Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kim Tae Hee Confirmed to Star in Chinese Period Drama

Further details have emerged about actress Kim Tae Hee’s role in a forthcoming Chinese television series. Late last month, the actress’ management agency, Lua Entertainment, confirmed that she had been offered a part in a period drama entitled “Wang Xi Zhi,” based on real-life historical characters.
It has now been confirmed that Kim Tae Hee has formally accepted the lead female role in the series, which will run for 40 episodes. She will play the straight-talking wife of a talented calligrapher who has to go to great lengths to support her husband.
A spokesperson for the agency revealed that Kim Tae Hee has already started to prepare for the role, explaining, “She has already taken up Chinese lessons, as well as a calligraphy course. In addition, she is reading up on the history of the main character.”
The agency also mentioned, intriguingly, that she will have to dress as a man at some point during the series.
Kim Tae Hee’s popularity in China has been on the rise of late, and she recently appeared on a reality TV program called “Bringing the Stars to You.”

2NE1’s CL Shows Support for Member Sandara Park as a Special Guest Radio DJ

2NE1’s Sandara Park and CL took a ‘proof shot’ together from their appearance on a radio show.
On May 31, Sandara Park posted on her personal Instagram account, “DJ Dara and guest CL…It was very embarrassing^^;;; It was strange seeing one another in a work setting but we both had a lot of fun~!!! The next time we get an opportunity, I want to invite all the members of 2NE1 and have a chaotic time! 2N-night~ ^_^,” along with a photo.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

'Music Bank' won't air on the 30th 'off air for 7 weeks in a row'

Source: Star News via Naver

1. [+453, -10] At this point, I think the PD and staff are enjoying their break too much to give it up ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+308, -14] Not really missing them with their absence

3. [+238, -12] 'Music Core' and 'Inkigayo' are back... what is 'Music Bank' doing?? ㅋ

4. [+200, -6] Might as well go on strike

5. [+34, -2] Should take the show off air at this rate. I wonder if the PDs get paid while they're on break like this??!!

6. [+36, -7] Are the staff being paid two months worth for doing nothing off of my subscription fee?

7. [+24, -6] To those wondering why, it's because of the KBS president's statement on the Sewol Ferry that they're being more careful than other broadcast channels. It's his fault.

8. [+19, -3] It doesn't really matter since there are Inkigayo and Music Core but they should take this time to fix their award/rank system. They're the joke of netizens with singers winning off of sajaegi and manipulation.

9. [+17, -3] They better not blame the Sewol Ferry.....

10. [+9, -0] At this point, it seems more like an internal issue without relation to the Sewol Ferry..

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Psy to Appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in June

Psy will be appearing on popular American talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion).
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” will air “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” on all the nights with an NBA final game throughout June, and Psy and Snoop Dogg are scheduled to make an appearance one of those shows.
So far, YG Entertainment has announced that “there is no set date for Psy’s comeback release.” However, this appearance on American television may be in preparations for an impending comeback. Previously, Psy worked with Snoop Dogg on a new song, and Snoop Dogg visited Korea in January to shoot a music video along with G-Dragon and CL.
On the upcoming Psy release, YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk has said, “many well-known artists have collaborated on Psy’s new album. We have yet to decide whether it will be a full-length album or a single.”

Cube Entertainment Set to Merge with iHQ and Go Public

The owners of Cube Entertainment, the agency behind successful K-pop acts such as 4Minute and BEAST, have revealed they will float the company on the stock exchange. The agency said that in order to facilitate the move, it would first need to merge with iHQ Entertainment. The two companies signed a strategic alliance late last year.
This latest announcement comes after a busy period for Cube Entertainment. In September last year, solo star and sometime Hollywood actor Rain joined the agency’s books. iHQ’s own roster boasts a host of acting talent such as Kim Woo Bin, as well as K-pop acts such as 2EYES and Jay Park.
Park Choong Min, Cube’s CEO, explained the decision, saying, “We have decided on the merger in order to help promote growth power and adapt to the changing environment of this business. Floating on the stock exchange will provide a new cornerstone for us to build on, and will allow us to develop as a global company, just like Samsung and LG.”
Jeon Yong Joo, president of iHQ also spoke enthusiastically about the move, telling the media, “This new arrangement with Cube represents a great opportunity for us to expand global business.”
A meeting is scheduled with stock holders in September, and the move is expected to be finalized in October.


B.A.P Releases Photo Teasers for New Single Album

Boy band B.A.P has released two more teaser images ahead of the release of their new single album, “B.A.P Unplugged 2014.” The new material is set for release on June 3, and will be the group’s first new output since February this year, when they unveiled their debut studio album, “First Sensibility.”

The two new images show the boys walking in unison and posing against an urban backdrop, and were uploaded to the group’s official Facebook page on May 29.
The mini album’s lead track will be “Where Are You? What Are You Doing?” Other tracks included will be “Unplugged” and “As It Is,” and the entire album will represent a slight change in direction for the boys. Unlike their lively, electronica-influenced releases such as last year’s hit “Badman,” the new single album is said to contain acoustic-led instrumental tracks, as its title would seem to suggest.
Fans can expect more B.A.P teasers to be released in the coming days.

TS Entertainment Announces New Girl Group and Reveals First Member Na Hyun

Secret’s agency TS Entertainment is debuting a new girl group in July!
On May 29, TS Entertainment revealed the first member of the new girl group, Na Hyun, effectively announcing the new group.
Na Hyun, born in 1995, is currently enrolled in the film and art department at Konkuk University. She is 169 cm (5’ 6.5”) tall, and with a background in dance, has a sleek physique and detailed expressive abilities.
She has previously appeared in the fourth episode of OCN’s original drama “Cheo Yong,” as well as the music video forB.A.P’s “1004 (Angel),” which was released this past February.
Na Hyun and the rest of her girl group are currently preparing for their debut in July. TS Entertainment said, “The new group will be set apart from and have a different style from the bright and healthy energy that has come to represent their senior group, Secret.”

Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Jin Wook Reportedly Dating

It is currently being reported by local news agency Sports Seoul that actress Gong Hyo Jin and actor Lee Jin Wook are dating.
According to Sports Seoul, Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Jin Wook came to know each other through a meeting of film industry people and quickly became close as they both are model-turned-actors and have a passion for fashion. Following their similar interests, the two were spotted in March of last year at a fashion show together. Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Jin Wook are being called a “visual couple” due to their model-like figures and fashion style. 
An acquaintance stated to the news agency on May 29, “Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Jin Wook are dating. Both are of a certain age and are famous actors so they are meeting each other carefully. Still, they value and are attentive of each other.”
Sports Seoul captured the two on a date on May 14, with Lee Jin Wook coming to see Gong Hyo Jin near her house later at night after hanging out with his friends. Their dates are described as secretive, with the two actors choosing to meet at night or where there aren’t a lot of people. They are said to enjoy dates in the car, with either one wearing a hat or mask.
In response to this report, both Gong Hyo Jin’s and Lee Jin Wook’s agencies are stating that they are currently in the process of confirming with the said individuals first. Stay tuned to Soompi for updates on confirmation.
Lee Jin Wook recently completed the popular 2013 cable drama “Nine: Nine  Time Travels” and the 2014 film “The Target.” Gong Hyo Jin is set to appear in the summer drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love” with Jo In Sung.

Ryu Seung Bum Shows His Bohemian Side in Harper’s Bazaar

Actor Ryu Seung Bum showed his bohemian side in the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar
Currently staying in Paris, the fashionista flew to New York City for a fashion spread with Harper’s Bazaar. Through the photoshoot, Ryu Seung Bum pulled off a grunge but bohemian look on the streets of New York. He even coordinated his own outfits and accessories for the photo spread. 
During the interview with the magazine, Ryu Seung Bum mentioned, “As I am staying in Paris, I have more time to think about myself. Now I want to develop myself more. I can’t explain exactly what has changed, but I am proud of myself for trying to grow.” 
The full fashion spread and interview with Ryu Seung Bum can be seen in the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar. 

Under the Radar – Dia Tree

다이아트리 (Dia Tree)
Management: SW Entertainment, K Story
Debut: 2010 as Full Time
2012 as Dia Tree
Dia Tree is a ballad quartet who originally debuted as a duo named Full Time. After years of member and name changes, we have Kim Tae WanLim Jae YongBoo Chan Shik, and Goo Byung Jin who make up Dia Tree. Their management, K Story, is home to artists such as LPGLee Seung HwanYoume5tionYoon Gun, and The One.
It was not until the beginning of this year that Dia Tree received a well deserved break. For unknown or unpopular artists, it is more difficult for them to land a spot on music shows, which with no promotions can possibly lead to member and name changes (like them) or even disbandment. However, after nine long years, leader Kim Tae Wan finally had the chance to perform on stage. The group was able to showcase their then title track “Please Find Her” on MBC’s Music Corethroughout the first two months of the year. Although the promotion for the track was not long, the group is still actively releasing new music. Their most recent single, “That Man That Woman,” features 8eight’s Joo Hee. The emotional and heart-wrenching song was written, composed, and produced by the members themselves. Now not just vocalists, the singer-songwriters are taking one step forward into making a name for them in the music industry.
Dia Tree recently wrapped up recording for MBC Music Gayo Shidae which means fans of the group will get to see more live performances and hopefully more in the near future.

Choi Jin Hyuk Is Devilishly Handsome for “Men’s Health”

Choi Jin Hyuk may be the man that women want and other men aspire after .
The actor of the drama “Emergency Couple” and the upcoming summer movie “The Divine Move” showed how manly and handsome he could be for the cover and photo spread for Men’s Health Magazine.
For the cover, Choi Jin Hyuk parted his hair and wore all white for a clean modern man look. It’s only his typical tough guy hand-to-the-chin pose that hints at the more masculine photo spread inside. The photo spread went with a darker concept, tousling Choi Jin Hyuk’s hair and giving him well fitting jeans. Whether he is posing with guns or weight Choi Jin Hyuk focuses on an edgier and manlier look. Any man looking for a tough and masculine style inspiration should take a look at his photos.
Any woman who wants to rest her eyes on Choi Jin Hyuk’s sharp features should take more than a few looks.

Jiyeon Reveals K-Pop Inspiration in Arena Magazine Interview

T-ara star Jiyeon has featured in an interview and photo shoot for the Korean edition of Arena magazine. The article appears as Jiyeon continues to enjoy the success stemming from her debut solo song, “Never Ever.” The singer is pictured in a variety of figure-hugging outfits, including a white mini-dress, a look that very much ties in with the song’s music video.

In the interview, Jieyon explains that she has taken inspiration from other K-pop artists, including former After School leaderKahi. “It is possible to be sexy without taking off all your clothes,” says Jiyeon. “Kahi showed off her six-pack in one of the promotional pictures for her solo album, but she was wearing quite masculine clothes in the photo. I think that was both cool and sexy.”
 Jiyeon also adds that a lot of planning and discussion went on behind the scenes ahead of her solo release. She says, “I was so nervous about the project. It wasn’t easy to come to agreement with everybody involved regarding the concept, because a lot of the people involved had very different ideas about which direction we should take. We had countless long meetings about the subject for days on end.”

Missing You (One-Shot)

Missing You

"Things will never be the same without you."

Just Got Home from Young Jae's place, now! I gave him a bunch of flowers.

11 | 25 | 18

"YA~!! Su Ah," Young Jae called me and I faced him "smile." then he took a picture of me.

I smiled when he said that words.

"There you are, you know that I don't what to see you sad."

Yea. I know Young Jae.

"Hyung.. Can you take a picture of us?" he asked Yongguk.

"Oh sure ." he said "Ok! Hana tul set.." at the count of three we both "smile."

He gave the camera to Young Jae. But before that he said. "Whoa. Look! It's cute. Looks like you're really inlove to each other."

Young Jae look at me and smiled. I smiled too.

11 | 28 | 18

"Yoebo~!! I want to eat ice cream. *pout*"

"Don't pout Baby! You look cute when you pout. What if some guys will like you?" He asked me. I miss the way when he get jealous.

"Yeobo~Geogjeonghaji maseyo! You're the only one man I like and love." I said to him.

"Really?" He asked me.

"Of course, yes!" I said "And I wanna grow old with you."

He hold my hands and said "Me too," and hug me tight "I will miss you."

"Huh!? What are you talking about?" I asked him.

He smiled "Nothing. Forget it!"

"Ok, then."

12 | 2 | 18

"YoungJae. Erase that. Aish~!!" I shouted to him. "I just woke up I didn't wash my face. Erase that.. you saekki-ya~!!"

"Nope. Wae!? You're worrying you will look ugly in the picture?" He asked me

"Ani.. It's not like that."

"Ah. Okay!" *click*

"Erase that." Ok. Again, I shouted.

"Not until you kiss me."


"You don't want"


"Ok!" he said the go but he goes back again. "Are you sure you really don't want!?" he asked me.

"Yes, 100% sure!!" I said and smiled.

"Ah, okay!" He pulled me closer to him and kissed me. *O*


12 | 14 | 18

"YA~ Why are you always taking pictures?" I asked YoungJae while sitting beside him. "And there's a video recorder on our room, in kitchen, in dining area and etc. Wae?"

"A-ah. Nothing. Just a remembrance for the two of us."

"YA~ Are you hiding something?" I asked him. Neo Babo-ya! Why did you hide it from me? Can't help myself. I can't stop crying now! TT^TT

"Huh? Ani." he said then he puts his arm around me. And kiss me on my head. :33

"Are you sure?" I asked him again.


12 | 23 | 18

"Breakfast is ready. Let's eat." I shouted to YoungJae. "Hey! Stop recording. Let's eat first."

"Ah. Okay!" he said while sitting on the chair "Uhmm. Ahjumma sent me an email. She said we have to go to her place tomorrow. She prepare a party for Christmas eve."

"Oh? Jjinja?"


"After this, I'll prepare our clothes." I said. I'm excited because we're going to Ahjumma. She's really good to us.

"Haha! Looks like you're not excited huh."


12 | 24 | 18

"Are you ready!?" he asked me while he is holding a video recorder. "Let's go?"

"Haha." I cover my mouth using my hand and laugh! "Yes I'm ready." I said while looking to the video recorder.

"Ah wait." back-hug me the he face the video recorder to us "Annyeong! See this girl I'm hugging right now? She's my wife. Kekeke♥ And I love her so much."

"You're chessy!" I said then pinch his cheeks. "Hey~I love my husband so much. So girls, back off. Don't dare to seduce him."

"Omo~ Hahaha."

"Kaja.. ahjumma is waiting." 

12 | 31 | 18 - 11:59:50

"10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. HAPPY NEW YEAR." We both shouted. 

"Woa. Look, Fireworks! I love it<3" 

YoungJae Hugged me "Happy New Year, Wifey!" I smiled then he kissed me.

1 | 23 | 19

"YoungJae-ya! Wae!?"

I am now infront of the video recorder. "YA~ This is the reason why you're always taking pictures? A-and the video recorder is on? Because you're dying? I-is it what you called a remembrance to you!? YA~ Why did you hide this from me? Wae!?" Can stop crying. I saw myself on the tv right now. And YoungJae is crying on my back. TT^TT

YoungJae back-hugged me "YA~Hajima."

"Neo Babo~ya! Hajima!?" I shouted to him "Wh-.." He kissed me.

After breaking the kiss he said "Yes. This is the reason why I'm always taking pictures. Why did I hide it from you? Because I don't what to see you cry. Just like that! Look at yourself, you're crying right now. I don't want to see you hurt like that."

"But it hurts. *sobs* It hurts knowing that your suffering in your disease. While me? *sobs*"

"How did you know? W-who told you?" he asked me.

"I saw the message on your phone. It was an accident. Uhmm. Here." I gave his cellphone to him. Then he read the text message. It was a wrong send.

"Aish~!! I told them to be careful." he stares at me and wipe the tears on my face "Stop crying, Okay!? I don't want to see you like that." then he kiss me on forehead.


"No buts."

"You're not going to leave me, right? YA~! Promise me, you won't leave me. Huh!? You're not d--" Tears are falling again. I can't help myself.

"Shhh." He puts his finger on the top of my lips "I told you to stop crying. Aish~!! Don't worry! I promise, I won't leave you."

It was our last fight.

1 | 24 | 19

"YA~ What's that?" he asked me then look at the bowl "Seaweed soup?" he asked me again.

I smiled, ok! A fake smile. "Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you.♫" I sing a song to him. 

"Shhh. You're just singing. Why are you crying?"


"You're worrying about me, am I right?"

"YA~Tell me. It's just only a dream, right? It's just only a dream." 


"YA~ *sobs* YoungJae-ya~" 

He hugged me. "Shhh. Hajima, If iI will die. Promise me, don't make your life miserable. Okay!? You can marry another man if I die."

"No.. Are you stupid? You're the only one man I love. I don't want to marry again."

"What if I die tomorrow? You're the only one left. You have no family."


"Huh? I'm going to die.. So please listen to me."

"Ani..YoungJae~ya! I'm pregnant." 

"What did you just say?"

"I'm pregnant." 


"YoungJae~ya!! Don't leave us. *sobs*"

"I'll try.." he said then hugged me tight.

"Don't try..*sobs* do it." 

"Is it a boy or a girl?"

"I don't know... Ah, let's go to the doctor to tomorrow to see i it is a boy or a girl. Okay!?" 

"A-ah. Ne," 

Okay! My tears won't stop. Youngjae-ya! Bogoshipo, jeongmal. 
Maybe you're wondering why I'm crying, right? It's just because, Youngjae is already died 5 years ago. He promise me, he won't leave me. TT^^TT  I mean, he won't leave us. I'm now watching on TV, now I understand his purpose. It was the memory of us. 

1 | 24 | 19 - 10:25:34 PM

YoungJae is holding the camera. He's taking a pictures while I'm sleeping. Then suddenly he stopped, and kissed my forehead. After that he sit on the bed and he is now talking at the video recorder."*Ehem* *fake cough* Su Ah~ Uhmm. Maybe” he tries to stop his tears “Mianhae. I hope you understand. I-i’m so sorry! Maybe this is the last day I’m going to spent with you. The last day that I will be at your side, the last day that I will sleep to this house, to this bed and to your side…” he stopped “t-together with our baby.” He smiles. God! His smile, I miss it. I really miss him badly! “Ah. You will go to hospital tomorrow, right? I hope our baby is healthy. I wish it’s a twin. A girl and a boy. A girl that will make someone happy, just like you and a boy that will always protect you to harm.” Yea. Just like you. "Uhmm. I have a gift for you.. I will sing your favorite song..”
Looks like we made it
Look how far we've come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we'd get there someday

They said "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong

(You're still the one)
You're still the one I run to
The on that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
(You're still the one)
You're still the one I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

Ain't nothin' better
We beat the odds together
I'm glad we didn't listen
Look at what we would be missin'
They said "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holdin' on
We're still together still goin' strong

(You're still the one)
You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
(You're still the one)
You're still the one I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

(You're still the one)
You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
(You're still the one)
You're still the one I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

I'm so glad we made it
Look how far we've come my baby

Listening to this song that he sang. I blushed, You're still the one I LOVED YoungJae.<3

“Do you like it?" he smile "I won’t force you to marry another man. Haha,” HIS LAST LAUGH~ “Take care of yourself, ok? And to our baby too, I love you both. If wish I’m still alive when you gave birth to them.

"I wished that too. I love you so much. And I miss you badly, YoungJae!" I hugged the teddy bear that he gave me. "Always remember I love you. I love you and our baby too. Bogoshipo Wifey!" The teddy bear that YoungJae gave to me is talking when press the red button. He gave me this before he died. He gave me a flower, my favorite flower. Pink roses with a card. "Pink roses for you, Wifey!" He gave me chocolates too. He wrote in the letter that “Chocolates for you. I know if I die you will be depress. Eat it. You're always eating chocolates when you're depressed, right!?” 

- Present

I kept the card and the letter that he wrote. 
Maybe you're wondering about our baby too, am I right!? Yea, I gave birth to them. It was the 3rd day of October. And yes, Young Jae's wish was granted. Our baby is healthy and it's a twins. A boy and a girl. I’m happy that I have them. There are now 4 years old. They go to Shinwa kinder garten school. 

"Young Jae-ya! Come here, change your clothes first." Yes, I copied the name from his father. :33

"Mommy, I miss you." He said and hug me. 

"Omma~Nado." Ha Gyung said and hug me too. I hug the two of them. "Mommy~ I want to eat ice cream."

"Mommy~ I want to go to the park." she said.

"Omo~ omma. Did you cry?" Young Jae asked me.

"H-huh. Ani."

"Liar." Ha Gyung said and rolled her eyes "Did you watch the video again mommy?" she asked me.

"You really miss daddy that much?" Young Jae asked me.

I hug them tight "Yes, but I'm happy because your here now. Let's go to park and eat ice cream." I said to them.

"Omo~ Yehey! Thanks mommy. I love you so much." Ha Gyung said while clapping her hands.

"Me too, mommy! I love you and Daddy too."

"Yes, yes. I love daddy too. Hihi :3"

I look at them and look up o the sky. I smile and say...

  "We love you too."