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[KpopStarz One Global K! Chart] VIXX, BEAST, Gaeko, Ailee, And More; Who Ranks #1 For The Last Week Of October

KPopStarz - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:24
Ten of your favorite K-Pop idols rank on our chart this week. Who are the stars?
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Dal Shabet Ah Young Cast As Lead In New MBC Drama 'Love Frequency 37.2'

KPopStarz - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:24
After many small roles, Ah Young will be taking on her first lead role in an upcoming MBC rom-com.
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M.I.B's Kangnam Channels His Inner City Slicker In @star1

KPopStarz - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:12
M.I.B's Kangnam is slowly getting the spotlight on to him. And he deserves it.
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Topp Dogg reveal making of “Annie” MV

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:10

Topp Dogg have revealed what went on behind the scenes of their music video for “Annie“!

“Annie”, which is short for “anniversary,” celebrates the boys” one-year mark since their debut. For the MV, they decided to take a step back and rewind the years for a retro, “90s concept. In the making-of, the Topp Dogg members show off their style, accessories, and pose for the camera.

Check it out above!

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Agencies gear up to promote artists

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:06

SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment, the nation”s two major entertainment agencies, separately revealed teaser images, signaling an imminent debut and a comeback for their respective musicians. In a black-and-white teaser from SM, a man sits crouched with his head down. SM also uploaded the message, “New male solo artist from SMTOWN” onto its official Facebook and Weibo accounts.Meanwhile, YG”s teaser image depicted a set of numbers with the phrase of “Who”s Next?” The comeback date for the yet-to-be announced YG musician is Nov. 11. No other information has been provided. The tactic is often used by YG as a marketing strategy to entice its fans. Industry insiders have speculated that Psy or the boy band Big Bang might be slated for a significant reboot. By Sung So-young

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2014 Style Icon Awards Highlight: CL Puts On A Killer Performance In English On Diplo's 'Revolution'

KPopStarz - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:00
Ahead of her highly anticipated US debut, CL dominated the stage at the SIA with her strong performance of Diplo’s hit ‘Revolution.’
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5 Reasons to Watch ‘Abnormal Summit’ [Blog]

KPopStarz - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:39
Do you know about "Abnormal Summit?" Whatever the answer is, here are 5 reasons to watch (or love) the show!
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Lee Hyori, Lee Sang Soon, Sean, Kangta, Kim Jong Kook, and more to guest on “Infinity Challenge”

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:20

MBC“s “Infinity Challenge” has revealed the lineup for the show”s upcoming “early 2000s star” special!

Lee Hyori and her husband Lee Sang Soon, Jinusean“s Sean, H.O.T“s Kangta, Turbo“s Kim Jong Kook, Son Chan Hwi, SechskiesJang Su Won and Kim Jae Duk, and S.E.SBada will be featuring on the reality show to represent the idols of early K-pop. A rep from MBC stated on October 29, “Singers who were glittering stars will be appearing. Notably, Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon will be featuring together. Yoo Jae Suk and Jung Hyung Don will be visiting Jeju Island, where the couple lives.”

For the upcoming episode, each of the “Infinity Challenge” members will be putting together their own show, which also includes inviting guests and preparing for details.

Stay tuned!

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Woman Crush Wednesday: “Coffee Prince’s” Go Eun Chan

Soompi - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:58

Last week, our first edition of Woman Crush Wednesday featured Geum Jan Di from “Boys Over Flowers.” Known for being a walking contradiction, tough as nails but fragile like glass, Geum Jan Di brightened the screen for most who watched her in action. This week, our featured woman is just as strong, adorable, charismatic, and oh-so-crush worthy.

If you guessed Go Eun Chan from “Coffee Prince,” you’d be correct! Since 2007, Go Eun Chan has been winning hearts, male and female alike, with her love for family, friends, and… money? She’s so busy with working all her odd jobs and supporting her family that she doesn’t have the time to be self-conscious of her image or to think about ridiculous things such as love. But sometimes, it’s when you least expect it that love will suddenly begin to knock on your front door.

Now, let’s count to five together and see what makes Go Eun Chan this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday (spoilers ahead):

1. Go Eun Chan is hardworking.

Having been her family’s sole breadwinner since the age of sixteen, Go Eun Chan is one of the most hardworking gals I’ve ever seen, especially when her mother has a frustrating knack for spending money she doesn’t have on nice, pretty things. The length Go Eun Chan is willing to go in order to secure a job, any job, to help her troublesome family is truly admirable. (Because, quite frankly, if I were in Go Eun Chan’s shoes and I had a mother with a reckless spending addiction and an airy sister with her head permanently stuck up in the clouds, my family oriented self would still have said, “See you later, buddy, and good luck! Let’s catch up on the good times when you’ve actually learned how to be an adult.”)

But from food deliverer to Taekwondo teacher, server and barista to chestnut peeler, doll sewer to milk deliverer, and even pretending to be Choi Han Kyul‘s gay lover, she has done it all. Never once did she complain about her lot in life, and Go Eun Chan only tirelessly strived to do her best. That is true dedication!

2. Go Eun Chan is just one of the guys.

She’s a female that rocks the bromances. It’s such a joy to see her laughing and smiling, hanging out and getting rough with the rest of the Coffee Prince team as an equal in every single way. The fact that she respects them and vice versa speaks of a deep brotherhood that lasts for a lifetime and that is definitely something to cherish. Go Eun Chan isn’t afraid to get down and dirty, to give it all she’s got, and to break out in sweat like a normal human being.

Her super strength is also a bonus and if you’re ever worried about getting so drunk, you can’t even walk a single step or moving from one place to another, don’t you worry. Go Eun Chan to the rescue!

3. The way Go Eun Chan eats…

There’s actually something quite endearing about the way Go Eun Chan eats. It’s hysterical, adorable, and yet… utterly mesmerizing. Normally, watching someone shoveling food in their mouth like they haven’t eaten in days would probably make me wrinkle my nose in disgust, but for Go Eun Chan, it’s strangely charming. No matter she’s eating, she manages to make it look like the best and most delicious food in the world – and maybe it is. (You never know!) I suppose it is this form of self-confidence that had Choi Han Kyul falling for her, even when he thought Go Eun Chan was a man, and, subsequently, becoming tormented with questions on his sexuality.

Regardless of how cute she looks with chipmunk cheeks and storing food away for the winter, I’m straddling the line between a squeal of horror and a laugh of amusement whenever Go Eun Chan simply brushes off the surface of the food that had fallen on the floor…. and eating it. Yes, eating it.

4. Go Eun Chan stays simplistically optimistic.

There are a multitude of ways one can see bubble wrap: an annoyance, childish fun, or perfect for wrapping that item you’re mailing to a friend. For Go Eun Chan; however, it’s a stress reliever. There was a genuine, but childlike, joy that lit up her entire face when she spotted a piece of that plastic wrap wedged between some trash bags. In fact, so much importance was placed on popping the air bubbles that Go Eun Chan even sacrificed the sheet by handing it off for someone else to “relieve stress” and watching with glee as he stared at the bubble wrap in his hand with amused surprise.

She finds the most basic form of happiness from playing (really badly!) Choi Han Sung‘s musical instruments, riding in a car with the hood down, spending time at the beach, playing with toys or splashing around in the public water fountain. Spending time at the coffee shop surrounded by her brothers and her love, Choi Han Kyul, she’s even happier. She doesn’t take anything for granted and always tries to look at situations from a positive perspective. Having such a great attitude is automatically a people magnet!

5. Go Eun Chan is a positive role model.

When I say role model, I’m not talking about dressing yourself in cheap clothing where the only requirement is that it fits, picking food from the ground that you accidentally dropped and still eating it after trying to brush the bacteria off, or passing yourself off as a man – or woman. By role model, I mean showing the world that every woman does not have to be the stereotypical beautiful, feminine, and accomplished woman in order to succeed in life. Or that every man does not have to be the stereotypical male with muscles and money and chiseled features.

I’m talking about how Go Eun Chan had the capabilities to show that it’s okay to be yourself, to be comfortable in your own skin, and to love yourself for the person you are. That no matter what qualities you may or may not possess, you will still have family and friends and even love. You don’t have to hide behind a fabrication of yourself in hopes of capturing someone’s attention and you don’t have to pretend to be anything so you can succeed.

Just be yourself. That’s all you need.

Bonus Reason

Go Eun Chan can, apparently, make the perfect cup of coffee! As a coffee addict (I don’t need help. Really!), bonus points for that skill alone is well deserved.

So, what are your thoughts on Go Eun Chan as this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday? Who would you like to see getting featured next? As always, let us know by posting a comment below and stay tuned for next week’s Woman Crush Wednesday!

[tv]See if you can spot any more reasons to love Go Eun Chan by watching “Coffee Prince” on SoompiTV![/tv]

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“Misaeng” Lee Sung Min to Give Out Free Hugs before the Work Day

Soompi - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:52

Misaeng” actor Lee Sung Min is ready to follow through with his viewer rating pledge, the drama having surpassed the three percent viewer rating mark after just three episodes. Several actors from the drama previously made pledges to viewers of things they would do if the drama recorded at least three percent, including Im Siwan, Byun Yo Han, and Kang So Ra. Lee Sung Min will be the first to go through with his promise.

On October 29, tvN posted on its official Facebook that on October 30 at 7:30 a.m., Lee Sung Min will be at Exit 5 of Yeouido Station giving out free hugs. The post says, “Korean employees, keep it up! Get some energy from Chief Oh before you go into work today!”

Meanwhile, “Misaeng” has been receiving a very good response from viewers so far, with ratings climbing each episode. Following Lee Sung Min’s free hug event, the other actors will be carrying out their individual promises.

The show airs on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on tvN.

See also:

What Would the Cast of tvN’s “Misaeng” Do When The Show’s Ratings Go Over 3%?

“Misaeng” Already Surpasses 3 Percent in Ratings, Cast to Follow Through with Pledges

[tv]Be sure to catch “Misaeng” on SoompiTV![/tv]

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YG Entertainment asks 'WHO'S NEXT?' again with a new poster

Daily Kpop News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:30

YG Entertainment has released another 'WHO'S NEXT?' poster but this time with a new significant detail.

Following the poster which was released on October 27th with '11.11' as the main point, today another poster has been revealed out which emphasised on '1+1'. Upon the new hint, many people have come out with various speculations saying that it might be the debut of a new unit, or something related to YG's upcoming girl group.

Let's countdown until November 11th for the mystery to be unveiled.
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Gaeko reveals his favorite hip hop artists on “MelOn Playlist”

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:08

Dynamic Duo”s Gaeko shared the music he listened to while growing up and more on 1theK“s “MelOn Playlist“!

Gaeko revealed he looks up to The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, The Roots, Isaac Hayes, and more. He also chose his agency artists Crush and Zion.T as his most talented hoobaes. Not only did he choose male artists, he also revealed himself to be a big fan of Lauryn Hill.

Check out his playlist above!

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Style award hosts announced

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:04

Fashion model Jang Yoon-ju, right, and singer Jung Joon-young will host the main ceremony of the 2014 Style Icon Awards, also known as SIA.Marking its seventh year, the annual award show hosted by CJ E&M honors celebrities who inspire people in areas from fashion to films or music.Last year, G-Dragon of K-pop boy band Big Bang, girl group Crayon Pop and actress Kong Hyo-jin were among the 10 SIA winners. This year, more than 50 celebrities were nominated for an award. “As a top model, Jang has her own unique, signature fashion style and she”s also been hosting a fashion reality TV show “Korea”s Next Top Model” for five seasons in a row”, a spokesperson from SIA said yesterday in a press release about the two hosts. “Jung used to host a live radio show for a long time and he is currently hosting another live music show “M Countdown”. We expect him to smoothly host the SIA awards this year”. Starting this year, the SIA awards will have a new format with related events such as a film festival, fashion exhibition and after-party.The main award ceremony begins at 7 p.m. today at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, central Seoul, and it will also be broadcast live through many of CJ E&M”s channels such as On Style, XTM, O”live, STORY ON, tVN and Mnet. By Sung So-young

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EXO” Chanyeol and Tao to feature in Zhoumi”s 1st solo mini album

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:01


EXO” Chanyeol and Tao revealed to feature in Super Junior-M”s Zhoumi”s 1st solo mini album.

According to SM Entertainment, the title song “Rewind” is described as an R&B track with the soft touch of retro-soul and pop. It features a melodical chorus and lyrics which captures the feeling of wanting to go back to before the breaking up moment.

The song will be released in 2 versions, Korean and Chinese. Chanyeol”s rap will be featured in the Korean version while the Chinese version will feature Tao”s.

Zhoumi”s 1st solo mini album will be released online through various music sites in Korea and China on October 31st and offline on November 3rd.

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EXO' Chanyeol and Tao to feature in Zhoumi's 1st solo mini album

Daily Kpop News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:00

EXO' Chanyeol and Tao revealed to feature in Super Junior-M's Zhoumi's 1st solo mini album.

According to SM Entertainment, the title song 'Rewind' is described as an R&B track with the soft touch of retro-soul and pop. It features a melodical chorus and lyrics which captures the feeling of wanting to go back to before the breaking up moment.

The song will be released in 2 versions, Korean and Chinese. Chanyeol's rap will be featured in the Korean version while the Chinese version will feature Tao's.

Zhoumi's 1st solo mini album will be released online through various music sites in Korea and China on October 31st and offline on November 3rd.
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“Pride and Prejudice” premieres at #1 in its time slot this week

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:41

“Pride and Prejudice” premiered at #1 in its time slot this week!

According to AGB Nielsen Media ResearchMBC“s “Pride and Prejudice” achieved a 11.0% viewer rating on Tuesday, which is a 0.2% decrease from its previous viewer rating for its premiere on Monday.

KBS 2TV“s “Cantabile Tomorrow” dropped 0.1% from a 6.7% viewer rating on Monday to a 6.6% viewer rating on Tuesday. SBS” “Secret Door” rose 2.3% from a 4.0% viewer rating on Monday to a 6.3% viewer rating on Tuesday.

Did you check out “Pride and Prejudice”?

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As One Is Back with a Sexy New Single, “For the Night”

Soompi - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:37

The harmonious female duo As One is back with a new single, “For the Night.”

“For the Night” is produced by Brand New Music‘s main producer, ASSBRASS, and R&B singer-songwriter Hwa Young. It is a slow-jam R&B song that highlights As One’s trademark soft and melodious voices.

The music video for the single is produced by the director team August Frogs. It stars Troy‘s Jaewoong and fitness model Kim Hae Na.

Brand New Music states, “With this song from As One, you will be able to experience a new kind of sexiness from the duo that has not been heard before in the group’s 15-year career.”

Check out the track and music video for yourself below. Be warned: the music video might not be safe for work.

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SM Entertainment”s rookie actor Kim Ian to star as the lead role in “Sweden Laundry”

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:30


SM Entertainment”s rookie actor Kim Ian has been confirmed as the male lead in MBC Every1″s drama “Sweden Laundry”.

“Sweden Laundry” is a comic fantasy drama which tells the story of a female owner of a laundromat who has the ability to read people”w worries regarding love, friendship, work…

Kim Ian will take the role of Park Ki Joon who is a dentist with good background family and specs yet he has a wacky charm. He will be involved in a love triangle with Kim Bom(Song Ha Yoon) and Yong Soo Chul(Teen Top”s Changjo).

Even thought Kim Ian has previously appeared in various projects such as MBC”s “To The Beautiful You”, movies “Pirates” and “Fashion King” but this will be the first time he will star in a drama as a lead character.

“Sweden Laundry” will be broadcasted through MBC cable channels next month.

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SM Entertainment's rookie actor Kim Ian to star as the lead role in 'Sweden Laundry'

Daily Kpop News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:30

SM Entertainment's rookie actor Kim Ian has been confirmed as the male lead in MBC Every1's drama 'Sweden Laundry'.

'Sweden Laundry' is a comic fantasy drama which tells the story of a female owner of a laundromat who has the ability to read people'w worries regarding love, friendship, work...

Kim Ian will take the role of Park Ki Joon who is a dentist with good background family and specs yet he has a wacky charm. He will be involved in a love triangle with Kim Bom(Song Ha Yoon) and Yong Soo Chul(Teen Top's Changjo).

Even thought Kim Ian has previously appeared in various projects such as MBC's 'To The Beautiful You', movies 'Pirates' and 'Fashion King' but this will be the first time he will star in a drama as a lead character.

'Sweden Laundry' will be broadcasted through MBC cable channels next month.
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MYNAME celebrate their 3rd anniversary!

Oh Kpop - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:14

MYNAME celebrated their third anniversary since their debut with a video message!

The group thanked their fans, sharing, “MYNAME has turned 3 years old! It”s already our 3rd anniversary. Although it”s our 4th year [as a group], it”s officially our 3rd year [since debut], so we are greeting you through this video. We should meet you in person and say this to you, so we”re sorry to greet you through this video. But it”s a feel-good event because not only are we 3, but our MYgirl all over the world are also 3.” Seyong also gave some fan service with his cute motorcycle act.

MYNAME debuted in October 2011 with the single “Message” and have most recently been busy with Japanese promotions.

Happy anniversary to MYNAME and MYgirl!

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