Archive for May 15th, 2012

Two More Accusers Step Forward for Go Young Wook’s Sexual Abuse Case

Two More Accusers Step Forward for Go Young Wook’s Sexual Abuse Case

The Go Young Wook sexual abuse case is gaining momentum as the police recently reported that two more victims have stepped forward with allegations against Go Young Wook. 

On May 16, the police revealed that an additional two people have filed reports against Go Young Wook.
Go Young Wook, who is facing statutory rape charges, reported to the police station to be investigated on May 15. However, due to the additional allegations, the investigation time was significantly increased. It is reported that Go Young Wook was questioned for over nine hours. ...

Lee Seung Chul jokes about J.Y. Park’s judging style on ‘K-Pop Star’

Lee Seung Chul jokes about J.Y. Park’s judging style on ‘K-Pop Star’

Veteran singer and ‘Super Star K‘ judge Lee Seung Chul revealed his thoughts on ‘K-Pop Star‘ judge J.Y. Park‘s commentary.

On the May 15th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Win Win‘, Lee Seung Chul jokingly poked fun at J.Y. Park who once said sound is most beautifully produced when it is comprised of ‘half voice, half air’.

J.Y., why did you do that?,” Lee Seung Chul asked. “Exactly what is half air and half sound?”, causing the audience to burst into laughter. ...

Arts and Living : “Fine Dining Gala Week 2012″ to Run May 18-24

Arts and Living : “Fine Dining Gala Week 2012″ to Run May 18-24

7 Best Restaurants Open to Public at Special Prices

Mr. Hugh Ahn (right), organizer of “Fine Dining Gala Week of 2012″ talks with noted natural food stylist Yim Gi-Ho (left) at opening reception of “Fine Dining Gala Week 2012″ held at Itaewon restaurant in Seoul on May 1, 2012. At the center is local food stylist Hong Shin-Ae.

Started in 2010, “Fine Dining Korea” has held a “Fine Dining Gala Week” every year to offer a chance to get the taste of delicious meals, which would’ve been at a heavy price, at discounted rates. This year the dining festival will involve the participation of the finest restaurants and the wine importing companies. ...

Lee Hyori to Release Book "Closer: The Story of Hyori and Soon Shim"

Lee Hyori to Release Book "Closer: The Story of Hyori and Soon Shim"

Lee Hyori will be releasing her very own book, “Closer: The Story of Hyori and Soon Shim.”

This book will contain the story of Lee Hyori’s pet dog, Soon Shim, who is now just as popular as its owner. Stories of Lee Hyori’s other pet dogs and cats will be told as well. Anecdotes and episodes of their everyday lives, as well as Lee Hyori’s animal protection activities will also be included. All of this will be written by Lee Hyori herself in her own special and honest way. ...

B1A4′s Sandeul to make his musical debut with ‘Brothers Were Brave’

B1A4′s Sandeul to make his musical debut with ‘Brothers Were Brave’

Idol group B1A4‘s Sandeul will be making his musical debut with, ‘Brothers Were Brave‘.

B1A4 debuted back in 2011 and received distinctions such as the ‘Best Rookie Award‘ at the Seoul Music Awards. Sandeul is one of the members of the group, who is receiving attention for his outstanding vocal talent.

For this particular musical, Sandeul has been triple-cast along with Cho Kang Hyun and Sung Doo Seob to play the role of Joo Bong, the smart younger brother who is also very prideful and short-tempered. ...

Korean Shorts

Korean Shorts

(Photo Courtesy: Director Kim Han-kyul)

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) boasted a host of cinematic treats including the grand opener Arrow (Kim Han-min, 2011) the acclaimed Sunny (Kang Hyeong-cheol, 2011) and a retrospective collection of Ryoo Seung-wan‘s movies, not to mention the bonus of a performance from much-adored K-pop legends Shinee. While these big events drew in the masses and were obvious crowd pleasers, there was a lot more to the festival than blockbusters and heartthrobs. ...

JYJ MC Shane Yoon and Chrissa Villanueva of Mnet's "Hello Pop!" to MCSMTOWN 2012 Meetup in LA

JYJ MC Shane Yoon and Chrissa Villanueva of Mnet's "Hello Pop!" to MCSMTOWN 2012 Meetup in LA

Less than 5 days are remaining until fans will be able to enjoy one of the biggest SMTOWN concerts yet. SM Entertainment has brought the third world tour of SMTOWN to Anaheim, California this year, and will be performing at the Honda Center on May 20th at 7PM PST.

Prior to the concert, Koreaboo is hosting their 2nd SMTOWN Meetup at the Anaheim Convention Center at 12PM PST.

In 2010, Koreaboo held their first SMTOWN Los Angeles fan meetup with 10 of the most recognized SM artists’ international fansites participating, as well as over 5,000 fans attending. ...

A Pink Hush MV & screencaps

A Pink Hush MV & screencaps

A Pink has released their first full album.Below is the music video and also screen captures for their main promo track, Hush.

Credit: acubeent@youtube & JEJ (Korean)

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Updated Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13

Updated Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13

The number one movie this week is “Marvel’s The Avengers”

Updated Korean Box Office – Admissions for the Week-end 2012.05.11 – 2012.05.13 (www.kobis.or.kr)

# Films Release date Week-end Total 1 “Marvel’s The Avengers”   995 128 5 447 696 2 “As One” (코리아) 2012/05/03 393 572 1 226 649 3 “Dark Shadows”   314 501 372 886 4 “Mirror Mirror”   123 445 477 872 5 “A Muse” (은교) 2012/04/25 99 917 1 226 750 6 Everything about my Wife” (내 아내의 모든 것) 2012/05/17 91 546 96 409 7 Architecture 101” (건축학개론) 2012/03/22 67 465 4 007 764 8 “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”   46 751 261 342 9 “Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called Operation Golden Spy” (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ黄金のスパイ大作戦)   26 714 259 756 10 “The Scent” (간기남) 2012/04/11 10 214 1 234 110 Korean movies only     Du-re Sori Story” (두레소리) 2012/05/10 6 470 29 668   Talking Architect” (말하는 건축가) 2012/03/08 991 33 962   Tarbosaurus 3D” (점박이: 한반도의 공룡 3D) 2012/01/26 269 1 031 223   Planet of Snail” (달팽이의 별) 2012/03/22 150 18 244   Red Maria” (레드 마리아) 2012/04/26 107 1 830   “Sim Cheong” (1972, 효녀 심청) – Re-release   61 1 959   “The Strangers” (이방인들) 2012/05/10 60 141   “Duet” (듀엣) 2012/04/19 44 1 048   “Two Doors” (2011, 두 개의 문)   34 303   “Father Is a Dog” (2010, 아버지는 개다)   33 142...

"K-Pop Star" Kim Na Yoon Fell into Depression Due to Negative Comments

"K-Pop Star" Kim Na Yoon Fell into Depression Due to Negative Comments

On the episode of “Strong Heart” that aired on May 15, “K-Pop Star” contestant Kim Na Yoon guest starred and shared her struggles over netizen’s negative comments.

Kim Na Yoon expressed, “I almost wanted to give up while participating in this competition. In the beginning of the audition, I was called the ‘Girl Genius” and received a lot of attention. But as time went by, I didn’t show my skills enough so I received a lot of negative comments.” ...

Jewelry to make a comeback this summer with new dance track

Jewelry to make a comeback this summer with new dance track

Four member girl group Jewelry is preparing for a summer comeback.

Jewelry is aiming to make a comeback this July with a new album filled with exciting dance tracks. The release of this new album comes a year after they released ‘PASS‘ last June, and the girls are ready to leave a lasting impression on music fans everywhere.

The group’s agency Star Empire Entertainment informed StarNews on May 15th, “Jewelry is finishing up their new album with hit producing team, Double Side Kick. They will return with a new concept that is both bubbly and sexy.” ...