IU continues to prove her power over the music charts.
The popular young singer has once again achieved an all-kill on the Korean music charts, this time with her latest single “My Old Story” from her recent remake album A Flower Bookmark. . ... Read more
Actor Park Hae Jin has been chosen as the male lead for the sequel of Chinese hit drama “Nan Ren Bang 2.”
A representative of CJ E&M revealed on May 15, “Park Hae Jin has been cast for the lead role in ‘Nan Ren Bang 2,’ a Korean-Chinese co-production between CJ E&M and two famous Chinese production companies.” . ... Read more
Group EXO has entered the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and is the highest ranked Korean male artists.
On May 7, EXO”s new album, Overdose, was released and on May 16, they were ranked at number 129 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. . ... Read more
The world”s largest film festival Cannes 2014 premiered yesterday. Four different Korean films were invited for showings, and actress Jeon Do Yeon was invited as the first Korean actress to serve as a jury member at Cannes this year. In this year”s Cannes international film festival, director Jung Joo Ri”s “Do Hee Ya” was selected for showing, in addition to the three other Korean films. Actress Jeon Do Yeon won the best actress award in Cannes 2007 for the movie “Secret Sunshine” directed by Lee Chang Dong. Her other film “The Housemaid” also competed in the Cannes in 2010. . ... Read more
Actor Kim Jung Tae recently dressed up his son Jihoo (nicknamed “Yakkung“) in a red hanbok skirt for, yes, women. Regardless, Yakkung does not seem to mind and looks completely adorable if anything! . ... Read more
CNBLUE’s leader Jung Yong Hwa will be singing the Korean National Anthem to honor the Korean major league baseball players.
On May 27 at 6:30 PM (local time), Jung Yong Hwa will sing at the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball stadium for “Korean Night,” before the game between the LA Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds begins. On the night of that event, the first ever Korean major leaguer, Park Chan Ho, as well as current Dodgers player, Ryu Hyun Jin, will be in attendance. . ... Read more
Not only will miss A“s Suzy throw the first pitch at the upcoming LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds game in LA, CNBLUE”s Yonghwa will also sing the national anthem!
SEE ALSO: Suzy to throw ceremonial first pitch at an LA Dodgers game . ... Read more
Four Korean actresses are heading to the Cannes International Film Festival, which begins May 14. Jeon Do Yeon, Song Hye Kyo, Bae Doo Na and Kim Se Ron are all bound for the south of France, where they are set to take part in media activities. Jeon Do Yeon won the Best Actress award at the festival in 2007 for her role in “Secret Sunshine,” directed by Lee Chang Dong, and will be a member of the jury panel this year. . ... Read more
K-Pop Covers: Korean Funk Band Black Butterfly Put Their Stamp On The 1973 War Classic 'Me And Baby Brother'
South Korea is not a country typically associated with classic 1970s funk.
Yet, the chart-topping Korean funk band from that era known as Black Butterfly proves this is a mistake.
With shades of psychedelic and island grooves, Black Butterfly”s 1974 cover of the War classic “Me And Baby Brother,” roughly translated to “That Girl,” shows the band can funk it with the best of them. But the measure of any cover is what the new act brings to the table. . ... Read more