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G-Dragon & Kim Soo Hyun leave SoKor to attend their schedules

G-Dragon and Kim Soo Hyun left South Korea quietly to attend their schedules.
Although the whole South Korea is mourning because of the recent sea tragedy that happened and many K-Pop idols cancelled their schedules to show their sympathy to the relatives of the victims, GD and Kim Soo Hyun needed to leave South Korea.
GD didn't smile as he appeared at Incheon Airport as he left for Los Angeles, California to attend a private schedule, while Kim Soo Hyun was in black outfit as he flew to China to grace the launching party of Samsung Electronics smartphone.
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‘You Who Came from the Star’ is set to land in the Philippines!

The well-received fantasy romance of SBS, 'You Who Came from the Star,' is going to land on a local TV network in the Philippines.

GMA Channel 7 will be showing 'You Who Came from the Star' which is top-billed by Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun. The Philippine showing of the drama is nearing two months after its last episode was shown in South Korea. Just like its success in South Korea and China, it is expected to be loved by the Filipino Korean drama fanatics.

It's first airing will begin on April 21st.

Watch the trailer below:

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Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, and more celebrities ask to pray for South Korea

Through SNS, celebrities are sharing their hopes and thoughts on the tragic ferry accident that is shaking the nation of South Korea. Yesterday, a few celebrities like G-Dragon and Hyorin were revealed to have taken to Twitter to express their condolences and hopes for a miracle. Even today, more and more celebrities" SNS messages are coming to light, taking the online community by storm.

_K) April 17, 2014

Editor’s Pick: EXO Come Back In Top Form With The Powerful ‘Overdose’

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The 12-member South Korean, Canadian and Chinese boy band EXO has built an army of rabidly devoted followers with their darkly theatrical take on synth-heavy pop and having the gothic image to match.

With chart-topping singles like "Wolf" and "Growl" the group, comprised of the sub-units Exo-K and Exo-M, has earned their spot at the top of the K-pop scene.

On the new single "Overdose," EXO has taken their powerful sound to the next level; delivering a highly infectious single that really goes places.

From the first time you hear "Overdose" it immediately sticks in your head, with a melody hook in the chorus that is pure, anthemic pop bliss.

Whether or not you speak Korean, after a few listens you"ll be shouting along with the chorus and looking for the replay button when the song is over

Blackjacks Cry For 2NE1 ‘Gotta Be You’ Music Video Premiere

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As 2NE1 continues their world tour and promotions, one thing that is distinctly missing is the promised "Gotta Be You" music video.

In early April, YG-Life wrote that not only will 2NE1 continue promotions for "Gotta Be You," but a music video will also debut the following week.

"2NE1 caught eyes when they disclosed the music video of "Come Back Home," for its mystical concept of virtual reality. Now, music fans are expressing high expectations for what kind of new appeal 2NE1 will show in the music video of "Gotta Be You.""

However, the week has come and gone, and the music video remains to be seen online.

Blackjacks are certainly used to YG delaying premieres and releases, but they are not taking this one quietly.


— ♤♡#2NE1◇♧ (@lkveamatahau88) April 14, 2014

for real when is the 2ne1 gotta be you music video coming out they said it was coming out next week like 2 weeks ples— Michael Ingram (@MickyIngram) April 11, 2014

Recently 2NE1 not only performed the title track at their "All or Nothing" concert in Shanghai, but also at the YG Family Tour in Osaki

Thursday Night Dramas Were Scheduled Then Cancelled

Although two of the major broadcasters in Korea scheduled dramas for Thursday night, hoping to catch up on Wednesday night"s missed programming, they ultimately decided against it. The networks cancelled the night"s dramas and instead expanded news coverage of the Jindo ferry disaster.

Shows that focused on singing and comedy seemed especially inappropriate given that the terrible events have plunged the nation into mourning.

The disaster took place when a ferry capsized on its way to Jeju Island. Most of the passengers were students on a field trip.

According to the South Korean Coast Guard, so far 179 of the ferry"s passengers have been rescued and 25 bodies have been recovered. Another 271 passengers are still missing and, despite ongoing rescue efforts, time may be running out for them

Kim Ki Duk’s New Movie “One On One” To Premiere In May


Director Kim Ki Duk"s twentieth movie "One on One" is to premiere on May 22, 2014. Director Kim Ki Duk on April 18, 2014, through his company Kim Ki Duk Films said, "One on One is a movie about a country I live, South Korea." He added, "I wrote the scenario for the movie first confessing that I too am a coward. As I live in this country, I am shocked every day. Even corruption, when done well, is a skill. I have hated the society, got raged against it, forgave it, and emptied it. Who is the high school student Oh Min Joo who gets killed in the beginning of the movie? I think each and every audience will have their own Oh Min Joo." Actors Ma Dong Suk, Lee Lee Kyung, and Kim Young Min star in director Kim Ki Duk"s twentieth movie "One on One." The movie is to premiere on May 22, 2014.



G-Dragon, On Sinking Ferry Incident “#PRAYFORSOUTHKOREA”

G-Dragon sent condolences to those in the sinking ferry. (Photo : twitter)

G-Dragon sent his condolences to those in the sinking ferry.

Today, G-Dragon posted on his Twitter, "#PRAYFORSOUTHKOREA."

His Tweet has been retweeted tens of thousands of times, spreading throughout the world.

Internet users who saw this commented, "Please pray for South Korea", "I hope to hear good news soon", etc.

Photo Credit: G-Dragon Twitter

SECRET Jun Hyosung, Prayer For Sunken Ferry “Hope They Safely Return”

Girl group SECRET"s member Jun Hyosung prayed for the victims of the Jindo ferry. (Photo : osen)

Girl group SECRET"s member Jun Hyosung prayed for the victims of the Jindo ferry.

Today, Jun Hyosung posted on her Twitter, "I hope they safely return. There"s nothing we can do but pray."

Yesterday, the Jindo Ferry that was on its way to Jeju Island in South Korea sank. It had 475 people on board including high school students and teachers. 179 have been rescued so far and 9 were found dead. 287 are still missing.

South Korean Pop Stars Voice Support For Victims Of Jeju Ferry Disaster: Hundreds Of Passengers Still Feared Trapped

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South Korean authorities fear 278 people, many of them believed to be from a group of 300 students from Seoul on a class trip to Jeju Island, are trapped inside a ferry off of the nation"s southeast coast, after the vessel flipped on its side and filled with water on Wednesday.

Four people among the 439 passengers have been confirmed dead, according to CNN.

Thursday, as the international relief effort mounted, South Korean president South Korean President Park Geun Hye vowed to do everything possible to rescue to save the victims of the ferry disaster.

"We cannot give up," President Park said following a briefing in Seoul, according to CBS News. "We have to do our best to rescue even one passenger."

As news of the disaster made headlines around the world, many of South Korea"s top pop stars took to social media to both express their sorrow and solidarity for the victims of a tragedy that is still unfolding