Choi Jin Hyuk Announces Plan To Enlist In The South Korean Army This Year

Choi Jin Hyuk Announces Plan To Enlist In The South Korean Army This Year

In farewell party for "Pride and Prejudice," actor  Choi Jin Hyuk announced that he will be enlisting in the army this year.

On January 15th, MBC uploaded a video from the after party of MBC’s Pride and Prejudice, which took place on January 13.

While sharing on wrapping up the drama, Choi Jin Hyuk said, “My seniors, including the staff members, and even my juniors, told me so many times to go to the army. So I will coolly enlist in the army after this project,” announcing his upcoming enlistment.

He then jokingly said, “I will warmly spend this cold winter by boiling my inside,” bringing out laughter.

Choi Jin Hyuk Announces His Upcoming Enlistment During ‘Pride and Prejudice’ After Party

Baek Jin Hee shared, “I learned so much as I did this project. I studied hard because the scripts were more difficult than I thought, but the end has finally come." She added, “I hope that this year will be filled with happy moments for everyone.”

Kim Jin Min PD praised the actors saying, “Choi Min Soo did a good job on keeping the balance and I was glad that Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee worked hard without being idle.”

The PD also said, “I’m sad that writer Lee Hyun Joo was not able to come today. I think this writer will be very successful. She passed out after writing hard, so let’s all give her an applause.”

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100% Frontman Minwoo To Enlist In South Korean Army In April: Sanghoon Quits Group Ahead Of Scheduled Comeback

100% Frontman Minwoo To Enlist In South Korean Army In April: Sanghoon Quits Group Ahead Of Scheduled Comeback

100% Frontman Minwoo To Enlist In South Korean Army In April: Sanghoon Quits Group Ahead Of Scheduled Comeback (Photo : Facebook) Fans of the K-pop boy band 100% received a double whammy on Monday.

That was when the group"s record label TOP Media, owned by Shinhwa singer Andy Lee, released a statement announcing that neither frontman Seo Minwoo or singer Lee Sanghoon would be returning for the group"s scheduled comeback in March.

"Rockhyun, Jonghwan, Chanyong, Changbum and Hyukjin are preparing for a comeback," the TOP statement read.

"Minwoo will be enlisting in the army in April, and Sanghoon will be taking a break before he decides on his career path."

All eligible males between the ages of 18 and 35 currently must enroll for between 21 and 24 months of military service in South Korea (the length of mandatory enrollment changes by several months depending on which branch of the military that they serve in).

According to the label, Sanghoon is still unsure of the course his future plans will take, but they apparently will not include being a member of 100%.

"Sanghoon expressed his desire to take a break and think about what he wants to do, so the decision was made after fully discussing with him and his parents," the statement read.

Consisting of five vocalists and two rappers, 100% made their recording debut in 2012, with the three-song EP "We, 100%."

The group followed it up later that year with the single "Guy Like Me" and the 2013 album "Real 100%."

Back in 2012, shortly after "We, 100%" was released, producer Super Changddai, who also wrote the album, praised the group"s potential in an interview with the Korean publication Naver.

"100% is a skilled group, rich in musical talent," Super said. "Each member has their own distinctive voice. I am looking forward to seeing their debut performance."

100% is slated to release a new album in March as part of their imminent comeback, according to the publication eNEWS.

The news division of the Korean media conglomerate CJ EM, eNEWS has offered rave reviews for 100% from the beginning.

Contributor Grace Danbi Hong was generous in her praise of the music video for "Bad Boy" the day after "We, 100%" was released.

"Dancing in the middle of the dessert, the members showed flawless moves and provided a catchy song with a fast tempo and exciting beats," she wrote.

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2PM's Taecyeon Announces Plans To Enlist In The South Korean Army In 2016

2PM's Taecyeon Announces Plans To Enlist In The South Korean Army In 2016

2PMs Taecyeon Announces Plans To Enlist In The South Korean Army In 2016 (Photo : Facebook)The 24-year-old K-pop singer and actor Ok Taecyeon announced on an episode of the Korean Broadcasting System television program "The Human Condition" scheduled to be broadcast on Saturday, that he has made plans to enlist in the South Korean army.

But don't worry 2PM fans, Taecyeon will not leave his band for boot camp for at least another year.

"After finishing all [of 2PM's engagements] up until the end of 2015, I will enlist in the army," he said.

All eligible males between the ages of 18 and 35 currently must enroll for between 21 and 24 months of military service in South Korea (the length of mandatory enrollment changes by several months depending on which branch of the military that they serve in).

For fans following Taecyeon's career, there were numerous indications that the 2PM singer planned to enlist. It was just a question of when.

Taecyeon, who was born in South Korea but moved to Bedford, Mass. for seven years when he was 10 years old, gave up his permanent American residence visa back in December of 2010, for the sole purpose of enlisting.

"Everyone from my parents to my fellow members and agency tried to stop me [from enlisting]," the 2PM singer told the publication Korean publication TV Daily back in 2011.

"They asked, 'why would you take the hard road when you can take the easy way?' My mind turned out this way."

Taecyeon was reportedly moved to change his immigration status in order to serve his native country after the North Korean bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island in 2010, during which the North Korean military fired on South Korean forces that had been conducting a training exercise.

Shortly following the incident, which killed four South Koreans and injured 19, the nation's President Lee Myung-bak told the Yonhap news agency that the incident was "an invasion of South Korean territory."

"After seeing such a severe national event, I began to reflect upon myself," Taecyeon explained in the 2011 interview.

The future soldier discussed his plans for corrective eye surgery in order to be able to serve in combat duty.

"Because my vision is incredibly bad, I asked [the Ministry of Defense's enlistment officers about where I could serve]," he said. "They said that if my vision doesn't get better, I would be unable to be a soldier on active duty. I plan on going after getting my vision corrected."

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Sam Hammington Says He Intends to Enlist His Son to the Korean Army

Sam Hammington Says He Intends to Enlist His Son to the Korean Army

Sam Hammington Says He Intends to Enlist His Son to the Korean ArmyPopular Australian comedian and actor based in Korea Sam Hammington has been receiving much attention and support through his regular appearances on MBC’s “Real Men,” a show where celebrities experience Korean military life. During a recent radio broadcast, he declared, “I’m going enlist my son in the Korean army.”

Sam Hammington appeared on MBC FM4U’s “Kim Shin Young’s Hope Song at Noon” in a segment titled, “Sam Teacher’s English.”

On the show DJ Kim Shin Young asked, “You said you are going to send your son to the Korean army. What is the reason for that?”

Sam Hammington replied, “I learned a lot about the army. I think soldiers who have experience living abroad are cool.”

He also added with a laugh, “People who are immature grow up once they go to the army. My son will be immature without question. I don’t think I can handle it on my own, so I’m going to enlist him in the army.”

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Song Joong Ki To Enlist In The Army This Month: 'Running Man' Star Will Be First Celebrity Recruit Since PR Agent Scandal Rocked Ministry Of Defense

Song Joong Ki To Enlist In The Army This Month: 'Running Man' Star Will Be First Celebrity Recruit Since PR Agent Scandal Rocked Ministry Of Defense

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Song Joong Ki To Enlist In The Army This Month: 'Running Man' Star Will Be First Celebrity Recruit Since PR Agent Scandal Rocked Ministry Of Defense Actor Song Joong Ki will be enlisting in the military on August 27, according to the publication eNEWS. Actor Song Joong Ki will be enlisting in the South Korean military on August 27, according to the publication eNEWS.

Best known for his appearances on the Seoul Broadcasting System TV variety show "Running Man" and his role on the historical drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," Song will reportedly receive basic training in Chuncheon, the capital city in South Korea's Gangwon Province.

The actor said he will complete all of his professional obligations before joining up at the end of the month, and would return to his dramatic career once his enlistment is through.

"I will finish off the rest of my activities in the mean time before enlisting. I send my wholehearted thanks to all the people who have supported and loved me and I'm apologetic that I cannot thank you all individually," Song said in official statement.

"I'll complete my services for the next two years and return well. After I come back, I'll greet you all with great projects, so until then, stay healthy!"

The actor, who will hold a fan meeting 10 days before his scheduled enlistment, will be the first celebrity to join the army following the PR agent scandal that rocked the Ministry of Defense and led to the elimination of the Army's Promotional Support Brigade.

The problems for the National Ministry of Defense began when a camera crew from the news program "Scene 21" caught members of the promotional support brigade wandering the streets after curfew out of uniform, chatting on their cellphones and purchasing alcohol at 2 a.m.

K-pop singers Sangchu of the group Mighty Mouth and Se7en were filmed visiting a massage known for providing erotic services. The pair was sentenced to 10-days in military jail last week, for their illegal actions.

Five other active recruits previously serving as PR agents were sentenced to a four-day incarceration at the military prison or "guardhouse" for using cellphones in the "Scene 21" footage, according to the Korea Star Daily.

All eligible males between the ages of 18 and 35 currently must enroll for between 21 and 24 months of army service in South Korea (the length of mandatory enrollment changes by several months depending on which branch of the military that they serve in) in a practice known as conscription.

Celebrity soldiers previously assigned to the Promotional Support Brigade, a known bastion for famous soldiers since its creation in 1997, will no longer receive special perks, a Ministry of Defense spokesperson said on Tuesday.

"It hasn't been decided yet on what posts [former PR agents from the Promotional Support Brigade] will be assigned to or what units they'll be sent to, but what is certain is that there will be no preferential treatment," the spokesperson said.

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JYJ's Junsu And Jaejoong To Enlist In South Korean Army This Year To Avoid Criticism In Wake Of PR Officer Scandal

JYJ's Junsu And Jaejoong To Enlist In South Korean Army This Year To Avoid Criticism In Wake Of PR Officer Scandal

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JYJ's Junsu And Jaejoong To Enlist In South Korean Army This Year To Avoid Criticism In Wake Of PR Officer Scandal Junsu and Jaejoongof the K-pop trio JYJ reportedly plan to request a general enlistment in the South Korean army by the end of the year to avoid facing blowback from the recent PR officer scandal.Xia Junsu, 26, And Hero Jaejoong, 27, of the K-pop trio JYJ reportedly plan to request a general enlistment in the South Korean army by the end of the year to avoid facing blowback from the recent PR Agent scandal that led to eight celebrity recruits receiving disciplinary action yesterday.

"Due to the recent celebrity soldier scandal, [Junsu And Jaejoong] want to serve as plain soldiers," a representative from JYJ's record label C-JeS Entertainment told Kuki News on Friday.

"As the military service is a sensitive issue for male celebrities, as they can receive the harsh criticism, both men have decided to go properly."

The rep added that although third JYJ member Micky Yoochun, 27, has no imminent plans to sign up for military service, he will be enlisting soon.

"All three members of JYJ plan to enlist for service as it's something all South Korean men should have to do," the rep said.

All eligible males between the ages of 18 and 35, famous or not, are legally required to enroll for between 21 and 24 months of army service in South Korea (the length of mandatory enrollment changes by several months depending on which branch of the military that they serve in) in a practice known as conscription.

The South Korean government has informed Yoochun that he will be assigned as a public service worker because of his asthma.

In the case of Jaejoong, the singer might not have much of a choice when he enlists.

According to the C-JeS Entertainment rep, the star has reportedly received several draft notices that he has had to postpone because of international commitments with JYJ.

"Because [Jaejoong] has frequent performances abroad and other schedules, we're currently adjusting his schedule," said the C-JeS Entertainment representative.

"It seems that he'll probably leave for service at the end of this year and at the latest by February of next year."

Like all newly enlisted celebrity soldiers, the three members of JYJ will have to do without the notorious comforts provided by the recently abolished promotional support brigade, a longtime bastion for famous recruits.

South Korea's National Ministry Of Defense announced Thursday that they will be eliminating their controversial celebrity recruit unit of the public relations wing of their Defense Media Agency (DMA) started in 1997.

"The promotional support brigade was set up to promote the military and raise the morale of soldiers, but due to the unpleasant issues that have occurred, the military's image has only been tarnished," read an official army statement on Thursday, according to the publication Star News.

"It has also brought down the morale of other soldiers who have been diligently serving. As the purpose of the celebrity soldier branch [was] to promote the military, the public's faith is important, but due to various problems, we have only lost the public's faith."

Additionally, the Ministry Of Defense announced, eight soldiers from the celebrity soldier branch, including the K-pop singers Sangchu of the group Mighty Mouth and Se7en, would be punished for their behavior in camera footage shot for the news program "Scene 21."

Seven of the soldiers will face severe disciplinary action and be relocated to the field near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, according to the website TENASIA.

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Hundreds Turn Up To Watch 28-Year-Old Super Junior Singer Yesung Enlist In South Korean Army: Singer Will Spend A Month In Basic Training

Hundreds Turn Up To Watch 28-Year-Old Super Junior Singer Yesung Enlist In South Korean Army: Singer Will Spend A Month In Basic Training

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Hundreds Turn Up To Watch 28-Year-Old Super Junior Singer Yesung Enlist In South Korean Army: Singer Will Spend A Month In Basic Training Hundreds of fans gathered in front of a South Korean army recruitment center on Monday to watch Super Juniors Yesung enlist.Hundreds of fans gathered in front of a South Korean army recruitment center on Monday to watch Super Junior's Yesung enlist.

The 28-year-old K-pop singer, whose real name is Kim Jong-woon, reportedly stayed in his car on his way to the enlistment center, despite the crowds of well-wishers.

Yet, Yesung still thanked Super Junior fans for showing up.

"Thank you for coming so far," Yesung tweeted following his enlistment. "I told you not to come. Everyone, be healthy. See you again."

Yesung, who joined Super Junior in 2005, will be undergoing four weeks of basic training at the Jeonbuk Jeonju 35th Training Center, according to the Korea Star Daily.

The Super Junior singer will then serve 23 months in a public service position.

Yesung was nostalgic in a May 5 tweet to his fans.

"I will miss it all," he wrote. "Stages, songs...I look forward the day we meet again, ELF. No worries, love you all!"

In addition to being a member of Super Junior for eight years, Yesung also formed a sub-unit called Super Junior K.R.Y with fellow Super Junior members Kyuhyun and Ryeowook.

Last week, a representative from Super Junior's record label SM Entertainment explained why Yesung's Super Junior bandmates would not be accompanying him to the enlistment center.

"His military training area is far away, and he wants to enlist quietly," the rep said. "The Super Junior members will not be accompanying him at this time."

Super Junior's Ryeowook was coping with a considerably less dramatic predicament on Saturday morning--what to eat for breakfast.

"A common breakfast meal among idols kekekeke Good morning," Donghae Ryeowook tweeted, along with a photo of the traditional Korean breakfast of rice, soybean paste stew along with his other favorite dishes.

"Donghae hyung and even Kangin hyung are all awake," he wrote. "I will eat well."

For any non-Korean-speaking readers, hyung is the Korean word for older brother when used by males. For female Korean speakers Oppa (such as Psy Oppa or Cho Yong Pil the original Oppa) is used.

Ryeowook also expressed confusion on the amount of white eggs in his refrigerator.

"When it turns 8 o'clock, I wake up," he wrote. "Because I'm hungry, I went to the kitchen half-asleep. I was shocked. Ahk! What is this kekekekekeke white eggs? Seeing how really shocked I was I laughed out loud by myself. It's interesting."

ELF was supportive of his Super Junior bandmate's attention to culinary detail.

"Ryeowook eats well," he wrote. "Do you prepare meals for your hyungs too? It looks delicious! Eat together."

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Korean YouTube celebrity “Showry” returns with more peculiar and stunning videos

Korean YouTube celebrity “Showry” returns with more peculiar and stunning videos

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterWhile mukbangs, or dining broadcasts, have received viral attention everywhere the world, any otherform of Korean food video has change into even more successful. 

With more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook and over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, Korean style and video star Showry has wasone of the mostmaximuma hit online stars in Korea, apparently overnight. Instead of eating food on camera, however, Showry uses food in an absolutelyother way. Beginning near of her videos off with some undeniable dancing, shes been known to wonderlovers alongsidean expanding number ofstressful yet erotic tactics of fiddling with food, adding kissing uncooked fish, licking raw chicken, and covering herself with mixed food.

You can take a glance at roughly of Showrys most viral videos down below:

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SM Entertainment Artists Spotted In New Korean Army  Tune Video

SM Entertainment Artists Spotted In New Korean Army Tune Video

7kstocksShare on FacebookShare on Twitter Quite so much of SM Entertainment artists who are lately serving in the armywere spotted in its new track video, putting their entertainment talents to use. 

Released on YouTube on June 22nd, the army music video functions TVXQs Yunho and Super Juniors Sungmin, Shindong and Eunhyuk at the vanguard of the musical piece. Dressed in their armed forces uniforms and accompanied by capability of other fellow soldiers.

The 4 artists still retain their soldier character equally they perform, making a songof ways they are proud infantrymen of South Korea whose countrymen they will continue to defend, polishing off the music video with a infantrymen salute.

Fans who watched the music video were observed leaving comments of how proud they are of them and all and sundry currently serving their country.

Super Juniors Sungmin is scheduled to be discharged from the military in December 2016 followed by Shindong a week later. Yunho is determined to be discharged on April 20, 2017 whilstGreat Juniors Eunhyuk will go back to the public on July 12, 2017. Other SM Entertainment artists currently serving come with TVXQs Changmin, Super Juniors Siwon and Donghae, currently serving as conscripted policemen, who might be released on August 19, 2017 (Changmin, Siwon) and July 15, 2017 respectively.

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The Maze Runner Celebrity Ki Hong Lee Would possibly Make Korean Movie Debut

The Maze Runner Celebrity Ki Hong Lee Would possibly Make Korean Movie Debut

“The Maze Runner” Superstar Ki Hong Lee Would possibly Make Korean Movie Debutilmare42 April 18, 2016 0 LINE it!“The Maze Runner” Star Ki Hong Lee May additionally Make Korean Film Debut Korean-American actor Ki Hong Lee may soon be making his Korean film debut!

Ki Hong Lee has been introduced a role in the impending film “Special Citizen,” which is directed through Park In Je and is expected to start shooting in past due July.

The young actor becomewidely recognizedinternational when he starred as Minho in the 2014 film “The Maze Runner,” and then the sequel “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” in 2015. He’s set to take at the partback in the 3rd film of the series, “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which could be released in 2017. He has also been actingcontinuously on the Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

“Special Citizen” tells the tale of a Seoul mayor who is running for re-election, and stars Choi Min Sik, Kwak Do Won, and Shim Eun Kyung. If he joins the cast, Ki Hong Lee will be gambling the role of the son of an impressiveflesh presser who has studied abroad.

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