Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yeo Jin Goo questions who is the killer in Reunited Worlds.

Now all the truth is revealed for the case happened 12 years ago.

On SBS weekday drama 'Reunited Worlds' on 17th August, Shin Hae Sung (played by Yeo Jin Goo) has figured out the real murderer of his hit and run accident12 years ago which was related to the Chairman Cha Kwon Pyo (played by Park Yeong Gyu).

Cha Min Jun (played by Ahn Jae Hyun) was in confused state when police friend Shin Ho Bang (played by Lee Si Ahn) informs him about the car accident's drive is actually his father Chairman Cha. When Min Jun contacted his aunt in Australia, immediately she returned to Korea to tell the truth. My aunt has told me at the airport that  "I do not know if you'll be any better than me. It's your father, though." He was saddened with the fact and said, "I can not forgive you for doing that."

Meanwhile Cha Kwon Pyo admitted in front of Hae Sung. He said he drove the car and hit Hae Sung who was on bicycle. Hae Sung questioned him back with the relation to student Yang Kyung Chul's death. He asked why did Chairman Cha hit him with the car as he might have connection with Yang's death. Chairman Cha is well aware that Hae Sung is not the real culprit. Hae Sung doubted him as to why does he want to share his story with others.

Angrily Hae Sung dished out he was suspicious over Chairman as all evidence and fingerprints are pointing towards him as a murderer. Hae Sung advised that he couldn't advise any further details as he is already 'dead'. Chairman Cha gives a weird cynical smirk when Hae Sung asks " Who are you? Are you the criminal?" 

K-News wrap-up for Week 18/08/17

** Actress Lee Na Young (38) returns to big screen after being hiatus for nearly 5 years.
She will be starring in the new film entitled 'Beautiful Days' directed by PD Yoon Jae Ho.
'Beautiful Days' is based on the true story of a North Korean woman. 

It is a film depicting the confusion and wound of the divided nation through the the story of a mother who fled from her family to South Korea and her son who hated her for the past 16 years. Although Na Young has a painful past, she plays a 'mother' who continues her life's journey without losing her courage.

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** Singer Taeyeon has expressed her complaints when she entered the Jakarta Airport. She stressed that she was in danger with the huge crowd and struggling through it. She was really shaken while she collapsed on the floor with tears. She also reported inconveniences caused by excessive physical contact with crowds. 

Through SNS, there were concerns when pictures circulated of the singer in tears falling on the floor. She understands fans have waited for her, but she's not in good condition of health. She hopes nobody gets hurt at the airport. She went for overseas activities however she left unhurt. Meanwhile, the majority of the 8 members of the Girls' Generation, where Taeyeon is the leader are reported to have renewed their contract after the exclusive contract with SM Entertainment recently expired. Tiffany is currently studying acting in the US with discussion with SM Ent. 

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** Big Bang member G-Dragon has celebrated his recent birthday with KRW$8.1 million donating to refugees. According to YG Entertainment, the singer  has donated the money to UNHCR's Korean delegation to help world refugees suffering civil war and violence.

G-Dragon has been making a special contribution every year on his birthday. It was mainly for children with discomfort or social weakness. He is also famous for encouraging his fans to participate in social networking services (SNS). This donation is used by UNHCR's Global Shelter Campaign. The campaign was launched last May by UNHCR to provide temporary shelter and a safe residential environment for two million refugees around the world.

G-Dragon has expressed that he wanted peace around the world. Whenever he sees sick children who are on the evacuation route due to civil war and violence, it has alarmed him for his small devotion to creating a place to rest. Well done to Ji-Yong for his charity work! 

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** IKON fans have filed complaints towards YG Entertainment.
On 17th August, IKON's fans have conduct a boycott against YG GOODS (star characters) by expressing its objection to the management of the YG's artist.

The fans have expressed their anger towards the agency for pushing too hard on the members activities, and not concerned for their health. Also the group has been focusing a lot on overseas activities rather than domestic. YG has mentioned that IKON released new single on last May. Members were constantly preparing with group and solo albums so they hope the fans do appreciate in order to solve the misunderstanding. IKON debuted in September 2015 and they are YG's next generation boy group with links to Big Bang and WINNER. Recent May, the group released new single entitled 'NEW KIDS: BEGIN' in Korea.

The group has soared its popularity not only domestic but international with their mini album.

"New Kids: Begin" which was released in Japan on the 16th has occupied first place on the local Oricon daily CD album chart. 



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

'What happens when system malfunctions?' in movie V.I.P

Latest South Korean movie V.I.P (directed by PD Park Hoon Jung) will be released to the media preview on 16th August 2017.

Park's upcoming film has A-list stars such as Jang Dong Gun,Kim Myung Min, Lee Jong Suk and Park Hee Seon. Park's previous film works include 2013 The New World, 2011 The Showdown and 2010 The Unjust. The 2013 film- New World has 4.67 million viewers with big casts such as Choi Min Shik, Hwang Jung Min and Lee Jung Jae.

V.I.P depicts a story about NIS and the only son of the high ranking official of North Korea.
NIS and US's CIA are all turning their eyes on the young dude who is on the high list of mysterious murder plots around the world.

Lee Jong Suk plays the son of the North Korean official, Kim Kwang Il who runs around with the agents and NIS chasing after him. During the press conference PD Park has mentioned that V.I.P is just not a movie, but a project in modern history. He has carried out the project by necessity rather than just a" plan guidebook " When the character is a monster, it's not really a character. He wanted to draw what happened when their system could not function.

Jang Dong Gun plays the role of the NIS Agent Park Jae Hyuk adding a sense of weight to the pole with stable acting power and Kim Myung Min takes on the detective role, Chae Yi Do with a bulldozer attitude. The most exciting act is Lee Jong Suk. He is an evaluation that he succeed in expressing persuasive expression of the psychopath murderer 'Kim Kwang Il' by abandoning his current pretty boy image. The face which has hidden madness is expressionless, the smile he has previously shown in the melodrama has been transformed into the eerie environment. Lee has proven himself that he is an actor who can play in various genres.

Lee has said that he watched various films with psychopath killers and laughing. He studied the various expressions and wondered how he could play differently. The villain character is a challenge to him which was quite a stressful thing since he has always been playing as the hero. But he's cool about the new character. Ah...not to forget Lee has won the MBC's Grand Prize (Dae-sang) for his leading role in W: Two Worlds drama

V.I.P movie is to be released in cinemas on 23rd August.







Ryu Jun Yeol and Hyeri are in relationship.

Actor Ryu Jun Yeol (31) and Girl's Day Hyeri (31) are in a relationship. Both of them have met on the set of tvN drama Reply 1988

"The two have recently developed into a friend-date relationship with their peers," said the agency- CJS Entertainment. "Since Jun Yeol and Hyeri have started their relationship recently, for fans and viewers so please watch and support them."

After filming the drama 'Reply 1988', which featured two characters Ryu Jun Yeol and Hye Ri at the start attracted popularity from viewers by forming a triangle relationship with Park Bo Gum's character. The two have been reportedly started dating since the end of last year.

Ryu has started acting in earnest in 2015 movie "Social Phobia." When he starred in the trilogy tvN drama 'Reply 1988' - his name was known throughout the households. He then appeared in films such as "The King" and "Taxi Driver".


As for Hyeri, she made her debut as an idol group 'Girls Day' in 2010. In 2014, she was part of the permanent cast for variety show Real Men and became famous. She has recently starred in the MBC drama 'Entertainer' with Ji Sung and CN Blue's Min Hyuk. 


New Journey to the West S4 surpassed ratings again.

tvN's New Journey to the West- Season 4 has renewed its ratings and surpassed the mark of 5%- the highest for now.
According to Nielsen Korea on 16th August, tvN's 'New Journey to the West- Season 4' has ten times showed the highest audience rating of 5.1% and 6.5% on the pay-TV platform with integrated cable, satellite and IPTV. What a record! 



In particular, the target audience ratings were (male and female viewers 20-49 years of age) average of 4.8% and a maximum of 5.6%, reaching the top during that time of broadcast. The last week's episode featuring Movie Quiz was released out and features preliminary quizzes, the problems of various genres such as the members got most of the wrong answers with lots of laughter. YB (Young boys) team won the game due to the mistake from Soo Geun stating 'upsession' instead of 'inception'. LOL! The upgraded version of the "Zombie game" attracted lots of attention as well.

In addition, the last dragon-ball game of the season entitled "With God"  depicts the sculptures that climb up Fansipan Mt in Sapa, Vietnam. A solo exhibition where only one person can make a wish by unfolding each stage of the game. After a fierce battle,Soo Geun finally met Yong Shin and succeeded in collecting the Dragon Ball.


It was the first time that OB team succeeded in collecting Dragon Ball in the season. Their wishes and back stories can be seen in the director's edition of "New Journey to the West S4" to be aired at 9:30 pm on the 22nd August 2017.



TVXQ to resume activities after 2 years hiatus.

Hallyu duo group TXVQ (Dong bang shin ki) will start resuming activities after been away from the entertainment industry for 2 years. Both members have entered military services and finished up as well.

Their first activity is 3 major cities stop is TVXQ Asia Press Tour - Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The Asian press tour is the first official event that will take place in two years as members of TVXQ all over the world in April,

Since their very debut in 2004, TVXQ has played a leading role in K-Pop fanatics not only in Korea but also throughout Asia and worldwide. With their special album "RISE AS GOD" released in July 2015, the original 5 member group won the music charts of Korea and China. During the four years from 2012 to 2015, the cumulative number of concert tours in Japan alone reached 2.75 million.

However 3 members- Junsu, Jaejoong and Yoochun left the group after court case and formed JYJ. The remaining 2 members U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin are still with SM Entertainment. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Broadcasting stations aired special movies on Liberation Day.

The TV Broadcasting stations in South Korea have prepared various special movies to be aired on the South Korea's Liberation Day.

OCN channel has prepared to screen the 2015 movie 'Veteran' starring Yoo Ah In and Hwang Jung Min which has scored 10 million viewers in the cinema, followed by the movie Assassination by Lee Jung Jae and Jeon Ji Hyun and lastly 'Violent Prosecutor' by Hwang Jung Min and Kang Dong Wan. 

There will be plenty of Hollywood movies and programs aired as well on the Liberation Day.
In addition, tbs TV will broadcast live "Gwanghwamun Citizen Plaza Concert" on the 72nd anniversary of Liberation Day in Gwanghwamun Square at 8 pm on the 15th August.

1,000 members including environmental ministers, firefighters, police and volunteers are invited as special guests. Jeon In Kwon band, singer Han Young Ae, Seoul City Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Boys and Girls' Choir are part of the band as well.


BTS snags International Artist Award in US Teen Choice 2017.

Group BTS 방탄소년단 has a successful smooth sailing year in the music industry. After winning the Most Social Artist Award in the recent Billboard Music Awards, the boys have now swap home International Artist Award in the US Teen Choice Awards

According to their agency Big Hit Entertainment on 15th August, BTS was selected as the 'Choice International Artist' category winner at '2017 Teen Choice Awards' held at the Los Angeles Galena Centre on 13th August. 

Teen Choice Awards is an award ceremony hosted by American broadcaster Fox with voters ranging from 13-19 year old will select winners in music, film, broadcast, sports and fashion.

BTS has proven themselves to be successful as they are the first Korean pop artist to win an award in the Billboards and ranked 44th spot in the New York Times. 

Hwang Jung Eum becomes a mother.

Actress and former group member Sugar- Hwang Jung Eum (33) has given birth to a baby boy on Korea's Liberation Day after 18 months of marriage.

She has safely delivered a son at 8.30 pm on 15th August 2017.
Both mother and son are healthy and well. They have received good blessings from both families and friends.

Hwang has mentioned she is happy to give birth to a healthy baby boy on Liberation Day. She thanked her management co, families and friends who have given their blessings and thoughts.

The actress married professional golfer and businessman, Lee Young Don in Feb last year. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Ji Chang Wook salutes off to army.

Actor Ji Chang Wook (30) has enlisted in the military services on 14th August. 

He is scheduled to join the recruitment training battalion of the third division of Cheolwon-gun, Gangwon Province in the afternoon and serve as an active army in the camp after receiving basic military training.

Ji said, "I will lead a happy and healthy life as best as I can."
He even shared online a video of him having his military hair-cut. (which I won't be posting it here as I feel sad upon seeing one by one actors heading off to army this year)
Let's just keep a nice image of him looking very nice in his suits and look. 😃😃

He made his debut in 2008 drama 'I Got You Back'. He has been active in the drama 'Sol Pharmacy House Sons' (2009), 'Smile Again Dong-Hae' (2010), 'Empress Ki' (2013), Healer (2015), K2 (2016) and recently 'Suspicious Partner' (2017).

Ji Chang Wook will be discharged out from military in May 2019.