New Law Passed Protects Child Actors Kim Sae Ron, Kim Yoo Jung
The Culture and Arts Industry Development Law carried last year, December 31, at the National Assembly plenary session will be effective starting July 29, 2014. With the new law that is passed, child actors Kim Sae Ron, Kim Yoo Jung, and others will be given consideration and will experience an improvement in their working environment.
According to the law, child actors under the age of 15 can only render 35 hours of work in a week and should observe proper working hours which prohibits them from taking on projects from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. in the morning the following day.
Young actors aged 15 and above will be allowed to work not exceeding 40 hours in one week and likewise, should observe proper working hours as well. This means they, too, will not be allowed to work from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. However, if the actor has parental consent, he may extend his work hours for a couple of hours.
Kim Yoo Jung Confesses She Had a Boyfriend of More Than 300 Days in the Past
Child actress Kim Yoo Jung appeared as a guest on the June 25 broadcast of MBC’s talk show “Radio Star,” and shared honestly about dating.
The young actress has gained much popularity through her acting in various productions, including the MBC drama “The Moon That Embraces the Sun” and the movie “Elegant Lies.”
During the talk show broadcast, the MCs asked Kim Yoo Jung if it was true that she previously had a boyfriend that she dated for more than 100 days. To this question, she confessed, “We actually dated for about 300 days,” surprising everyone with the long duration of her relationship.
The actress continued with her thoughts on dating, “What I got out of the relationship is the realization that it’s hard to control my emotions at this age and that I’m still too young to be dating. I think it’s better for me to take care of myself now and date when I’m older.”
This episode of “Radio Star” also featured other child stars, including Kim Gu Ra’s son, Kim Dong Hyun, as well as Noh Tae Yub, and Kwak Dong Yeon.
'Reset' is a melodramatic noir thriller, drawing the story of the heated battle between a prosecutor and an unknown antagonist.
In the film, Chun Jung Myung will play Cha Woo Jin, a prosecutor who lost his first love as a result of a crime 15 years ago, and now focuses solely on serious criminal cases in the hopes of finding a lead for the old case. In the role of Jo Eun Bi, a high school student who gets caught up in the case, is actress Kim So Hyun, who was a child actress in the dramas “Moon That Embraces the Sun” and “I Can Hear Your Voice.”
This will be Chun Jung Myung’s first comeback to the small screen in three years. He said, “After just seeing the synopsis, I fell in love with the character of Cha Woo Jin, and immediately agreed to do the drama. With the opportunity to work in a great drama, I’m really looking forward to acting again.”
The drama will air after the end of “God’s Quiz 4” on August 10.
(OP note: Reset will be a 10-episode drama. Kim So Hyun will play two roles, Chun Jung Myung's first love who died and a high school student.)
Can a real guardian angel survive the perils of teen angst and living life as a high school student? Lee Seul Bi (Kim Sae Ron) is an angel who is sent to Earth to look after Shin Woo Hyun (Nam Woo Hyun), who lives with his grandmother and carries emotional scars from being abandoned by his parents. Despite his cold demeanor, Woo Hyun is popular in school because of his good looks and singing ability.
When his best friend, Hwang Sung Yeol (Lee Seong Yeol), finds out a secret that ties them together and also develops feelings for Seul Bi, who is posing as a fellow student at their school, the best friends turn into rivals. Can Seul Bi survive first love and other the perils of life as a teenager and properly do her job to protect Woo Hyun?
"High School: Love on" will air on Friday nights on KBS, starting July 11.
I'm glad that they are slowly growing out of their "childhood-flashback"-roles and start headlining dramas. All three are so talented, I'm excited for their future. Omona, will you check out 'Regret' and 'High School: Love on' while munching on Chocopies?
FT Island Lee Hongki has decided to appear as the male lead in the upcoming SBS weekend drama 'Modern Farmer' after a thorough consideration.
He is taking the role of 'Lee Min Ki', the leader, vocalist, and guitarist of a rock band 'Ex-So' (Excellent Souls). His character is romantic and pure when it comes to love but tough in their band. Actor Park Min Woo is also cast and will form a love triangle with Lee Hong Ki.
Directed by Oh Jin Suk, 'Modern Farmer' is a musical-comedy teen drama with a unique plot of rock band members going back to being farmers. It will premiere on October 18 following 'Glorious Day'.
Leader of a rock band called Lee Minki? A band called Exo? Are the writers trolling? Anyways, glad to see Minwoo get more work!
FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki Reunites with “We Got Married” Wife Fujii Mina
FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki showed that he’s still close with his ‘marriage’ partner, Fujii Mina, from their time on MBC Every1’s “We Got Married Global Edition.”
On June 5, the singer posted a short message on his personal Instagram account, “I met my wife after a long time,” attached with a picture of the former virtual couple together.
In the revealed photo, Hong Ki and Fujii Mina can be seen posing closely for a friendly snapshot. They are drawing attention for their continuing friendship even after wrapping up “We Got Married Global Edition.”
Synopsis: A romantic comedy about a man who doesn't want to get married and a woman who has no luck in marriage prospect. Gong Gi Tae is a successful bachelor who keeps getting pressured by his family to settle down. He then comes up with a plan to introduce Joo Jang Mi, whom he thinks will never be approved by his family.
[Drama Details] Title : Marriage Without Love | 연애 말고 결혼 | Yeonae Malgo Gyeolhon Also known as : Marriage Not Dating | Anticipate Marriage PD : Son Hyun Wook (Haeundae Lovers, Brain) Genre : Drama | Romantic Comedy Episodes : 16 Broadcast Network : tvN Airing Date : July 4, 2014 - August 22, 2014 Airing Time : Friday & Saturday ; 20:40 KST [Main Cast]
Yeon Woo Jin - Gong Gi Tae, Han Groo - Joo Jang Mi
Jung Jin Woon - Han Yeo Reum
Han Sun Hwa - Kang Se Ah, Yoon So Hee - Nam Hyun Hee
Euheheheheheheh, looks like they spent some money on Junho. His album dropped today! So, what do you think? Do you like the mv? The song? Should he get rid of the blonde hair for the love of all that is holy? Do you want to call Mr. T and tell him to take his gold necklaces back? Is Junho bullying/kidnapping the girl until she pretends to fall in love with him from sheer terror? When did he become a magician? Discuss!
Back in 2008, in the dark days before 1080p YouTube videos, I watched Girls’ Generation’s “Kissing You” video for the first time. I didn’t know the group, let alone care about them—I was a new Super Junior fan eager to watch Donghae’s cameo—but the cheesy sets and fairy-tale outfits quickly won me over. After years of choosing to listen to all-male bands, it was refreshing to see and hear girls my age that I could relate to. By the time “Genie” came out, I was a full-fledged superfan.
The article doesn't cover everything but it's a good start for a discussion.
One thing that bugs me the most about k-pop is that sex sells (we all know that), lots of girl groups do sexy concepts (some willingly, others, not so much... which itself is an issue); but those same girl group are bashed and insulted for giving the audience what it wants: SEX. And it's not just k-pop it's entertainment in general. You're not relevant until you're "sexual" but then you're a "relevant slut". And considering how young some of the idol are, it is a real issue. On one hand they're asked to be "saint", but on the other hand they should be ready to "sin" to be popular.
Either way, I know the previous article was a bit of a mess, but I thought this could make for an interesting discussion.
Anyone wanna laugh together at the top comments that clearly don't know 100%?
About their looks btw, Beauty has always been a stupid subject because it really depends on each person. I lost it at comment #3 because everyone in 100% can sing now, rapper line has worked hard to become decent singers and vocal line has always slayed with their vocals.
Shin Jaepyung is the guitarists/vocalist for Peppertones which is a really great k-indie duo you should all check out. In my dreams I hope YooHoo will be along the lines of Salary, but it doesn't sound like it so much in the teaser. I like pretty much everything they've put out so I'm sure I'll be pleased either way!
I'm kinda bummed that Jiyoon isn't writing the lyrics with Yoon Jong-shin like for Inner Space/Beep but ah well.
Male group Super Junior will be embarking on a new world tour!
After kicking off the tour in Seoul, ”Super Junior World Tour Super Show 6” will continue on to Japan, China, Thailand and other countries to give Super Junior’s global fans a chance to meet their favorite idols. As always, the group can be expected to put on a spectacular show.
This will be Super Junior’s sixth concert tour under the brand name “Super Show.” Since 2008, the group has held three Asian tours and two world tours, with a total of 97 concerts and an audience of over 1,350,000 people.
The first stop of the tour will be in Seoul, held at Jamsil Indoors Sports Stadium on September 20 and 21, and detailed information on the tickets will be revealed shortly. In addition, Super Junior is planning to return with a new album before kicking off their tour, and leader Leeteuk will join the group after finishing his military service at the end of this month.
Sunmi and Yubin will be appearing on SBS’s Fashion King Korea Season 2.
An affiliate of their agency told Newsen on June 17, “It’s true that Sunmi and Yubin will be appearing on Fashion King Korea Season 2. Yubin will be appearing as a guest. They’ve finished filming recently and we haven’t heard when the show will air yet.”
Hosted by Shin Dong Yeop, Fashion King Korea Season 2 is a fashion survival program that focuses on the interaction and growth of celebrities and star designers. Season 1 of the program aired last year and the upcoming season will be focusing more on reality.
Fashion King Korea Season 2 has confirmed casting with Jung Joon Young, Clara, Kwang Hee, Block B’s Zico, Hong Jin Kyung, Yoon Jin Seo and Cho Sae Ho, as well as Sunmi and Yubin, who spent many years together as members of Wonder Girls.
A Korean skincare company has a pressing question for its American customers: Do you wanna be white?
This is a tagline for Elisha Coy’s Always Nuddy Complete Correction, or “CC” cream, as seen at New York's New Koreatown Plaza in Flushing, Queens.
Maybe the advertising team forgot that this ad was scheduled to run in America where minorities are hyper-aware of race, colorism (even if they don’t know that word specifically, they know how it feels to be discriminated based upon skin color) and kind of like being their own ethnicity. Or maybe Elisha Coy's international marketing team hoped that consumers would care more about aspirational pale skin tones than a message implicitly telling them that their natural skin color just isn't enough? Someone should share with the brand that U.S. advertisers sell European beauty standards through imagery — like rarely including ethnic models in major runway shows during Fashion Week — rather than outright demeaning ad copy.
Noonchi, a Korean culture website, bitingly called this flub the "perfect advertisement—it sells an impossible dream while also making its potential consumers feel worse about themselves."
Girl group Secret has scheduled a comeback for this summer.
On July 8, TS Entertainment revealed that after eight months since “I Do I Do” was released last December, Secret will be making a comeback as a group.
Secret has had many hit songs since they debuted in 2009, such as “Magic,” “Madonna,” “Starlight Moonlight” and “YooHoo” which included their trademark bubbly and sexy charms. Lately the members have been focusing on individual activities to foster their individual abilities.
Especially Jeon Hyo Sung, as she recently debuted with her solo song “Good-night Kiss” and is playing the role of Han Soo Ri in the KBS daily drama “My Dear Cat.” Jung Ha Na is shining by showing her worth as a rapper. Song Ji Eun has already established herself with drama OSTs and her solo album. Han Sun Hwa played a role in “God’s Gift – 14 Days” and has been cast in the tvN Friday-Saturday drama “Marriage, Not Dating.”
The Secret members have individually upgraded their talents through diverse training, and in their newly announced fifth mini-album, the title song is a highly addictive song in which you can see Secret’s characteristic womanly beauty.
TS Entertainment revealed on July 8 “Secret’s comeback will be right around August, and the members are currently preparing for the comeback. Secret has a fresh and bubbly image and can even do glamorous and sensual concepts, and they will compete with their differentiated charms that only they can pull off.
1. [+766, -144] They've never looked fresh or elf-like, always countrified with concepts that fell short in one way or the other. They've always been between copied versions of their previous songs like Magic, Madonna, and Poison and sexy concepts, and now they've lost themselves to other girl groups and are on a downward spiral.
2. [+541, -62] Han Sunhwa's always been wishing about going into acting and she finally achieved her goal.. ㅋ Rather surprised because she was better than I thought.. ㅋ
3. [+501, -82] Sunhwa managed to recover what Hyosung lost.... SECRET was never that disliked but ㅡㅡ Jun Hyosung...
4. [+435, -63] I wonder how much the others have changed aside from Sunhwa ㅋㅋ
5. [+373, -125] Dislike because of Ilbe
6. [+110, -14] The group that changes their face with each new album release
7. [+110, -20] They used to look simple but pretty and now they're plastic surgery monsters
8. [+29, -7] The rest of the members need to be grateful for Sunhwa. She really let herself go to be funny on 'Invincible Youth 1' and get SECRET's name known... and she's still the only one trying to recover their image.
MyDaily sat down with SM girl group f(x) on July 3 to talk about their "Red Light" comeback - below is a translation of the interview and resultant article.
Girl group f(x)’s recent comeback has smashed the public’s expectations by being the darkest song (in both musical style and concept) since their debut. “We really like it,” said Krystal.
We met up with f(x) in the waiting room at Mnet’s ‘M!Countdown’ as they prepared to perform ‘Red Light,’ the title song for their third full-length album. Maybe it was due to the drastically different hairstyles, but the members seemed to have a more feminine air about them in comparison to their images for their second album, ‘Pink Tape.’ Compared to the usual nerves before a comeback performance, f(x)’s bright faces showed their confidence in ‘Red Light.’