Choi Jin Hyuk Looking Over Role in MBC’s “Fated to Love You”

Actor Choi Jin Hyuk is looking over a role in a new MBC Wednesday – Thursday drama titled, “Fated to Love You” as his next project. On April 23, a rep of Choi Jin Hyuk’s agency, Red Brick House, stated, “He has received an offer for a role in ‘Fated to Love You’ and is looking over the role optimistically.” “Fated to Love You” is a remake of the 2008 Taiwanese drama. It is a romantic comedy that p...

V.O.S Member Choi Hyun Joon to Get Married

Male group V.O.S member Choi Hyun Joon is getting married. On April 23, A representative of Choi Hyun Joon’s agency, Star Empire Entertainment, confirmed, “Choi Hyun Joon will be walking down the aisle at a wedding hall located in Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul on May 18. The details of the wedding, including the officiant, MC, and the guest singer, have not been confirmed yet.” The rep added, “It...

Gil to Leave MBC’s “Infinity Challenge,” MBC Releases Apology Statement

On April 23, MBC released a statement saying, “First and foremost, we bow our heads and apologize to our viewers. We sincerely apologize for worrying our viewers with the news of Gil’s drunk driving incident, which took place in the early morning of April 23.” “We are very sorry to inform our viewers with bad news especially during a time when the whole nation is under grief and having a rough tim...

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Hey Soompiers! There’s a pretty neat opportunity for those who are interested in makeup and beauty. bnt News International is offering a chance where five to ten people (nicknamed “bntgirls”) can become their official international beauty editors! Some of the responsibilities include posting weekly reviews on assigned beauty products, writing a monthly beauty column for the site, and promoting the...

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 ...

EXO Member Luhan to Take On First Acting Role in Chinese Fantasy Film

EXO member Luhan is venturing into the acting world! On April 23, Chinese media reported that Luhan was cast in the Chinese movie “Mid-Twenties” (working English title) alongside Wilson Chen and Zi-Shan Yang, among others, and this news was also confirmed with SM Entertainment. According to the report, “Mid-Twenties” is a fantasy movie about a 70-something-year-old man who suddenly returns to his ...

“You’re All Surrounded” Actor Cha Seung Won Makes Donation to Ferry Disa...

Cha Seung Won, star of hit drama “The Greatest Love”, has pledged 100 million won (roughly US$96,300) to a charity committed to helping the families and victims of the Sewol ferry disaster.  The actor’s donation was received by the Community Chest of Korea. A spokesperson for the charity said that the money would be used to provide valuable support for survivors and the families of the victims.  C...

Gil Apologizes for His Drunk Driving Incident

It was reported earlier that member of Lessang, Gil (Gil Sung Joon) was caught drunk driving and his license was canceled. On April 23, Gil was driving his Mercedes Benz G63 AMG on the Yanghwa Bridge near Hapjeong Station when he was caught drunk driving by the police.   Gil’s agency, Leessang Company, released an official statement of apology on April 23 saying, “Gil is currently reflecting deepl...

KBS, MBC, SBS Cautiously Announce Wed-Thurs Dramas Are a Go This Week, Variety Shows Are S...

The main three broadcast stations KBS, MBC, and SBS announced that they’ll air their Wednesday and Thursday dramas, “Golden Cross,” “Cunning Single Lady,” “Three Days,” respectively, tonight. However, they will not air their variety programs including “Vitamin,” “Radio Star,” “Midnight TV Entertainment,” respectively. Instead, the main three broadcast stations plan to fill in the variety show time...

Three Korean Movies to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

Three Korean movies are scheduled to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival in May this year. The three films are “The Target”, “A Girl at My Door” and “Breath”.  Festival organizers have announced that action thriller “The Target”, starring Ryu Seung Ryong (star of “Midnight in Cell No. 7”), will be scheduled for a midnight screening. Traditionally, two or three movies in the action, sc...

K-Pop Idols Participate in the Yellow Ribbon Campaign for the Sewol Ferry Disaster Victims

The past week has been a time of trial for Korea as the tragic Sewol ferry accident has shaken the country with hope, sorrow, and anger. Amid these times of hardships, celebrities have been taking part in the Yellow Ribbon Campaign by setting their sns profile images as or posting an image of a yellow ribbon. The Yellow Ribbon Campaign aimed to bring the mourning people of Korea together through t...

Shin Sung Rok Poses with His Chef Brother

Actor Shin Sung Rok, well-known for his role as a villain in SBS drama “Man From The Stars,” recently joined his younger brother Shin Je Rok in a photoshoot for the May issue of Styler magazine. Shin Je Rok is a former basketball player of the LG Sakers who is now a successful chef of his own restaurant specializing in Morioka reimen. He is the only chef in Korea who can make this cold...