Archive for August 8th, 2012

Added new images for the upcoming Korean drama “The Great King’s Dream”

Added new images for the upcoming Korean drama "The Great King's Dream" (2012)

Directed by Shin Chang-seok

Written by Yoo Dong-yoon

Network : KBS

With Choi Soo-jong, Park Joo-mi, Choi Cheol-ho, Lina, Kim Ha-gyoon, Kim Yoo-seok,...

80 episodes - Sat, Sun 21:40
Previously known as "King Taejong Muyeol" (태종무열왕, Tae-jong-moo-yeol-wang)
Synopsis
A drama about the heroes of the time and Kim Yoo-sin as well as Kim Chun-chu who allied with the Tang Dynasty to destroy the Baekjae and create the Golden days of the national culture.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2012/09/08

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PSY to meet up with Justin Bieber's agency officials following "Summer Stand" concert

"Gangnam Style" has certain gotten a grip on the world. Recently, PSY was reported to have received a love call from Justin Bieber's agency in the U.S, Island Records.

While nothing has been decided regarding PSY's official debut in America, it has been confirmed that PSY is set to fly out to the United States and meet with local officials later this month.

According to YG Entertainment on August 8th, PSY is set to hold his "Summer Stand" concert on the 11th. He will then fly out to the United States.

PSY's officials said, "Nothing is concrete yet concerning his entry into the U.S, so it is difficult to say anything about the details."

PSY released the music video for "Gangnam Style" on July 15th and has since then garnered over 20.5 million hits since it went viral last week.


Source: Sports Donga and AJ News

Added poster for the upcoming Korean movie “Spy”

Added poster for the upcoming Korean movie "Spy" (2012)

Directed by Woo Min-ho

With Kim Myeong-min, Yeom Jeong-ah, Yoo Hae-jin, Byeon Hee-bong, Jeong Kyeo-woon, Jeong Man-sik,...

Synopsis
Kim Myeong-min (39) is Agent Kim, a family man who lives a happy and contented life with his wife and two children. He is disguised as a manager in a company that sells fake viagra imported from China. Together with his three comrades, Agent Kang (Yeom Jeong-ah, 39), Agent Woo (Jeong Kyeo-woon, 29) and Adviser Yoon (Byeon Hee-bong, 70), Agent Kim was sent to South Korea 10 years ago for a special mission.

Release date in Korea : 2012/09

Jang Geun Suk Tweets Support Message for Hip-hop Group Phantom

Jang Geun Suk has shown a support message for hip-hop group Phantom‘s newly released song, “Seaweed Soup.”

On August 6, Jang Geun Suk tweeted, “Wow this ‘Seaweed Soup’ song has kindly been released just in time for Asia Prince’s birthday carnival. Phantom hyungs’ song goes so well in the morning,” along with a photo of Phantom’s album cover.

Phantom’s new song “Seaweed Soup” is about a man who forgot his lover’s birthday and promises to cook her a great seaweed soup. Seaweed soup is a customary birthday soup in Korea. Jang Geun Suk’s birthday was on August 4, which coincided with this track’s release.

Phantom’s “Seaweed Soup” is currently under the spotlight and is enjoying high ranks on various music charts

Updated cast and images for the upcoming Korean movie “Young Gun in the Time” , discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity

Updated cast and images for the upcoming Korean movie "Young Gun in the Time" (2012)

Directed by Oh Young-Doo

With Choi Song-hyeon, Hong Young-Guen, Ha Eun-jeong, Oh Young-Doo, Jang Youn-Jung, Bae Yong-geun,... More

Synopsis
An evil organization has plotted to snatch the time machine! In an unexpected turn of events, a detective Young Gun get caught up in a fight over time machine. An action-packed sci-fi movie of a detective with a bullet-spewing artificial gun arm kicks ass, leaping through time.

Release date in Korea : 2012/08/30

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Shinhwa, Block B, Baek Jiyoung, and Jang Woohyuk participate in charity concert

Soloist Baek Jiyoung, rapper Jang Woohyuk, time-honored idols Shinhwa, and newcomers Block B will all be cooperating to bring "2012 Big 4 Concert Season 2" to life. This event will be taking place this Saturday on August 11th in the Jeonju Sports Complex at 8PM KST.

A percentage of the profits from the concert will go towards the aid of youth centers and family shelters in need. The event will be bringing all of these artists together to try and inspire hope for those in need with the participation of all the acts and donations to the charities.

For Block B, this will be their first live performance since their scandal earlier in the year. Shinhwa is currently promoting their 14th anniversary DVD. Songstress Baek Jiyoung was recently featured in "Mayday", Mario's digital single. Earlier in the year Jang Woohyuk had announced his desire to produce a new idol group

BEAST holds 2nd fan meeting in Japan + announces Japan tour

On August 9th, Japanese news media Sankei Sports reported that popular Korean group BEAST held their 2nd fan meeting in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena on the 8th. It has been over a year since their last fan meeting with Japanese fans.

On that day, the members of BEAST were seen dressed in Olympic colors, and sung their debut Japanese single, "Shock," as well as the tracks, "Beautiful Night" and "It's Not Me" for a total of 12 tracks performed in front of 30,000 fans.

Meanwhile, BEAST revealed to fans at their fan meeting that they will undergo a short Japan tour starting October 11th in Sapporo. They will visit 6 cities and perform 12 concerts.

Setlist for fan meeting performances:
・SHOCK (JAPANESE VERSION) ※debut track
・BAD GIRL(JAPANESE VERSION) ※2nd Japanese single
・(Breath)
・わかってた (I KNEW IT)
・FICTION(JAPANESE VERSION)
・僕じゃない (It's Not Me) ※New Song
・美しい夜だ (Beautiful Night) ※New Song
・YOU
・BEAUTIFUL
・OASIS
・VIU

Japan Tour dates and venues:
October 11 & 12 - Sapporo - ZEPP Sapporo
October 15 & 16 - Osaka - ZEPP Osaka
October 17 & 18 - Hiroshima -Alsok Hall
October 22 & 23 - Nagoya - ZEPP Nagoya
October 25 & 26 - Fukuoka - ZEPP Fukuoka
October 29 & 30 - Tokyo - ZEPP Diver City Tokyo

Source: Yonhap News, excite

JYJ's Jaejoong shares his thoughts on potentially winning a newcomer award for "Dr. Jin"

Although JYJ’s Jaejoong has already been a singer in the entertainment industry for nine years, he is still relatively new to the world of acting. In fact, his most recent drama, “Dr. Jin,” is only his second drama project and first historical drama. However, despite having not had much experience with acting, Jaejoong still impressed viewers with his outstanding portrayal of his complex character in “Dr. Jin.”

As a result, because of his impressive acting, Jaejoong has become a favorite in winning the newcomer award at the MBC drama awards ceremony later this year. When asked to share his thoughts on possibly winning the award, he said, “Well, if I win the award, I will feel really honored, but if I don’t win the award, I will still continue to work hard at acting. But I still want to receive the award if possible because an actor only has one shot at winning a newcomer award in his entire career

Korean movies opening today 2012/08/08 in Korea

Korean movies opening today 2012/08/08 in Korea "The Grand Heist", "I Am a King" and documentary "Emperor Penguins Peng-yi and Som-yi"

"The Grand Heist" (2012)

Directed by Kim Joo-ho

With Cha Tae-hyeon, Oh Ji-ho, Min Hyo-rin, Lee Chae-yeong, Seong Dong-il, Ko Chang-seok,...

Synopsis
The Chosun version of "Ocean's Eleven" about thieves wiping out an ice storehouse during the plots for authority that took 3 years to produce. Being looked at the greatest hit to come in the year 2012, the cast includes actors and actresses of all ages such as Cha Tae-hyeon, Oh Ji-ho, Seong Dong-il. Lee Moon-sik, Ko Chang-seok, Kim Jeong-tae, Seo Sin-ae, Cheon Bong-geun and more

Idols and Endorsements: the More, the Merrier?

Ever since their “Alone” promotions and the recent success of “Loving U,” Sistar has been on the screen not only for music shows, but as endorsers for a variety of products. Their new status is set to guarantee them a place in everyone’s heart for the time being. While this is just a side-effect of idoldom, it provides another medium through which artists can stay relevant. Ko So-young was the image of different companies despite not appearing for about five years in a movie or drama and she was currently cast in To the Beautiful You. Granted, she’s a legend by now and her marriage to Jang Dong-gun kept that spark of interest, but she needed to offer the public a constant reminder, in the form of endorsements.

The connection between public figures and advertising is definitely not a Korean thing