EXO’s Baekhyun in His First Musical, Joined by Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and SHIN...

Following the news that EXO member Luhan is taking on his first acting role through a Chinese fantasy film, there is another casting news for fellow member Baekhyun! Baekhyun has been cast in his first musical, titled “Singin’ in the Rain.” It is produced by SM Entertainment and it is the first musical that SM Entertainment (through SM C&C) has produced. The musical is based ...

Leessang’s Gil Caught Drunk Driving, License Canceled

Member of hip hip duo Leessang and permanent cast member of the variety show “Infinity Challenge,” Gil (full name Gil Sung Joon) was caught drunk driving on April 23 around 12:30 AM KST.  The Mapo District police stated on April 23, “Gil Sung Joon was caught drunk driving around 12:30 AM and his driver’s license was canceled. We are planning to summon him for questioning so...

Music Industry Expects Flood of Comebacks in May or July

April and May was expected to be an exciting month in the K-Pop music industry with comebacks expect from boys groups EXO, Block B, Infinite, 2PM, BEAST, VIXX, and Fly to the Sky, and female solo G.NA, solo debuts from T-ara‘s Jiyeon, Hyomin and Secret‘s Hyosung. EXO already had their comeback showcase, Block B was expecting to start their reality TV show along with their new album pro...

Han Ga In and Yeon Jung Hoon Are Expecting a Baby!

Congratulations! Celebrity couple Han Ga In and Yeon Jung Hoon are expecting their first child since their marriage nine years ago in 2005. According to Han Ga In’s agency, BH Entertainment, the mother-to-be is currently solely focused on prenatal care since she is in the early stages of her pregnancy. A rep sated, “Her husband, Yeon Jung Hoon, was very happy with Han Ga In’s pre...

Jung Il Woo Postpones Fan Meeting, Donates to Relief Efforts

It was announced today through Jung Il Woo‘s official website that his May 3 fan meeting, titled “2014 Jung Il Woo Fanmeeting Il Woo Together,” has been postponed indefinitely out of respect for the ongoing Sewol ferry disaster. It was also separately reported that the actor donated 30 million KRW (~28,874 USD) Hope Bridge- Korea Disaster Relief Association.  A rep of the associa...

KBS Programming Dominates TV Ratings After Ferry Disaster

This past week, the fourth week of April, was a complicated one  for TV programming in terms of broadcast. As most prime time variety shows and dramas were suspended while the nation waited anxiously for good news from the site of the Sewol ferry disaster, news programming and more serious broadcast like documentaries filled in the empty air time.  KBS programming swept the weekly rankings for rat...

Rain in Talks for New Drama “Indian Summer”

Singer and actor Rain might be making his return to the small screen soon!  Rain is currently in talks to star in the upcoming drama “Indian Summer.” The drama is described as a traditional melodrama that will search for a message of healing and truth for those exhausted from the conflicts of our contemporary society. According to his agency, Cube Entertainment, Rain has received the o...

“Running Man” Cancels This Week’s Recording

As expected, the recording for future episodes of the SBS Sunday variety show “Running Man” was canceled this week. Recording for the show normally takes place on Monday and Tuesday, but filming for the entertainment oriented program was deemed inappropriate and difficult in the current situation. Filming for next week is also uncertain as the ferry disaster continues to grip the natio...

Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko Confirmed as Recurring Member of Variety Show “The Human C...

Hip-hop star and Dynamic Duo member Gaeko is venturing into the Korean variety programming with KBS’ second season of “The Human Condition.” Gaeko joins season one members Kim Joon Ho, Kim Joon Hyun, and Jung Tae Ho, and new members Kim Giri and Jo Woo Jong as the second season cast line-up for the male edition. According to KBS reps, Gaeko joined the April 19 filming of the vari...