicoles Mama is also why I chose Hyunas Red. She is obviously a favorite for all three of us since she made everyones lists. Hyuna has always been one of the most charismatic dancers in K-pop, in my opinion, so Im glad Red exceeded expectations. It was energetic and featured many levels, and I loved how the choreography made use of the entire stage for the live performances. Sometimes, a solo artist gets swallowed by their backup dancers, but Hyuna didnt allow that to happen. She stood out.

Same goes for Sunmi in Full Moon. There was something dangerously sexy about that routine. Everything was working for methe clothes, the concept, the song, all of it. My favorite part had to be her slow hip rolls, especially when she repeated the move on the corner of the couch for her live stages. That is not an easy feat. I dont recommend attempting it at home. Or your friends house. Or anywhere really, because you will most likely fall off the couch.

That said, I applaud any group that can take chair dancing to another level like Red Velvet in Be Natural. The synchronicity was impeccable. If any of them were off by a single beat, it wouldve been a disaster, so bravo to them for executing that so well.

Rachel: Yes, Im glad to see that choreographers are giving girls more difficult moves to do and giving them things like chairs and couches, especially for the slower songs! I did like that Sunmi didnt even have to wear shoes for her routine; heels can be very limiting sometimes when it comes to dancing. And yes, Red Velvet took chair dancing to a whole new level!

I almost chose Super Junior Ms Swing too, but after looking over it again, the routine just had people sitting or standing around too much for me; its one of my dancing pet peeves. Ive always liked Super Junior, so I just wish their choreographers would use their large numbers to do more. Picking groups was so difficult I just had to get picky.

Cjontai: Nick, I noticed you chose Catallena by Orange Caramel. Any particular reason that one stood out to you?

Nick: I chose Catallena for pretty much the same reasons Rachel chose 2PMs Go Crazythe dance is infectiously fun! The same can go for any of Orange Caramels choreography, but this one took the cake for me. And I agree with Hyunas Redwhat she might lack in rap quality she makes up for in charisma and stage presence, which shows in her dance performance.

I see both of you chose Infinites BackI had a hard time choosing between Back and Last Romeo. Infinite always has very complex choreography, and their execution of the dance moves is always impressively in sync. Backs intro choreography was just amazing, but I found Last Romeos chorus mesmerizing and overall more technically difficult, in my opinion.

Cjontai, I totally agree with you about Boy In Luv! BTS has really upped the ante with their choreography since debut, and their hard work is showing. Their dancing has definitely improved and is more in sync; the choreography during the chorus is stunning and fits in perfectly with the lyrics that theyre singing.

Cjontai: All I can say for Boy in Luv and Back is formations, formations, formations. As a former marching band member, I understand how hard it is to get a group in sync to create this dynamic picture for a performance. That is why I respect Infinite and BTS so much in their efforts. It doesnt matter if you watch their live stages or their dance practice videos, the moves match perfectly every time.

The reason I chose Back over Last Romeo was because this felt like Infinites true signature. I felt the intensity of their moves, even down to the intricate details. Infinite has always been known for their tight teamwork when it comes to dancing, but BTS is giving them a run for their money now. I love having two groups show out with powerful moves like this.

I couldnt get into Go Crazy because I know 2PM has better moves. I dont expect them to match the energy of Got7, but after their routine for A.D.T.O.Y. last year, this was a disappointment. It was a mixture of tired, trending dance moves, and theyre better than this. I get that silliness was the theme, but 2PM is too Grown for me now. If theyre going to go the goofy route, I wouldve preferred they followed what g.o.d did for Saturday Night. At least g.o.d looked like they were having a genuinely good time. 2PM just reminded me of that awkward drunk uncle you avoid at family functions.

Rachel: Infinite has always been awesome with their formations; I still love their choreography for Come Back Again.

Nick: Super Junior Ms synchronization for Swing was definitely impressive, especially for such a large groupany time you add one more person, you double the amount of effort it takes to keep everything looking flawless. Their dancing is top-notch, but I still find VIXXs execution cleaner and more precise. Admittedly, the chorus for Error left a bit to be desired in terms of technical difficulty, but its nevertheless very coordinated and beautiful to watch. Im also a sucker for concepts, and I love how committed VIXX is to really pushing the concept through all aspects of their performance, be it the song, MV, costume, and of course choreography. The unplugging motion is clearly obvious at the end of the song, but it also subtly is incorporated throughout the choreography which impressed me.

And thats true, Back definitely feels like more of Infinites signature style, but I think thats why Last Romeo spoke to me more because it was fresh while still being so Infinite. And I liked 2PMs stages for Go Crazy, but I agree that they could have shown off better dance moves. Its definitely fun and crowd-pleasing; I think the term drunk uncle fits hilariously well for it. They could barely fit in JYPs dance room!

Rachel: I did like that Super Junior M used some props and moved them around the stage. The dance break was also unexpected and really good! I guess Im just hoping for a more signature dance like the main group had with Sorry, Sorry. I thought Super Junior Ms choreography for Break Down was better personally.

VIXX always has some of the most interesting concepts for their videos; its a shame that they do not get more attention for all of the creativity put into it. I almost put them on the list too, but for me some of the other groups were just more memorable.

I admit that a lot of the moves for 2PMs Go Crazy arent too complicated, but it was nice to see a group known for their ultra-masculine choreography to basically do a ssanti/cheap dance the entire time. For me it just had something special about it.

Nick: Yes, props always complicate things, and Super Junior M handled it very well. It reminded me of other times SM Entertainment groups have used props on stage; Shinees Dream Girl was another title track that used mic stands heavily in the choreography and very impressively. This year, Exo has also done something similar with stools as Super Junior M did during their concert performances of Moonlight, but Swing is a whole different level with whole desks being moved around. Throw in the tie choreography, and it was all quite impressive use of props on stage. Its creative, but the dance moves themselves could have been more complex.

I agree, VIXXs main point is the creativity behind their videos; thats what made them memorable, for me at least. And I sympathize with you, its definitely hard trying to fit only six groups on this list!

Cjontai: I mentioned before that I almost chose VIXXs Error, but Im curious if there were other honorable mentions for the both of you. For me, it was a bit of a struggle on choosing female groups because I almost chose f(x) for Red Light, but Red Velvet won me over with their chair-ography. It was painful to not choose f(x) again, especially since they seem to be getting overlooked in more ways than one this year. Still, I applaud SM for not watering down their dance because we know they have the ability to kill choreography like no other.

I also want to give an honorable nod to Ha:tfelt for Aint Nobody. There was something raw in her dance. I felt like it really connected to the song in that it was wild and reckless. I almost feared for her safety because she was also barefoot like Sunmi, but her dance was so violently passionate. She literally threw herself into that dance, slamming herself against the floors and walls with careless abandonment. I never knew she had that kind of skill so it was a pleasant surprise for me.

Nick: For girl group dances, Sistars Touch My Body nearly made it onto my list. The sexy and fun vibe made it a great summer song, and the dance matched that vibe perfectly. I love that Sistars never been afraid to take on more risque dance moves and this one was no different. The butt/leg-shake move became pretty iconic and instantly recognizable.

As for boy groups, Ive already mentioned having trouble picking between Infinites and VIXXs other choreo, but Exos Overdose was definitely another one that came close as well. The opening formation looks difficult to set up, not to mention the head movements in the latter half of the chorus. Plus, they get extra points for having to deal with rearranging the choreography and positioning not once, but twice, each time a member left. Despite that setback, each performance (whether it was as 11 or 10) was top-notch and in sync. And Kais feature on his best friend Taemins song, Pretty Boy, was just a beautiful performance. Both are such excellent and dedicated dancers, and you could feel the energy between them. It really shows when performers work well together and this was a great example.

Rachel: For the male groups I almost picked Super Junior Ms Swing like I mentioned earlier. I liked how they used tables and chairs in the routine and manipulated them.

For the girl groups I almost chose one of Orange Caramels songs. I almost picked My Copycat because it was just so quirky, unique, and fun. And the concept of their videos are always interesting too. The trio is always sharp and perfectly in sync which is not something you often find in girl groups.

And there you have it! Do you totally agree with our choices, or strongly beg to differ? What your own top picks were for K-pops best dance of 2014?

(Images via Big Hit Entertainment, Woollim Entertainment, Cube Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, Jellyfish Entertainment)