Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung showed explosive chemistry during first shoot for Tomorrow Cantabile.

KBS2’s upcoming drama Tomorrow Cantabile released photos of Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung on the first day of filming.

In the drama, Joo Won will be acting as the brusque and attractive genius musician ‘Cha Yoo Jin’ while Shim Eun Kyung will be taking the role of 4-dimensional, free spirited, genius pianist ‘Seol Nae Il.’ Having nothing in common, the two will develop as they begin to communicate with one another as musical partners.

Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung’s first filming took place on September 10 in Yeoju city. They filmed the scene where Cha Yoo Jin unintentionally spends a night over at Seol Nae Il’s house after getting drunk, leading the other students at their school to be suspicious of their relationship.

Despite filming early in the morning, Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung were full of smiles as they showed excitement for their first shoot.

Before they began filming, the two looked around the filming site in detail and kept their eyes fixed to the scripts as they continued to rehearse. They also checked the scripts with Han Sang Woo PD, discussing the flow of the story as they showed their passion to increase the quality of the drama.

Once the filming started, Joo Won perfectly transformed into Cha Yoo Jin from head to toe, with his brusque and chic charms and Shim Eun Kyung also acted out her character with comical actions and adorable facial expressions.

Acting opposite each other for the first time through Tomorrow Cantabile, Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung showed great teamwork. When Shim Eun Kyung held Joo Won’s hand and looked at him with eyes full of aegyo, they showed off explosive chemistry.

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Bringing music, comedy, and acting into one place, SBS established the SBS Awards Festival for the end of 2014.

On September 17, SBS stated, “Expanding the three award ceremonies at the end of the year, SBS has established the SBS Awards Festival (SAF) bringing all of SBS’ contents to one place in a large-scale festival.”

Unlike the usual format of holding the SBS Gayo Awards, SBS Entertainment Awards, and SBS Drama Awards as it did each year, SBS will instead have the SAF, holding a mini concert, stage greetings from actors and entertainers, as well as many other spectacles for viewers to enjoy.

The SAF will take place sometime in December at Coex in Samsung-dong.


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Han Ye Seul has signed a contract with Keyeast.

According to Keyeast on September 17, Han Ye Seul recently signed with Keyeast and will resume her acting career.

CEO Yang Geun Hwan from Keyeast stated, “We’re happy to be working with actress Han Ye Seul, who has dynamic charms and is actively promoting in various fields. Using Keyeast’s strengths and experience, we will fully support Han Ye Seul’s activities in extensive projects.”

Han Ye Seul debuted through a supermodel competition in 2001 and starting with the 2003 sitcom Nonstop 4, she has starred in numerous dramas, such as Forbidden Love, Couple or Trouble, Tazza, Will It Snow for Christmas? as well as movies Miss Gold Digger, Penny Pinchers and more.

Keyeast currently houses Bae Yong Jun, Kim Soo Hyun, Im Soo Jung, Joo Ji Hoon, Jung Ryeo Won, Hong Soo Hyun, So E Hyun, Park Seo Joon, Lee Hyun Woo, Park Soo Jin and more.


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One of singer-actor Park Yoo-chun’s fan clubs, Blessing Park Yoo Chun, recently opened a library named after the celebrity on an island in South Jeolla, local media said yesterday.

The Park Yoo Chun Library on Heuksan Island is the second of its kind after the fan club founded its first in Jangsan-myeon in the same province last year.

Blessing Park Yoo Chun, a group composed of Park’s fans above the age of 30, raised 10 million won ($9,661) and contributed 6,600 books, Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, reported yesterday.

Founded in 2010, the club has since been involved in various humanitarian activities, such as giving 10 million won to a pediatric cancer patient and donating 150 million won for the needy, Ilgan Sports wrote.

The library on Heuksan Island will also include a mini-theater and a study room, Ilgan Sports added.

Park, 28, is a member of the K-pop trio JYJ, which released its newest album in July, titled “Just Us.” The album sold close to 17,000 copies during its first week and topped music charts in Japan, like Oricon and Tower Records. JYJ is currently on their Asia tour, “The Return of the King.”

JoongAng Daily

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The agencies of actress Gong Hyo-jin and actor Lee Jin-uk announced the couple’s split four months after the actress acknowledged that they were dating, local media said.

Gong’s agency, Soop Management, was quoted by Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, as stating through a press release: “We verified that the two recently broke up. We hope you understand it’s difficult for us to look into precisely when and why they’re no longer together for privacy matters.”

Lee’s agency, Will Entertainment, also announced the split through a press release yesterday, according to Ilgan Sports, which read, “We checked with Lee and heard he and Gong recently decided to remain as co-workers.”

The official announcements were made after rumors of the breakup spread on the Internet yesterday morning. Local media was flooded with reports from “close friends” of the ex-couple who claimed the two were too busy and were going through “personal issues.”

JoongAng Daily

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Title track “Holler” from Taetiseo, a subgroup of Girls’ Generation, ranked at the top of music charts at home and abroad just days after the group released its mini-album.

Taetiseo is composed of three members from Girls’ Generation: Tae-yeon, 25; Tiffany, 25; and Seo-hyun, 23.

After the new album kicked off Tuesday at noon on online music websites, the title track ranked No. 1 yesterday on eight local music charts, including Naver Music and Daum Music. The song also got to fourth place on the iTunes Album Chart in the United States.

The group will perform “Holler” tonight at 6 p.m. on cable channel Mnet’s “M Countdown.”

The achievement comes after the group’s previous mini-album, “Twinkle” (2012), reached a similar record worldwide, proving once again the solid foothold Girls’ Generation has established globally.

JoongAng Daily

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Vocal group NOEL joined hands with producer Choi KyuSung.
The 4 crooner group has been chosen as the runner for Choi KyuSung's second project album, Acoustic Project #2. Sunset. At noon on September 16th, NOEL released the title track 'Late Stories.' The new title track is based on an acoustic pop beat with impressive guitar melody and gives an impression as if the listeners are listening to an old pop song.  
Producer Choi, who gained recognition as a producing team named Black Eyed Pilseung, is in charge of this 'Acoustic Project.' The project is being processed with four different themes. Last June, 4MEN's Shin YongJae and DAVICHI's Lee HaeRi released the first project album, 'I Feel So Empty Without You.'
Meanwhile, producer Choi's project team Black Eyed Pilseung produced many hit songs including SISTAR's 'Touch My Body' and TEENTOP's 'MISSING.'

KBS Global

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Sure U-KISS is well known in Korea, but the group has definitely proven their popularity overseas as well. With that said, the group will be holding a European concert tour, with their first stop in Russia.

According to U-KISS's reps, the group will start off the tour at Moscow's Izvestiya Hall in Russia on September 22nd and continue on for 10 days, with stops also in England and France. A concert is planned for The Forum in London, England on September 24th and then the La Cigale in Paris, France on the 28th.

KBS Global

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Despite his skinny frame, the actor said that he is recovering well from his cancer treatment


Diagnosed with stage III nasopharyngeal cancer three years ago, Hong Kong actor Cheung Tat-ming stopped all work activities and is now recovering well following chemotherapy treatment. The 50-year-old, who is an avid real estate investor, was recently spotted making house hunting with his family.

According to media reports, Tat-ming's investments had saved him from financial woes despite his heavy medical bills. As his condition gradually improves, the Justice Sung star is reportedly planning to invest in a new property specially for his two children. 

Currently residing at the luxurious Ho Man Tin neighbourhood, Tat-ming was recently seen dropping by a real estate agency. Three days later, the actor brought his wife and kids to check out a lavish apartment located at Waterloo Road Hill.

When asked if he intends to purchase the unit, Tat-ming let on that he is indeed considering it. 'Real estate is the best long-term investment, so I pay a lot of attention to it. House-viewing is one of my hobbies,' he said.

In addition, the veteran artiste also shared that he sold his bungalow in Clear Water Bay because of the poor weather condition in Sai Kung.

Despite his skinny frame, Tat-ming assured that he is recuperating well. To prevent himself from tiring out, the actor will only take on less taxing work assignments at the moment.



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The Taiwanese singer was hospitalised on Monday and is rumoured to be seriously ill


Singer-host Harlem Yu was reportedly admitted to the hospital in Taipei on Monday after complaining of chest discomfort.

The 53-year-old has sensed something wrong with his heart for half a year but thought little of it since the symptoms were mild and he had no family members with such conditions. It was only until Harlem experienced chest discomfort and irregular pulse rates that he took his condition more seriously.

The singer, who will be holding his concert in Singapore on October 3, had tight security over his ward and medical personnel were tight-lipped over his condition. Veteran hostess Zhang Xiao Yan even made a special trip to visit Harlem, leading to rumours that he may be seriously ill.

However, Harlem's manager clarified, 'It was just a normal check-up. If the results are all right, he can be discharged after two days. If any problems arise thereafter, scans will be conducted to find out the cause of the problem.'

As for Xiao Yan's visit, his manager said, 'She has always treated Harlem like a younger brother, that's why she was so concerned.'

Harlem had previously revealed that he exercises during his free time to keep healthy and even incorporated the triathlon components into his concert in Taipei two months ago where he cycled, ran and sang at the same time.


The hospital Harlem is admitted to


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