The early 20th-century was a period of serious unrest in Korean history. At that time, the two Koreas were one and Japan occupied the nation. Although tragic, such a rich time period provides so much fodder for cinema, which is something that Director Lee Joon Ik taps into. This director is known for diving into period films and was behind the camera for Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet and The Throne. In Anarchist from Colony, powerhouse actors Lee Je Hoon (as Park Yeol) and Choi Hee Seo (as Kaneko Fumiko) join him to tell the tale of Park Yeol, a revolutionary activist and poet. Beside Park Yeol was a Japanese woman just as strong he, Kaneko Fumiko, and together they worked with their fellow activists to pave the way for Koreans.
Jeong Sewoon, G.Soul, and Paul Kim appeared on the September 29 broadcast of SBS LoveFMs Kim Chang Ryuls Old School, where they talked about working with other artists.
G.Soul responded to a collaboration Nucksal had requested on a different broadcast, and asked the rapper to call him. Paul Kim admitted he also wanted to ask Nucksal for a collaboration, but made everyone laugh by revealing that Nucksals agency told him the rapper was too busy.
BTSs latest MV has broken another record for K-pop groups as views keep on rising!
The music video for the groups new title track DNA off their mini album Love Yourself: Her was released on September 18 at 6 p.m. KST. As of September 30 at 6:45 a.m. KST, its already reached 70 million views!
This means it took just over 11 days and 12 hours to hit the milestone, which is the fastest yet for a K-pop group music video. The previous record was 25 days and 20 hours for BLACKPINKs As If Its Your Last to reach 70 million views.
Jung Ye Eun, played by Han Seung Yeon, is changing slowly but with significance in JTBCs drama Age of Youth 2.
Jung Ye Eun, who was timid and dark after becoming the victim of dating violence a year ago, is gradually brightening up. She is mustering her courage thanks to her housemates who support her unconditionally and Kwon Ho Chang (Lee Yoo Jin) who is sincere and innocent.
Even when she was in Belle Epoque, the share house she was familiar with, Jung Ye Eun became tense when strangers came. So the new housemate Jo Eun (Choi Ara) and the male manager Seo Jang Hoon (Kim Min Suk) were unnerving and discomforting for her. She began to open up, however, when she realized that Jo Eun had a soft spot under her seeming coldness and that Seo Jang Hoon worried and cared for her after the dating violence.
After achieving their dream of charting on Billboard’s Hot 100, BTS talked about their reactions to the results and also their new goals!
On September 29, KBS sat down with BTS backstage after their rehearsals for “Music Bank.” During the interview, Jimin said that the achievements made by their their new mini album “Love Yourself: Her” on Billboard were things they could never have predicted.
“When we saw the charts, we were all so shocked,” he said. ”It was something we’d only ever dreamed of before, ever since our debut, so we were so happy.” Jimin added, “I really want to thank the fans who love us.”
The first live auditions for The Unit were recorded over five hours on September 29.
The Unit mentors Rain, San E, HyunA, Hwang Chi Yeol, Urban Zakapa’s Jo Hyun Ah, and SHINees Taemin were present at the recording, which started at 12:30 p.m KST.
Audience members at the auditions were required to sign a contract agreeing to pay a fine of 100 million won (approximately $87,500) if they reveal any spoilers.
Behind-the-scene stills of Lee Jong Suk in While You Were Sleeping have been released.
On September 29, YG Entertainment released pictures of Lee Jong Suk filming SBSs new drama While You Were Sleeping.
Despite the below zero weather early this year, Lee Jong Suk stayed warm on set as he focused on preparing for his performance. In the stills, he is wearing cute earmuffs and a thick padded jacket in front of the green gates at Hong Joos house.
New photos of Im Siwan show a glimpse of the singer and actor in the army!
On September 28, Gyeryong Military Culture Festivals Facebook page uploaded pictures of Im Siwan practicing hard for the festivals performance while in uniform. Fans have also spotted celebrities including Super Juniors Ryeowook and actor Joo Won in the photos!
The special class soldier badge on the left side of his chest caught fans attention. Im Siwan achieved outstanding scores in all categories including shooting and strength and reached the status of a special class soldier in just two months after enlisting, which is highly unusual.
On September 29, Idol School revealed which students will be making their debut in a new girl group, as well as announced their group name.
Votes from viewers have determined the nine members of the girl group formed by Idol School, and the results were announced in the live finale. The group will be debuting under the name fromis_.
The name was described as meaning both From Idol School, and a promise with the voting viewers that they will become the greatest girl group.
VICTON finally got to meet one of their role model groups, BTS!
Members of the Plan A Entertainment rookie boy group VICTON have often named BTS as their role models, with Sejun particularly known for his fanboy admiration for BTSs Jimin. Although VICTON debuted last November, they hadnt had the opportunity to meet their idols BTS until M!Countdown on Thursday!
With BTS promoting their track DNA and VICTON performing their song Unbelievable on music shows, the two groups met backstage while at M!Countdown on September 28, and VICTONs official Twitter shared a couple shots from the meeting.