[HanCinema's Digest] Food Lover's Lane 2015/08/30,
How to make mini Kimbap to go, Beyond Kimchi combines spicy tofu and bean sprouts, what do Korean Buddhist's eat, exactly?, and CNN lists their seven "super-spicy" Korean dishes,...More
AOA Seolhyun, "On my way to my dreams" 2015/04/28, Source, AOA Seolhyun passed through a gateway to get to stardom. She is the winner of the 8th Smart Model Contest in 2010. A Smart Model Contest chooses regular students as uniform models. The first contest was won by Song Hye-kyo, the fourth by Ko Eun-ah and the seventh by Jiyeon from T-ara. Ko Joon-hee was in the third.
Seolhyun said, "I was in middle junior high when I was promoting uniforms. A friend and I heard about the contest and signed up for it. We didn't think we were going to win. I just thought of it as a chance to build up my experience as I was dreaming of becoming a star. I didn't even know that I made it to the semi finals when they called my name,...More
T-ara Sub-Unit Set to Spread Wings with Debut Song 2013/04/24, Source, T-ara N4, a new subunit of the popular K-pop girl group T-ara formed by Jiyeon, Ham Eun-jeong, Hyomin and Areum, held a press conference at the shooting site of their first music video in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province on Monday to build anticipation ahead of their debut. The group's management agency said, "Their new song can be enjoyed by people of all generations, as it also touches upon the nostalgic feelings harbored by older people",...More
IU "I got Jiyeon a fake bag for her birthday" 2012/05/29, Source, IU explained about getting Jiyeon a fake branded bag.
She appeared in the SBS TV program "Kang Heart" and said, "There was a fashion style recently that became an issue at the airport. It was that I was holding a branded backpack. I only knew that was a branded bag after I read the article",...More
Jiyeon taking self-cams 2012/05/16, Source,
Girl group T-ara's Jiyeon revealed a self cam.
She posted a picture saying, "We're in the middle of taking pictures for our Japanese album jacket" on the 16th on her Twitter,...More
Jiyeon's the prettiest girl group member 2012/03/01, Source, T-ara Ji-yeon is the prettiest looking girl among all the girl group members.
A cosmetic surgery clinic conducted a survey on who the 'prettiest girl with the prettiest face line is' on the first of March. Ji-yeon was voted 210 votes out of 486 since the 30th of January to the 29th of February,...More
'Dream High Season 2' To Begin 2012/01/19, Source,
"Dream High 2" will air its first episode on January 30.
The KBS drama "Dream High", which gained great popularity, will air its second season under the title of "Dream High 2" from January 30. Many idol stars will appear as the cast members like the first season, but it will present a different storyline featuring confrontation between the students at Kirin Art School. The previous season mainly presented how the young students at Kirin Art School developed their dreams of becoming stars, but the second season will mainly deal with the confrontations between students who have already become stars and students who want to become stars,...More
How Do Idol Group Members Get Paid? 2011/04/19, Source, With the plethora of idol groups out there on the scene, one can't help but wonder: how much money do these "kids" make? Sure they gain popularity through their respective groups, but it's a known fac,...More
T-ara takes 1st place on comeback stage 2010/12/10, Source,
Girl group T-ara [Core Contents Media]
Girl group T-ara won the top prize on this week's Mnet music show "M! CountDown" on Thursday.
The girls, who made a comeback to the local music scene for the first time in almost a year, took first place with title track "YAYAYA" from their second mini-album titled "Vol.2 Temptastic" released December 1,...More
Release date of T-ara's new album pulled up to Dec 1 2010/11/30, Source,
Album jacket of T-ara's second mini-album [Core Contents Media]
The release date for girl group T-ara's new album has been changed again, pulled up to tomorrow instead of December 3, their agency Core Contents Media said through a press release on Tuesday.
The date had originally been set for November 29 but Core Contents had revised the date last week,...More
T-ara album release date delayed to December 3 2010/11/25, Source, T-ara album jacket for second mini-album [Core Contents Media]
The release date for girl group T-ara's new album has been pushed back to December 3, according to their agency Core Contents Media on Thursday.
A press release by Core Contents stated that the album will go on sale in early December instead of the original date which had been set for November 29,...More
T-ara to make comeback next month with 2nd mini-album 2010/11/22, Source,
Korean girl group T-ara [Core Contents Media]
Korean female idols T-ara will make a comeback to the local music scene with their second mini-album next month.
Core Contents Media announced through a press release on Monday that they will reveal the group's title track and music video for the song whose title is translated into "Why Are You Like That", on Mnet and popular video portal site GomTV tomorrow,...More
T-ara to become 7-member group 2010/07/16, Source,
Newcomer Hwa-young and original member Jiyeon of girl band T-ara [Core Contents Media]
The forewarned "big changes" for Korean girl band T-ara have been revealed: they will be adding a new member to their current six-person line-up and member Boram (Jeon Bo-ram) will become the group's new leader.
According to their agency Core Contents Media on Friday, the leader position in the group will be transferred from Eunjung (Ham Eun-jeong) to Boram (Jeon Bo-ram) and a seventh member will be brought in,...More
T-ara to go through "big changes" says agency 2010/07/09, Source,
Korean pop group T-ara [Core Contents Media]
Korean girl band T-ara, who recently sparked rumors of feud among members, will soon be going though "big changes", according to their agency Core Contents Media on Friday.
Core Contents Media said in a press release that agency head Kim Kwang-soo will be releasing an official statement regarding the future activities of the group on July 23, adding that no other comments will be given before then,...More
On the set of SBS variety segment "Hero Girls" 2010/07/09, Source,
From left, TV personality No Hong-chul, veteran singer No Sa-yeon, comedienne Shin Bong-sun, TV personality Jung Ka-eun, actress Hong Soo-ah, girl group Kara member Nicole, girl group After School member Kahi, girl group Brown Eyed Girls member Narsha, solo female artist IU, girl group T-ara member Jiyeon and comedian Lee Hwi-jae take part in a shoot for a new SBS variety show tentatively titled "Hero Girls" at a sports center in Songdo of the city of Incheon, South Korea on July 6, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
"Hero Girls"[tentative title] - We should have learned how to play rugby
"Everyone! Which singer are you expecting to see?" the show's emcee No Hong-chul asked Korea's national women's rugby team with an air of triumph, as if he has a joker up his sleeve as a hidden card,...More
T-ara, Choshinsung wrap up joint-concert in Japan 2010/06/04, Source,
Korean girl band T-ara promoting restaurant chain "Skylark" in Japan [Core Contents Media]
Korean pop groups T-ara and Choshinsung have successfully wrapped up their joint concert in Japan, according to a press release by their agency Core Contents Media on Friday.
The concert, held June 3 at Yokohama Britz Hall, was sponsored by local restaurant chain Skylark as part of promoting their new Korean menu. The two groups have been advertising the food chain since last March,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Master of Study" 2010/02/24, Source,
The cast of TV series "Master of Study" [KBS2]
"Master of Study" - Final episode (KBS2 TV, 9:55 PM)
TV series "Master of Study" was never a well-made drama, not even at the end. Out of respect to its target viewers perhaps, the story may have been overly one-dimensional and moved forward without creating much trouble, but it created occasional moments of boredom and the students' teacher and heroic human rights lawyer Kang Seok-ho (played by Kim Soo-ro) ended up remaining on a predictable path. The parting scene between Hahn Soo-jung (played by Bae Doona) and Kang Seok-ho even displayed soap-opera qualities while providing no rationale.,...More
Master of Study set reveals it truly has achieved it all 2010/02/05, Source,
Actors Lee Hyun-woo (left) and Yoo Seung-ho smile on the set of KBS TV series "Master of Study" in Su-won of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea on January 22, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"First place, Bong-goo. Second, Hyun-jung. Third, Chan-doo. Mmm, how about these two? Last place is likely to go to Pul-ip". This is not the time where mid-term report cards are being handed out. As the crew organize the desks and finish prepping to shoot a new scene at the Su-won set of KBS TV series "Master of Study", the students in a special class of Cheonha University start to take their seats, one by one. Director Yoo Hyeon-gi ranks the students by their order of entrance but he does not scold them severly like [main character] Kang Seok-ho does. Director Yoo Hyeon-gi simply blinks his eyes when, to his surprise, Ko Ah-seong comes in first, followed by Yoo Seung-ho who is wearing only a T-shirt. "Why did you take off your clothes? Did you work out? You are in shock from filming the scene where you did a hand-stand, huh?" When Yoo Seung-ho -- who cannot help panting after doing shoulder exercises in the classroom next door -- responds by giving the director a grin, Lee Hyun-woo grins, Jiyeon grins, Ko Ah-seong grins and Lee Chan-ho grins as well. My, taking a photograph of this moment would be like watching the best high-teen drama.,...More
[ChanMi's drama news] "Master of Study", a new moving drama? 2010/01/05, Source,
The new drama, "Master of Study" has been released! The characters are the students of Byeonmoon High School and the teacher, Kang Seok-ho acted by Kim Soo-ro.
The teacher tries to have his students form a special class as a project to have them enter Cheon-ha University.
Yoo Seung-ho is Hwang Baek-hyeon, the troublemaker of the high school who lives with his elderly grandmother. Baek-hyeon denies the offer to be in the special class for future university preparations, however, decides to take this challenge. The special class must consist of at least 5 students and Yoo,...More
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