JYP Unearths G.Soul Used to be  Meant To Play Kim Soo Hyun’s Role In “Dream High”

JYP Unearths G.Soul Used to be Meant To Play Kim Soo Hyun’s Role In “Dream High”

JYP Unearths G.Soul Was onceMeant To Play Kim Soo Hyuns Role In Dream Prime ehk38 Might 11, 2016 0 JYP Exhibits G.Soul Was Supposed To Play Kim Soo Hyuns Role In Dream High Park Jin Young reveals that he first of all envisioned G.Soul as the male lead of hit drama series Dream High.

On the Could 11 broadcast of MBC Radio Star, G.Soul explains why he ended up spending 15 years in the U.S.in its place of debuting. He says that up till the U.S. monetary crisis in 2008, Korean artists were being well-received in the United States. After the economy plummeted, numerous production corporations called it quits.

Park Jin Young shares, I used to be worried about G.Soul, and thats how I got here to write a portion of a drama storyline. It became Dream High. I assumed that if we made G.Soul the lead and then sent him back to America, his likelihood of good fortune would be high.

However, G.Soul declined the offer. Jo Kwon also chimes in, I also were given a call, yet 1 was at the time now notinterested by acting or dramas. The role would in the end exist filled by way of Kim Soo Hyun.

In the end, Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy took the roles. Kim Soo Hyun played G.Souls role, Park Jin Young says.

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Korea's Top Pop Acts Hit The Stage With High Energy Performances For Annual Hallyu Dream Festival

Korea's Top Pop Acts Hit The Stage With High Energy Performances For Annual Hallyu Dream Festival

(Photo : Twitter ) Many of South Korea"s hottest pop stars performed over the weekend for one of the country"s biggest music festivals.

The 2015 Hallyu Dream Festival was held at Gyeongju Citizens Stadium on September 20 featuring many popular idol groups and thousands of screaming fans.

The festival was made possible and organized by the Korea Entertainment Producer"s Association and a partnership with the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province Gyeongju City.

For those of us who were not fortunate enough to attend in person, check out the great performances from groups like SISTAR, SHINee, VIXX, and Secret, among many others. Check out the stellar stages from the music festival belor.

Performances From The 2015 Hallyu Dream Festival

VIXX; "Love Equation" and "Error"

April; "Dream Candy"

Nine Muses; "Hurt Locker"

SHINee; "An Encore" and "View"

DIA; "Somehow"

A Pink; "Remember" and "LUV"

Impact; "Kazino"

LU:KUS; "Beautiful"

Boys Republic; "Hello"

MONSTA X; "Rush"

BTOB; "It"s Okay" and "Beep Beep"

GOT7; "Just Right" and "Stop Stop It"

WANNA.B; "Attention"

Oh My Girl; "Cupid"

SISTAR; "Shake It" and "I Swear"

MyB; "My Oh My"

TREN-D; "Jung"

SONAMOO; "Round N Round"

CLC; "Like"

EXID; "Ah Yeah" and "UpDown"

24K; "Hey You"

HIGH4; "Baby Boy"

KARA; "Cupid" and "Mamma Mia"

B1A4; "Sweet Girl" and "Solo Day"


Red Velvet; "Dumb Dumb"

T-ARA; "So Crazy"

Lovelyz; "Hi~"

Berry Good; "My First Love"

Dal Shabet; "Joker"

LABOUM; "Sugar Sugar"

A6P; "Face Off"

SECRET; "Love Is Move" and "Madonna"


EXID Become Latest Group To Announce High Profile Summer Comeback

EXID Become Latest Group To Announce High Profile Summer Comeback

(Photo : Twitter ) EXID joins the intense lineup of female groups that will make comebacks this summer.

On Sunday, June 7, a representative from EXID"s agency revealed to Star News regarding the group"s comeback. "EXID had already set plans for an August comeback since the end of Ah Yeah promotions," said the representative, as reported by Soompi.

Thanking their fans for all the love and support they are giving to them, EXID will return with another hit single. "They will come out with a good song to pay back the fans support since "UpDown" and "Ah Yeah"," is what the representative added.

EXID just recently made their comeback with "Ah Yeah," the group"sfollow-up to their ultra-popular single titled "UpDown." The song was released on April 13 as a part fo their second EP. EXID wrapped up promotions for the song on May 24.

EXID is signed with Yedang Entertainment. The group consist of members LE, Solji, Hani, Hyelin, and Junghwa.


Seoul School of Performing Arts: a K-Pop fangirl

Seoul School of Performing Arts: a K-Pop fangirl"s dream high school

You know you"re in your dream high school when you"re surrounded by K-Pop idols! Seoul School of Performing Arts (SOPA) is a high school that attracts many idols due to its focus on the arts. Let"s play a game of make-believe--if SOPA was an ordinary public school and you, a lucky fangirl, were to attend, which role would high school stereotypical role would each idol play?

Here are my guesses:

The football captain Kai

Aside from being a wizard with his dancing feet, Kai gives off the confident air of a cocksure jock. Plus, who wouldn"t have a crush on this cutie as he strides down the hallways like a football champ?

The cheerleaders Joy


SONAMOO"s Euijin

Rookies Red Velvet"s Joy, G-Friend, and SONAMOO"s Euijin would make perfect cheerleaders. With Joy"s constantly cheery disposition, G-FRIEND"s high-kicks, and Euijin"s twerks combined, these fresh girls would make kickass team.

The mascot Hyeri

Now that we"ve run through the athletes, who else would make a better mascot than mukbang queen Hyeri? With her killer aegyo and ability to consume all kinds of food in one bite, Hyeri will make the enemy both fall head over heels yet also cower in fear at the thought of being devoured Kirby-style.

The preps



A Pink  


Sehun, Sulli, A Pink members Hayoung, Na-Eun, and Namjoo, and Boyfriend members Kwangmin, Youngmin, and Minwoo all have one thing in common. They look like total preps.

While Sehun has a cool demeanor that makes him seem untouchable, Sulli and A Pink are all look like ladies that come from a refined background. Meanwhile, the Boyfriend members are cute as a trio of flowerboys who would definitely find success should they ever start a high school host club.

The band geeks Jonghyun and Juniel

CNBLUE"s Jonghyun and Juniel are both masters of the guitar. A duo that both comes from the band-music oriented agency FNC Entertainment, they would definitely be labeled as adorable "band geeks" for their love and skill for music.

The rebels BTS"s Jungkook

Lovelyz"s Yoo Ji Ae

BTS"s energetic Jungkook and Lovelyz"s spunky Yoo Ji Ae would grace the halls of a high school as the rebels who act as they please. Despite their cute appearance and sweet mannerisms, these two strong idols are definitely no pushovers and won"t take crap from anybody--whether from other students or from teachers.

Glee Club Lee Hi

B1A4"s Gongchan

Glee Clubs make high school a musical place. Vocally talented, Gongchan and Lee Hi would rule the school with their melodic voices.

Class clown TEEN TOP"s Ricky

A cutie and a total dork, TEEN TOP"s Ricky would be the kind of guy that brightens up the room and makes everyone around him smile at his quirky antics, making him perfect for the role of "class clown."

Teacher"s pet Suzy

Last but not least, we have the teacher"s pet--none other than miss A"s Suzy! With her goddess looks, heavenly smile, and angelic personality, Suzy has become the entertainment industry"s favorite. Seems like this girl was destined to be loved, so of course she would receive the same treatment anywhere she goes. 

Bonus: here"s a picture of the teacher"s pet with the school mascot.

What do you guys think? Do you agree with these roles?


Woman Crush Wednesday: IU's Character Kim Pil Suk On

Woman Crush Wednesday: IU's Character Kim Pil Suk On "Dream High"

Woman Crush Wednesday: “Dream High’s” Kim Pil Suk

This week on Woman Crush Wednesday, we will take no heed at dreamy girls like Geum Jan Di from “Boys Over Flowers”or Go Eun Chan from “Coffee Prince. Instead of that, let’s spend some minutes on IU's character Kim Pil Suk from “Dream High”.

Due to her choice of wardrobe during the Kirin School of Arts audition, Kim Pil Suk is nicknamed Miss Sushi. She’s an overweight girl with an amazing voice, which is problematic for one who wishes for fame. Uncertain of how to reject her application solely based on appearances, Kim Pil Suk luckily claims a spot for herself at Kirin, where even sky high dreams can be reached.

Her accomplishments doesn’t stop there as Kim Pil Suk also claims a spot here on our weekly Woman Crush Wednesday feature. These are the five reasons why (spoilers ahead):

1. Kim Pil Suk is super cute!

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From that first encounter where she wore the sushi costume to the way she would faithfully leave candy at Jason‘s locker, Kim Pil Suk is cute from head to toe. She falls over in surprise if Jason gets too close, leaves him cute sticky notes, and constantly carries around a doll like a security blanket. Her chuckles and excited dances are nothing short of endearing and her slightly spastic demeanor is humorous and delightful. But the great thing about her is that, despite her naturally adorable nature, when it comes to music and singing, Kim Pil Suk is completely serious, dedicated, and passionate.

2. She has the voice of an angel.

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This reason is pretty self explanatory, but Kim Pil Suk possesses absolute pitch. Her voice is absolutely amazing and captivating to the point where you’ll find yourself lost in her songs whenever she sings. You may unintentionally sway to her music, get chills, or backtrack just to hear her sing again. She’ll make you wish you were a Kirin student as well, so you can sit with her and listen to her melodic voice on a daily basis.

3. Kim Pil Suk is downright gutsy… at times.

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For someone often soft spoken, Kim Pil Suk has her moments of courage. Going on stage to sing in front of hundreds of people is always a brave act and she pulls it off effortlessly. Having the ability to let Jason know he was in the wrong, giving him a dose of common sense, with complete seriousness and without a trace of adoration in her eyes and tone is another form of courage. Oh, and let’s not forget grabbing Jason by the neck, almost forcibly, as he pulled away from giving her nose a peck to land a big one, we assume, on the lips. Hehe. If that’s not courage, then I’ll need to find myself a dictionary!

4. She has ambitions, hopes, and dreams.

WCW_Kim Pil Suk Ambition

Now, this is mixing things up, but in a drama I watched recently, “Fated to Love You,” the leading male, Lee Gun, said something I really agreed with, something that I thought applies to Kim Pil Suk as I was dissecting all the parts of her that I thought made her crush worthy and all the reasons why I like her. He said, “a woman is most lovable and beautiful when she’s a girl full of dreams.” From the beginning, we were able to see Kim Pil Suk’s dreams and how it has shaped her to change, develop, and grow. We saw how hard she strove to achieve those dreams and how passionate she was about singing. Even when she did not win the contest in the end, she still found an occupation where she could sing and kept that dream alive.

5. Kim Pil Suk is not a mold.

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I’m all about promoting good health and keeping a fitness regime, but I’m also a firm believer that we were all born with a natural variety of shapes and sizes. With that said, it was refreshing to see someone like Kim Pil Suk, someone who didn’t stop dreaming simply because her outward appearance would have made her an outcast. For some teachers, they very reluctantly accepted her as a student, but managed to eventually look beyond her figure and see her talent, potential, and heart. For other teachers, they accepted her from the beginning and for that, they earned a special place in my heart.

Kim Pil Suk’s weight loss was expected, especially since she was becoming more exposed to talent agencies and stage performances. While a sad fact, it’s universally known that there is a higher chance for success if you’re thin and beautiful, and for a long moment, I feared that our beloved Kim Pil Suk would become nothing more than a mold – someone who portrayed the exact idea that you must be a certain size in order to become successful and to be loved by others.

Thankfully, Kim Pil Suk remained true to herself and solidified herself as crush worthy when she proved time and time again that she was actually quite comfortable in her skin when she was heavier. She even felt awkward when others insinuated that she wasn’t. Eventually, Kim Pil Suk settled for a weight in-between her heaviest and lightest, while still maintaining her love, friends, and happiness.

All in all, I’d say Kim Pil Suk sets a great example that we should be self-confident, regardless of what we may or may not look like, since it’s the interior – the heart and soul – that truly matters. For these reasons, I deemed Kim Pil Suk Woman Crush Wednesday worthy.

What do you think about Kim Pil Suk? Who would you like to see featured next? Make sure to let us know in the comments below as next week’s Woman Crush Wednesday will be a mystery reveal, where the featured woman will be randomly selected from Soompiers’ nominations found in this article, as well as the articles from the previous two weeks!

Let Kim Pil Suk captivate you with her voice on “Dream High” at SoompiTV!


BTS Ranks High on Oricon Weekly Chart with No More Dream

BTS Ranks High on Oricon Weekly Chart with No More Dream

BTS Ranks High on Oricon Weekly Chart with “No More Dream” The growing overseas popularity of male group BTS can be currently felt in Japan, where the group has ranked high on music charts with their latest release “No More Dream.”

On June 4, BTS released their first Japanese single “No More Dream” and debuted at number six on the Daily Chart. The group sold 32,356 copies of their single during the first week, and managed to rank eighth on the competitive Oricon Weekly Single Chart.

The single received a lot of love domestically, and the song was thus chosen for BTS’ first Japanese remake. It has also been revealed that Japanese rapper KM Markit participated in writing the Japanese lyrics for the song.

In related news, BTS recently signed an exclusive contract with Japanese entertainment firm Pony Canyon and is set to soon start their official activities.


'Dream High' co-star Kim Soo Hyun revealed to have attended one of IU's concerts

'Dream High' co-star Kim Soo Hyun revealed to have attended one of IU's concerts

IU"s agency Loen Entertainment revealed that her "Dream High" co-star, Kim Soo Hyun, attended one of her concerts recently, proving that the two have remained good friends!

SEE ALSO: IU finishes up her solo small-theater concerts

The rep told Newsen on June 3, "On May 29, Kim Soo Hyun attended IU"s little theater concert "Just One Step.. That Much More" and watched from the audience. After both IU and Kim Soo Hyun appeared in drama "Dream High" together, they have consistently been in contact with each other. IU maintains her relationships with her friends from "Dream High" and they all get along well."

Meanwhile, this is becoming a hot topic on the internet as people claim to have witnessed the two together. Despite his busy schedule as a famous Hallyu star, Kim Soo Hyun managed to find the time to watch his good friend"s concert!


K-Pop Crossover: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones Lead Our List Of Bands WIth High Profile Member Departures

K-Pop Crossover: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones Lead Our List Of Bands WIth High Profile Member Departures

(Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Last week, it was reported that EXO-M band member Kris Wu Yifan, known to fans as simply Kris, was terminating his contract with SM Entertainment.

Though the news shocked K-poppers from around the world, Kris is not the first star to leave a group at the height of their fame. Some bands, like the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, survive the defection of key members. Other bands obviously do not.

Here"s our list of the five most infamous band members that bailed.

5. Guitarist After Guitarist Say Give It Away to the Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers" guitarist John Frusciante put a sock on his second tenure with the band while the Peppers were recording the follow-up to their 2006 album "Stadium Arcadium." Frusciante left RHCP to the more than capable fingers of guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

Frusciante wasn"t the Peppers" first guitarist. Anthone Kiedis and Flea formed the band with guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. Slovak died of an overdose and Irons said he couldn"t deal with the constant reminder of the loss of his friend and left the band. Neither musician actually played on the first album because they were doing musical duties with other bands at the time.

For a short time, Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne McKnight shredded his fingers on the intricate fret work before he was replaced by John Frusciante in 1988.

Frusciante played with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for 1989"s Mother"s Milk and 1991"s Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Frusciante left in 1992, ushering in the Dave Navarro era. Frusciante came back for Californication, By The Way and Stadium Arcadium. He left to pursue other projects in 2006.

4. Pink Floyd Suffers Acid Casualty

Psychedelic prog band Pink Floyd had a great history. At the height of London"s reign as the swingiest place in the sixties, John Lennon showed up at one of their earliest shows, a happening that blended music, film and lights before mixed media was even a thing.

Pink Floyd progressed steadily over 30 years from 1965-1997, and they it in spite of the loss of their founding member, songwriting guitarist Syd Barrett. Syd, who formed the band with bassist Roger Waters, keyboardist Richard Wright and drummer Nick Mason, was brilliant but increasingly unreliable. He fueled his sonic masterpieces with hallucinogens, but would sometimes spend an entire concert playing one chord. Over and over again.

For a while Syd was joined by guitarist David Gilmour on stage. But slowly as the LSD trips became too frequent, Gilmore had to fill in more and more. He took on more of the guitar duties and wound up singing lead. Ultimately, Barrett nodded out entirely, retreating to his home studio and releasing two albums that are cult masterpieces. The crazy diamond shined.

Barrett"s breakdown was the subject of The Wall, which Roger Waters has said he wrote as a way to come to terms with the bandleader"s mythic disappearance.

3. Van Halen Takes David Lee Roth"s April Fool"s Joke Seriously.

On April 1, 1985, April Fool"s Day, high jumping singer David Lee Roth quit Van Halen. The band had been going strong for seven years. They had million-seller records. They sold out tours worldwide. They had guitar star Eddie Van Halen. This was a heavy rock outfit that actually scored a number one record. "Jump" hit number one and Roth jumped ship.

Van Halen asked "I Can"t Drive 55" singer Sammy Hagar if he could slow down long enough to do a couple albums. Hagar took the time to also keep up a running feud with David Lee Roth. In 1997, Roth told Howard Stern "Sammy"s a singer. David Lee is the singer."

On New Year"s Eve 1984, Roth released "Crazy from the Heat," a four song EP that went platinum largely on the videos for "California Girls" and "Just a Gigolo/I Ain"t Got Nobody." Columbia Pictures wanted to make a movie out of "Crazy from the Heat," it was so big.

2. The Rolling Stones Lose Brian Jones, Mick Taylor Exiled on Main Street

Brian Jones started The Rolling Stones. Singer Mick Jagger and lead guitarist Keith Richards may have been the songwriters, but Brian Jones was the one to bring them together with bassist Dick Taylor, keyboardist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman in 1962.

Jones was a blues purist. His slide guitar is legendary. By 1963, Charlie Watts was pounding the skins and Bill Wyman was walking his bass. As Mick and Keith took prominence, Brian collapsed into himself. Made paranoid by a crippling drug addiction that was apparently too much for him to cope with, Jones lost his girlfriend to Keith and his bandleader mantle to Mick. By 1968"s "Beggar"s Banquet" he was barely contributing in the studio. Though, again, that slide guitar was irreplaceable.

Brian quit The Rolling Stones in 1968. Or he was replaced. The stories vary. He drowned in a swimming pool shortly after. A workman confessed years later, though that is disputed too. Mick Taylor took over guitar duties for the Stones starting at Jones" memorial concert at London"s Hyde Park in 1969.

Taylor and Richards mingled guitars together through classic albums "Exile on Main Street," "Sticky Fingers," "Goat"s Head Soup" and "It"s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)." The former guitarist for John Mayall"s Bluesbreakers said he got hooked on heroin and had to get away from the constant pressure. He was replaced by The Faces" guitarist Ronnie Wood in 1975. Wyman quit the Stones in the 90s.

1, John Lennon Divorces The Beatles

The Beatles were, as John Lennon put it in "I"m the Greatest," a song he wrote for Ringo Starr, "the greatest show on earth." For what it"s worth, the band had hit every height there was, hit singles, albums, movies, merchandise, even a computer company called Apple. Their manager Brian Epstein, who guided them from rough punks in leather to cuddly moptops in Calvin Klein suits to leaders of the sixties popular and underground culture, died in 1967. The Beatles had recently released Sgt. Pepper"s Lonely Hearts Club Band and was going to spend the summer meditating in India.

The Beatles managed themselves. There were offers. Robert Stigwood wanted them. Allen Klein, who made his bones in the music industry by getting a million dollar contract for Bobby Darrin, wanted them. The Beatles were musicians and Apple began hemorrhaging money. John met Yoko and set up a bed for her in the recording studio. Ringo quit for two weeks during The White Album because he felt things were getting too tense and drum duties were being increasingly being handled by Paul. George Harrison quit for a short period, also reportedly due to a growing rift with McCartney.

But The Beatles was John Lennon"s band. He needed some space to explore new artistic frontiers with his new bride, Yoko Ono. The Beatles were just too big for something so underground.

Amid pressure for decisions and contracts and deals and concerts and studio time, Lennon exploded. He told McCartney he wanted a divorce from The Beatles, just like the one he got from Cynthia, his ex-wife.

Paul convinced John not make the announcement public. The Beatles went out on a high note and it was left to Paul McCartney to break the news. He did it in an insert to his first solo album, "McCartney." 

Though Paul was the Beatle the media reported as splitting up the band, any true fan knows it was John"s need for musical freedom that made continuing impossible.


All Six Leads of Dream High 2 Appear in Second Teaser Video

All Six Leads of Dream High 2 Appear in Second Teaser Video

All Six Leads of “Dream High 2” Appear in Second Teaser Video

Following the release of its last official posters earlier today, KBS drama “Dream High 2” has released its second teaser video featuring all six main leads. Park Seo Joon, JB, T-ara’s Jiyeon, Kang So Ra, 2AM’s Jinwoon, and SISTAR’s Hyorin all make brief appearances in the 47-second video that was released just a few hours ago.

The video follows the overall theme of the drama, which is the battle between idol students and knucklehead kids. The line “idol vs. knucklehead” appears in the end signifying how the storyline will unfold in the future. Make sure you check out the first teaser video here too.

The first episode of the highly anticipated drama will air on January 30. Stay tuned for more updates!


J.Y. Park reveals the inspiration behind his idea for Dream High

J.Y. Park reveals the inspiration behind his idea for Dream High

In relation to actor Kim Soo Hyun who has become a top star after his appearance in the KBS 2TV drama ”Dream High“, J.Y.Park revealed the inspiration behind his idea for the musical drama.

On february 28, J.Y.Park updated his Twitter account with the message, “I was writing a song on this paper when I flipped it over and it was the “Dream High” proposal keke I had nothing to do at my hotel room in Chicago so I toyed with an idea but who knew it would really become a drama and that this Soo Hyun became that Soo Hyun and this Suzy became that Suzy…^^”

The proposal with a relationship diagram (going down from left to right):

-Yoon Baek Hee (17/Female) Freshman – Eunjung

-Jung Ha Myung (37/Male) Chairman

-Shi Kyung Jin (34/Female) Music Teacher

-Go Hye Mi (17/Female) Freshman – Suzy

-Lee Li Ah (17/Female) Freshman

-Jo In Sung (17) Freshman

-Jason (17/Male) Freshman – Wooyoung

-Kang Oh Hyuk (36/Male) Music Teacher

-Song Sam Dong (17/Male) Freshman – Kim Soo Hyun

-Jin Kook (18/Male) Freshman – Taecyeon

-Jo Pil Sook (18) Freshman – IU

Such an interesting inspiration, right?!