Nominees For 2015 Mama Announced, Online Voting Begins 2015/10/31, Source,
Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M has announced a full list of nominees across 18 categories for the upcoming MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards), set to take place at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong on December 2nd. The announcement was broadcast live on Mnet and through Naver's mobile application "V" at 6 p.m. (KST) on October 30th. The nominees have been carefully selected from a pool of artists, who have had songs and albums released during the period from October 26th 2014 to October 29th 2015,...More
Jo Kwon, "I am seeing someone" 2015/05/26, Source, 2AM Jo Kwon, B1A4 Shinwoo and VIXX Ken became triplets.
Jo Kwon, Shinwoo and Ken who are starring in the new musical "Chess", wore similar outfits and looked alike but also very different. They all did the same pose and looked exactly the same at one point,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Huntresses" 2014/01/25,
This is a silly movie. The first we see of leading lady Jin-ok (played by Ha Ji-won), she is doing a very bad job crossdressing as a man, wearing the most preposterous fake moustache I've ever seen. This is deliberate. Believe me, this movie makes an excessive effort in the wardrobe department. The entire final act of the movie is a visual treat of extras wearing absurd historical costumes from countries that appear to have been selected at random. The white suits the leads wear for the final act look horribly impractical for the job they're supposed to be doing. But who am I to argue about fashion?
Now, as to the plot...well, let's see. The bad guy has found a doohickey that he wants to sell to the Chinese,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/01/25, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "The Huntresses": Three beautiful musketeers fight against a powerful group who tries to overturn the royal family and gain absolute power. (01/29)
★★★★ "My Place": A brother and sister move back to Korea from Canada and face the challenges of readjusting themselves into modern Korean culture.(01/30),...More
[HanCinema Feature] Historical Hysteria: Korean period films coming in 2014 2014/01/11, Joseon pirates, legends, swordsmen, angels and more coming our way in 2014...
Cinematic journeys back to Joseon and beyond have rewarded the Korean film industry with a string of profitable historical yarns, a trend that has got producers drooling with the prospect of tapping deeper into this regenerative cash cow. Recently, it's been Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" (9.1M admissions) that has had locals flustered and, in 2005, it was Lee Joon-ik's "The King and the Clown" that became the first Joseon-era flick to pass the 10 million admissions mark. It's big business with a cultural twist that locals enjoy supporting, international audiences love lapping up, and a trend that 2014 is keen to take advance of as a host of new retrospectives are getting raring to go,...More
Ga-in Gets Attention for 'Gentleman' 2013/04/15, Source,
With the release of Psy's new single "Gentleman", girl band member Son Ga-in of Brown Eyed Girls has attracted attention. Son Ga-in appeared alongside the rapper in his latest music video as Psy adopted the girl band's butt-shaking dance from the previous album, "Abracadabra" for the follow-up song to his mega hit "Gangnam Style",...More
Jo Kwon, Ga-in announce end of make-believe marriage 2011/01/06, Source, Jo Kwon and Son Ga-in on MBC's "We Got Married" [Adam Couple's official me2day website]
2AM leader Jo Kwon and Brown Eyed Girls' member Son Ga-in have announced on their official me2day site (Korean version of Twitter) that they will end their make-believe marriage on MBC's reality show "We Got Married".
The two idol singers (known as the "Adam Couple") posted several pictures from the show with a comment saying, "We have made so many unforgettable memories during the year and three months that we have shot the show. We always did our best and our feelings for one another were honest as well",...More
'Rabbit' celebrities to make leaps in 2011 2010/12/31, Source,
By Kwon Mee-yoo
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are considered skillful and diligent, though not very patient in Korean traditional beliefs, following the traits of real rabbits, a small but clever animal.
The hottest rabbit star could be singer and actor Lee Seung-gi who was born in 1987, turning 24 this year,...More
Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards 2010/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-seok [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-seok won the grand prize for the second consecutive year at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night.
At the awards ceremony held at MBC's Dream Center located in Ilsan, Gyeong-gi Province, Yoo was awarded the top honor for his role as emcee for MBC's variety shows "Infinite Challenge" and "Come Over", making it his seventh award during a year-end program,...More
Stars Born in Year of Rabbit 2010/12/23, Source,
As the year 2011 is the year of the rabbit, many star actors who were born in the year of rabbit – year 1951, 1963, and 1987 – are making a fresh resolution to make a new leap forward next year. Let's take a look at those stars who were born in the year of the rabbit and have actively been performing in the various fields of broadcasting, movies, and music,...More
2AM Jo Kwon becomes 2PM Nichkhun's masseur 2010/12/21, Source, 2PM member Nichkhun (left) and 2AM leader Jo Kwon (right) [Jo Kwon's official Twitter site]
Korean idol Jo Kwon has posted pictures of himself acting as 2PM member Nichkhun's masseur on his official Twitter site (http://twitter.com/2AMkwon).
On Monday, the 22-year-old singer uploaded two photographs of himself in his pajamas while massaging a blindfolded Nichkhun's hands with a comment underneath saying, "Giving a massage for Nichkhun~~~Looking at this picture is making me sleepyㅠㅠ (yawn)..."..,...More
Girls' Generation wins best artist at 2010 MelOn MUSIC AWARDS 2010/12/16, Source,
Winners of the "2010 MelOn MUSIC AWARDS"
Korean female idols Girls' Generation have claimed the top prize once again at the MelOn MUSIC AWARDS, taking the award for best artist this year as well as winning in three other categories.
At the awards ceremony for the 2010 MelOn MUSIC AWARDS held yesterday at the Grand Peace Palace at Seoul's Kyung Hee University, the nine-member girl group were recognized as best artist of the year, placed among the top 10 singers in the country and took the Hot Trend award,...More
f(x) Victoria takes photo with 2PM Nichkhun's family 2010/12/10, Source,
f(x) Victoria with 2PM Nichkhun's family [MBC]
A photograph girl group f(x) member Victoria took with boy band 2PM member Nichkhun and his family has been revealed by major Korean broadcasting company MBC.
Through a press release on Friday, MBC unveiled the photo taken while Victoria visited Nichkhun's home in Thailand while shooting a couple of episodes for reality TV show "We Got Married" where the two play a make-believe married couple,...More
Yoon Doo-joon says will "somehow manage with nude scenes" - Part 1 2010/12/08, Source,
Official poster for MBC sitcom "All my Love" [MBC]
At the press conference for MBC sitcom "All my Love", each of its cast members told their own stories to the romantic relationships they get involved in within the show. Brown Eyed Girls member Son Ga-in and boy band 2AM member Jo Kwon, who played a make-believe couple in reality show "We Got Married" have re-united in "All my Love" as brother (Ok-yeop) and sister (Geum-ji), while actor Kim Kap-soo's lost daughter Yoon Seung-ah is set to get romantically involved with Jo Kwon. And Geum-ji will get entangled in a love triangle with Kim Kap-soo's mysterious assistant Jeon Tae-soo and Ok-yeop's friend Yoon Doo-joon. Below are excerpts from the press conference where they detailed the difficulties about shooting a sitcom and the incidents on set. Q: You appeared in movie "Closer to Heaven" but this is your first time trying your hand at a sitcom. How has the acting been? Son Ga-in: I wanted to try my hand at a traditional drama after I've really honed my acting skills when I'm older but I had no idea I'd appear in a sitcom. And the story didn't develop much in the beginning so I wasn't able to immerse myself into my role as Geum-ji or the incidents since I don't know what sort of person she is. But I think my acting has become more natural after trying to be more of myself. I've been having fun starting from the 15th episode and I think I'll be more natural from the 20th episode onward,...More
Yoon Doo-joon says will "somehow manage with nude scenes" - Part 2 2010/12/08, Source, Yoon Doo-joon [MBC]Q: There was a scene where you're laying down just in your underwear at home after being discharged from the military and you're mistaken as a pervert. Were you wearing your own underwear? Yoon Doo-joon: A brand provided it for me. (laugh) When I saw the script I thought I would at least wear shorts but I really wore just boxers although I wore two. 10: We heard there's also a scene where you take up a part-time job as a nude model. Yoon Doo-joon: I model for a college art class. We'll be shooting that scene tomorrow. I don't know what I'm going to do -- I didn't know I'd be taking off all of my clothes. I don't have time to sleep days to start with but I haven't been able to sleep at all because I'm so worried about the scene. Oh well, I guess it'll pass somehow,...More
2AM In The Top 20 The Most Often In 2010 2010/12/06, Source, One of the most representative music sites in Korea, Melon, took at a look at the past year to see which artists were included in the top 20 on their charts the most often. The verdict,...More
Brown Eyed Girls to hold concert in next weekend 2010/12/02, Source,
Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls [Nega Networks]
Korean female idols Brown Eyed Girls will hold a two-day concert next weekend, according to their agency Nega Network.
Nega announced on Thursday that the four-member girl group will take the stage for their concert on December 10 and 11 to be held at AX-Korea in Seoul,...More
Actor Lee Jeong-jin's Song Picks 2010/12/01, Source,
Actor Lee Jeong-jin [10Asia/Chae Ki-won]
"You might end up kissing your acting career good bye". This is what veteran comedian Lee Kyung-kyu said to actor Lee Jeong-jin when he first appeared on KBS variety show "Happy Sunday" in March 2009. At the time he was being admitted as one of the regular members of the show's segment "What Makes a Man" and it was a joke thrown to Lee who would be the youngest among the crew fit to be called a middle-aged men's club but not completely groundless given his position at the time. It was true that Lee belonged in the heartthrob category, good looking enough to star as a hero in the MBC drama "I Love You, Don't Cry" (2009) but at the same time still lacking in presence outside the screen. His joining the variety program also posed risk to weakening the weak presence he had at the time. But after a year and a half we all know that it was all unnecessary concern,...More
2AM tops Bugs' year-end music chart 2010/11/26, Source,
Cover 2AM's first full-length album "Saint o'clock" [Big Hit Entertainment]
Korean ballad group 2AM has topped the year-end chart of an online music site with their song "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die".
According to online music site Bugs' "2010 Bugs Year-End Overall Top 100" chart released Wednesday, 2AM's ballad "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" placed in at No. 1 while six of their other songs ranked within the top 100 as well,...More
2PM and Ga-in claims No. 1 spot on TV music programs 2010/11/01, Source,
Cover of 2PM's mini-album "Still 2:00PM" [JYP Entertainment]
Six-member boy band 2PM and Brown Eyed Girls' member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) took the crown on televised music programs during the final week of October.
2PM scored their second consecutive win on KBS' Friday music show Music Bank with their new title track "I'll Be Back" from their latest mini-album "Still 2:00PM",...More
Ga-in and 2PM win the battle to top Gaon charts 2010/10/21, Source,
Brown Eyed Girls' memeber Ga-in (Son Ga-in) [Nega Networks]
Korean idols Ga-in (Son Ga-in) and 2PM beat out other artists to top Gaon charts during the week of October 10 to 16.
Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in)'s latest solo "Irreversible" managed to position itself at No. 1 on Gaon's singles chart, making a nine-spot leap to first place to beat out Supreme Team,...More
Ga-in hits No. 1 spot with "Irreversible" 2010/10/19, Source,
Cover of Ga-in (Son Ga-in)'s solo album "step 2/4" [Nega Networks]
Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) has made her way to the top spot on cable music channel Mnet's singles chart with her new song "Irreversible".
Ga-in (Son Ga-in), who recently began her solo music career, climbed up six spots to No. 1 with "Irreversible", taking her first win during the week of October 11 to 17,...More
[PIFF] Interview - 2AM member Im Seulong 2010/10/12, Source,
Im Seulong [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
While members of boy band 2AM have slowly expanded on the realm of music they do, away from their group -- Jo Kwon sung a duet with Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) on MBC's make-believe reality show "We Got Married" and Changmin formed a project duo named Homme with 8eight's Lee Hyeon -- Im Seulong's choice was to take on acting which he "had high aspirations for since becoming a celebrity". And within time span of less than a year, he has quite quickly taken on three roles starting with MBC TV series "Personal Taste" where he plays Tae-hoon who clings onto the woman he has a crush on, then "Best Theatre - Lunch Box" an MBC Sunday drama series whose title is translates into 'lunchbox', and movie "Acoustic",...More
Ga-in releases music video and songs from solo album 2010/10/08, Source,
Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) from a scene from her music video "Irreversible" [Nega Network]
Brown Eyed Girls' member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) unveiled the full-length music video for her debut solo song earlier today.
The official music video of the title track "Irreversible" as well as the tracks from her solo album "step 2/4" were released on various online music sites,...More
Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in to begin solo career 2010/10/01, Source,
Teaser photo of Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) [Nega Network]
Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) will release her solo album next month, according to her agency Nega Network.
On Friday, Nega announced that Ga-in (Son Ga-in) will release her first album on October 8, making her the second member of the girl group to make a solo debut,...More
After Stevie Wonder wowed fans with his popular tunes, powerful vocals and unforgettable stage presence, local K-pop groups are following suit with a festival to keep the musical w,...More
Brown Eyed Girls make official debut in Japan 2010/08/09, Source,
Korean pop group Brown Eyed Girls at their showcase held in Japan on August 6, 2010. [Nega Network]
Korean pop group Brown Eyed Girls made their official debut in Japan through a showcase on Friday, according to a press release by their agency Nega Network.
The four-member group celebrated their upcoming record release in the country by holding a showcase at Astro Hall in Tokyo on August 6, performing in front of some 1,000 fans at the sold-out event,...More
2PM's Nichkhun and f(x)'s Victoria cast in reality show 2010/06/04, Source,
f(x) leader Victoria and 2PM member Nichkhun [SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment]
2PM member Nichkhun and f(x)'s Victoria have been cast as one of the latest make-believe couples in MBC's reality show "We Got Married".
JYP Entertainment told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Friday that "the two began recording for the show at the beginning of June although the schedule for the airing of the show has yet to be set",...More
Korea launches integrated K-pop music chart "GAON" 2010/02/23, Source,
Korea's music industry executives and artists gather at the launching ceremony for GAON held at The Westin Chosun hotel in Seoul, South Korea on February 23, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Integrated Korean pop music chart "GAON Music Chart" was launched today by Korea Music Content Industry Association (KMCIA).
"GAON will serve as the official K-pop music chart -- Korea's equivalent of the prestigious U.S. Billboard chart -- to rank singles and albums according to online and offline sales data provided by major web-based music providers (Bugs, Dosirak, Melon, Mnet and Soribada) and record distribution companies (Loen Entertainment, Mnet Media, SM Entertainment, Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music).,...More
Jo Kwon becomes newest member of "Family Outing" season 2 2010/01/19, Source,
Boy band 2AM member Jo Kwon [Asia Economic Daily]
Boy band 2AM member Jo Kwon has decided to join the new cast of SBS variety show "Family Outing", becoming the latest in a string of celebrities who have agreed to appear in a revamped season of the program.
A source close to Kwon said, "We have talked with the producers of the show and he has been set to appear as a regular in the second season".,...More
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