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The official said “The unique, new format will give a fresh feeling that would feature what goes on in a reality drama of an entertainment station.” He revealed his expectations by adding “A funny hit drama will come out”.

The title “Peurodyusa” (Producer) is a newly coined word which may also mean judges, lawyers and professionals who specialize in technology like doctors. In short, it may seem flashy on the outside but in reality, the life of a producer is no different from a regular employee.

KBS entertainment director Park Jung Min said “An entertainment...
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Singer IU and actor Lee Hyun Woo joked around and thoroughly enjoyed themselves during their Unionbay photo shoot. Their chemistry was electric on the set.

Recently, Unionbay released a set of photos of the pair getting close and comfortable with each other while they modeled apparel from the casual clothing brand. The stars wore jeans of every shade and even a few bright colored shirts and jackets. The well known celebrity friends recommended each other for the modeling gig, and now they are both reaping the rewards.

IU and Hyun Woo even admitted that they would like to work together if a good project comes their way.

I don't know about you, but I'm wholeheartedly rooting for these two to date. They are adorable together! The young stars, who are both 21 years old, are already good friends, so love should naturally come next.

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So Jae Won, who wrote the book behind movie 'Wish', spoke up about the IU-"Zeze" controversy.

'Wish' (also 'Hope') is a movie about a young girl who is raped by a drunken man on her way to school. It draws the story about the pain and suffering and finally healing she and her family go through.

In an interview with CBS Radio's 'Kim Hyun Jung's News Show', he said, "The most problematic part is the interpretation of a five year old child in the book. The problem begins where IU expresses an abused child as a sexual figure. It's also problematic that he was drawn wearing fishnets in a pin-up pose."...
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“Producer” has finally reached an end, after having spread joy and humor to its viewers across the world for the past few months. More importantly, the show concluded with its highest viewer rating ever, proving its overwhelming popularity.

In the last episode of KBS 2TV’s “Producer” aired on June 20, scenes of the Cha Tae Hyun-Gong Hyo Jin couple and IU-Kim Soo Hyun couple helped it reached a viewer rating of 17.9 percent in the Seoul metropolitan area and 17.7 percent nationally. This is the highest the show has ever reached.

Viewers seemed to have responded to the overall happy ending of the show, which concluded on a positive note. The spectacular chemistry among Kim Soo Hyun, IU, Cha Tae Hyun, and Gong Hyo Jin obviously paid off, receiving the love of viewers.

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IU and Lee Hyun Woo opened up about a topic that fans have been eager to hear about - their past dating rumors!

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On the January 28th broadcast of SBS' 'One Night of TV Entertainment' the two were interviewed on the set of their latest photoshoot. The interviewer pointed out that the two had pictures taken of them attending a late-night movie together back in 2013, and IU started to laugh, prompting Lee Hyun Woo to remark, "Why are you laughing so loudly?".

IU then said, "We met this morning, and asked each other, 'How long has it been since we've last seen each other?...
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The casting news of the winning actors Cha Tae Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun and IU being joined by Park Hyuk Kwon and Na Young Hee as support for the KBS2 TV new entertainment drama “Producer” has already gained great expectation.

The list of cameo appearances in the biggest blockbuster for the first half of this year, “Producer” has raised interest as well. Currently, the production team is advancing on negotiating cameos in secrecy.

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According to an exclusive report by Star News, BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyang, as well as IU will be joining the lineup for this year’s “Infinity Challenge” Music Festival!

On June 26, a broadcast insider is said to have revealed that the “2015 Infinity Challenge Music Festival” is now underway. As this music festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, viewers may be able to look forward to an impressive lineup.

It has been reported that G-Dragon, Taeyang, and IU have decided to take part in the festival, and are set to work with the show’s cast members to bring...
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As “Producer” nears the end of its run, the drama’s production crew stated, “The script for the last episode came out [on June 17]. We are wrapping up the filming now,” and added that the ending is “kept secret.”

“Producer” will end on June 20, and the anticipation for the final episode is rising, as the love line involving Joon Mo (Cha Tae Hyun), Seung Chan (Kim Soo Hyun), Ye Jin (Gong Hyo Jin), and Cindy (IU) is quite unpredictable.

Meanwhile, a behind-the-scenes special will air on June 26, a week after “Producer” ends. An affiliate of the drama stated, “The audience will be able see different sides of Kim Soo Hyun, IU, Cha Tae Hyun, and Gong Hyo Jin that weren’t shown in the drama.”

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It has been revealed that singer IU will be taking part in singing the theme song for SBS’ real-variety program “Take Care of My Dad.”

“Take Care of My Dad” is a show that focuses on the relationships between a number of male celebrities and their daughters.

Cameras capture the process of the male celebrities returning to being “normal” fathers as they try to restore the father-daughter relationship.

IU will be lending her distinct clear and sweet voice to the theme song for the show, expressing lyrics that are relatable to the fathers and daughters on the show.

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IU shares a photo from the practice room, is she working on the choreography for her comeback?

IU left fans excited with a photo from the practice room, which seems to indicate she's working on her comeback!

Sharing the photo above on her Instagram, the idol wrote, "Dance god dance king". We see the petite idol striking a pose with a male dancer, practicing a choreography that could possibly be for her new title track performance.

As mentioned previously, Loen Entertainment has revealed that IU is indeed working on a new album to come, so stay tuned for more exciting news on the way!

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The nation’s little sister IU has made numerous male fans go green with envy every time she puts out a new music video, due to her undeniably lovable chemistry with nearly every single male that has the pleasure of working with her. Check out this list of four male music video leads that have had amazing on-set chemistry with our favourite songstress!

1. Lee Hyun Woo

The two are well-known for their friendship that has stemmed from both being 93-liners who worked as MC’s together for SBS’s Inkigayo. However, before their beautiful frienship had even blossomed, they started off where every...
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Zeze, inspired by José Mauro de Vasconcelos’s My Sweet Orange Tree, comes under fire for its handling of a story often taught in schools

A Brazilian novel first published more than 40 years ago has unexpectedly become a highly sought-after read, after the Korean pop star IU was accused of sexualising the story of its five-year-old protagonist in one of her songs.

José Mauro de Vasconcelos’s My Sweet Orange Tree, first published in Portuguese in 1968 and in English in 1970, is set in Rio de Janeiro and follows the life of the boy Zeze, as he gets up to mischief and is mistreated. “Everyone...
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IU still managed to be all smiles at her concert in Shanghai, China despite her ongoing "Zeze" controversy.

On November 8, the singer held her first concert in China since she debuted 7 years ago. Fans were ready with their green IU banners in hand, excited to see IU in concert for the first time in their country. They especially loved her cover of TF Boys' new hit track "Young".

IU will be holding another concert in Beijing on December 20 as her second stop in China.

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Sometimes when words fail you, it's easy to explain your favorite K-Pop idol to your friends as the "Korean version" of a global, American pop star. But ever wonder what your favorite K-Pop idol would actually be like if they competed in the music industry across the world?

Here are our guesses! 10 K-Pop stars and their American counterparts, let's go.

Hyorin/Ailee ≈ Beyonce

We've heard this comparison many times before. Both Hyorin and Ailee have been heralded across the Korean media for being the 'Korean Beyonce,' and not without good reason. Equipped with amazing vocal talent and a sense...
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From PSY and Snoop to a slew of girl and boy bands, here's what visuals got top U.S. viewership on YouTube this year.

With 2014 officially in the books -- and K-pop performing better on the charts than ever -- we now take a look at the videos that earned the most views in America. Billboard can exclusively reveal the Top 25 K-pop videos with the most views in America, according to YouTube.

Just like the 2013 ranking, the indomitable PSY takes the top slot with his latest hit. "Hangover" takes No. 1 while a slew of familiar faces and a few newcomers join him at the top.

EXO, who Billboard eyed...
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For Music Bank‘s Year End Special, the show had performances of many of this year’s biggest hits as well as special stages to celebrate the Christmas season.

Check out page two to see what song topped the show’s K-Chart this year.

Performers: SHINee, Kara, 2PM, IU, BEAST, 4minute, EXO, Infinite, Teen Top, K.Will, SISTAR, miss A, AOA, Teen Top, M.I.B, Ailee, Girl‘s Day, A Pink, Dynamic Duo, Nine Muses, Crayon Pop.

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“Happy Together” & “Last Christmas” – Naeun, Wooyoung, Hyorin, Niel, Seojun, Bora, Ailee, Dynamic Duo

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Remember HIGH4's awesome debut track "Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms," featuring the lovely IU with the voice of an angel? It did really well when it first came out, so it comes as no surprise it's returned to the music charts despite a year hiatus.

Considering it's recently become spring, it really is no wonder people returned to the song for that more cheerful, warmer feel.

Considering this is a trend that happens with Busker Busker's "Cherry Blossom Ending," there are even speculations this song might become the second classic to experience a comeback every year.

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In a recent announcement in regards to the upcoming KBS2 drama Producer, officials revealed that the drama will run shorter than the typical mini-series.

Korean news source Sports Donga reported that the star-studded cast that includes popular actors Kim Soo Hyun, Cha Tae Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin, as well as singer IU, met with writer Park Ji Eun to discuss the script.

According to the report, Park Ji Eun reminded the cast to keep their scripts entirely confidential in order to prevent leaks before the broadcast.

With most dramas, actors receive both a hard copy and an electronic copy of their scripts....
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YoonA (Girl’s Generation) and IU will soon be battling each other for the ratings top spot when their dramas debut in the coming weeks.

Yoona will be featured in the upcoming KBS2 Mon-Tues drama “Prime Minister and I.” She will play a struggling reporter who becomes a tutor for the prime minister’s kids so she can get better stories. The drama has been described as the Korean version of “The Sound of Music.”

IU will be featured in the upcoming KBS2 Wed-Thurs drama “Beautiful Man.” She will play a naive girl who does her best to please the beautiful man Dokgo Ma Te.

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Yes, IU's H&M dress was cheaper than Kang So Ra's MAMA gown.

Following the news of Kang's $39 H&M gown, belated information about IU's lovely frock hit media outlets today.

On November 13, theYou're The Best, Lee Soon Shin actress wore a custom-made $31 dress from H&M to the 2014 Melon Music Awards. The originally $25 off-the-rack piece was custom made for IU. Specifically, the dress was shortened, rectangular cut outs were covered, and it was fit perfectly for the "You and I" singer.

IU's last drama Pretty Man wrapped in January. The KBS romantic comedy series co-starred Jang Geun Suk.

What do you think about celebrities wearing affordable dresses to awards shows?

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