You may have noticed that updates have slowed down considerably here at Seoulfull. We both apologize for not keeping the blog updated, but we have been busy. As of now, we’re still thinking about the future of Seoulfull so we aren’t sure what will happen to the blog.
For now, we’d like to redirect you to our Blogroll, which includes some wonderful sources of the latest KPop news. Additionally, Vanessa (heygingersnap) has recently been spending some time in the Music section at Ningin, so you can find her there as well.
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Tags: 2NE1, Big Bang, Female Big Bang
“Female Big Bang” 2NE1 and Big Bang’s “Lollipop” has been sweeping the country’s music charts for #1. Released on March 27 to the public, it has won the top spot of #1 on music portals Dosirak, Mnet, Bugs, and Cyworld.
The “Lollipop” CM for the LG Cyon was released online on the 30th, and will spread to the public on TV on April 1. The music video is set for April 3, which is expected to draw an even bigger audience from the public.
A YG Entertainment agent said, “‘Lollipop’ has drawn attention not only because of Big Bang, but because of the interest in the 2NE1 group members, so therefore ‘Lollipop’ has become even more popular.”
2NE1’s music producer is the trend leader of the music industry and originally from 1TYM, Teddy, and also Big Bang’s leader and producer G-Dragon. 2NE1 will officially debut in May.
Watch the Lollipop CM below, courtesy of YGLadies.com!
Tags: Big Bang, Girls' Generation, Solbi
Singer Solbi shed tears as she said goodbye to hosting MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core.’
Hosting alongside Big Bang’s Dae Sung and Seung Ri, Solbi said in her farewell, “I was very happy to be an MC. Now I will return to being a singer once again,” passing the torch onto Girls’ Generation members Tiffany and Yuri. Consoling Solbi, Dae Sung and Seung Ri were also moved to tears by Solbi’s sadness.
In the meantime, Girls’ Generation also held their farewell stage today wrapping up all ‘Gee’ album activities. Girl’s Generation performed ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ and ‘Gee’ for their fans and gave their farewell.
New MC’s Tiffany and Yuri eagerly await their turn beginning on the 4th of next month.
Tags: Boys Over Flowers, Koo Hye Sun
“Loving someone despite all obstacles may be one of the most difficult things in life. It may be harder than living in poverty,” said Ku Hye-sun, who is playing the heroine whom two of the four protagonists are pursuing in the KBS2 hit drama “Boys Over Flowers.” And that is why most women viewers are jealous of her.
In an interview at a shooting site at Eulwangri Beach in Incheon on Sunday, Ku said, “I was skeptical about its success when I decided to take the role. I doubted it would appeal to Koreans because it is based on a Japanese comic book. Taking the role itself was a challenge.”
Tags: Bae Seul Ki
The recently released teaser video of Hollywood movie, Finale featuring singer Bae Seul Ki is catching the interest of netizens.
Produced by Hollywood and featuring Directors and Actors from Europe, Bae Seul Ki was cast as the assassin, Si Yeon in this global project.
A photo still titled, ‘Bae Seul Ki Blood Bath Photo’ was revealed catching the eye of many due to Bae Seul Ki’s new image which is entirely different than before.
The teaser video can be viewed not only in English but in Korean narrated by Bae Seul Ki at the official site (http://www.finale-movie.com).
Source: Break News
Tags: JYP, Park Jin Young
On March 27th, JYP’s divorce was officially confirmed on JYP’s official homepage.
JYP states, “I was 20 years during the time I met my first love and we stayed together for 16 years. The time we had together was the most valuable and beautiful time of my life and I deeply loved her but a few years ago, little by little we started to drift apart. When I was 20 years old, we appeared very similar to many people but over the course of 16 years we slowly grew apart and we came to understand that we had become very different people. We worried and wandered for a few years, and finally decided to separate. To the people close to me, and my fans, forgive me for not being able to keep my promise. I wanted to show you that I was a good person but it seems I am lacking. After many worries and wandering, someday I’ll repay you looking better than I am.”
Park Jin Young and his wife, Seo Yun Jung were married in 1999 and the two do not have any children. Seo Yun Jung currently runs a flower shop in Seoul.
Source: Joong Ang
South Korea’s pop star BoA was unable to make a pre-game performance at the second World Baseball Classic Tuesday due to fever and swollen tonsils.
SM Entertainment said, “BoA had been scheduled to perform before the Korea-Japan baseball final at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles but the abrupt illness forced her to cancel the plan.”
Tags: Jung Woo Sung
Top Korean movie star Jung Woo-sung won best supporting actor’s award at the third Asian Film Awards for his role in kimchi-western “The Good, the Bad, the Weird.” Directed by Kim Ji-woon, the star-studded blockbuster was the highest grossing film in Korea last year. The film received eight nominations at the Asian Film Awards – best film, best director, best actor (Song Kang-ho), best supporting actors (Lee Byung-heon, Jung Woo-sung), cinematography, visual effects and best composer. Na Hong-jin’s thriller hit “The Chaser” followed with three of its own nominations, but the film failed to win any. Another Korean film “Rough Cut,” directed by Jang Hoon and starring So Ji-seop, also came away empty, but its star So did garner international attention by being nominated in the category of best newcomer.
In the meantime, Japanese films swept top honors at the Asian Film Awards, winning best film for “Tokyo Sonata,” best director for Hirokazu Koreeda of “Still Walking,” and best actor for Masahiro Motoki of “Departures.”
Source: KBS World
Idol group TVXQ put its name on the Guinness World Record Book for the second time. The super hot quintet was listed in the world record book as the most photographed celebrity in the world. From the day of their debut to March 19, 2009, the five members are estimated to have been photographed about 500 million times in magazines, albums jackets, and commercials, etc. The total figure includes individual photos as well as group pictures.
This is the second time that TVXQ made it in the Guinness World Record Book, following the one in 2008 for having the largest official fan club. Cassiopeia, the male band’s official fan club claimed of having more than 800 thousand members.
Source: KBS World