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Get super duper excited! There are some good historical dramas headed your way in the second half of the year.

It has now been confirmed that the highly anticipated SBS drama, 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo,' starring so many top stars like IU, Lee Jun Ki, and Baekhyun, will be airing its very first episode on August 29!

It was revealed as much on May 6, along with the production crew revealing that the actors were diligently filming the drama, which will be 100% pre-recorded. The crew stated, "With the news that the air date is confirmed for the end of August by SBS, the atmosphere on set is even more warm and they are working harder to show a good drama."

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Sibling duo Akdong Musician and solo artist IU are considered some of the best singers and songwriters in the industry.

And while many fans are also aware that the three artists are also incredibly close friends, not many know that they’ve also worked on a song together as well.

Although the song was never officially released, “Fried Eggs” was a song that was originally thought of by IU, but was eventually written by Akdong Musician and performed by IU and Akdong Musician member Chanhyuk.

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DRAMA CASTING & NEWS
SBS delays Advance, schedules Scarlet Heart: Goryeo for August
by girlfriday | May 5, 2016 | 14 Comments


There’s been a lot of flip-flopping over at SBS lately, with their Wednesday-Thursday drama Deal being replaced with the new thriller Wanted. Now the same thing is happening with their Monday-Tuesday shows: The new drama from writer Park Kyung-soo (Punch, Empire of Gold, Chaser) about cops called Advance was being planned for the post-Doctors slot in August, but it’s been put on hold while fantasy romance Scarlet Heart: Goryeo has secured that timeslot.


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High school uniforms are seen a lot in South Korea as they're still implemented in most schools! It's not unusual to see idols also donning the attire whether it's for a CF or promotional concept.

Check out how these idols compare in their actual school uniforms from the past and their stylish ones in the present!

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Eunji
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Hyorin
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Jaekyung
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Lee Hyori
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There aren’t very many young female vocalists in the K-pop world, despite the demand for them in the industry. Thankfully, there are those few singers, both idol group members and soloists, who are considered vocalists with true musicianship. Here are the top three female vocalists in their 20s chosen by industry insiders.

1. Girls’ Generation Taeyeon
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Topping the list is the leader of Girls’ Generation. With her solo debut with “I” in 2015, Taeyeon was given the opportunity to show off her vocal skills. Industry insiders overwhelmingly chose her as Korea’s...
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Although there are many talented female vocalists in the K-pop industry, some have stood out among the rest.

In fact some of the top music companies in the country, including top agencies such as SM, YG, and JYP, recently participated in a survey to determine the top three young female singers right now.

And although many names were mentioned, including Ailee, Lee Hi, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, and EXID‘s Solji, among others, the companies selected Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, Apink‘s Eunji, and solo singer IU as the top three candidates, with Taeyeon ranking first and Eunji and IU tied for...
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IU is visiting China this summer to greet fans through 'IU Good Day in China 2016'!

So far, IU has confirmed performances in a total of 5 cities. The tour will begin on July 9 at Guangzhou, then head to Changsha on the 16th, Nanjing on the 23rd, Chongqing on the 30th, and Wuhan on the 31st. Loen Tree Entertainment also stated, "We are currently looking over all the concert offers from China, and IU's tour is going to be extended."

Currently, IU is filming for her new drama 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo', scheduled to be aired both in Korea and China in November. This will be the first time fans get to see IU at a solo event after her fans meetings in Shanghai and Beijing last winter.

Good luck to IU in China!

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IU has turned into a cute 'Isul Tok Tok' girl for 'Hite Jinro's new carbonated peach flavored alcohol drink!

Recently, Hite Jinro introduced their brand new beverage, ideal for light drinkers. The carbonated drink with a slightly fruity flavor is both perfectly sweet, yet alcoholic enough to enjoy. Who would be better off modeling this ideal drink than IU in a short bob and a a pink dress?

Check out IU's adorable 'Isul Tok Tok' CF above!

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While various idol groups, broadcasting stations, and more have been playing numerous pranks for April Fool's day, IU took to her official fan cafe as well as Loen Tree's soundcloud to share with fans a brand new song! Who knew we'd be receiving such a gift on April Fool's day!

This isn't a joke, folks! The song has yet to be titled, but is currently complete in its acoustic form!

Take a listen to IU's beautiful voice below!

https://soundcloud.com/loen-tree-198648795

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Solo singer IU and former f(x) member Sulli have proven time and time again that the two are very close friends.

In fact, the SM Entertainment artist recently updated her followers on their close relationship by showing a cute photo of a home cooked meal that IU had prepared for the two of them. And while many fans praised the girls for their cute friendship despite their busy schedules, many anti-fans resorted to criticizing the quality of IU’s cooking.

NETIZEN REACTIONS

Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments...
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IU has given her fans a lovely present in the form of a new self-produced song! On April 1, she uploaded the song, simply titled “New Song,” on her fan cafe. Both the lyrics and the song were written by IU herself.

About three and a half minutes long, the song pairs IU’s clear vocals with soothing acoustic guitar as she sings about missing someone.

Last year, IU released the special digital single “Heart” as a surprise present for her fans. The song rose to No. 1 on the music charts shortly afterwards. Her last official musical release was her mini-album “Chat-Shire” last October....
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These days, a coffee cart is basically the equivalent of everlasting love.

Therefore, IU's fans are full of nothing but everlasting love for their idol! On March 29, fans sent a loaded coffee cart to cheer on the staff and crew of IU's new drama, 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo'!

IU took to her Instagram to personally thank her fans, with, "I'll eat well! I can go all night with energy from these! I didn't get to take very many pictures because I was busy eating... #PrettyMenGallery #BongGallery #ThankYou"

No official premiere date has been set for 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo' yet, but keep on the lookout for more info!

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Solo singer IU came under fire after netizens accused her of using a lolita concept for her latest album Chat-Shire.

In addition to controversial lyrics in her song “Zeze,” netizens also accused the Loen Entertainment singer of referencing Lolita by having smudged lipstick in one of the album photos.

After similar photos of popular actor Park Bo Gum garnered much praise from fans, however, netizens used the reaction to defend IU from the industry’s double standards. In addition to comparing the reactions of fans based on the gender of the celebrity, netizens also brought up that IU had...
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Netizens claim that IU is definitely copying the way Sulli smiles with photo evidence.

There are many allegations and speculations of idols copying the ways of others such as fashion, singing style and even the way someone acts. But did netizens prove another allegation of a female idol copying the way Sulli smiles?

Originally posted on Pann, netizens claim that IU is copying the way Sulli smiles backed up by photo evidence.

Titled “Irrefutable Evidence of IU Copying Sulli,” here is the direct translation of the post and comments below.

“All of the IU fans are claiming that she had the...
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The highly anticipated historical fantasy drama “Scarlet Heart” has confirmed its broadcast date! The drama is an adaptation of the Chinese web novel and drama of the same name and the Korean production will be broadcast in both China and Korea simultaneously.

The drama completed casting in November and features an all-star cast including Lee Joon Gi, IU, Hong Jong Hyun, EXO’s Baekhyun, Kim San Ho, Yoo Sun Woo, Nam Joo Hyuk, Ji Soo, Kang Ha Neul, Kang Han Na, and Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun among many, many more.

“Scarlet Heart,” formerly called “Moon Lovers,” will be broadcast...
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FIESTAR's Jei, who recently attended the press conference for upcoming OCN drama 'Vampire Detective', gave her thoughts on her potential role model.

After thinking, Jei finally answered, saying, "When you look at IU, she's such a capable singer and actress. When I see IU, I always think about how I want to be as capable as IU. She's my current role model."

The idol also commented on her desire to become an actress who can play any role with her own unique color.

'Vampire Detective', starring Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, Lee Sae Young, and more, will premiere March 28!

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The lovely IU has stepped up to aid Korea's youth with her very own 'IU Scholarship'!

A netizen who recently graduated from IU's alma mater, Dong Duk Women's High School, recently uploaded photos of the singer in the high school newspaper for her generosity!

The 'IU Scholarship' will be an annual scholarship funded by the singer each year beginning in 2016, and will consist of 5,000,000 KR₩ (approximately $4300) awarded to 4 students from underprivileged families. In addition to the newly established 'IU Scholarship', the singer also donated an amount of 10,000,000 KR₩ (approximately $8600)...
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Famous for her title as the “Nation’s Little Sister”, IU is the adored angel of Korea. Loved for her innocence and kind heart, IU is every girls’ role model! But some fans might not know that on occasion she’s appeared on stage wearing some incredibly sexy outfits.

The following 10 pictures showcase this hidden talent of hers and might leave you with a new image perspective of IU you never thought of before. Here’s TOP 10 Sexiest Outfits Of IU.

1. Black lace dress with see through arms and stomach.
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2. White button up shirt and black shorts
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Mornings are the worst. Not only does it interrupt your sweet dream sequence, but it's also the start of another tedious day. It's no accident that alarms have a snooze button set up so that people can stay cozy in bed for just a few more moments. Then again, if you were to be waken up by these idol voices below, mornings wouldn't be so bad and you'd actually look forward to getting out of bed.

Check out the top 10 sweetest and the most sultry idol voices that you'd want to wake up to that'll totally make mornings worth it.

10. Jinhwan
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During the press conference for Mnet's new program 'We Kid' held on February 17 at AW Convention Center in Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, composer Yoo Jae Hwan was asked the impossible question of choosing between IU and Park Bo Young.

Yoo Jae Hwan, whose ideal type is known by everyone to be IU, including IU herself, was asked by the MC to choose between IU and his 'We Kid' co-star Park Bo Young. Yoo Jae Hwan joked, "IU is still my ideal type. With Park Bo Young, she'll be like a mother and I'll be the father. I'm not saying that we got married, but that on 'We Kid,' we take care of children."

No doubt that Park Bo Young and Yoo Jae Hwan will make great 'parents' to the children on 'We Kid'! You can catch the two when 'We Kid' starts airing on February 18 at 9:30 p.m. KST.

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