Park Shin Hye donates 50 million won for Sewol rescue operation


On April 23rd, Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association revealed that actress Park Shin Hye donated 50 million won for Sewol victims and rescue operation of the sinking ferry.

In particular the agency didn't know about her donation until the articles came out. They later checked with the Park Shin Hye and she admitted that she did donate to the association. Originally she just wanted to do it quietly but since everyone knows about it now, she's embarrassed about it.

Park Shin Hye also tweeted her concern about the tragedy on April 18th and used a photo of the "Yellow Ribbon Campaign" as her Twitter avatar.

Gil Apologizes for His Drunk Driving Incident

It was reported earlier that member of Lessang, Gil (Gil Sung Joon) was caught drunk driving and his license was canceled.

On April 23, Gil was driving his Mercedes Benz G63 AMG on the Yanghwa Bridge near Hapjeong Station when he was caught drunk driving by the police.

Gil’s agency, Leessang Company, released an official statement of apology on April 23 saying, “Gil is currently reflecting deeply without making any excuses about the fact that he did drink and drive. He is very sorry for his actions that evoked criticism and disappointment from all of the fans that have supported him.”

The statement continued, “We will be more careful and do our best to prevent this kind of incidents from happening in the future. Once again, we bow our heads and sincerely apologize.”

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JYJ’s Jaejoong and ZE:A’s Siwan get casino lessons and more in BTS clips for ‘Triangle’

JYJ"s Jaejoong and ZE:A"s Siwan were spotted getting casino lessons and more in behind-the-scenes clips from their upcoming MBC Mon-Tues drama "Triangle"!



Jaejoong shared after his first filming, "Today was my first filming. I think I rode the motorcycle a lot all day from the first scene to the last. I was hit by the wind a lot while riding the motorcycle. During the afternoon, it was very hot, but in the morning and early hours of the night, the wind got cold. Because my lips are frozen, the words couldn"t come out of my mouth all that well. But the staff and director helped me adjust quickly."


"Triangle" is the work of PD Yoo Chul Yong and writer Choi Wan Kyu, who previously worked together for "All In" and "Swallow the Sun"

Dynamic Duo’s Choiza to Possibly Join “The Human Condition 2″ Cast

After filling in for Kim Giri on the recording of “The Human Condition 2,” Choiza of hip-hop group Dynamic Duo is currently in talks to be a recurring member on the KBS variety show.

Representative from KBS has said that although Choiza filled in for Kim Giri, they are still considering numerous factors before bringing him on as a recurring member.

Choiza replaced Kim Giri on the first recording of “The Human Condition 2″ as Kim Giri could no longer participate due to a surgery. Choiza was joined by Kim Jun Ho, Kim Joon Hyun and Jung Tae Ho from season one, and new members Jo Woo Jong and group-mate Gaeko.

The first episode of “The Human Condition 2″ starring the male celebs will air after its female counterpart which stars Kim Sook, Kim Shin Young, Kim Ji Min, Kim Young Hee, Kim Min Kyung and Chun Yi Seul

‘God’s Gift – 14 Days’ airs its finale but which Mon-Tues drama came out on top this week?

"God"s Gift - 14 Days" came to the last stop on its thrilling roller coaster with its finale this week, but it was never able to reach the peak that "Empress Qi" hit in viewer ratings.



According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the ongoing cancellations due to the Sewol ferry tragedy didn"t hinder the April 22nd episodes of MBC"s "Empress Qi". It achieved a 26.6% viewer rating, which is a 3.7% gain from its previous viewer rating of 22.9%.


SBS" "God"s Gift - 14 Days" went up 0.1% from a 8.3% to 8.4% viewer rating for its finale. KBS 2TV drama special "Their Perfect Day" dropped 0.8% from a 4.6% to 3.8% viewer rating.


KBS 2TV"s "Big Man" is premiering on the 28th, and SBS" "You"re Surrounded" will premiere on May 7!

Akdong Musician’s “200%” Tops Music Charts for Second Week in a Row

YG Entertainment announced that for the second week in a row, brother and sister duo Akdong Musician topped five Korean online music charts with their title song “200%.” From April 14 to April 20, “200%” had been ranked number one on Melon, Mnet, Genie, Olleh Music, and Naver Music. Furthermore, during the same week, the duo’s song “200%” ranked second on Soribada, Daum Music, and Bugs.

The high popularity of the group’s song reflects how this brother and sister duo are musically talented despite their young ages. Having won SBS‘ “K-Pop Star 2,” the group released their album “Play” in the first week of April

V.O.S’ Choi Hyun Joon to tie the knot next month

V.O.S" Choi Hyun Joon has confirmed his wedding date for this May.



His agency Star Empire told Newsen on April 23, "Choi Hyun Joon will hold his wedding ceremony at a wedding hall in Daechidong in Gangnam, Seoul on May 18. The detailed itinerary, including the officiator, reception host, and congratulatory songs, has not been arranged yet."


"Although it"s good news, we are careful to share this news in light of our condolences for the Sewol tragedy."


Choi Hyun Joon previously announced that he will tie the knot with his girlfriend, who is a model and businesswoman in the fashion industry four years his junior, last December and welcomed their son into the world this past February.


Congrats to the couple!

Sistar’s Soyou looks sexy on Arena Homme Plus Magazine


The lead vocalist of SISTAR, the "digital queen" Soyou has become the latest muse for Arena Homme Plus Magazine.
In the pictorials, Soyou shows off her glamorous body in black and white outfits. Her poses, her gaze, her tangled hair make the pictorials look much more impressive.
See the full photoset on the May issue of Arena Homme Plus magazine.




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‘A New Leaf’ unveils three posters ahead of its premiere later this month

Upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama "A New Leaf" got K-drama lovers excited for its premiere with three posters revealed.



The visuals of Kim Myung Min, Park Min Young, Kim Sang Joong, and Chae Jung An grab fans" attention right off the bat in the posters that also have an urban theme with its city backdrop. There also seems to be a complicated relationship between Kim Suk Joo (Kim Myung Min), Ji Yoon (Park Min Young), and Young Woo (Kim Sang Joong) about to unravel.


"A New Leaf" is directed by "Scandal" and "I Miss You"s PD Park Jae Bum and written by "Golden Time"s Choi Hee Ra, and portrays the story of an attorney Kim Suk Joo (Kim Myung Min) who loses his memory from an accident and starts anew.


"A New Leaf" is currently scheduled for premiere on the 30th at 10 PM KST!


KBS, MBC, SBS Cautiously Announce Wed-Thurs Dramas Are a Go This Week, Variety Shows Are Still Canceled

The main three broadcast stations KBS, MBC, and SBS announced that they’ll air their Wednesday and Thursday dramas, “Golden Cross,” “Cunning Single Lady,” “Three Days,” respectively, tonight. However, they will not air their variety programs including “Vitamin,” “Radio Star,” “Midnight TV Entertainment,” respectively.

Instead, the main three broadcast stations plan to fill in the variety show timeslots with news updating the Sewol ferry tragedy or documentary programs.

Many high school students boarded the ill-fated Sewol ferry seven days ago on April 16 for a field trip to Jeju Island when the ferry was capsized around the area of Jindo, an island near South Jeolla Province