Halfway Results for Seoul International Drama Awards 2014

Hey Soompiers! It just felt like a few days ago when we opened up the voting for the Outstanding Korean Drama portion of Seoul International Drama Awards 2014. Just like we’ve anticipated, the battle is quite fierce in all categories: drama, actor, actress. Curious to see who are currently topping the voting poll? Flip through the gallery! Note: Percentages and rankings could have changed since th...

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch “Empress Ki”

We here at Soompi are doing a special series on many of the nominees of the Seoul International Drama Awards. As Soompi is home to many superfans, we thought it fitting to reach out to our own forum community to introduce some of their favorite shows and actors to you. Hanyeoun is one of our K-Drama forum moderators, and would like to share the glory that is Empress Ki, nominated for all 3 awards ...

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Jin Yi Han Clarifies Relationship with Ha Ji Won

If you’re among those who panicked when the words “Jin Yi Han Ha Ji Won lover” came up on top of the search engines, then you’ll breathe a sigh of relief as Jin Yi Han, one half of the dating rumor, clarified his relationship with the actress Ha Ji Won as nothing but one between “same age friends.” Through an interview with TVReport on July 2, Jin Yi Han gave hi...

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10 K-Drama Dads That Make Your Own Look Pretty Awesome

In honor of Father’s Day (June 15, 2014), here are some stellar K-drama dads to remind you just how awesome your dad really is!  2010 ”Giant“ Jo Pil Yeon (Jung Bo Seok) Kills a man, beats his son, knows no shame. (He pretty much might be the most evil K-drama dad ever.) 2010 ”Mary Stayed Out All Night“ Wi Dae Han (Park Sang Myun) Wants daughter to marry his rich friend’s...

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Ha Ji Won to Return as Singer After 11 Years

Yes, you read that right. Actress Ha Ji Won previously released a studio album titled “Home Run” back in May 2003 and will make a return as a singer with digital single “Right Here” (working title). The track will be released through various online music sites on June 13. The lyrics is written by Jung Kyung Soon, the scriptwriter for MBC drama “Empress Ki.” Composer Jung Jae Yoon, part of popular ...

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Jin Yi Han Talks About Acting in “Empress Ki” in bnt International

Actor Jin Yi Han has been a hot topic for the manly charms displays in his fashion pictorials. He also expressed his thoughts about acting in “Empress Ki” as well as his dancing skills on variety shows. It’s hard to see the various charms that he has through dramas, but through this photo shoot, he showed a silly side of him as well as a sexy side where his manly charms was revealed. For this phot...

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Actor Ji Chang Wook Seriously Contemplated Changing His Name to Dong Hae After Starring in...

In a recent interview with Sports Hankook, actor Ji Chang Wook discussed his recently finished MBC drama “Empress Ki,” as well as his previous works such as “Warrior Baek Dong Soo” and “Smile, Dong Hae.” During the part of the interview when the actor discussed his 2010 KBS 1TV drama “Smile, Dong Hae,” he confessed that although he did receive attention during the drama, the spotlight did not cont...

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Ji Chang Wook Plans to Reveal Mini Drama “Caffeine” At Japan Fan Meetings

Actor Ji Chang Wook will showcase his new mini drama “Caffeine” at his fan meeting in Japan. According to a representative from Ji Chang Wook’s agency on May 14, the actor will be revealing the mini drama as a special event for his fans at the fan meetings being held at Tokyo Yomiuri Hall on May 17, as well as Theater Brava! in Osaka on June 7. “Caffeine” is a romance drama that depicts both the s...

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Jaejoong, Jin Yi Han, and Hong Suk Chun Make a Friendly Trio in Recent Selca

Recently, Hong Suk Chun revealed his close friendship with JYJ’s Jaejoong and actor Jin Yi Han through a photo posted on his personal Twitter. On May 7, Hong Suk Chun uploaded the photo with a description, “During filming for ‘Triangle,’ Jin Yi Han from ‘Empress Ki’ made a surprise appearance. The three musketeers have met again.” In the picture you can see the three stars’ affectionate friendship...

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