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Korean celebrities often try and push the limits of trendy hairstyles in both their dramas as well as in their other promotional activities. For better or for worse, going blond is a trend that keeps popping up in the Korean entertainment world. Take a look at these photos and let me know which ones you think are the best and the worst!

1. Lee Hong Ki in You're Beautiful
[link Oh Jeremy! You will always be my favorite blonde in Dramaland! His infectious charms coupled with this fun-loving hairstyle made for the perfect combination. The funny thing about his haircut though was that it was constantly...
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KBS 2TV‘s upcoming drama Producer has announced its premiere date, making many anticipate its first episode as the countdown begins.

Starring Kim Soo Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, Cha Tae Hyun, and IU, there has been much hype and anticipation for this television series since the confirmation of the cast list as each of them have impressed viewers as main leads in other hit dramas.

Besides these four main casts, Kim Jong Kook will also be making his acting debut (link) in this drama, twenty years since his debut in the entertainment industry as a member of Turbo.

The cast participated in the first private...
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Although this is a drop from last year (IU was 10th in 2014), she still is high ranked!

Forbes Celebrity 40 is determined by first taking the top 100 most searched people of the year (data provided by Nate) and ranking them based on 4 different measures:

1. Sales - estimated based on appearance fees, CF guarantees album sales, etc. + reported overseas income

2. Media exposure - number of apperances in the top 3 newspapers, covers of 8 magazines, Ilgan Sports

3. Television exposure - CF model ranking and appearances on talk shows and variety shows

4. Professionalism - TV ratings for actors/MCs, total...
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It seems we will have to wait a little more until IU's next comeback.

Previously IU was revealed to make her comeback with a new album in April, but since the filming of KBS's drama 'Producers' will kick off soon this March, her agency has released a statement saying that the comeback schedule might be pushed back after she wraps up the filming for 'Producers'.

A rep from Loen Entertainment said on March 10th,"She will continue with the recording of the new album while she's filming for the drama. The promotions can only happen after the drama concludes".

IU has been casted to play as a top star in 'Producers' along with Cha Tae Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin and Kim Soo Hyun. It's scheduled to broadcast every Friday and Saturday this April.

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1. Lee Seung Gi's "Because You're My Woman" (2004)

The #1 karaoke song for older woman/younger man couples. This song shot Lee Seung Gi to top star fame in just his debut.

2. Jang Yoon Jung's "Omona" (2004)

The song took off thanks to Jang Yoon Jung's unique vocal characteristics. It was also the first time in 12 years that a trot song won #1 on a public broadcast music show since Kim Soo Hee in 1993.

3. SG Wannabe's "To Live" (2005)

The group is known for having the most hit tracks in the digital music market. The album sold 400,000 copies and went on to win Daesang at the 'Golden Disk' that year....
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IU revealed herself to be a fan of Song Il Kook's triplets!

During the '2014 IU Awards' segment of her interview with KBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Relay', IU unsurprisingly gave the best friend award to actress Yoo In Na, explaining, "We get along so well. We hang out at least once a week and at most, 8-9 times a week. We meet up with each other so often that those around us ask if we're dating."

As the nation's little sister, she gave the nation's little brother award to the 'triplets' aka Song Il Kook's triplets. She shared, "When I watch them, they're so cute. I think that everyone would agree on this nation's little brother award." When asked, "This is a funny question but among Dae Han, Min Guk, and Man Se, who is closest to your style?", IU shared, "Dae Han. He's so mature."

Who doesn't love the nation's triplets?

source: allkpop
On November 29th, Mnet added three more spectacular performances to the official line-up for the 2014 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards).

Earlier in the month, the award show confirmed the first official line-up, which included EXO, as well as Big Bang‘s G-Dragon and Taeyang. In addition to this already impressive line-up of some of K-Pop’s hottest stars, SISTAR, INFINITE, and IU have also been added, creating a show that is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated events of the year.

SISTAR had quite a successful year, with the new releases “Touch my Body” and “I Swear” both doing...
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Traditional Hanbok clothing is one of the most gorgeous pieces of cloth, and is a special pride amongst Koreans. We thought we would feature some beautiful idols in the traditional garments to showcase the different styles and looks!

Check out our list below titled, ”13 Gorgeous Idols In Traditional Hanbok Clothing”

1. Girl’s Day Minah

2. SHINee

3. Girls’ Generation Taeyeon & Hyoyeon

4. IU

5. Sistar

6. Sistar Hyorin

7. Red Velvet


9. Kara

10. Girls’ Generation Jessica

11. Song Joongki

12. f(x)

13. Girls’ Generation Tiffany
Korean source: link

1. [+5,844, -374] She'll be fine as long as her acting hits at least average... and there's nothing to hate regarding her music so I'm totally for her participating in the OST.

2. [+4,029, -414] A song she's singing in a drama as the role of a 23 year old singer... Looking forward to a great drama from all the cast and staff!

3. [+3,355, -687] She's good at everything so looking forward to it! Do well!

4. [+2,667, -425] Oh, looking forward to it!!!

5. [+328, -106] I'd like it if they cast an actor for her role but realistically speaking, the role would've gone to another idol...
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+ Cha Tae Hyun thought Kim Soo Hyun would never take '‪‎Producer‬' role

On April 17, KBS revealed videos of the first meetings between the stars of the upcoming drama 'Producer', and it was quite interesting to see their interactions!
IU and Gong Hyo Jin met in a waiting room, where Gong Hyo Jin asked IU, "How old are you? We probably have a 10 year difference?" IU replied, "I'm 23 years old (Korean age)," surprising Gong Hyo Jin.

The actress responded, "We're over 10 years apart. It'll probably be difficult for you [to approach]."
For reference, IU was born in 1993 and Gong Hyo Jin was...
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The queens of K-pop are rising in fame internationally, and not just for their catchy music. Many of our recent K-drama leading ladies actually got their start as idols, or are currently hot on both scenes. To celebrate their success, we have partnered with Spotify to curate the K-pop Idols: Ladies Edition playlist! Follow DramaFever on Spotify to hear the hottest songs from these female powerhouses and see some of your favorite K-Pop idols as leading ladies in these 10 amazing K-dramas.

1. Fool's Love, starring UEE of After School.

It's not easy being Ho Goo (Choi Woo Sik), a low-key guy...
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Keeping a very slim figure is highly expected of idols. There is much pressure on them to uphold an image of being slim and sexy, therefore careful diet planning and fitness is a normal part of idols lives… however some idols underwent extreme diets that forced them to very minimal amounts of food per day. These 7 diets idols attempted are not likely to be recommended by dieticians, and may have left them thinner, but could have taken a toll on their health as well.

1. Sistar – Soyou
Soyou has followed a “one-meal-a-day” diet. Brown Eyed Girl’s Ga In aand Secret’s Hyosung have also...
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The first script reading of "Producers" (link) was held on the 6th with Kim Soo-hyeon-I (link) , IU (link) , Cha Tae-hyeon (link) , GKng Hyo-jin and others.

Pictures of the cast show Kim Soo-hyeon-I in casual-wear, with a black cap. Apparently he did so well that they that he received many applauses.

IU showed up wearing a knitted sweater and became the perfect popular singer that she is in the drama.

The production staff claimed everyone synergized very well with each other as if they were really filming.

"Producers" is an entertainment drama written by Park Ji-eun (link) and produced by Seo Soo-min-I...
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Earlier today, both actress Gong Hyo Jin and IU were confirmed to be starring in the KBS 2TV drama 'Producer,' penned by the same writer as 'You Who Came From the Stars.'

Gong Hyo Jin will play the role of a 10-year producer of a music program with an abrasive personality. IU will play a diva-like singer with a cold attitude. The two will play opposite male lead, Cha Tae Hyun who will be taking on the role of a veteran PD from the entertainment department of a broadcast station.

As mentioned before, actor Kim Soo Hyun is also in consideration for a role in this drama, so let's cross our fingers that he'll also be confirmed as well!

Watch out for 'Producer' in April.

Tip: yihshyue liu

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Despite the hype surrounding upcoming KBS 2TV drama “Producer,” the cast and crew were able to successfully complete filming for the title sequence of the drama in tight secrecy. (Not so secret if you read IU Official Fansite, kekeke)

While the filming location was successfully kept under wraps, the production crew still took special care to regulate the few spectators that congregated around the site.

An industry reporter managed to capture some of the shooting, which took place near the KBS Shinkwan Open Hall in Yeouido. In the photo, lead actors Cha Tae Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun,...
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In a recent poll to find out which celebrities people most wanted in their passenger seat on the car ride back home for Lunar New Year, the nation’s MC, Yoo Jae Suk, was chosen as number one.

KBS Cool FM asked some 2,000 men and women which famous person they most desired to accompany them on their drive home. On February 14, the results revealed that Yoo Jae Suk received 7.7% of the total votes, making him the top choice.

Figure skater Kim Yuna followed for the second spot with 4.2% of the votes.

When looking at the voting differences by gender, the male voters’ results are as follows: Yoo...
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It’s that time of year again and once again The Independent Critics List released their 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013 list. This year, After School‘s Nana, Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon and miss A‘s Suzy along with 11 other Korean stars made it on the list.

This list was released on December 24 and Nana ranked the highest at #2. Taeyeon placed #9 and Suzy at #14.

Jessica, who ranked at #5 last year, ranked at #20 this year. Other Korean stars include Song Hye Gyo at #24, Go Ara at #34, IU at #39, Jun Ji Hyun at #43, After School’s Lizzy at #63, Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung at #66 and YoonA at #71. Rainbow‘s Jaekyung ranked #75, After School’s E-Young ranked #82 and Rainbow’s Woori ranked at #94.

Meanwhile, French actress Marion Cotillard was picked as the #1 beautiful face of 2013. Check out the full list here.

Also, check out the video clip here:

source: soompi
Following the Top 8 Mukbang Online Streamers on Afreeca TV feature on allkpop buzz, we found 9 popular mukbang (eating broadcast) idols and groups who are known for the way they deliciously gulp down their food. Disregarding their agency's warnings to maintain the stereotypical idol image, these idols are not afraid to chow down and basically lose their rationality when it comes to food.

IU sheds her innocent and cute image by gulping down meat on 'Weekly Idol.' She continues to eat even as the MCs are doing their best to make her laugh and distract her throughout her feast. For seven minutes straight, IU munches on juicy 'chuk flap tail.'
Belting out "I like you oppa, what should I do" in her hit song, "Good Day," IU quickly rose to the top of the list as the nation's next younger sister and was adored by many uncle fans. However, as she gradually made her way into appearing on variety shows, we were shocked to see that IU was not so child-like as she seemed. For one, IU does not have a cute, high-pitched voice that we all thought she would have. Actually, it's quite deep. And her unexpected comments such as, "When girls are rushing to go out, they sometimes only wash their bangs," shows that she has a hidden tomboy, easy-going, and surprisingly mature personality behind her baby face.
Getting one day closer to broadcast, KBS′ Producer held its first script reading with its star-studded cast.

On April 6, KBS released photos of the script reading that took place at the end of March in Gangnam. Present were writer Park Ji Eun, Seo Soo Min PD, and director Yoon Sung Ho, as well as Cha Tae Hyun, Kong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun, IU, Na Young Hee, Park Hyuk Kwon, Ye Ji Won, Kim Jong Kook, Seo Ki Cheol and more.

The script reading session is said to have taken place in a positive atmosphere with the actors interacting with each other flawlessly. At one point, Cha Tae Hyun burst out...
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