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Roundtable: Holiday K-pop Favorites

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:09
Roundtable: Holiday K-pop Favorites Written by Seoulbeats On December 17, 2014 K-pop and Christmas go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or more accurately, romance and Christmas go together, and entertainment companies recognize the money making potential of that connection. Entertainment companies have their most popular artists make Christmas albums or they do a collaboration […]
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G.NA, After School's Lizzy, 4Minute's Sohyun, Kara's Youngji to become 'Hitmaker's 1st project girl group

Daily Kpop News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:45

Following the success of MBC Every1's 'Hitmaker' season 1, season 2 is ready to come out with a new lineup for its upcoming project group.

A rep from MBC Every1 revealed on December 18th,"Jung Hyung Don and Defconn will challenge on producing a new girl group this time. G.NA, Lizzy, Sohyun and Youngji have been chosen for the 4-member unit for this season 2 of 'Hitmaker'. They already finished their first filming on 2 weeks".

'Hitmaker' season 2 will be broadcasted on January 16th.

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Jung Hyung Don and Defconn to Produce Female Version of Project Group BIG BYUNG

Soompi - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:37

It has been reported that comedian Jung Hyung Don and rapper Defconn are preparing the debut of a new project group.

The four female idols joining the group are G.NA, After School and Orange Caramel‘s Lizzy, 4Minute‘s Kwon Sohyun, KARA‘s Heo Youngji. Interestingly, all three girl group members are also the youngest (maknaes) of their respective groups.

This will be the first time for a female project group with members from different agencies and groups to promote together. A source in the industry revealed to MyDaily, “Comedian Jung Hyung Don and singer Defconn are behind the formation of such exceptional girl group unit.”

Previously, the two producers debuted their first project group named BIG BYUNG, consisting of Jackson of GOT7Yook Sungjae of BTOB, as well as and Hyuk of VIXX, through MBC Every1′s variety show “Hyungdon & Daejun’s Hitmaker.” The show was recently renewed for a second season, which premiered on December 12. The existing footage of BIG BYUNG will reportedly be aired first, followed by episodes that feature the creation of the upcoming girl group.

Meanwhile, BIG BYUNG will be kicking off the 2014 MBC Gayo Daejun by performing the opening stage of the evening.

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Nicole Releases Sensual Pictorial for Singles

Soompi - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:36

Ex-KARA member Nicole revealed a feminine pictorial with a sensual atmosphere.

On December 17, the fashion magazine Singles unveiled a mature pictorial that Nicole recently finished shooting. In the pictures, Nicole wears a blond wig with dream-like makeup and extravagant clothes to match.

Nicole shows off her feminine beauty with her unique and explosive charms, posing on the floor. It shows a different side to her from her title song “MAMA” from her first solo album “First Romance.”

Nicole’s pictorial for Singles will be on the 2015 January issue, and will available for purchase starting December 20.

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Girls’ Generation Stars YoonA and Seohyun’s Graduation Album Pictures Revealed

Soompi - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:36

Photographs of Girls’ Generation members YoonA and Seohyun have been released via an online community page titled, “YoonA and Seohyun’s pictures to be included in Dongkuk University’s graduation album.”

YoonA and Seohyun are pictured wearing the traditional caps and gowns worn by newly-graduated students, and are also shown wearing white blouses and navy skirts.

Girls’ Generation recently performed at an event called “Girls’ Generation – The Best Live” in Tokyo, Japan on December 9. The group is also slated to perform at an event in China in January 215, which will see the girls appear onstage in the city of Guangzhou.

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Super Junior’s Kyuhyun Swears the Only Plastic Surgery He Has Had Was on His Eyes

Soompi - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:27

Super Junior star Kyuhyun has insisted that he only ever undergone plastic surgery on his eyes.

Speaking during the MBC talk show “Radio Star,” which aired on the channel on December 17, the star showed off a picture taken when he graduated high school.

Kyuhyun admitted, “My life changed for the better after I had double eyelid surgery.”

The show’s host, Kim Gu Ra, jokingly said of the picture, “It looks your eyes probably needed  surgery for ptosis. And I think you probably had surgery on your nose, too, right?”

To this, Kyuhyun answered, “No, I swear that I haven’t had any surgery except on my eyes. I have just had a small amount of work done on my eyes.”

Kyuhyun is currently enjoying the success of his debut solo release “At Gwanghwamun.”

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'Hyde, Jekyll, I' unveils photos from the first script reading featuring Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min

Daily Kpop News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:15

SBS's upcoming drama 'Hyde, Jekyll, I' has unveiled some photos from its first script reading featuring the main cast.

The script reading session was held on December 2nd SBS Ilsan Production Center with the attendance of Jo Young Kwang director, Kim Ji Won screenwriter, Hyun Bin, Han Ji Min, Sung Joon, Lee Duk Hwa, Han Sang Jin, Lee Seung Joon, Lee Won Geun, Kwak Hee Sung, Lee Se Na, Oh Na Ra.

Despite the cold weather, the cast and crew still presented at the meeting and shared heartwarming greetings to each other. Director Jo Young Kwang said,"I've tried to cast the best combination. We have the best actors who are best suitabe for the character. As it will be a tough journey ahead, I ask for a lot of your effort".

Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min were praised for how they were so immersed in their characters, in particular Hyun Bin pulled out perfectly the two different personalities for his role, while Han Ji Min showed her lovely charm through her character as a circus master.

'Hyde, Jekyll, I' tells the love story of a man who has multiple personality disorber and a woman who is circus master. It's scheduled to be broadcasted in January next year.
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NC.A releases Hoo Hoo Hoo MV

Daily Kpop News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:14

NC.A releases a short MV for her new song titled Hoo Hoo Hoo, check it out below:

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Kim Jae Joong Hinted At His Appearance As A Father in Variety Show ‘Superman Returns’

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:06
. It’s so amazing!! K-Pop prince of Japan, Kim Jae Joong, has hinted at his appearance in variety show “Superman Returns.” On December 16th, the cast of KBS2’s drama “Spy” including Kim Jaejoong, Bae Jong Ok, Yoo Oh Sung, and Go Sung Hee have attended the  press conference held at the KBS headquarters in Yeouido. […]
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Singer Yoo Sung Eun Gained 10 kg for Upcoming Music Drama “Perseverance Goo Hae Ra”

Soompi - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:05

On December 17, a writer for Mnet’s upcoming music drama “Perseverance Goo Hae Ra” said, “Yoo Sung Eun has gained 10 kg for ‘Perseverance Goo Hae Ra,’ which will premiere on January 9. She has been showing an exceptional amount of effort and hard work.”

The writer continued, “Yoo Sung Eun has taken a break from hiking, which she usually enjoys regularly, and through eating nonstop, has accomplished her goal in a short period of time. She has been eating everything from Western to Chinese to street food, and her selcas of her eating exploits have been receiving a lot of attention.”

“Perseverance Goo Hae Ra” is written by the writer behind hit audition TV show “Superstar K,” and follows the fictional story of aspiring singer Goo Hae Ra, who tries out for “Superstar K2” after failing to make the cut for a talent agency.

Yoo Sung Eun will play Lee Woo Ri, who dreams of becoming a singer but faces obstacles because of her looks.

“Perseverance Goo Hae Ra” will air on Mnet starting January 9.

See also:
Mnet’s Upcoming Music Drama “Perseverance Goo Hae Ra” Releases New Posters

Mnet Unveils “Perseverance Goo Hae Ra” Teaser Video Featuring Henry, B1A4 Jinyoung, and More

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Actress Ha Ji Won Desires To Have Triplets After Getting Married

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:56
  On December 17th, Ha Ji Won has attended the press conference promoting her latest movie, “Chronicle of a Blood Merchant.” During the event, Ha Ji Won has opened up her views on marriage. In “Chronicle of a Blood Merchant,” Ha Ji Won portrays Heo Ok Ran, the beautiful wife of Heo Sam Kwan (Ha […]
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Korean Drama ‘Modern Farmer’ Episode 18 Recap

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:46
By: Dramabeans Min-ki strides into Hyun-suk’s dressing room and decks him, yelling, “I’m Yoon-hee’s brother and Min-ho’s uncle, you bastard!” when asked who he is. He gets in another good punch before Hyun-suk’s manager gets between them. Back home in Hadurok-ri, Han-chul accidentally lets slip that Min-ho’s father was in town, fueling questions by Aunt […]
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Kara's Youngji becomes the new model for mobile game 'Dot Arena'

Daily Kpop News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:45

It's not long since her debut and Kara's Youngji already has an endorsement deal under her belt.

According to DSP Media on December 18th, Youngji recently finished the advertising shoot for mobile game 'Dot Arena'. She shared her thought,"Because it's my first time filming a commercial, although I was really nervous but I was also very happy. I was able to film with various cool characters so it wasn't hard at all. It was really enjoyable".

Check out her CF for 'Dot Arena' below

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Korean Drama ‘Misaeng’ Episode 17 Recap

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:44
By: Dramabeans The office is abuzz with everyone hard at work, and Dong-shik and Chief Chun exchange glances when Geu-rae explains over the phone that the point of contact for this project has changed “for internal reasons” to Dong-shik, and to call his extension instead. Assistant Manager Kang chides Baek-ki for not having the data […]
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Korean Drama ‘Legendary Witch’ Episode 17 Preview

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:40
The following “Legendary Witch” Episode 17 has been  released. The episode will be aired on MBC on December 18th, 2015. Don’t miss it!
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Korean Drama ‘What’s With This Family’ Episode 36 Preview

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:36
  The following “What ‘s With My Family” Episode 36 has been  released. The episode will be aired on KBS on December 18th, 2015. Don’t miss it!
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Korean Drama ‘Healer’ Episode 4 Recap

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:27
By: Dramabeans Jung-hoo gets a groggy start to his morning, settling down with more terrible instant food and leftovers (be still, my artery-clogged heart). He casts a suspicious look around before taking a bite, expecting ajumma to cut in—and of course, the instant he does finally take a bite, Min-ja hacks into his system with […]
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Korean Drama ‘Punch’ Episode 1 Recap

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:23
By: Dramabeans In the middle of the night, prosecutor PARK JUNG-HWAN (Kim Rae-won) is roused from his modest single room by his panicked superior, who shows him the latest news: someone who isn’t him has announced his candidacy for the position of Prosecutor General, and he wants Jung-hwan to do something about it. They both […]
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Girls' Generation's Seohyun and Yoona reveal photos from University Year Book

Daily Kpop News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:21

Dongguk University's year book is certainly getting a lot of attention thanks to Girls' Generation's Yoona and Seohyun.

The girls look gorgeous even in their year book, the girls pose formally in the photos and show their charm.

Fans commented, "the photos are as good as promotional photos", "goddesses shine" and etc.

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Park Jin Young’s Appearance in “Roommate” Increases Viewer Curiosity

Oh Kpop - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:18
The appearance of Park Jin Young and Baek Ji Young has become lucky stars for the variety program “Roommate,” as the program has seen an increase in viewer ratings. The AGB Nielsen Media Research revealed that, the Christmas special episode of “Roommate” has wrapped up with 4.7% viewer rating, which is a 1.6% increase from […]
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