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T-ARA Bullying Scandal: Hwayoung Dropped From Main Cast Of ”Age of Youth 2′

T-ARA Bullying Scandal: Hwayoung Dropped From Main Cast Of ''Age of Youth 2'

It was  welcome news for fans of the coming of age drama “Age of Youth” when JTBC confirmed that it will be filming a second season of the series. However, it seems like embattled star Hwayoung will be dropped from the main cast. In a statement from “Age of Youth” director Lee Tae Gon, he said that Hwayoung’s character will still be a part of the story, seeing as she was part of the main characters of the original series. However, she will not be staying for the duration of the drama as a regular cast member, All Kpop reported. “The story will continue on without excluding Hwayoung but she won’t be having any special parts,” Lee Tae Gon explained. “There will be about one or two episodes with her but she won’t be continuing the story in all 12 episodes.” It can be recalled that Hwayoung recently figured in a scandal involving T-ARA members and her sister from five years ago. Fans are speculating that the scandal and the negative publicity surrounding the K-pop idol could have been a factor in the decision of the production to cut her from the series. Producer Lee Dae Gon clarified that Hwayoung’s

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Park Bo Gum News: Why Was Park Bo Gum Wearing Lee Kwangsoo’s Nametag In Running Man Episode? Find Out Here!

Park Bo Gum News: Why Was Park Bo Gum Wearing Lee Kwangsoo's Nametag In Running Man Episode? Find Out Here!

Fans have been anticipating the appearance of “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” star Park Bo Gum in “Running Man” ever since it was announced a few weeks ago and on the March 18 episode, it finally happened. But fans were in for an even bigger treat because not only did Park Bo Gum make an appearance but celebrities like Jo In Sung and Song Joong Ki also joined the episode. Prior to the episode’s airing, preview stills of Park Bo Gum wearing Lee Kwangsoo’s nametag surfaced on the internet making fans even more curious as to what his participation will be. It turned out that it involved a mission assigned to Lee Kwangsoo, reported One Kpop . According to a report by Soompi , the mission assigned to Lee Kwangsoo was to get a sofa. Running Man’s resident Giraffe quick-wittedly thought of asking to borrow one from his father. Apparently, there are no free lunches in the world and even family connections aren’t enough to get the favor for free. Kwangsoo’s dad agreed to loan his son the sofa at a cost – autographs from Jo In Sung and Song Joong Ki that his employees wanted. So the mission for the

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‘Descendants Of The Sun 2’ News: Lee Min Ho To Join Cast? Song Joong Ki’s Instagram Post Fan Hope For Sequel

'Descendants Of The Sun 2' News: Lee Min Ho To Join Cast? Song Joong Ki's Instagram Post Fan Hope For Sequel

After the massive success of his comeback drama “Legend of the Blue Sea,” is Lee Min Ho considering joining the potential sequel of another hit drama? Rumors have recently surfaced that Suzy Bae’s boyfriend is the latest star that is in talks to join the cast of “Descendants of the Sun 2”. According to a rumors , Lee Min Ho is a strong contender to join the show after he topped the survey of most popular Korean actors conducted on American drama fans. The strong performance of his recent comeback, which resulted in posting 20 percent ratings high, also made Lee Min Ho’s appearance in Descendants of the Sun 2 a much anticipated news among fans. Should the rumors prove to be true, Lee Min Ho will definitely not feel like a stranger to doing action drama like Descendants of the Sun. He has previously starred in the very successful City Hunter series, which is also being rumored to be developing a second season, reported Kpopstarz . Aside from City Hunter, Lee Min Ho has also starred in Faith, where he played the role of a captain in the Joseon era. He also starred in movies like Gangnam Blues. Meanwhile,

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Nam Joo Hyuk & Lee Sung Kyung News: Are The Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Stars Secretly Dating In Real Life?

Nam Joo Hyuk & Lee Sung Kyung News: Are The Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Stars Secretly Dating In Real Life?

After displaying their insane chemistry with each other in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo,” there have been many fans who have been wanting lead stars Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung to start dating in real life. While both stars have denied that their chemistry is anything is other than platonic, fans continue to hold out hope that a real life pairing could eventually happen. As a matter of fact, fans are even more hopeful now after Nam Joo Hyuk admitted in an interview with Soompi   that he is ready to date, taking it as a signal that he was inspired to open his heart by his recent co-star. In a separate post by ILoveKdrama , Nam Jo Hyuk actor admitted that he wants to work with Lee Sung Kyung again on another project “to create a different kind of chemistry.” It can be recalled that both actors have worked together twice – as supporting characters in Cheese in the Trap before they were paired together in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo”. While both actors insist that their relationship is more like siblings who belong under one management company, YG Entertainment, fans still believe that their chemistry could not

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Park Bo Gum, Lee Joon Gi Top List Of Best Dates For White Day

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Park Bo Gum and Lee Joon Gi have topped the survey of stars that fans want to spend White Day. The lead stars of Korean dramas “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” and “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo ” led the list of Korean actors that fans would want to date. According to a report by Soompi , the survey was conducted among 768 respondents who were asked the question “Which star would you want to spend White Day with?” The poll was conducted from February 16 to March 9. Based on the results of the survey, Park Bo Gum was on top of the fans’ minds because of his natural charm, his gorgeous smile and his great acting skills which was showcased in his recent projects “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” and “Reply 1988”. Park Bo Gum’s recent appearances in television commercials like Coca Cola also brought to attention his fun and romantic side. Lee Joon Gi, on the other hand, has been steadily gaining more and more attention because of his successful Korean drama leading roles in “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”. He also appeared in his Hollywood debut on “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” as Commander Lee. His recent exposures

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Ji Chang Wook, Lee Sung Kyung To Return to Rom-com In SBS’ ‘Be Careful Of This Woman’

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After starring in two straight action dramas “Healer” and “The K2”, it seems that actor Ji Chang Wook may be returning to the romantic drama scene for his next project. Ji Chang Wook, who was recently named as one of the most popular Korean actors among American K-drama fans, has reportedly been offered the lead role in SBS’ “Be Careful of this Woman” which is slated for release this year. According to a report by Soompi , SBS sources have confirmed that Ji Chang Wook has been offered a role in the workplace rom-com that revolves around crime, prosecutors and the courtroom. The role will be right up the actor’s alley after he has proven his mettle in lighthearted dramas such as the long-running “Smile Donghae.” It has earlier been reported that “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” star Lee Sung Kyung has also been offered the lead female role in the series. Sources from her management, YG Entertainment, have confirmed that she was in the process of reviewing the offer. According to a report by Kpopstarz , Lee Sung Kyung was offered the part of a judicial trainee who will be suspected of murder. Unfortunately, no details of Ji Chang

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Are You Gong Yoo’s Dream Girl? 3 Qualities The ‘Goblin’ Star Is Looking For In His Ideal Woman

Are You Gong Yoo's Dream Girl? 3 Qualities The 'Goblin' Star Is Looking For In His Ideal Woman

Despite his popularity, “Train to Busan” star Gong Yoo has remained pretty low key when it comes to his lovelife. Instead of talking about his personal life, he chooses to romance his fans in fan meetings and on screen by working hard on his performances to make sure that they are satisfied with his work. He also makes sure to engage them on social media to get their suggestions, making him one of the most popular Korean stars in the world. On a rare occasion however, the Goblin star opened up to Stars Post and shared what he was looking for in his ideal woman. Find out if you have the qualities that Gong Yoo is looking for in a partner. Emotionally stable. Gong Yoo admitted that in the past, he was drawn to emotionally volatile women and found them interesting. But now that he’s 37 years old, he likes women who are more secure and comfortable emotionally. No drama, Soompi reported. Not too girly. While most men would go for the glamorous and feminine type, Gong Yoo admitted that his ideal type is more on the boyish side and not too fussy about appearances. Could his time working with

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Netflix Fuses Modern Zombie Thrills With Joseon Era Drama In ‘Kingdom’ Original Series

Netflix Fuses Modern Zombie Thrills With Joseon Era Drama In 'Kingdom' Original Series

After the box office success of South Korean zombie film “Train To Busan”, Koreans are about to embark on another major zombie endeavor, this time partnering with Netflix to deliver an eight-episode zombie show set in the Joseon era. Netflix has confirmed that it will be working with Korean production firm Astory on the series entitled “Kingdom.” According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter , the series will be combining the concepts of the Korean period drama with that of modern concepts of zombie survival similar to that of “Train to Busan.” According to synopsis, the series will revolve around a crown prince who is tasked with a mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak. The film will be set in the Joseon dynasty 1392-1910 which will combine the appeal and beauty Korean period drama cinematography with the grittiness and carnage that comes from dealing with the undead. It has been confirmed that Signal writer Kim Eun Hee will write all eight episodes of the series. The writer expressed excitement over the project, saying that he has been working on the “Kingdom” concept since 2011, Deadline reported. “I wanted to write a story that reflects the fears and anxiety of

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5 Ways To Separate A Rookie K-Drama Viewer From A Veteran Fan

5 Ways To Separate A Rookie K-Drama Viewer From A Veteran Fan

Korean dramas or K-dramas have a natural way of getting the viewer hooked, regardless of nationality. That’s why Korean stars are so popular around world . Sometimes, it’s the theme that gets viewers addicted, and sometimes, it’s the beautiful chemistry among the talented cast. The cinematography and the soundtracks are also to die for. Bottom line: like a Pringles can, once you pop, you can’t stop. A few days ago, Kpopstarz came out with an article on the signs and symptoms that viewers are already addicted to K-dramas. Today, with the help of drama expert Soompi , listed below is a basic checklist to separate the rookies from the veterans. Check it out to see which category you belong. Getting to the subs.  Rookies wait for English subbed episodes from one or two reliable sites patiently. Veterans who have been scouring the internet for ages know the fastest sites to get their episode fix, and are willing to risk going to a relatively unknown site just to be the first to see what happens to their beloved lead character. Because of the amazing cliffhangers from the episode before, who can blame them? Station IDs . Rookies are impatient when it

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Kissasian Faces $8M Lawsuit From Philippine TV Network; Suspends Streaming Dramas From The Philippines

Kissasian Faces $8M Lawsuit From Philippine TV Network; Suspends Streaming Dramas From The Philippines

Kissasian will no longer be streaming dramas and shows from the Philippines after local television network ABS-CBN filed an $8 million lawsuit against the site for alleged infringement of trademarks and registered copyrights. The network filed the suit before a United States Federal District Court. According to a report by the Philippine Star , the lawsuit filed before Kissasian stemmed from its unauthorized streaming of 27 shows and movies produced by ABS-CBN including  “Be My Lady,” “Born for You,” “Dolce Amore,” “You’re Still the One,” “Etiquette for Mistresses,” and “Ex with Benefits.” The network cited that the move was part of its efforts to protect its trademark and copyrights. This was not the first time that ABS-CBN has filed trademark and copyright lawsuits against sites that regularly stream their shows without permission. The network has successfully won suits against 11 similar sites and was awarded $1 million dollars from each respondent. In response to the lawsuit, Kissasian, through its Facebook page recently announced that it will no longer be streaming Filipino shows on the site. It apologized to its fans for having to shut down streaming dramas from the Philippines, reported Hello Kpop . “Dear KissAsianers! For safety, we have

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