[Orion's Drama News] Romance, Youth and Talent 2016/07/16,
Promotion has started for "Cinderella and the Four Knights" and I share the goodies that have been released. I also talk about the importance of shows like "Age of Youth" and share news and media from it. You might want to sit down for this next one, because I reveal a shocking truth, which is that actors actually act. This world-changing revelation is followed by the usual drama news and personal drama picks,...More
Girl Group Kara Split Up 2016/01/19, Source,
K-pop girl group Kara have officially dissolved. Three of the four members decided to leave as their contracts with DSP Media ended as of last Friday,...More
[Interview] Kim Tae-hee, "I can't possibly be prettier than this" - Part 2 2015/11/03, Source, Kim Tae-hee looked like she had a lot to say. Her comeback drama the SBS "Yong Pal" is over so she looked relaxed on the outside but her mouth didn't stop moving.
The drama gained popularity in the beginning with a viewing percentage of more than 20%, but towards the end, the story became confusing with Han Yeo-jin (Kim Tae-hee) getting liver cancer and such. She laid down for at least 6 episodes before she had her whole face bandaged, then she was back in the patients' uniform because of liver cancer. She played the role of a very stranger character and the actress herself knows this. The ending became unknown but she doesn't resent anyone or anything. "I knew that I would be laying down when I chose the drama. I am not upset. Oh, and it's not easy to be laying down. It was hot when we shot those scenes and I almost got bedsores",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants" 2014/11/23,
Tae-joo (played by Kim Da-hyeon) once was a member of an up-and-coming band. After a rather preventable accident it's a time-skip to the present day where his prospects are a bit more dismal. Tae-joo has given up the fame of the high life and instead just gives out vocal lessons. Thanks to his connections in the entertainment industry, Yae-joo does get the occasional high-level client. In this case, Anna (played by Han Seung-yeon), a girl band lead singer who can't sing,...More
Korean history boom among K-Pop stars 2013/05/25, Source,
Theres an app about Korean history. Lets use it together. (2PM member Hwang Chan-sung)
Today is May 18. On this meaningful day, Im studying Korean history about which I need to know more. (Kara member Han Seung-yeon)
Search democracy movement. I hope my fans are well aware of our history! (B2ST member Yang Yo-seop)
Korean idol starts are studying hard their history. Around the May 18 pro-democracy uprising, more idol celebrities mentioned about history study. Certain idols teach their fans how to study Korean history. For example, 2PM member Lim Seul-ong posted on his twitter account, Theres no future for the people who forgot their own history, while BIGBANG member Taeyang twitted, Ill remember those who have become part of the history,...More
weekly star scene 2011/07/14, Source, Show transcript
Up next is , our round up of the top 5 stories from showbiz in the past week.
: We have our lively, energetic Dami here in the studio with us. Hello, Dami!
[Reporter : ] : Hi Sean and Hi 건영. It's nice to have you back!
: I'm glad to be back! What sort of news do you have for us today,...More
KARA to appear on Japanese TV 2011/03/09, Source, Kara, a five-member Korean girl group, is stated to appear on a Japanese TV music program on March 18. / Yonhap
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Girl group Kara, successful both in Korea and Japan, will appear on Japanese television for the first time after a dispute with their agency, DSP Media,...More
KARA Members Sue Agency 2011/02/15, Source, Kara /Courtesy of DSP Media
Three members of the five-strong girl band Kara who are in a dispute with their agency DSP Media filed a lawsuit for annulment of their exclusive contract with the agency. The Seoul Central District Court on Monday said Han Seung-yeon, Nicole Jung and Kang Ji-young are asking the court to confirm the dissolution of the contract,...More
Girl group Kara to model in Japan 2011/01/26, Source, Girl group Kara has signed an exclusive modeling contract in Japan./ Korea Times
By Ines Min
Girl group Kara has signed an exclusive modeling contract in Japan, a Japanese news outlet said Wednesday,...More
KARA Members Ditch Management Agency 2011/01/20, Source,
Three members of the five-strong girl band Kara told their talent agency DSP Media on Wednesday that they are terminating their contract. The news comes after three of the five members of the hugely successful boy band TVXQ filed a lawsuit against their management agency in 2009.
Han Seung-yeon (23), Jung Nicole (20) and Kang Ji-young (17) announced the termination of their contract through their legal representative Landmark. The other two, Park Gyu-lee (23) and Gu Ha-ra (20), did not,...More
K-pop groups hamstrung by contracts 2011/01/20, Source,
By Park Si-soo
The revolt against their management agency by three members of the popular K-pop girl group Kara laid bare once again the vulnerability of idol groups tied by what have been known as "slave-like contracts" to their agencies, analysts and industry officials said.
The latest dispute also underscores the lack of guidelines governing contracts in the Korean showbiz industry although the government has unveiled a series of steps to improve what they called unfair contracts,...More
Kara terminates contract with agent 2011/01/19, Source,
Five-member girl group Kara have cancelled their exclusive contract with its agent DSP Media.
"Kara has terminated their exclusive contract with DSP media and made known the discontinuation of the administrative relationship", said Kara's legal representatives, Landmark, Jan. 19, emphasizing further that "The agent abused their position", being demanding and forceful in assigning the members' work, even "dishonoring the members' characters",...More
KARA Starring in Japanese Drama 2011/01/14, Source,
According to The Korea Herald, the five-member Korean girl singing group Kara stars in the 12-episode half-hour Japanese drama "URAKARA", which will be aired on Japan's TV Tokyo every Friday starting on Jan. 14.
The drama, produced by Japan's TV Man Union with investment from Korea's CJ Media, is also reportedly set to be broadcast in Korea beginning late January through tvN under the Korean title "Kara's Double Life",...More
Kara "Jumping" claims No.1 in downloads for smartphone applications 2010/12/17, Source,
Girl group Kara [DSP Media]
The smartphone application for female idol group Kara's new album "Jumping" is currently the most-downloaded application in Japan, according to the girls' agency DSP Media on Friday.
A press release from DSP quoted local mobile contents provider Danal co. as saying that the Kara's free music application "KARA JUMPING" which was released on December 4, has been downloaded,...More
Kara sweeps televised music shows 2010/12/13, Source,
Girl group Kara [DSP Media]
Girl group Kara claimed wins on both televised music programs over the weekend with their latest single "Jumping".
The five-member female band took their first win on KBS' "Music Bank" on Friday and SBS' "Inkigayo" on Sunday with the title track from their fourth mini-album released on November 10,...More
Kara ranks top new artist on Japan's mobile music chart 2010/12/06, Source,
Girl group Kara [DSP Media]
Girl group Kara has been selected best new artist of the year on a top Japanese mobile music chart.
The website for RecoChoku, Japan's largest and most comprehensive mobile music chart, announced Saturday that between December 1 of last year to November 30 this year, Kara's music received the most downloads in full version and the second-most downloads in short version, both in terms of new artist,...More
New Kara album lands at No.2 on Japan's weekly Oricon chart 2010/12/01, Source,
Version C of Kara's Japanese album "Girl's Talk" [DSP Media]
Girl Group Kara's new album "Girl's Talk" has taken the No.2 spot on Japan's Oricon weekly chart.
The website for the prestigious chart showed on Wednesday that Kara's first full-length Japanese album "Girl's Talk" claimed second place on the chart for the week of November 30 to December 6, in just a week of going on sale on November 24,...More
Kara's Japanese album places at No. 2 on daily Oricon chart 2010/11/26, Source,
Version B of Kara's Japanese album "Girl's Talk" [DSP Media]
Korean female idols Kara made a big splash in Japan with their latest album, taking the No. 2 spot on the prestigious Oricon chart.
The girls' first full-length Japanese album titled "Girl's Talk", which came in third on the day of its release on Wednesday, climbed up a notch to No. 2 on the daily Oricon music chart as of today,...More
Kara wins gold in Japan with best album 2010/11/25, Source,
Album cover for Kara's best album "Kara BEST 2007-2010" [DSP Media]
Korean female idol group Kara's best album released in Japan was recently certified a gold album.
The website for official Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) showed that Kara claimed gold disc status, handed to records which sell over 100,000 copies, with their first best album "Kara BEST 2007-2010" released in the country in late September,...More
Kara "JUMPING" bounces to No. 5 on weekly Oricon chart 2010/11/18, Source,
Japanese weekly oricon chart [DSP Media]
Girl group Kara's new album "JUMPING" has reached fifth place on Japan's weekly Oricon chart.
"JUMPING", Kara's second single album in Japan, took the No. 5 spot on the prestigious chart following popular bands in Japan including Arashi, Perfume, Soul Brothers and Yusuke, while also scoring higher than AKB48, one of the most popular girl groups in the country,...More
Kara unveils full length music video for "JUMPING" today 2010/11/10, Source,
Korean girl group Kara [DSP Media]
Korean girl group Kara revealed the title track and full-length music video for their new song on various portal and music websites today.
The music video for "JUMPING", the song an 80s pop euro-track by duo Han Jae-ho and Kim Seung-soo, features the girls donning black and white op-art clothes in accordance to the concept of their new album,...More
Korean girl group Kara cast in new Japanese drama 2010/11/09, Source,
Korean girl group Kara for their Japanese series "URAKARA" [DSP Media]
The members of Korean girl group Kara have been cast in an upcoming Japanese drama, according to their agency DSP Media on Tuesday.
A press release from DSP announced that the girls will play roles in TV Tokyo's 12-part series titled "URAKARA" which will air every Friday night on the "Drama 24" timeslot (00:12~00:53) starting January 14,...More
Kara's new album jacket partially revealed 2010/11/04, Source,
Images from girl band Kara's jacket for mini-album "JUMPING" [DSP Media]
Several photographs from the album jacket of girl group Kara's upcoming mini-album were revealed today.
Kara's agency Daesung Entertainment (DSP) said that black-and-white photos of three of five Kara members -- namely Park Gyu-lee, Nicole and Ji-young -- were unveiled to the public on Thursday,...More
K-pop idols to perform at summer concert next month 2010/07/30, Source,
Poster for "Brand New Concert - Burning Day!!" [Asia Bridge Contents]
A number of Korean idols are set to perform at a summer concert in August, according to the concert's promoter Asia Bridge Contents on Friday.
Asia Bridge Contents announced in a press release that K-pop groups 2AM, Brown Eyed Girls, BEAST, Kara and T-ara will take to the stage of the "Brand New Concert - Burning Day!!" to be held at the Olympic Park Stadium in Seoul on August 20,...More
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