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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cha Seung Won and Kim Tae Kyun donate millions of won for Sewol rescue operation

Many celebrities are coming out with their donations to aid the rescue of the Sewol ferry.

On April 22nd, it was revealed that actor Cha Seung Won donated 100 million won to the Community Chest of Korea this afternoon. First baseman Kim Tae Kyun who is currently playing for Hanhwa Eagles in the Korean Baseball Organization also donated 50 million won to the community and expressed his desire to contribute to the rescue operation.

Even though the number of death keeps rising, we are still praying for a miracle to happen.

CNBlue cancel ‘CNBLUE 2014 LIVE ‘Can’t Stop’ concert in Busan on 26th

CNBlue announced the cancellation of their concert schedules in Busan.

The band is supposed to rock the fans in Busan by holding a concert ‘CNBLUE 2014 LIVE ‘Can’t Stop’ on April 26 (Saturday). However, sharing the sorrow of their beloved country due to the tragic Sewol ferry accident, FNC Entertainment announced the cancellation and new date.

In their notice, it is announced that the Busan concert on April 26 will be moved to June 21 at KBS Busan Hall, after their concerts in Thailand, Singapore, and Hongkong take place.

The agency also apologizes and promises refunds for the fans who have been waiting for the show. In addition to that, ticket details for new date will be explained further soon.

Gummy postpones her comeback next month and concert in June

As much as fans wanted to have Gummy come back after four years of hiatus, everyone is expecting that her comeback in May is going to be delayed in respect to the Sewol tragedy.

On April 23, her agency C-JeS Entertainment stated, "Gummy pushes back her comeback with new mini album from 1st week of May to June." The agency added, "Everyone is mourning so it's not right to release the album."

In addition to that, her concert in June is going to be rescheduled as well. "We are in the progress of working on her shows in June but the original date would be postponed."

Leessang's Gil faces DUI, license revoked; what will happen to Infinity Challenge?

Leessang's member Gil is facing a controversy for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On April 23, Gil is caught driving drunk along the neighborhood of Mapo-gu, Seoul around midnight. It was reported that his alcohol level was 0.109% and his driver's license is revoked.

In relation to that, 'Infinity Challenge', wherein Gil is appearing, canceled recording due to the Sewol tragedy. However, while the program's staff and cast are mourning, this unfortunate news of one of its cast might cause trouble.

Most importantly, 'Infinity Challenge' is currently in preparation for their long-term project wherein members, including Gil, Yoo Jae Suk, HaHa, and Jung JunHa are participating for the '2014 Korea Speed ​​Festival (KSF)' to show their superior driving skills. But with his license revoked, he might not be able to participate anymore.

Officials from Mapo,Seoul Police stated, "Mr. Gil Seong Jun was caught driving under the influence of alcohol in Mapo-gu around 12:30 dawn. We are going to invite him for investigation immediately."

Source: Newsen via Nate

'You're All Surrounded' and 'Glorious Day' press conferences cancelled + reschedule broadcast dates

On April 22nd, a representative from SBS announced that the press conference schedules for both SBS' upcoming dramas "You're All Surrounded" and "Glorious Day" have been canceled.

"You're All Surrounded" was planned to hold a press conference on April 23rd while 24th is for "Glorious Day", but they decided to cancel it because of the Sewol tragedy,"We want to send our deepest condolences to all the victims of the tragedy and also wishing that all missing people will come back safely. Depend on the situation of the rescue operation, we will decide on holding the press conference again later".

The broadcast date for "You're All Surrounded" is delayed till May 7th, while "Glorious Day" still keeps their original schedule and will be broadcast on April 26th.

Phantom to delay the release of their new album

Hiphop Group Phantom joins the line-up of celebrities to delay their comeback in mourning for the ferry accident.

On April 22nd, the agency announced through the group's official fancafe,"Phantom's new studio album "Phantom Power" which was originally scheduled to release on April 24th has been delayed","The whole Korea is currently in deep grief. The Phantom members thought that they shouldn't release their album while everyone is in the mourning for the accident. After a meeting with people in the company, we came up with this decision".

They continued,"This is their first regular album since debut so the members have been preparing for it a lot and have concentrated only on their comeback situation. But this time we decided to delay it for a while and take some times to mourn. Though there might be many fans who are feeling sad but we'd like everyone to pray with all our hearts together"

'Showtime','Show Champion','Weekly Idol' and more programs on MBC cable channels cancel broadcast

Due to the ferry tragedy, some of the programs on cable channels MBC Every1 and MBC Music will be cancelled.

According to MBC Plus Media, from 22nd to 25th, MBC Every1 "Weekly Idol", "Showtime - Burning The BEAST", "Six to Nine 2", MBC Music "Show Champion", "Dance Battle Korea", "Gayo Generation", "Idol True Colors", "Idol Dance Battle", "Picnic Live Soundscape" have decided to cancel broadcast.

A rep from MBC Plus Media said,"Because of the ferry accident, our hearts are all deep in pain and to show our condolences to all the victims, we decided to cancel the broadcast of all the programs o MBC Music and MBC Every1 for this week"

Tablo shows his condolence to Sewol victims through his radio

Tablo showed his concern about the Sewol tragedy through "Tablo's Dreaming Radio".

On April 21st was the first broadcast of his radio. He shared his thought while DJ-ing,"All I can do is share the music that can warm your hearts","Hurt, confused, angry, sorry, for people who are still unfamiliar with those feelings I want to spend the night with you today","When there's nothing that can help you to relax your mind, I hope that you will be able to do it here".

He continued,"My heart feels heavy as an adult in a world that we can't protect our children","Sometimes music is something that is more than a warm hug","Whenever I find nothing to comfort me, rather than giving up I will try to listen to music"

"Tablo's Dreaming Radio" is broadcast every night from 10pm to midnight.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TVXQ to release new Japanese single album 'Sweat/Answer' in June

TVXQ are releasing a new single album 'Sweat/Answer' in June 11. The official notice has been put up on their official Japanese website on April 22.

The single album consists of two new tracks 'Sweat' and 'Answer'. The CD version includes 'less-vocals' of the two tracks while the DVD one consists of 'Sweat Video Clip' , 'Off-shot MV recording', and 'Jacket photoshoot making'.

'Sweat' is said to be a jazz dance track which is suitable for the summer while 'Answer' is a mid-dance track with strong emotional vocals.

Meanwhile, TVXQ just released their 7th Japanese album 'Tree' on March 5 and just after 3 months, they are releasing another single.Moreover, TVXQ also commenced their  '2014 -TREE-  TVXQ LIVE TOUR' being Yokohama as their first stop on April 22.

Source: TVXQ

Actor Cha Seung Won donates 100 million won for Sewol tragedy

According to Community Chest Board of South Korea on April 22, actor Cha Seung Won donates 100 million won to the deprived and rescue operations relating to the Sewol tragedy.

Aside from him, various actors and celebrities had donated as well like Song Seung Heon, Kim Yuna, Han Ji Won, On Joo Wan, Jung Il Woo, Joo Sang Wook, Park Jae Min, Kim Bo Seong, and more. more.

Meanwhile, Cha Seung Won is cast in the upcoming SBS drama 'You're Surrounded'.

2NE1's 'Come Back Home' MV reaches 10 million views on Youtube!

As of April 22nd, 2NE1's "Come Back Home" MV has surpassed 10 million views on Youtube.

The MV was published on March 2nd, so it takes a month and a half for it to reach this number. In particular, by far 2NE1 is the 2nd group to get this achievement this year, following Girls' Generation with "Mr.Mr" MV.

Congratulation 2NE1! Now let's watch "Come Back Home" again

TVXQ kicks off their '2014 -TREE- TVXQ LIVE TOUR' in Yokohama today!

TVXQ's Yunho and Changmin commence their '2014  -TREE-  TVXQ LIVE TOUR' today, April 22, at Yokohama Arena and will go on for three days consecutively.

This is their first Japanese tour this year to commemorate the release of their 7th Japanese album 'Tree'. After their tour in Yokohama, they are going next to Nagoya and perform at Nippon Gaishi Hall for another three consecutive days starting on April 28.

You could check the schedule below for more details.


Monday Kiz' Lee Jin Sung quietly enlists in military today

Monday Kiz' member Lee Jin Sung quietly enlists as an active duty soldier today with a 'heavy heart'.

On the day of his enlistment, he left a message on his twitter saying, "My heart definitely feels heavy as I go during this sad and unfortunate time. Still I want to say my farewell.. I will enlist. See you soon til we meet again~!"

At 2PM today, Lee Jin Sung is going to enlist in 306 Uijeongbu, Gyeonggido.

Good luck and we will wait for you Lee Jin!

After School's UEE is the first female member to join 'Law of the Jungle'

After School members UEE is going to leave for Indian Ocean Island adventure as a new member for 'Law of the Jungle' next month.

An SBS official told OSEN on 22nd, "UEE is the only female member to join Laws of the Jungle." It's been a while for UEE to participate in entertainment outing after We Got Married and Barefoot Friends after she got busy for MBC drama Golden Rainbow.

The bright and lively image of UEE is expected to be shown in this Indian Ocean Island adventure. Other members are still considering and will be revealed soon.

Jaejoong and Siwan have a hard time in casino class

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong and ZE:A's Im Si Hwan learned casino for their roles in the upcoming MBC drama 'Triangle'.

The two are going to be brothers as well as actor Lee Bum Soo. Seems like both of them have no idea in gambling and find learning casino very difficult.

In the video released by iMBC, Jaejoong shared his inexperience in casino while Siwan talked about how is it doing gambling with Jaejoong whom he has known since he was a kid.

The drama 'Triangle' centers the story of three brothers who got separated for 20 years. Lee Bum Soo will play the role of the oldest brother, "Jang Dong Soo", who is an investigator. On the other hand, Kim Jaejoong will play the second brother "Heo Young Dal", who's real name was Jang Dong Chul but has changed  after getting separated with his brothers. He is going to have a tough and fearless character. Lastly, Im Si Wan will play the role of the youngest "Jang Dong Joon" who got adopted by a rich family and has a cold character. 'Triangle' is going to air every Monday & Tuesday starting on May 5 following Empress Qi.

Han Ga In is pregnant with her first child!

Actress Han Ga In and her husband Yoon Jung Hoon will finally become parents after 9 years into marriage! On April 21st, BH Entertainment said through press releases,"Han Ga In is in her 7th week of pregnancy. Because she wasn't sure for the first couple of weeks so we didn't announce it sooner","This is such a good news but because the whole nation is mourning for the sinking ferry accident, she's also feeling sad about it and was cautious whether she should announce it or not"

About Yoon Jung Hoon, he was very happy when he heard about the news. The couple said because it's still an early pregnancy, also this is their first child so they are very careful about it and only told the good news to the people that they're close with.

Congratulation to Han Ga In and Yoon Jung Hoon!
Monday, April 21, 2014

'Triangle' releases first teaser featuring Lee Bum Soo, Jaejoong, and Siwan

Upcoming MBC drama 'Triangle' releases its first teaser featuring the three main cast Lee Bum Soo, JYJ's Kim Jaejoong, and ZE:A's Im Siwan.

The three are going to be brothers in the drama who got separated for 20 years. Each of them has their own story and character. They will be joined by other cast such as Oh Yeon Soo and Baek Jin Hee.

The drama 'Triangle' centers the story of three brothers who got separated for 20 years. Lee Bum Soo will play the role of the oldest brother, "Jang Dong Soo", who is an investigator. On the other hand, Kim Jaejoong will play the second brother "Heo Young Dal", who's real name was 'Jang Dong Chul' but has changed  after getting separated with his brothers. He is going to have a tough and fearless character. Lastly, Im Si Wan will play the role of the youngest "Yoon Yang Ha" who's real name is "Jang Dong Joon" who got adopted by a rich family and has a cold character.

'Triangle' is going to air every Monday & Tuesday starting on May 5 following Empress Qi. Meanwhile, watch the teaser below:

Kim Soo Hyun shows up for two minutes at the Hyundai Car Exhibition in Beijing

Actor Kim Soo Hyun proves he is not someone who breaks his promise especially to his fans.

On April 20, Kim Soo Hyun attended the 'Beijing Car Show at Hyundai Car Exhibition held in Beijing as he is its promotional brand model. The 'Man From The Star' actor gathered 8,000 fans who flocked to see him.

Because of the crowd, safety concerns come first thus made the organizers to almost cancel the event. However, some fans stayed and were still hopeful to see their favorite actor. After almost four hours of non appearance, Kim Soo Hyun entered and had a brief photo session and delivered a short message including an apology for making his fans wait.

Has waited for four hours backstage, his appearance only lasted for two minutes but fans were satisfied enough that Kim Soo Hyun kept his promise despite of tight security.

Actors Jung Il Woo, Joo Sang Wook, and Ha Ji Won donate millions of won for Sewol victims & rescue operations

As the rescue operation is still going on for the missing passengers of the sunken ship Sewol, people with big hearts continue to offer their help. As of 9:00PM (KST), death toll raises to 83 with 219 people still missing.

As their country is suffering, they may count on to the celebrities who are generous enough to lend their financial help for the progression of rescue operation and for the victims. Adding to the growing list of donors are big actors Jung Il Woo, actress Ha Ji Won, and actor Joo Sang Wook.

Aside from Kim Yuna who donated 100 million won, actress Ha Ji Won is also reported to have donated 100 million won for the victims of Sewol. On the other hand, actor Joo Sang Wook donated 30 million won for the rescue operations according to Korea Salvation Army. In addition to that, actor Jung Il Woo also lend another 30 million won for the victims and rescue operations according to the National Disaster Relief Association. He also postponed his fansigning which is scheduled on May 3.

Hope these people can add strength and hope to those who are sufferings.

Actress Nam Sang Mi confirmed to act alongside Lee Junki for KBS 'Joseon Gunman'

Actress Nam sang Mi has confirmed a role in the upcoming KBS action/romance drama 'Joseon Gunman' alongside Lee Jun Ki.

Set in 19th century,Joseon, she will play the role of a young woman who has a strong and tough character. She will play the female lead in the drama and act alongside Lee Jun Ki, who wll take on a revenge for his father sister.

For reference, Lee Jun Ki and Nam Sang Mi have worked together in 2007′s thriller Time of Dog and Wolf, so it's not the first time they are going to act together. Meanwhile, 'Joseon Gunman' is going to air every Wednesday & Thursday after 'Golden Cross'. It will premiere on June 18.

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